Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

May your Easter, or weekend, be a lovely one.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sneak Peek: Merci Beaucoup Notecards

I am slowly beginning to create designs and inventory for an eventual online shop, and as I am a bit of a Francophile, the first few will be in French. These flat thank you notes are printed on my favorite 100% cotton paper.

Monday, March 11, 2013

wanted: a map of the world

Thanks to brain pickings for the heads up about this book: A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers. Magical.

Vesa Sammalisto - Island of Manhattan
Dorothy - LA Film Map 
Vesa Sammalisto - Hartwall Lapin Kulta
Harriet Lyall - 3.2 Miles / 9 Bridges 
Masako Kubo - Kyushu Train All Stars
João Lauro Fonte - Boots Adventures in London (Converse)
These maps really underscore how many ways there are to view the world. They also remind me of Rebecca Solnit's Infinite City, in which she explores my hometown of San Francisco in 22 unexpected maps and 19 really wonderful essays.

Check out the post on brain pickings for a description and a few more striking image samples.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Kinfolk: ice cream + flowers

What a brilliant idea. I was at the San Francisco Ferry Building earlier today and checked out the latest issue of Kinfolk at the Heath outpost. I'm always in awe of Kinfolk's general beauty (Heath's too), but this ice cream/floral spread is exceptionally beautiful. I think the prettiest shots are not even pictured here.

All images courtesy of Kinfolk. Also, check out Amy Merrick's website and blog for more of her lovely floral stylings.

Floral Alphabet by Anne Lee

I love coming across cool stuff in the blogosphere, and in more recent months, via Pinterest. The latter is where I first spotted Anne Lee's Floral Alphabet. At first I thought it was a font, but no - even better - it's the real deal. Images by Anne Lee Designs.