Published February 16, 2009
baby , Design , Life
Tags: Art, baby, Design, nursery
I finally decided to buy a set of posters I’ve been eyeing for months. If we’d had a boy, I would have totally done his room up using these colors as inspiration. However, they’ll still look great in Chloe’s room.
I first saw one of Sandra Isaksson’s 123 posters in an issue of LMNOP (a fun quarterly kids pdf magazine) and was drawn to it instantly. Then I looked up her other work and now she is one of my favorite designers. And check out this sweet “All About Baby” book! Is it silly to have two baby books?
Published October 22, 2008
baby , craft , handmade
Tags: Art, bird, cards, elephants, fabric, felt, flannel, notecards, tree
I made this set of little notecards today as part of a swap package. They were inspired by all the cool fabric art and cute graphics I’ve come across lately. I cut the shapes out of scraps of flannel and craft felt and glued them in place. The other part of the swap package will consist of a softie, which I’ve never made before. I’m not sure if my sewing skills are up to something like that, but I guess I will be finding out soon!
Published August 21, 2008
Art , baby , Design , Home
Tags: Art, decals, decor, wall
I am really loving the new look of wall decals. They add an artistic touch with such a minimal amount of work, and are often customizable in colors to match your existing decor. David and I have talked about getting one for the living room, but I’m almost sure I’ll get one for the nursery. Here are just a few of my faves:
Cherry Blossom Branch with Birds (singlestonestudios.etsy.com)
Birds in Birdcage Grouping (singlestonestudios.etsy.com)
One or Two Color Tree (holly.etsy.com)
Love Birds on Flower Branches ( decorette.etsy.com)
Published February 16, 2008
Design , Fun
Tags: Art, campaign, Design, Fun, game, graphics, interactive, milk, online
If you haven’t already, check out this creative online game. I can’t believe how well it was designed, with gorgeous graphics and advanced interactive details. It sort of reminds me of Myst. Very impressive for a milk campaign. We came in at about 9400 out of 41,000. How well can you do?
Published February 11, 2008
Art , Design , Photos
Tags: Art, children, photography
I recently learned about photographer/artist Al Magnus and thought I’d share a couple of my favorites here. I like their dreamy, magical quality, and how they open up the imagination.
Originally spotted on The Erraticist.
Published December 3, 2007
Art , Design , holiday
Tags: Art, christmas, craft, Design, download, free, gifts, giftwrapping, holiday, print, snowflakes
Isn’t giftwrap fun? All the colors and patterns. I love how it looks so festive and promising. I especially enjoy the process of wrapping. If I had a dream house, I’d have a gift wrapping station complete with ribbon organizer. However, in our small house, we have to be more economical and limit ourselves to only a few rolls (not including the enormous one that a friend gave us, that will literally last our entire lifetime). Also, one major perk of being a graphic designer is that printers always give away free sheets of wrap around the holidays. I love that.
This week, I’m providing the two printable designs shown above – Giftwrap 1 – sapphire snowflakes on chocolate and Giftwrap 2 – tiny blue-grey snowflakes. The files measure 11×17″, but will work on letter size sheets. They can also be overlapped (or “tiled”) to create a larger sheet.
Tip: The most useful giftwrap-related item we have is a jumbo roll of white curling ribbon. It sounds pretty simple, but it never fails to look good and work for every single occasion.
See the upper-right sidebar for links to the previously posted goodies.