Monday, February 28, 2011

Clip it

I love this idea! A simple clip pendant that lets you turn any little thing into a temporary jewel/adornment. So clever and fresh.

Spotted on Design Crush.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Daily Coyote

I'm in love. With a coyote named Charlie. I can't remember how I first found out about him a few years ago, but ever since I've been enjoying weekly photos documenting his domesticated life on a Wyoming farm. The story of how he came to be a pet, and of the courageous former city-dweller who raised him, is quite a captivating tale for any animal-lover.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Inspiration

Cecil Beaton created iconic portraits of celebrities and luminaries over a career that spanned many decades, capturing everyone from Greta Garbo and Marylin Monroe to British royalty, and later shooting Mick Jagger and Keith Richards among the burgeoning hippie generation in Morocco in the late '60s. The Art of the Scrapbook is a hefty volume showcasing Beaton's personal scrapbooks, filled with his own prints along with magazine clipping and various ephemera. This is inspiring me to spend some much-needed creative time with my own sketchbook and a glue stick. Love!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sonia Delaunay

I'm really looking forward to the upcoming retrospecitve on Sonia Delaunay's work at Cooper Hewitt. Sonia was known for her abstract geometric colorforms and her work with textiles, fashion, theater and costume design. Her colorful constructions, combined with today's super-sunny break from the freezing temps, are putting me in the mood for spring, big-time.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Have an E- V-Day

Adorable e-Valentines over at - send one to someone you love! They've collaborated with talented indie artists (like Julia Rothman and stationier Hannah Berman of Pie Bird Press) to create a whole gallery of fun v-day art that you can personalize and email to the (be)loved one of your choice.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Bit of Nature

Stunning & minimal nature prints, from Miles of Light, created by Texas-based artist Romina Bacci. Romina's work makes me think of lying in a field, looking up at the clouds and inhaling deep breaths of fresh country air. La!

Monday, February 7, 2011


There's a really cute story in the New York Times about a lost chicken named Gertrude, above, who eventually made her way back to her home in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Ever since I was in college and had a friend with a henhouse who would regale me with his tales of "the girls", as he called them, I've been slightly envious of the proud owners of urban (and sub-urban) mini chicken coops. I particularly enjoyed this little tale, as it also illustrates how the feathered friends bring together a neighborhood known more for its grittiness than its farm-life...

Friday, February 4, 2011

In the name of love

A special V-Day discount... you can get 10% your Fine Day Press order, right here in our etsy shop! From now until February 14th, enter the code "love" in your message to seller and we'll deduct 10% off your order via Paypal after your payment has been made. Do you love it?