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year-round summer... 1 Aug 2013




I love Max Wanger's newest summer prints full of life, love, and the joy of this season. It's like having summer on your walls year-round. I mean, how awesome does this print look on a wall...


And, it's so fun to see the ice cream photo from our "First Date" shoot with Max in his shop!

P.S. All prints in Max's shop are 15% off through August 31. Simply enter "splash" at checkout.

{Prints by Max Wanger. Photo in Bri's home by Laure Joliet.}

play with your food... 22 Jul 2013





I love seeing the way that other people can look at things so differently than I normally would. Last week, I met Julie of Julie's Kitchen who makes these amazing food collages from items she's picked up at the local market. They are simple, beautiful, and have just that perfect touch of whimsy...

{Photos by Julie's Kitchen}

fields of color and pattern... 17 Jun 2013

Izutsu Hiroyuki

Izutsu Hiroyuki

Izutsu Hiroyuki

Izutsu Hiroyuki

I've been drawing lots of patterns lately for a project and always inspired by the color and patterns in photographs and paintings. So I'm currently loving the work of Izutsu Hiroyuki and his landscape paintings of the Japanese countryside. I'd love to live in a world that looks just like this...

beautiful maps... 6 Jun 2013

Masako Kubo
Masako Kubo
Masako Kubo


Masako Kubo

Masako Kubo

Even though I never use maps in real life (and heavily rely on my car's GPS to get around), I've been obsessed with maps lately and the different ways that they can be presented. I'm loving the work of illustrator Masako Kubo. The way she draws maps make me want to wander around whatever city or area she's capturing.

rx art... 12 Mar 2013

Rx Art

Rx Art

Rx Art

Rx Art

Rx Art

I love discovering organizations that are doing something really special and unique to improve the lives of others. The other day, my friend Beth told me about Rx Art, a non-profit dedicated to placing original fine art in hospitals and healthcare facilities. If you've ever stayed in a hospital (especially for an extended period of time), you know that any dose of color and life can make your time there that much better. So I'm a big fan of Rx Art's mission to improve otherwise sterile environments through contemporary art, promote healing, and inspire hope in patients, families and staff.

It could even inspire you to create a piece of art and donate it to your local hospital!

{Photos by Rx Art}

broad strokes of color... 25 Feb 2013

 Judith Geher

 Judith Geher

 Judith Geher

I'm in a bit of an Impressionist phase lately, so I'm loving the work of artist Judith Geher. The mix of modern portrait with Impressionist-like brush strokes...gorgeous...

a pretty amazing image... 15 Feb 2013

Marcin Ryczek Photography

Marcin Ryczek Photography

The contrast, the texture, the story...so beautiful...

{Photo by Marcin Ryczek}

a dreamy print shop... 6 Dec 2012

Max Wanger Print Shop

Max Wanger Print Shop

Max Wanger Print Shop

One of my favorite photographers, Max Wanger, just launched a brand-new shop today filled with gorgeous prints of some of his favorite images captured over the past year. Max's signature composition style and whimsy are apparent in every photo, and I love that you can choose the size of the prints, as some would be amazing really large over your couch, while others would be perfect as small prints right above your desk. They'd make a pretty awesome gift for that art lover in your life.

P.S. Max is offering a holiday special for 15% off through January 1st. Simply enter PINECONE at checkout.

{Photos by Max Wanger}

wish i had thought of that... 9 Oct 2012

I get so inspired by seeing some of the crazy-creative solutions that people come up with. Here are a few wonderfully cool things I've been loving lately...


Del Popolo, a mobile pizzeria in San Francisco, specializes in rustic Neapolitan-inspired pizza (my favorite kind!). It's pretty much the coolest food truck I've ever seen and wishing I could go get some right now. The ingredients change daily so they're always offering up new pizza flavors baked up on the spot in 60 seconds.


Sian Zeng's magnetic wallpaper makes for an interactive surface for kids to play with and create scenes and stories of their very own with these beautiful animal magnets.


Finally, the already funded Instant Lab by The Impossible Project lets you turn your iPhone photos into real polaroids. While I love the instant nature of capturing a moment on-the-spot with a Polaroid camera, it can get pricey when the photos just don't turn out. With the cost of Polaroid film being so pricey, I love the idea of being able to print only the best photos of moments that seem to so often get captured on your phone.

What else have you guys seen lately that's blowing your mind with creativity?

love these... 2 Aug 2012



...such a great take on city prints {I love the patterns and use of negative space} by J.Hill Design... — Joy


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