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mini mousses...


...spiced chocolate mousse by dessert first and orange mousse by gourmet traveller.

feeling sweet & spotted today...


{left to right, top to bottom: flower ring beach bag, giraffe measuring spoons, calf hair ballet flats, andrea corson ring, pancakes for one, rabbit vessel from perch, and polka dotted shorts.}

happy weekend + pop up


I've always had an infatuation with pop-up books but I especially love those that are simple, quirky, and unexpected. Plus, when you add in great typography, it's a graphic designer's daydream. Check out the amazing video of this book by Marion Batille and Roaring Book Press due out in October. The video itself it a piece of work and the music...love it. Have a great weekend everyone!

{via Fly}

{uppercase} currently loving...

It's been a few weeks since the last "currently loving" series, so I'm happy to have a photo from the typography-loving shop owner of UPPERCASE Gallery in Canada.


WHO...Janine Vangool, graphic designer & owner of UPPERCASE Gallery located in downtown Calgary, Canada.

my new (old) red 1956 Royal De Luxe typewriter that I found on ebay (for a deal!) These Royals were solidly built and it still works well. I use it to make price labels in my store. I am also looking forward to the "Chains" exhibition starring poet Derek Beaulieu who has made visual poems out of letraset. He brought in this preview piece a few days ago. I am also currently -- and likely perpetually -- infatuated with vintage flash cards, which I am collecting for an exhibition that I hope to organize for August/September of this year. It is called "Old School" and celebrates the aesthetics of early- to mid-20th century education. I will be sending out packs of vintage school ephemera to artists so that they can create work for the show. If anyone is interested in participating, they can send me an email with a link to their portfolio. And last, but not least, is the Petite Pattern Book series. These Japanese books have pattern upon pattern of royalty-free artwork, beautifully presented within the books and conveniently archived on cds. I look forward to incorporating some of these patterns into my design work.

alexander girard + flor


Here's a fun sneak peek at the new FLOR tiles launching later this spring featuring the work of the amazing Alexander Girard. Known for his balance of vibrant color, whimsical design and folk influence, Girard is one of the foremost designers of American textiles in the 20th century. Stay tuned for the launch soon!

oh joy! for tiny prints

I wanted to share some fun news. I've designed some exclusive invitations and annoucements for Tiny Prints and Wedding Paper Divas. I love designing custom pieces one-on-one for clients, but it's so nice to be able to offer similar pieces at a more affordable price. Check out the Oh Joy! wedding invitations, birth announcements, and moving announcements. I'll be adding new pieces up on my right sidebar as they come.

lighting love


I've got a weakness for lighting and almost all of Roost's lighting pieces seem to be on my wish list right now. Both handsome and feminine, vintage and modern, rustic and slightly ethic, they're priced pretty reasonably too...

great patterns on paper


...on St. Jude's notebook covers...

gorgeous vintage pieces...


...at Dulcinée in New York.

woodland florals


So, so sweet...I love these Woodland Paper Fancies by Laurie Cinotto. For a wedding or party, the series of corsages and boutonnieres incorporate hand-made, beeswax coated, crepe paper flowers, with tiny paper deer, birds, bunnies,  spun cotton mushrooms, vintage ribbons, bits and trims.