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DIY: Design By Number Note Cards


I love the concept of DIY cards, especially if the images are already there and all I need to do is add color. How easy is that? Pick up these adorable DIY cards at Bas Bleu and the SF MOMA store online for $9.98-$16.50, acrylic paints and brush included! Makes a neat parent child project, too!

If you really want a genuine DIY project, read this article describing the process to follow for creating hand-painted note cards yourself.

(photo credits: photos taken from the bas blue and sf moma websites)

Posted in uncategorized on March 14, 2006

1201AM

While visiting Magpie, a quirky fun little store in Somerville, I picked up a package of cards from 1201AM and thought I’d give them a shout out here on my blog since they’re so cute. 1201AM carries unique stationery sets that feature the works of graphic designer, Laurie Forehand.

What does 1201am mean?

“1201am represents the time, 12:01am. Also known as “the first minute of the day”; a notion of freshness, or an awakening of innovation and ideas. With most creative minds being more nocturnal creatures, the name also reflects a familiar time of day, or night, when most ideas hit.”

For the locals, you can find cutie pie cards from 1201AM at Magpie in Davis Square Somerville, and the rest of you can shop online at Trunkt. Each box of notecards contains 6 letterpress notes for $12 and Trunkt offers free shipping for orders over $25.


(quote directly from 1201AM website. photos credit of 1201AM and Trunkt)

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Posted in uncategorized on March 14, 2006

Perhonen

Mari Relander and Anna Katriina Tilli are Perhonen, the design company meaning butterfly in Finnish. It’s no wonder, their light fluttery Vuokko Anemome lighting has lacy patterns that whisk you away to a magical world where light dances all around you, almost resembling secret gardens, only revealing themselves at nightfall. In both the pendant and the floor model (shown below), fragments of lace are attached to a hand-blown glass shade, decorated with a frosted lace motif. TDF! (to die for). You can purchase Perhonen lighting here for $1,799-1,999 with free shipping to the US and Canada. Clearly, not budget buys, but who says we can’t enjoy looking at these sexy illuminators anyway!


Mari and Anna Katriina met at the University of Art and Design Helsinki during their studies, collaborating on a range of design projects and competitions which earned them many awards. In 2003, their designs were selected for the annual Sotheby?s London contemporary art and design exhibition. More recently in Tokyo, their work was exhibited in a new Scandinavian design exhibition, curated by designer Harri Koskinen and held at the prestigious Issey Miyake Design Studio Gallery (an honor indeed!). Their Vuokko Anemone table has fragments of lace attached to it, is constructed of sand blasted glass, hand-made lace and powder coated mehttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.giftal parts (shown below). This stunner won best in furniture in the 2003 Elle Decoration UK Furniture Awards. You can purchase it here for $1,999 with free shipping to the US and Canada.


(photos from selki station and perhonen)

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Posted in uncategorized on March 14, 2006

coffee + cre8tive [mar 14 06]


Isn’t this the sweetest little nest? A friend took this photo and sent it to me; and the best part is that it wasn’t staged at all. I just love it. The birth of Spring…

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Posted in uncategorized on March 14, 2006

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