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Jelly and Anchovy

Although I wouldn’t make a sandwich out of them, I’d certainly send a card created by them. Jelly and Anchovy. Makes me think of sweet + salty, which is what this little rockin’ stationary company delivers – sassy handcut papergoods with quick wit and a simple clean format. Punchy and sweet.

It’s okay to email your honey with times new roman fonts of endearment, but never forget the power of the handwritten love letter tucked inside the perfect card. That’s amore.

Here are some of my favorites from Jelly and Anchovy.

me love you long time (my favorite from the bunch)

you rock

i was such a moron

you studmuffin!
see jane drink. chug, jane, chug!

(images from jelly and anchovy.)

Posted in uncategorized on February 07, 2006


There’s so much in life to be thankful for. The best friend who holds your hand as you tell her your break up story for the 100th time. The officer who only gives you a verbal warning for going 90 MPH in a 20 MPH zone (maybe it’s the effect you have on men in uniform?). Muscle cars. Audrey Hepburn. Chocolate. Random trees to toss your coat on.


I know, just when you think there wasn’t enough to be thankful for, this tree coat rack walks into your life begging you not to resist. And how can you, with limbs like that?

I’m crazy for this coat rack, and wanted to show him off to all of you. He’s available at twentytwentyone if you’re interested, in three color choices, birch veneer stained black $460, natural birch veneer $395, and white lacquer $340 (my favorite!).

(photo from twentytwentyone.)

Don’t tell the birds!

Posted in uncategorized on February 07, 2006

coffee + cre8tive

Here’s a pattern to get your cre8tive juices flowing over your morning coffee!

This pattern calls to mind one word: LIFE. It makes me think about cells. The color yellow gives me energy. I also see tree stumps – and all the rings of the tree showing how long it’s been alive. I also see a wall in this pattern in a home office.

What do you see?

Posted in uncategorized on February 07, 2006

Introducing: coffee + cre8tive


I suddenly had this idea over my morning starbucks when my ‘quote of the day’, ‘daily candy’, and ‘word of the day’ emails arrived, almost simultaneously. What about a visual treat of the day, you know, one inspiring pattern, delivered to my inbox, each morning. Something to shake the brain from design ruts. We all have them, always picking stripes or solids or florals. Seeing something that you may not usually pick out on your own is often extraordinarily inspiring.

On that note, to inspire all of you, I plan to pull a pattern that inspires me each morning and post it right here to stimulate all of you – rev up those cre8tive juices.

You can comment on the pattern – tell everyone what you think of when you see it, the emotions it evokes, whether you love it or hate it, etc.

Look for posts with the title “coffee + cre8tive” going forward. ;)

Posted in uncategorized on February 07, 2006


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Further editions available: Decorate published by Murdoch Books for AU/NZ, Decorar BR, Alt om indretning DK, Inspirace pro váš byt CZ, Dekorácie SK, La décoration FR, Lust auf Wohnen DE, Sisusta tyylillä FI and Sztuka aranżacji wnętrz PL.


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