It’s a stencil. From Stencil Library. Based in the UK, they also have a great blog with lots of examples of how their stencils can utilized. Love it.




Interesting and beautiful embroidery by Joetta Maue. Discovered via fly.



Via Little Green Notebook, great DIY embellishment idea for those storage cube ottomans that you see at Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.

Take this: and do this:

But I think I would be willing to suffer for this one:

From Shlomit Ofir on Etsy.



Ok- so I’ve actually known about this for a while and have been meaning to write about it here for several months. Sorry for holding out on you.

Did you know that you can design your own Converse? As I write this, I’m wearing a pair of light grey Converse Chuck Taylors which were incredibly hard to find and I believe are now only sold in a charcoal version (too dark) or a light grey with red and blue racing stripes (thanks, but no thanks). While they currently do not have any holes in them, I do believe they will need to be replaced in the near future.

At, you can pick not only the color of the shoe, but also the color of the rubber, the lining, the laces, the racing stripe. The price is slightly higher than a pair off the shelf and it’ll take 2 to 4 weeks to receive them (worth it!). The site is in flash so I couldn’t get a good image of my design but you can rest assured that they are light grey and there is some navy involved. And they definitely have my initials on them. Oh yeah. is LIVE! It’s still a work-in-progress but it’s there and that’s something, right?

Baby steps, people.

The shop is coming sooooon…



Number one: You might have noticed that the look of the blog is different. This is a change that I think I’m going to stick with. I loved the old look, but this is a little bit cleaner and information is easier to read and find. And change is good, right? 

Number two: You also might have noticed (if you looked over in the upper left hand corner) that I am now tweeting. I still don’t totally get twitter, but I’m giving it a shot. Want to follow me? I’d love it if you did! Just click on “tweet.” and it’ll take you straight to twitter. If you’re loving twitter, I’d like to hear about it- just leave a comment below.

This is amazing. Seriously, I can’t stand it. Saw it first on the SCOOP. This was a school project done by Alex Cornell over the course of the spring semester- a complete identity and collateral materials for a hypothetical Wes Anderson film festival. Lots of pics as well as links to posts describing the designer’s process throughout the project HERE.

I would be remiss if I didn’t take the opportunity to tell all of you  about FOUND, an unbelievably cool multi-media theatrical event that is happening in NYC this weekend, presented in conjunction with The Story Pirates.

Have you heard about FOUND? FOUND magazine? The FOUND books? Basically, they collect things people find- notes, receipts, homework assignments, to-do lists- and these collections are eventually published. See founder Davy Rothbart talk more about it HERE in a great Pop!Tech talk.

If you are in NY, get your tickets for FOUND right HERE.  (Use code FRIEND for $15 tix!)4282_599709151000_10906521_35286483_6625127_n

Yes. It’s spelled FLOR. And it’s for your floor.

FLOR carpet tiles aren’t exactly new news, but I love these Alexander Girard tiles that they’ve just come out with (via Design Milk):

Also, interesting and inspiring TED talk from Ray Anderson, the founder of Interface (the company that makes FLOR) about sustainable business practices and Interface’s goal to eliminate any negative impact their company may have on the environment by the year 2020.