as if i actually get up early enough to make coffee before driving to work. but if i did, i would rotate between my "i love ny" one and one of these with a classic penguin books cover.
i almost added a couple of these mugs to my magazine pile at the newark airport on monday. a little hometown love to replace the scary mugs we have now (giant photo of an old roommate from a mall kiosk and one with a puffy heart on it)
then today i saw this awesome snow globe on design watcher...
in an effort to cut down on clutter i think i am going to order the mugs. but i may have to get a couple snow globes for gifts.
i have been mildly obsessed with tina barney's work since i saw it in a friend of a friend's house a couple of years ago. her work looks like family snapshots, but are actually staged compositions. they are so evocative of the world they present. try to see one in person (thanks josiah!) b/c the large scale makes them even more compelling. tina barney is represented by janet borden in nyc.
yesterday i posted about sub-studio's awesome prints. they also have a cool new blog where i saw this amazing vase made out of a spool of yarn by lorraine brennan. it reminds me of my brief career as a freelance knit designer when my bedroom was full of spools like this one. would of been a much nicer working environment if each spool had its own flowers!
we have had this polish poster of gremlins hanging in our house for a few years. i just had it re-framed and it looks so good! polish posters shop has tons of great ones, i had the hardest time picking which to post. they are all so graphic and it is fun to figure out what movie they are from.
i want mary mulcahy's company to be mine! les indiennes is a hand blocked textile company based in tuscan. they use traditional block printing techniques to make fabrics that look like they have been around for ever.
more images from les indiennes...
I am so psyched that i found these while browsing the urban outfitters site. i love anything printed. I am so happy to find a low cost option for one of my favorite current trends, they are only $28 each! now they need to make more patterns in bigger sizes!
i read about betterwall back in december on silkfeltsoil and i haven't stopped thinking about it. they sell recycled street banners from museums around the world and donate a percentage of the proceeds back to the museum. it always makes me so happy when there is a good exhibit at an LA museum and i get to see little bits of it all around town. i am also a sucker for giant wall hanging...
i heard photographer stephen wilkes on npr talking about his experiences shooting an abandoned hospital on ellis island. i then had to sit on the freeway for another hour until i could get to a computer and look at the images. i was not disappointed when i saw them. the colors in the flaking paint are so inspiring! the project has been made into a book.
a recent post by sf girl by the bay reminded me of one my favorite design teams, wary meyers. the above mural is from a shed to cottage renovation they did in maine. that would be a dream project!
the table below is from another project they did. the mix of the butcher block top and saarinen base is brilliant! the perfect mix of clean and organic. i wonder if i could recreate this from the ikea knock off...
i think aid to artisans is one of the coolest organizations ever! it is a dream of mine to work with them in some capacity. i kick myself when i think that i spent 4 years at school in hartford and never knew they were there. that would have been a fantastic internship!
i quite like these little baskets available on their site.