Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

This is my last post before taking a break for the holidays. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! 

Our first Christmas Tree!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Lights

This morning I thought I'd share with you [even though a lot of you have probably already seen it] Coldplay's recently released video for their holiday song called Christmas Lights. Great song, beautiful video, enjoy!

Coldplay "Christmas Lights" from john76 on Vimeo.

Monday, December 20, 2010

White Christmas

From the looks of things we are going to have a rainy christmas here on the rock. The rain won't dampen my christmas spirit though! Click here to head to the etsy shop where these wintery photographs came from.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Holidays

Today I'd like to share the work of Geninne D. Zlatkis. I am a huge huge fan! [of her work and blog] Her infamous birds can be seen printed on pillows at Urban Outfitters, on a line of soap and candles and journals and of course her online shop. I just love her use of colour and how she incorporates sheet music, or old maps and stamps. She also just posted a great decoration tutorial [it involves fimo clay!] that I think I am going to try this weekend! I will be sure to share the results next week!

Check out Geninne's blog to download this amazing desktop!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lonny for the holidays

Some of my favourite spreads from the Holiday Mini Issue of the always drool worthy online magazine Lonny. Yes, I have a major thing for colourful mismatched pillows and to the ceiling book shelves. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thought of You, Video Tuesday

2d Animation + The Weepies = Incredible.

Animator Ryan Woodward has quite a resume. Space Jam, Spider-man 2 & 3, Where the Wild Things Are just to name a few. This video is a part of his latest project, Conte Animated, an exhibition that features figurative works and animation. I can't get over how beautiful it is. Click here for the making of Thought of You. Enjoy!

Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.

Special Visitor

Between a certain someone finally getting home and a visit from my sister it was a great weekend here on the rock. Megan is used to a much warmer climate but she was a trooper, braving the cold to see the sites and even going on a hike! 

Jumping for Joy at the top of Flat Rock, The view from Cape Spear

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gift Guide Styling

One of the things I really look forward to this time of year is the gift guides found in just about every magazine in December. I don't really use them as "guides" but what I love most is how each publication styles them. New York Magazine and Real Simple always do a great job as well as Real Living Magazine [from Australia], below are some sample shots from this years guide, found on a blog favourite of mine Daily Imprint.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

DIY Garland

I spotted this garland on Toast and thought it would make a great do it yourself project. All you need is thin cardboard, a pencil, scissors, wire and twine or ribbon. Draw the outline of trees and reindeer onto the cardboard, cut out the shapes and use the wire to poke a hole through the shapes and attached them to the twine or ribbon.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Window Shopping

I was anxious to see what Anthropologie was going to dream up for their Holiday window displays and just as I suspected they didn't disappoint. Click here for a great round-up of NYC's holiday window displays.

I love the sock squirrels!

Some of my other favourite windows from Tiffany & Co, Macy's and Bergdorf Goodman

Deck Your Desktop

Want to add some festive flare to your computer's desktop? Fossil has some great free wallpapers (and e-cards)

Snow Day

Instead of a video I wanted to share with you a great holiday song by the wonderful Toby Lightman. Enjoy! (if you aren't able to play or view the the track player click here to go to the link!)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Holidays

I've posted work by J Fletcher before but I had to share his 2008 Holiday illustration. 
Lots of festive posts coming this week!

Friday, December 3, 2010

DIY Eraser Stamps

Today I'd like to share with you a very fun do it yourself project. Eraser stamps! Great for gift tags or even wrapping paper [more on gift tags next week]

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Penny's Pictures

As you have probably guessed I love anything that has to do with interiors, design, and styling.  Penny Wincer captures it all in her photos. 

I love the pop of colour!

cute plants + cute cups (a very easy d.i.y.)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Those Red Cups

I always look forward to seeing what the Starbucks design team has come up with for the Holiday's. Those Red Cups have been out for awhile and I really love the graphics this year along with their "sharing" theme. Starting today they are doing a Twelve Days of Sharing and I thought that their website is really neat and also highlights this year's holiday characters well. 

Welcome December

I'm not sure what happened to November but Happy December 1st!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Do What You Love

Anna Bond recently got featured in The Gap's Do What You Love video series. I am a huge, huge fan of her work and company, Rifle Paper Co. 

The brains behind the Do What You Love videos is Ryan of Pacing the Panic Room, you can check out all the other videos to date here. 

Such a great idea and so inspirational! 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mid Week Eye Candy

You've probably seen these beautiful products at Chapters or Indigo, well I finally discovered the creative minds behind the work. Mega eye candy!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rolling in the Deep

I can't tell you how excited I am about this album (coming out in February). Adele is simply amazing. That voice... it's incredible. I currently have her latest single, Rolling in the Deep, on repeat and thought I'd share, enjoy!

Monday, November 22, 2010

What Katie Ate

What Katie Ate is a blog favourite of mine. Katie is a food stylist and photographer from Australia and her blog is where she shares recipes along with accompanying photos. Just a warning, I wouldn't look at her blog on an empty stomach. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Illustration Friday

Happy Friday! Every year I try to pick a theme or character for my Christmas cards and gif tags, this year... whimsy deer. Here is a sneak peak. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Art of Letterpress

I recently stumbled upon the gorgeous work and website of Sideshow Press. I'd like to share a section from their site called, The Art of Letterpress. A beautiful lesson through pictures. 
p.s. Their blog is now a new favourite of mine.