Friday, February 25, 2011

Emerson Made

This month's issue of The Nest features a house tour of the very cute couple behind clothing and accessory line, Emerson Made. Their home, as expected, is just as amazing as their products. I love that they don't hide anything away in closets or drawers. Extra light bulbs, sponges, tools... they are all on display in beautiful jars. On a side note... the whole story was styled by the man behind one of my favourite online magazines Sweet Paul!





Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Old Faithful

The work that comes from Austin design collective, PTARMAK is always realyl great. Take for example this gorgeous branding for The Old Faithful Shop. They also capture their finished work in photos beautifully.
























Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Black Beetle

One of my favourite commercials that aired during the super bowl.



And here is how it was done! So cool!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Paul's Perfect Pics

I hope you all had a great weekend! This morning I'd like to share some beautiful interiors I came across while browsing through photographer Paul Raeside's online portfolio.






Friday, February 18, 2011

Matthew Lyons

Happy Friday! This morning I wanted to share with you the work of one of my favourite illustrators, Matthew Lyons. My computer's wallpaper has been this Robot piece for quite sometime. Head here to download it!

















Click here to check out his fantastic Flickr Stream to see more of his work!




Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vintage Wallpapers

It certainly doesn't feel like spring is around the corner here in St. John's but these beautiful vintage wallpapers from Fossil are helping me see past the mountains of snow outside. Click here to get your own!





Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spill

I love these shots by photographer Chelsea Fisher. Funny how something so messy looks so beautiful!




The design process of a book cover

This book cover keeps catching my eye at the book store so I was very excited when I came across the blog of the designer behind it, Darren Booth. He shares some of the process he went through to create the cover. Click here to check it out!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Little Lion Man

Mumford and sons have been my go to band for quite a while [thanks Kate!], the Avett brothers have as well so what a pleasant surprise to see them performing together [with Bob Dylan] at the Grammies this past Sunday. Today I wanted to share that video but unfortunately I couldn't find a good quality video of their performance so I am going to post one of my favourite's from Mumford and Sons, Little Lion Man. I've been meaning to post about this video for awhile, it's directed beautifully, not to mention the song is so great! Enjoy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Healthy-ish Valentine

After seeing this tutorial for dessert packaging I wanted to do some sort of baked good as a Valentine's day treat for my co-workers. We are a small group and we all try to eat on the healthy-ish side so I decided to make home-made granola bars. I found this recipe but modified it by adding dried cranberries, walnuts, pecans and almonds [all chopped] and mini chipits [I did say healthy-ish]. The packaging turned out really well! I added a small shipping tag and bright pink raffia and voila! I will definitely be doing this for other occasions using different shapes!

Be My Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day!

























There incredibly cute felted love tokens can be found here. 





















Felted stones with heart can be found here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day!

For those of you looking for some Valentine's Day projects to do over the weekend look no further than HGTV.ca! From printable Valentines to a themed dinner party, there is loads of inspiration. Be sure to check out the paint chip garland and homemade gift box tutorials as well!






Thursday, February 10, 2011

Studio Tuesday

Studio Tuesday has been one of "favourite" shops on etsy for quite some time. It belongs to David Scheirer, a wonderful artist who clearly loves the outdoors. His pieces are full of whimsy and I love them! I was recently browsing through his shop [wanting everything!] and came across this piece. The puffins, the whales, the ocean.... it basically captured Newfoundland in the summer. I ordered the print and couldn't have been happier when it arrived!



And here are some other pieces from Studio Tuesday's Etsy shop.






Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lollia's Pretty Packaing

Created by designer, Margot Elena, Lollia is a line of fine fragrances and candles along with bath and body products. The packaging is gorgeous!

Video Tuesday... On Wednesday.

Amos lee is one of my favourite artists and he just released a fantastic new album called Mission Bell. Windows are Rolled Down is just one of my favourites from the Album. Enjoy!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Props to Lara McGraw

It was while flipping through Wish magazine a couple of years ago I came across this first image. I instantly tore the page out and it has been a permanent fixture on my inspiration board since then. What a pleasant surprise it was to come across the brains behind it just last week while browsing the web. Canadian Lara McGraw is a fantastic prop stylist and set designer. Whose work I could look at all day!