Stylish Forecast

I love this minimal and elegant way of reporting the weather. I especially love the image they use for a rainy day. As they don't have Minneapolis available (yet), I have London bookmarked... I'm just all too wistful for the city.



Wishlist- Tiny Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Look at these gorgeous little goodies! I have mentioned before that I have a great love of chairs, and today on Mod Cloth I have found these. Scaled down versions of iconic chairs from probably the best and coolest era for design. I would, of course, love to have all of them.

The only downside is that you can't choose which chair you buy--each one is supposed to be a surprise, which I think is silly if you want to collect them all. And this is true for any place you want to buy them from (unless you intend to buy the set of 9)

There are 5, count 'em FIVE volumes of this dynamic collection. So be sure to snatch them up now before they're obsolete.



UK Police Adverts

I just found this on Flickr, and had to share. Obviously to residents of the UK... Or perhaps to people who have BEEN to the UK, this is nothing new. But despite my strong love of all things British, I have never been... It's fun to see little bits of England here and there--and especially things pertaining to design.

If there are two things I love, it's Graphic Design and the UK.

Anyway, this is great, and strongly recalls the Keep Calm and Carry On posters of old.. I think that's probably what they were going for. It's modern propaganda to be sure. Well done, Britain.


Album Covers- Keane

As long as I'm on a geometry kick right now, I thought I'd feature Keane's latest album cover, which is nice and clean. Not sure what it is about triangles and polygons lately, but I'm really drawn to them.

The eyeballs are, you know, a little weird. But I'll let it slide. Such a departure from their last album cover, which was also beautiful for different reasons (and designed by Sanna Annukka)

Wind Power?

I was drawn immediately to the cool graphic but THEN I saw what it was for and I had a great moment of comprehension. Great poster!


Seven Days

I don't know why this took me so long, but I have to talk about "Seven Days", which is the work of Christina Couceiro. She's got a fantastic, consistent style. It's well suited to a wide variety of subject matter. Very smart indeed. I'm certainly a fan.



Love What You Do

My whole self did the "aww" thing, you know, tilting the head to one side, angling the eyebrows into sympathy mode. It is a fantastically thought out poster and a cute one too. And at the core, the truest of true statements.


The Ampersand

A whole blog... Dedicated... To the Ampersand. My FAVORITE type character.



Album Covers- Muse

Gives me a strong sense of 70's Sci Fi book covers. Can't stop looking at it, it's just so beautiful and artistic. Probably one of the best album covers I've ever seen.


"our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society."

I have always felt this way about design (as long as I've been sober to it at least) but I've never been able to articulate it as finely as this. It's a beautiful sentiment. A bit snobbish, but you can't have good taste without being a bit stuck up...


words to live by



Hello! Lucky

I have to gush about this group that does letterpress. Not only is their work beautiful, but their site is fantastic! They have a full section dedicated to their inspiration as designers. And on top of it all it's stylish and cute and whimsical and romantic. If I wasn't planning on doing my own wedding invitations, I would be giving these guys a call.