yum yum

how cool are these flavors??? the ramen is a MUST try.
love the simple packaging too.

{via cliff via cool hunting}


kiki & polly

it has been a long time since i have held a paint brush but these beautiful works by kiki & polly make me one to pick one up again. For sale on their etsy site!
love the swimming series.


warp and weft

happy nyc creative week! it is so exciting to see all the fun artsy events going on this week. yesterday the boyfriend and i went to a showing of the documentary handmade nation playing at the new location of textile arts center (the space is in brooklyn and it is beautiful!). we got there early and got a tutorial on how to do a basic weave; i think this could become my new favorite hobby!

if you live in nyc, check out the events (going on until sunday) and if not at least watch the documentary! very interesting stuff artists are doing out there!

i loved being surrounded by the beautiful spools of color. i think i could bask in their warmth all day.


3D love

how great is this idea?

brown paper press


happy mother's day

you are the strongest most loving person i know <3


take me away

these prints call to me because i love to travel and currently document it with a dingy old national geographic map and happy tape. would love to have these screen printed maps with pins!

you and me the royal we : collaborative between three artists including illustrator oliver jeffers.


+ + letterpress + +

I can now officially add letterpress knowledge under my design belt! Beyond Creative and I went to a letterpress workshop on Sunday and learned how to use all the equipment necessary to print your own letterpress pieces! The Arm Letterpress in Brooklyn is a really great place to rent out studio hours and you have access to all their great presses.

not only did we learn how to print from polymer plates, we also learned how to set wood type. seeing all wooden letters in their drawers make me happy.

some samples from the class (the only negative to hand setting type is no spell check!)

next we learned metal type. amazing but you need extreme patience! i chose a quote with 16 words and by the end I really was ready to give up. how they did this back in the day really blows my mind.

*drool* vandercook press. one day I will own one.

click here to see more photos on my flickr.