Archive for June, 2010

Spotted: Artisan Biscuits

June 29, 2010

Have you guys seen these?–Adorable butter cookies, ahem “biscuits”, from the British Artisan Biscuits, designed by Irving & Co.


G picked up a box of the Tortoise & Hare at Whole Foods the other night, and I can’t stop gushing over the packaging.  This line, called Two by Two, comes complete with a story or poem on the back of the box.

And the cookies match the illustrations.   Aagh!

Anyone know who did these darling illustrations?

Ripple: Donate to help animal victims of the gulf oil spill

June 27, 2010

Kelly Light Ripple blog Kelly Light Ripple blog

I first spotted Ripple on illustrator Peggy Fussell’s blog a couple days ago, and since then have spotted it all over the place.  Started by Kelly Light, its a collection of original art pieces for sale and all the proceeds go to help animal victims of the gulf oil spill.

The two Non-Profits that are benefitting are The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center.

Basically the deal is, you donate $10 to one of those organizations, and then email Kelly your receipt and what art piece you’d like to buy.  More info here.

If you’re an artist and would like to donate, email ripplesketches@verizon.net for more info.

Images by Kelly Light.

New Season New Header

June 24, 2010

I’m working on re-opening my online shop, Other Such Things, was doing some design updating and then I felt like giving everything a new look.  So ta-da– a new header!  Goodby seaweed-ish plant…

Happy Summer everybody!

Three Years

June 23, 2010

Today.

Smooch.

If you need a laugh today:

June 22, 2010

I’m in love with all the movie trailer remixes going around lately.  I think they’re hilarious.  And brilliant.

I spotted this one on Cup of Jo (yes, I’m in love with that blog,) and it reminded me of the other ones I’d spotted.

What I didn’t realize was how many were actually out there.  Silence of the Lambs, Pretty Woman, Sleepless in Seattle, Willy Wonka, and on and on… Ok, some are definitely way better than others.

The happy version of The Shining is my favorite.

On Discovering New Lands:

June 9, 2010

Andre Gide

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”  –Andre Gide

From artist Kelly Rae’s essay on fear and “expanding personal horizons“.

Theme for Aeolidia.com is up!

June 7, 2010

Aeolidia: Gaia Cornwall Theme
I mentioned a while ago that I was working on a site theme for the wonderful Aeolidia.com. I’m happy to announce that my under-water circus theme (featuring Ms. Aeolidia, the sea slug, herself) is up!

Aeolidia: Gaia Cornwall Theme

Visit Aeolidia and select my theme from the pull-down tab, on the upper left, or click here to check it out!   At some point it will be the default theme–I’ll let you know when that happens.

Aeolidia: Gaia Cornwall Theme

And in case you were wondering, Aeolidia is a great design company:

“We specialize in making standout shop websites for crafters and other small businesses, but we do about a billion other things, as well. Just ask us!”

Aeolidia: Gaia Cornwall Theme

I cannot recommend them highly enough!

We’re Back.

June 1, 2010

And it feels good.


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