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Baggu Wrapping

December 17, 2010


Do you guys know about Baggu?

Yes, their website design is impeccable, but really they are in the business of making lovely bags.  They started with nylon ones you can roll up and save for shopping, (above,) but they’ve expanded their line to include other bags, such as this swank backpack as featured in none other than the Sartorialist:

Anyways, they made this handy tutorial about wrapping presents with Baggu bags.  It reminds me of Japanese furoshiki wrapping, but even easier:

So simple, right? Two presents in one!

Packing Help

November 17, 2010

Does anyone else need help packing?  We’ve been going on all these trips lately, so its been on my mind.  I love spotting tips online– I dream of a lighter, more streamlined pack.  Here are two posts I find helpful:

Does Adventure Have to Cramp Your Style? from Velokava blog by Leah Sakellarides (she makes gorgeous jewelry!):

The NY Times’ Packing Tips From Travel Pros:


Today’s Laugh Break

November 9, 2010

“Domains” in the New York Time’s Sunday Magazine is one of my favorite columns. Probably because I’m a little nosy and I like looking at other people’s stuff.  This interview of Samantha Bee (of “The Daily Show,”) is making me laugh today.

Flying Whales

November 5, 2010

This made-to-order mobile is blowing my mind at the moment.

From ERGOgoods in Brooklyn.

New Math=Very Clever

October 25, 2010

Have you guys seen the site New Math?

New Math image

I think it’s pretty amusing.

Thanks for the Etsy Treasury Love!

September 22, 2010

I’m happy to tell you, a bunch of my prints have been featured in various Etsy Treasuries lately!

For those of you who don’t speak ‘Etsy’:

The Treasury is an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery of handpicked items. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme or just whatever they like. The Treasury is not intended for self-promotion, but instead to acknowledge and share the many cool things for sale on Etsy.

I wanted to list them here, as each one was beautifully curated.  Click on the images to purchase/check out the goodies!
etsy treasury round up

etsy treasury round up

etsy treasury round up

etsy treasury round up

etsy treasury round up

Aren’t they pretty?  Hmm I know I’m bookmarking some of them for presents later on…

Thanks so much to Sol Del Sur, eat pray create, live.flourish, Miss Emmy Green, and artsyville for including me!

Illustrator Crush: Susan Gal

September 20, 2010

Sometimes drawing feels like work– and not because it actually is.  More like…things get dull.  Luckily, when that happened the other day I was nosing around and came across Susan Gal of Gal Girl Studios.  A little bit retro, with lots of great textures and patterns, her work reminded me to have fun:

Susan Gal

See what I mean?

This one made me laugh out loud:

Check out her site to see more!

All images by Susan Gal.

Creative, Inc! video

September 13, 2010

I just got the book, Creative, Inc.  Isn’t their stop motion book promo adorable?

You can learn more about how they made it (15+ hours on the ground!) here.

Morning Cuteness

August 19, 2010

These hand knit fox stuffed-animals are killing me.  They’re adorable.

sara carr

Made by Sara Carr in the UK and for sale here.

Fun Growth Chart

July 19, 2010

Growth charts are usually for kids right?  I don’t think I’ve grown much (in height, hah) lately, but this one seems like fun for everyone:

I'm as big as

I’m as big as…Elvis? A Baby Giraffe?  A Great White Shark’s Mouth Open Wide?  A Fairy?

See?  Way more fun than 5 foot 8 and a half.

I’m As Big As…” by Snowhome.

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