Sunday, December 21, 2008

{spart :: 4 of 5}

spam art part four.

{inspiration: yulia brodskaya}

so, her work has been everywhere recently, but i had to post about it because i can't get over how beautiful it is. yulia's paper cuts make we want to grab my scissors and some old school construction paper.

Friday, December 19, 2008

{inspiration: all i want for christmas...} the perfect pantone colored mug! i have been eying these for a while now : )

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

{spart :: 3 of 5}

spart part three.

{inspiration: rune guneriussen}

wow...rune guneriussen's work has such a fairytale, surreal look to it. beautiful.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

{spart :: 2 of 5}

more spam art goodness.

Monday, December 15, 2008

{spart :: 1 of 5}

i have been getting a lot of spam lately, and after all of the viagra offers some of the text is actually pretty interesting. so i thought i would re-interpret it. this is the first in a series of five. (spam + art = spart, very clever, i know)

photos: nasa

{inspiration: northern lights}

amazing images of the northern lights at cnn.

Friday, December 12, 2008

{mmmsg photo shoot}

yes, the restaurant's name is msg, actually mason street grill, but seriously. the food is amazing though and the shoot turned out pretty great, although i am sure most people aren't that excited by photos of food.

photos: troye fox
food stylist: jennefer janz
agency: z2
art director: me : )

Thursday, December 11, 2008

{life is.}

...short, pretty, fun, dull, fill in the blank.

{inspiration: look book}

i love love love this site. i wish i had half their style.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


just playing around with gif animations, plus i love dandelions
*you have to click on the picture for the animation to work*

Monday, December 8, 2008

{optical illusion}

fun with black and white

Sunday, December 7, 2008

{flock of seagulls}

well, they are cranes, but you know what i mean.

{photos of food!}

so, this week has been crazy at work and it didn't stop for the weekend.. on saturday i got to art direct my first photo shoot! and to make it even better, the shoot was of food. everyone was great and the day went on without a hitch. i will be posting pictures soon...

Friday, December 5, 2008

{inspiration: cursive design}

ah, work has been so crazy this week, i have worked many long hours and haven't had any time to post. but looking at cursive design's work makes me relax a bit. i love how sarah combines materials and the delicate nature of her work. i was able to see her work and meet her in person at art vs. craft this past weekend, which was amazing. the talent there was overwhelming.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

{all wrapped up}

its very easy to get wrapped up in the little things and sometimes i just need a friendly reminder to look at the big picture...also, i'm a huge fan of all things herb lubalin, hence the avant garde.

{inspiration: klim type foundry}

i am loving klim type foundry. my favorite typeface is serrano. i also love that he has a section dedicated to his sketchbooks. not only that, but there is a section titled why type? which he answers with a simple (and beautifully hand drawn) love. not only is the type beautiful, but his website showcases everything wonderfully.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

{i heart grid paper}

some grid paper patterns.


another image inspired by a vintage science book.

Friday, November 28, 2008

{inspiration: patrick leger}

i ran into patrick leger's illustrations on boooooom! i love the vintage style and color pallatte.

{inspiration: west side story}

first of all: happy thanksgiving! i hope that everyone's was as wonderful as mine was. also, this is my first inspiration post and i thought i would start it off with a classic movie that i saw for the first time when i was home for the holiday. i was struck by the fashion and styling in the movie, the typography in the closing sequence, and the dancing of course!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Monday, November 24, 2008

{winter fun}

so we had the first major snowfall of the season. it was so pretty outside, it reminded me of the fun i used to have playing in the snow with my dad.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

{sit quietly}

i love old grade school science books.

Friday, November 21, 2008

{farewell autumn}

goodbye fall! the days are getting colder and that means that all of the beautiful fall colors have almost disappeared.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


some fond memories from a trip to houghton, mi.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

{thin ice}

I knew a girl who tried to walk across the lake,
course it was winter when all this was ice.
Thats a hell of a thing to do, you know.
They say the lake is as big as the ocean.
I wonder if she knew about it?

-walking on thin ice

Monday, November 17, 2008

{nothing's better...}

...than a warm cup of coffee on a chilly, snowy day. i love coffee, but i especially appreciated it today since it snowed here for the first time this winter. it was quite chilly and my little coffee cup warmed me right up.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

{pride & prejudice}

i just finished reading pride & prejudice and have been infatuated with elizabeth and darcy's story ever since. one of my new all-time favorite novels.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


my version of the universe isn't quite as cool as the real thing, but i still like it. {photos: nasa}


my gramma gave me a bunch of her old photos from when she traveled the states in her 20's. isn't she glamorous?

Thursday, November 13, 2008


so, this is my first post of many - hopefully.
just thought i would say hi!