Archive for March, 2011

vintage eyeglasses

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

One of my gee whiskers cards was featured in this treasury on etsy alongside these gorgeous Vintage 50s Sapphire Blue Cat Eye Glasses. And there are even more gorgeous and unique pairs in the Vintage5osEyewear etsy shop including some men’s options too. I’m eyeing this pair, but hesitant to buy glasses via the web. Glasses are more of a try before you buy item. The shop does provide dimensions of the glasses, so I might just photoshop a few pairs on my face to see if they look good—that’s trying right?

shop update: gee whiskers series

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

The newest addition to my fancy seeing you here line is the Gee Whiskers series. It’s the puurrrrfect way to say hello. These cards are A6 folded screenprinted with two colors on Paper Source Eco White. (Includes a French Paper kraft envelope.) Available for purchase in my shop. Prints and more from this line to come soon!

The cards feature a halftone image of my kitty Jesse James along with a colorful and chic accessory. Be sure to check out the last picture on this post where you’ll see Jesse checking himself out on the card—it’s too cute!


Aled Lewis – Make Something 365

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

There are a lot of designers out there doing the ‘make something everyday’ thing. Unlike most however, Aled appears to be doing it well. These definitely got a chuckle out of me.

– Christian


Bed from reclaimed 100 year old pine

Monday, March 28th, 2011

I’m a huge fan of using reclaimed lumber so it should come as no surprise that I’m an even bigger fan of this DIY bed project created by Jason Ackerman of Imagine This Design Group.

– Christian

carolyn sewell

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Carolyn Sewell is a fabulous DC designer and illustrator. She has a two great series of postcards with hand drawn type; one set for her parents and one for her peeps. I’d feel so honored to receive one of her cards in the mail…hint hint. Here are some of my favorites:


And some of her awesome design work:

View more of her work here: portfolio // postcards to my parents // flickr

pino: lifestyle store

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Gorgeous design work for Pino. I especially love the logo wall in the store. “Pino is a market place for unique, functional and innovative design objects. The idea for the concept camefrom the name of the shop, Pino, which means a ‘pile’ or ‘stack’ in Finnish. That is taken visually into the new logo and the design of the shop fixtures. The interior concept with a subtle colour palette works as a background for the fresh, colourful identity and products.”

via behance

for japan with love

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Tomorrow, March 18th I’ll be taking a moment of silence, this means no posting on my blog, in memory of the victims of Japan. This great initiative, For Japan With Love, was started by the lovely ladies of Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours. If you are a blogger please consider joining the cause and spreading the word.

Please join me in contributing by donating here—every little bit helps!

peru’s rebrand

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

What an impressive rebrand! The original logo is very outdated and the rebrand, designed by the Buenos Aires office of Futurebrand, has transformed Peru’s logo into a modern and unique icon—full of character. I love the application of the new identity on these postcards along with the use of the Bree font family which was specially created for Peru by TypeTogether.  This new look is sure to make Peru even more appealing!

via brand new

dear blank

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011


Dear Blank Please Blank and Sapling Press partnered to create a series of rib-tickling letterpress prints. View and purchase all 11 here.

via design work life

design inspiration

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

There seems to be a theme with all of these designs that caught my eye this past week; clean, simple, bold and vintage-inspired. They are all beautiful—hope they inspire you too!

Stag Provisions for Men by Caleb Owen Everitt

Fast Eddie’s Barber Shop identity by Richard Arthur Stewart via design work life

Will to Survive poster by The Neighborhood Studio via French Paper Sample Room