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type tuesday: mary kate mcdevitt

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Beautiful hand lettering from Mary Kate McDevitt.

coral & tusk

Monday, June 6th, 2011

 

 

Aren’t these embroidered items from Coral & Tusk just adorable?? I’m especially loving the merit badge set.

edible poster

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Those are some tasty words of wisdom by Anna Garforth

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

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!

Do Nothing For 2 Minutes

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

2 minutes doesn’t seem like a lot of time. But, if you take the time to savor each second it feels surprisingly long. In the world of faster, more, and now…I found the site Do Nothing For Two Minutes quite enjoyable. The site simply asks that you do nothing other than listen to crashing ocean waves for 2 minutes.  I’ll admit I did not pass the test the first time. But, that was only because I was trying to turn up the volume on my computer.

How will you use your two minutes?  Perhaps you’ll use the two minutes to think of about your next project to make. Or perhaps you’ll listen to the waves and transport yourself to another life.

– Christian

Gorgeous Packaging for Society 27

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I suppose the sneakers from Society 27 should be the story here, but for me it’s all about this gorgeous packaging. I’m a sucker for wood. What can I say. No doubt this isn’t the cheapest nor the most environmentally form of packaging I’ve ever seen produced. But, man….it sure is beautiful to look at.

– Christian

The Ruins of Detroit

Friday, January 7th, 2011

We have all heard jokes about Detroit and it’s woeful ways as a city. Fact is, the city of Detroit has become synonomis with failure. But, what I’m sure most of us don’t realize is that Detroit was once home to some of the most amazing structures in the country. Remarkably and thankfully, most of these structures are still standing and waiting for an unforseen day when they can be brought back to splendor.

This decay has been wonderfully captured by photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre.

– Christian

My Dream House

Friday, January 7th, 2011

If you happen to follow any home/architecture blogs you will have surely seen this house. Not long ago this home designed by Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff from Stockholm was a blog sensation.

For me personally, it’s still a sensation. This home brought to life many of the traits I have always  looked  for in a home. Simple, clean, efficient, and most importantly, it blurred the lines between the interior and exterior of the home.

– Christian

MAKE Sign

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

This past week I happened to find myself in an old abandonded fire station. Within it, I came across an old slate chalkboard. It was heavy, a bit ricketty, and fire engine red. I loved it immediately. More importantly, I knew right away what I had in store for it.

I’ll be the first to admit that I did draw inspiration from one of my absolute favorite design shops,…the things makers from Portland, Oregon….Official Manufacturing Co.

– Christian