It’s officially summertime.

I realize it’s been weeks since I posted something, which means it’s officially summertime. There are backyard bbqs, concerts, and weekend festivals to attend. There’s sunshine to enjoy, yardwork to do, projects to finish. And on top of it all, it’s the busiest time of the year for my job. Whhheeeeeeee…

So until further notice:

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Seeking Perfection

This is my new mantra for the summer. No point in wasting time trying to accomplish the impossible.

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Everything looks cooler in slow motion

Even jello looks sexy!

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I ♥ Typography!

These letterpress posters were designed by Cameron Moll, a designer from Sarasota, Florida.

The first, Salt Lake Temple, took less than a year to complete and represents the largest and best known Mormon temple, located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The second, Colosseo, took 12 months to finish and produce, and was inspired by a 10-year anniversary trip to Rome with his wife.

via Graphic Exchange
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A Fort Without Flaw

Living in a small house, I love furniture that has multiple uses. Storage ottomans,
game tables, coffee tables with toy storage. They just make sense because they are
super practical.

But this little DIY table…it’s not just practical, it’s fun, too! I can’t count how many times
I wanted to build a fort as a kid, but wasn’t allowed to pull out every blanket and sheet
in the linen closet. Now building a fort is as easy 1, 2, 3. And maybe 4.  😉  (And even better….so is putting is away!)

Via Saltwater Kids
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Tree Hugger

In my backyard, dangerously close to our house, is a dying ash tree. It’s big and beautiful and it breaks my heart to think of cutting it down….but like I said, it’s frighteningly close to our house.

As a memorial to it’s presence, I dream of trimming it down to a smooth, level 30″ tall stump and bolting a thick piece glass to use as a picnic table. But I was never sure what to do with the main bulk of the tree…until today.

I just saw these stools. And now I’m feeling inspired. Maybe this year is the year we’ll turn our poor sad Ash into a beautiful art piece.

via Terrain
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Volvo Art Session

I realize I’m a few weeks late, but I just had to post this.

Beginning February 9th, Volvo sponsored it’s own Art Session in Zurich’s Main Station. Over a period of five days, ten artists transformed the same white Volvo S60 over and over in the middle of Magnificent Hall amongst travelers and passers by. Each artist had a half day to spray and style the Volvo and it’s canvas background into their own distinct objet d’art.

Here is a time lapse video of the first five artists.


For full-length videos of each artist’s work, visit the film page on the Art Session’s site.

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Soul Food

I don’t know many artists who use their craft to express a daily reflection of their lives. But Uzbekistani-born illustrator and calligrapher, Dinara Mirtalipova, does just that — posting sweet little drawings that let you know how she’s feeling and what’s going on in her world.

January 7:

February 4:

February 8:

February 13:

March 1:

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The Greenest Playhouse EVER!

While I realize this is actually  a “suite” at the Kolarbyn eco-lodge in Sweden, how cool would it be for a kid — a super green playhouse in the backyard?! Put in some solar-powered lights and a couple of cots and sleep-overs would never be the same!

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Words to live by

I found this poster on With Style and Grace today, and I have to say I’m moved. It’s a passionate reminder that life is too short to be mediocre or unhappy. *love*

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