Friday, February 29, 2008

Catherine Ledner

I find these images by photgrapher Catherine Ledner quite facinating...Love the vibrant colours and wallpaper! Do check out Catherine's book, Animal House, featuring her fantastic animal photography.

Imagekind Story Frame™

I recently found out about Imagekind, the world's fastest-growing online community for creating, buying and selling custom framed artwork and photography. Imagekind recently released their "Story Frame™" collection, a group of customized framing products that allows anyone to transform a series of digital images into a story worth telling.

It has been a few months since I got the very talented Ron Lee of Eyedea's photography to capture the moments of my little girl Vera playing in a park. Some of the gorgeous pictures Ron took were sent to Imagekind and transformed in a gorgeous story frame that is now hanging in Vera's room. I really like the idea that Imagekind’s high museum quality framed works will ensure that the pictures will be preserved and kept as a wonderful keepsake for my child as she grows up.

If you have a kiddo, you may be interested to know that Imagekind is currently organising a "First Moments" Contest. Between now and March 15th, you can send 2 or 3 digital photos of your child’s “firsts” - first day of school, baby’s first bites, first trip to the beach, first time meeting Grandma, that together tell a great story. It could be a collection of different “firsts” or a few shots of one great moment. Imagekind will choose four lucky winners whose photos tell the best story to receive a custom Story Frame™ worth $100. To enter, simply email them your digital photos along with a brief explanation to

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mary Emma Howthorne

I really love these mixed media collages by artist Mary Emma Howthorne. Mary uses her paintings as metaphors for concerns and inspirations in her life. The nolstalgic, aesthetic and emotional elements in her work really intriques me. (via Freshly Blended)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Recycled textiles

These cushion covers made from clothes care labels really take recycled fabrics to the next level! Requires 4 weeks lead time to snip and make from scratch. (via indie-guest)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Marian Bantjes

I have always loved unique typography so it is no surprise that I am drawn to the work of Marian Bantjes. The work featured here is her recent project for Stefan Sagmeister's “Things I have learned in my life so far” series.

Similar to the piece she made from sugar (“Indestructible”) for the Fox River Paper booklet, Marian uses sugar to script the phrase "If I want to explore a new direction professionally, it is helpful to try it out for myself first." She wrote the phrase five times, photographed it, and then destroyed it and photographed the destroyed version. Do check out her website for more images of the project. Sweet! (via Sub-studio)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Knock Knock

Here are some really cool and witty stationary from Knock Knock.

(above) 3-Way Pads organize useful lists into 3 logical thirds. With an elastic band for closure, everything is conveniently contained in one portable, stylish unit.

(above) Witty and honest filing folders

Friday, February 8, 2008

Clever ideas to declutter

I came across this clever idea on HGTV on how to recycle tin cans to wonderful storage organisers. For more ideas and instructions, click here.

(above) "Hot glue heavy-duty magnets to ten soup cans and stick them to a steel cookie sheet. Hang it within kids’ reach using a plate hanger. Use the cups to hold crayons, chalk, markers and even Legos. Label the cans for easy clean up."

(above) Organise the little odds and ends in the drawer with these tuna cans!

(above) Now this is something I need to do! "Bolt three eye-catching blueberry cans to a wooden cutting board with a frame hanger on the back."

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Pool party

Above is a photo of what appears to be a family underwater. But the water is not in the pool, it is on the glass lid above. Now here is an idea for something looking for a pool party to talk about!

via Emanco

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


I found out about this gorgeous shop in Sweden called Jellybean via a beautiful and humourous blog called mackin ink today. The colours are so yummy I could eat them right off the screen! Thank you Karey for finding this!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Design for Mankind - Inspiration

The beautiful blog Design for Mankind has just released their first ever e-zine called "Inspiration". Dedicated to the design community, this online publication consists of twenty pages worth of absolute inspiration. What's more, it is available to download for free! Thank you Erin for doing this! I absolutely enjoyed the gorgeous pics, links and words of inspiration on the first issue and am eagerly looking forward to the second!

ps: Do email Erin ASAP at if you'd like to be involved in Issue #2.