Friday, May 29, 2009

Say Yes to Cool Diaper Bags

Yes, you can have a sweet diaper bag...for less than $100. These are so cute. These are awesome. Retrofied makes diaper bags that don't look like diaper bags, and bags that aren't diaper bags but could totally work for that. The best part: they are reversible. And not like when you turn it inside out to reveal a solid color with no features; but turn it inside out and you won't even know if you just turned it inside out or right side out. (Note how some of the consecutive pictures shown here are really the same bag). Such cute fabric. Definitely one of the best Etsy shops out there.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Betsey White

Um...why is it I search and search for awesome wedding invitation design, and manage to skirt around discovering an company like Betsey White? I love their work. I love their logo. I love their website design. You'll be as awestruck as me after you cruise through their incredibly beautiful, extensive, and fantastically organized blog.They are like that girl at school who has the perfect haircut, dresses like a fashion model, AND has a 4.0. Do I sound bitter? I do hope not! Jealous? Well, I am, a little.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Polish Design

I have a bit of Polish heritage in my family tree, which may have something to do with why I just love Polish design (try searching for that: it's spelled the same way as polish, as in nail polish). Here are a few things I've gathered. (Note: "Wycinanki" is traditional Polish paper cutouts). The above image is part of the first set below:

Norka's Flickr Photostream

Wycinanki Gallery at the Polish Center of Learning and Discovery

Larry and Jean's Flickr Photostream

Cheese Lady from Blue Rose Polish Pottery

Angel D'Amico screenprinted bag

Pressbound letterpress Wycinanki bird cards

Monday, May 25, 2009

Material Girls

I am wondering, do we really let the over-the-top fabulous designs we see out there influence our own lives, the way we dress and decorate our homes? Yes! So even though I will never live in a mansion, I will make my own cottage look fantastic with a little help from inspiring sources.

Here is another source: the Material Girls blog. With posts from Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and New York, this blog is growing a very diverse archive of inspiration for all kinds of interior design tastes. Their creative contributors highlight furniture, retail interiors, celebrity homes, art, and home decor finds. So much cool stuff to look at! I will be checking back often for more great finds.
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