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Here’s what I’ve been crushing on lately.

Satsuma Press‘s letterpress lovelies.  They make invites, stationary, calling cards, wedding invites, and just a whole lot of pretty letterpressed things.  I’m a sucker for it, I know, but they have nice modern design with a bit of a natural edge that’s really appealing.

I know that jewelry is all over the place, but that makes the occasional item that stands out all the more interesting.  I’m loving the line by Gemella Jewelry – the pieces are intricately crafted, with beautiful high-quality gemstones and a lovely approach to a traditional medium.  Great for mother’s day!

I was always taught in art school to NEVER use typography unless it killed you, especially in painting.  This lovely print makes me smile and say, screw that!  Love the message, love the execution.   Part of the 20×200 project (offering limited editions of awesome art prints for just $20!) I think that I need one on my wall.  Unless this year happens to kill me first.

Has anyone ever heard of this blog, Decorno?  I stumbled across it last weekend and did the thing where I clicked back so far, I felt a little ashamed of myself and had to stop.  At some point, it just gets creepy.  Anyway, the information is interesting, and the writing is FANTASTIC.  I’m not sure if it’s nobel-prize worthy, but it makes me laugh, and damnit, that’s enough for me.

I’m not afraid to admit it.  I go to garage sales A LOT.  At least I did before I moved to Arizona and discovered the wonders of one-stop flea market shopping.  However, it’s been a lifetime hobby for me and I can’t imagine going much longer without returning to the futile chase.  This amazing app solves the problem of “how do I hit as many garage sales as possible in one quick, efficent route?”.  It uses vulcan mind-meld to work google maps into craigslist listings and creating the perfect internet use.  All hail the almighty lifehacker.

A photographer from Boulder, Colorado is attempting to photography one million faces in just one year.  She’s turned it into a great way to raise money for charity, as well as meet lots of interesting people and support lots of interesting causes.  It’s fun to keep up with her progress and to see all of the amazing faces out there.  Check out more about the project here.

Speaking of photography – wow.  That’s all I can say to describe this photograph.  Taken by someone called Funambula (?) you can check out here tumblr here.  I love the sense of whimsy, and that color combination is just to die for.

Speaking of whimsical, who doesn’t want some rainbow cupcakes?  I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately and I’m dying to try to make some.  It looks like someone turned a leprechaun into a delicious, sweet sugary mess.  That’s right, I said it.  You can find a tutorial here to make your very own – if you do, I’d like to see what they look like!

That’s all for now, folks.  Thanks for allowing me to slowly dig through my bookmark list.  I hope you find something to pique your interest.

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I’ve been really into grays and yellows lately, and it seems that other people are too!  There’s all sorts of amazing stuff out there in this lovely color combination.  I like it because it’s spring-like, but a nice alternative to grass greens and easter pastels.  It reminds me of a stormcloud after it rains and then sunshine that’s sure to follow soon after.

I’ve been coveting this letterpress desk set from Elum.  It’s got such a wonderful variety of card sizes and shapes, with gorgeous envelopes to match.  You can find it here, along with some other magnificent items.

This is a beautiful little DIY wedding project from the ladies over at Style Me Pretty.  I think that you could use this idea and modify it for a number of occassions, but I love the pattern on the cardstock as well as the styling itself.  You can get more complete instructions here.

I found this lovely color board over at flickr.  What a great summary of all of the styles that I’ve been digging combined with such a fresh color combo!  See it larger here.

I love these simple and modern monogramed card sets from Perideau Designs.  They come in a variety of colors, as well as some other really interesting designs in the shop.

Love a good architectural photo.  Something about how the dark gray of the clouds is so nicely juxtaposed with the brightness of the building.  See more wonderful photos here.

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fridayfaves-feb6 Friday faves are back!  And thank goodness, because this is my favorite time of the week when I get to compound all of the cool treasures that I find.

First off is Jelanie.  She designs really fun and funky prints, with bright colors and really mod patterns.  A lot of it reminds me of the sort of scandanavian designs you see around, but to me, they are a bit more accessible.  Plus, it would look great just hanging on your wall!

Next is exclamationpoint.  In addition to these really cool felt and floss bracelets, she has a lot of beautiful and delicate sterling silver jewelry.  You’ll also find more whimsical felt goodies as well as a few surprise extras!

I am loving these hummingbird necklaces from kuss.  I know that people might be tired of all of the birds you’re seeing around the DIY universe but I like the hummingbird because it’s really understated, and it’s not a barn swallow!  She also has more beautiful bird shapes, if hummingbirds aren’t your thing.  She hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina – have to love the international etsy flavor!

Last, but definitely not least is one of my all time favorites, Sycamore Street Press. I love the whimsical designs, the bright colors, and the cheeky irreverance.  There is stationery, cards, calendars, photo mats, tags, book plates – the list goes on and on!  You could stock your life entirely in letterpress (and who doesn’t that notion appeal to!).

Thanks to this weeks awesome designers – please, keep up the good work!

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