Category Archives: design

Fall Books for Gifting (and Keeping)

If print is dead, someone forgot to tell the gift book industry — there are so many great new releases this fall. Perfect for holiday giving, and keeping, too: Minimalist Crafters will love Sally Shim’s book, Pretty Packages. I’ve followed Sally’s blog for years*, and have always marveled at her gift wrap and party favor […]

London Shop: In House

New to London’s Redchurch Street (Shoreditch), In House is a clever combination of exhibition and shop. Curated by the design team at In House Studios, each month presents a new shoppable theme. The debut collection, “In Print”, is dedicated to all things paper and ink (filled with pencils, notebooks, rulers, and such — right up my […]

Nick Barclay Designs: Cocktail Prints

Perhaps it’s a sign that I’ve acclimated to England’s drinking culture (who wouldn’t?) but I am gaga for Australian designer Nick Barclay‘s minimalist, graphic take on ten classic cocktails. See the complete collection (and pick up a couple for your “lounge”) right here. martini images from nickbarclaydesigns.com // fellow londoners may appreciate his take on the […]

Week Twenty-one: London Tea Club

Confession: I am a coffee drinker and a coffee lover. But since moving to London, I’ve heard over and over how it was only a matter of time until I discovered the joys of tea and made the switch. Though I’m not ready to give up my morning au laits anytime soon, London Tea Club […]

Week Nineteen: Illustrator Love // Monica Ramos

Completely charmed by the artistic stylings of Brooklyn-based illustrator Monica Ramos. Her Tumblr is full of sweet-but-not-cloying watercolors: my favorites are her contributions to the series ‘what i wore to the studio’ as I love a good fashion illustration. images courtesy of monica ramos | a selection of her illustrations are available as prints at Etsy