Random Moments

Just a few photos from the last few BUSY weeks! Something is always going on - including teaching Art this summer. :)

Rad bike on the street at Summer Soulstice. Yep, I said rad.

Rad bike on the street at Summer Soulstice. Yep, I said rad.

Strawberry Fest - my favorite fest of them all!

Strawberry Fest - my favorite fest of them all!

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the Pabst Theater.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the Pabst Theater.

Gertie got a homemade haircut. She looks like a tiny goat.

Gertie got a homemade haircut. She looks like a tiny goat.

Some of the color chaos from my art class! We make serious messes.

Some of the color chaos from my art class! We make serious messes.

Vintage embroidered "four and twenty blackbirds" - courtesy of eBay! Love it.

Harlem - “Someday Soon”

The feel-good chaos of Harlem’s Someday Soon was exactly what I was looking for this morning. This video is amazing in a way - it lets you vicariously live out all the things you’d do if you and your friends collectively lost your minds for a while. Fireworks, cemetery pinatas and spray paint…say no more, as I am sold.


(via gorilla vs bear)

Weekend Vintage: Strawberry Fest

Summer is the best because there are great festivals every weekend. This weekend is one of my favorites: Strawberry Fest!! Can’t wait for strawberry wine and shortcake allllll day!

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Vintage Red Straw Hat from kakalinarose

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Vintage Strawberry Ring from theumbrellaco

vintage-green-wedges-from-vintagegreenlimited
Vintage Green Wedges from vintagegreenlimited

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Vintage Wicker Clutch from RainyPenguinVintage

vintage-silky-ruffle-blouse-from-treeandkimballmarket
Vintage Silky Ruffle Blouse from treeandkimballmarket

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Vintage Strawberry Charm Bracelet from PurpleDeerVintage

vintage-red-faux-suede-dress-from-coldfish
Vintage Red Faux Suede Dress from Coldfish

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Vintage Strawberry Jar from TheGinghamOwl

vintage-1960s-flowers-butterflies-dress-from-stuckonvintage
Vintage 1960s Flowers Butterflies Dress from StuckOnVintage

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Vintage Red Flats from plastictags

Two Door Cinema Club: Something Good Can Work (Acoustic)

I love Two Door Cinema Club’s Something Good Can Work. This acoustic version is particularly good. I heart Irish accents in a big way. The debut album, Tourist History, is out now.

Weekend Vintage: Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day! Here are some super-fab vintage goodies for dad. XOXO.

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Vintage Shaving Mug from beppiebags

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1957 Framed Lithograph from MagiaMia

vintage-converse-chuck-taylors-from-willowcreeksparrow
Vintage Converse Chuck Taylors from WillowCreekSparrow

vintage-1960s-golf-club-cleaning-kit-from-awapplesauce
Vintage 1960s Golf Club Cleaning Kit from AwApplesauce

chic-black-vintage-frames-from-eklecticxplosion
Chic Black Vintage Frames from eklecticxplosion

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Vintage Handyman’s Guide by HennepinVintage

vintage-argus-c-4-rangefinder-camera-from-riversideharbor
Vintage Argus C 4 Rangefinder Camera from riversideharbor

vintage-lemon-citizen-watch-from-freddyfabulon
Vintage Lemon Citizen Watch from FREDDYFABULON

vintage-beer-stein-from-vintagebiffann
Vintage Beer Stein from vintagebiffann

vintage-airplane-cufflinks-from-madameva
Vintage Airplane Cufflinks from madameva

Wisconsin Shout-out from Katie Kirk

I found these awesome wedding invitations on ffffound today - of course, giving them bonus points for referencing Wisconsin. I was also pleased to see that they are the work of Katie Kirk of Eight Hour Day. I love their design and illustration so much - fresh colors and clean lines! XOXO.

Wedding Invitations from Katie Kirk/Eight Hour Day

Wedding Invitations from Katie Kirk/Eight Hour Day

WEDnesday Inspiration: 06.16.2010

I mentioned that I went to two weddings this past weekend; they were both so lovely - but incredibly different. One was very traditional in the sense that it was in a church, had a large wedding party, adorable cakes on every table and an amazing reception full of dancing people. The other wedding was equally charming, but its charm came from the simplicity! The setting was our beautiful beach on Lake Michigan (it is actually really, really amazing) and the ceremony was followed by a small luncheon. I loved them both, but the beach inspired today’s post.

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1. Veil from heknowsmyname 2. PaperMichelle photo 3. Shoes Optional from sweetestmoments

Beach Invitations from Sarah Parrott

Beach Invitations from Sarah Parrott

Beach Wed Bracelet from iadornu

Beach Wed Bracelet from iadornu

Beach Bouquet Toss photo from John Mueller

Beach Bouquet Toss photo from John Mueller

NeoCon 2010 - Chicago

Good morning guys! I’ve been up for a while now, packing my things and getting ready to head to Chicago for NeoCon 2010! I will try to get some great photos of the exhibitions and some top secret design 411 for you all!

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**UPDATE: Here are a few photos from my visit! Lots to see…I would recommend a visit!**

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neocon-2-textiles
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neocon-5-izzy-u
neocon-6-haworth-mirror
neocon-7-samples
neocon-8-chairs
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neocon-10-herman-miller-exhibit

Pretty Things: 06.14.2010

Big girls play dress-up too. XOXO.

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1. Striped Dress from Ouma (photography by Galaxie Andrews) 2. Late for the Party Print from The Light Fantastic
3. Legs Photo from Sandra Freij (via ffffound) 4. Crown of Flowers from irisi

Breakbot featuring Irfane - “Baby I’m Yours”

Breakbot’s “Baby I’m Yours” is an immediate feel-good jam - but I put it up because of the insane video! The director, Irina Dakeva, did 2000 watercolors to achieve this look. What a crazy undertaking! So worth it.


(via The Fader)

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