5 Fave Hot Teas for Creatives

I drink my weight in tea every day. Every new design starts with a new cup, it’s my ritual! So I wanted to quickly share 5 I’m loving right now, for all phases of my creative day. I won’t say they’re a cure-all, but they’re definitely a great companion for the happy artistic mind. P.S.…

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Designer Loves : Fave Pins Lately

Definitely caught spring dreaming in this lovely palette. It’s been a little crazy ’round here, but hoping to catch up and bring you some stellar posts soon! ‘Til then, I’d love you to follow me on Pinterest, it’s one of my most-loved designer utopias. Click here to find the pins for all of these happy…

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February’s Wisdom via Jim Elliot

During what I like to call the “dog days of winter,” along with my entire family visiting Blaise & me in Colorado, these words are ringing so true this month! I wish I could send you to the original artist, but all I can find is this… Go forth, friends – laugh, love, listen, be…

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Scratch & Sniff Guide to Wine by Richard Betts

“Wine is a grocery, not a luxury.” —Richard Betts One of my amazing friends gave me this Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert and I can’t put it down! I have happily read & sampled wines with it about 10 times since, so I thought it could be ‘wine-derful’ to share it with…

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Designer Loves : Antiquaria Modern Calligraphy

One of my most-loved resolutions this year was to write more beautifully packaged, calligraphed letters. I love to write, love to send little hellos, & most of all, love the design of the letterforms, envelope, & stamp combinations – is that the crazy designer in me? Yep, I’m mesmerized by calligraphy & was just recently…

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Happy Weekend from a Happy Beach : How to Pick Your Caribbean Island

Recently, I received word of this dreamy Tablet article Islands in the Sun : How to Pick Your Caribbean Island. My whole world stopped for a moment while I planned my ‘bbean vacay, dreaming I was kicked back in a hammock, sipping a crisp white wine, polka dot bikini clad. Thank you Tablet, for my weekly…

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100 Beautiful Engagement Rings on a Happy Budget

Blaise & I have been tossing around the idea of our engagement ring. It’s a happy, bright moment around here! But when he talks about the thousands of dollars he wants to invest in a diamond, I’m jolted by a slight shock that runs through every nerve in my body. This little ring, a big…

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A Designer’s At Home Try-On Marathon with Warby Parker, Rivet & Sway, & Fetch Eyewear

“The main thing is to have personal integrity. Oh, & traditional graphic design ruined my eyesight.” — Neville Brody in How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul My “designer eyes” are burning! Any other designer out there who leaves work at the end of the day & feels like your contacts have affixed to your…

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Pantone Home Colors : Navy & Indigo

Ever since I discovered the Pantone Universe at Lowe’s, I’ve been thinking of the rest of my world in coated and uncoated swatches. What’s that? You do too!!? Let’s party sometime. Recently, Blaise and I have made the {somewhat happy, somewhat melancholy} decision to stay in our Boulder condo for a little longer before moving into…

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Designer Loves : Links Lately

Here’s a collection of recent links I’ve adored : ART & DESIGN Unsplash from Ooomf has just released a new set of their fabulous royalty free photos (as seen above) » Paperless Post is killin’ it this Valentine’s Day. So Many fly greeting card designs » Take a thrill ride with Jody Mac Donald’s photographic journey and…

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