Thursday, October 28, 2010

Movie poster redux

I've been seeing a lot of 're-imagined' movie posters floating around the interwebs lately, but these three from Nineteen Eighty Eight are probably my favorite.

I mean, look at that Gremlin shadow —I'm smitten.

I'm thinking about starting my own series of re-imagined Meryl Streep movie posters, because just the thought makes me so excited I want to quit my job and do nothing all day except Streep designy things.

Although, I'm not sure there's a huge market outside of myself, so it's more of a keep-me-busy thing than a make-millions thing.

Anyway, if I actually make any progress I'll post some pics, so we all have that to look forward to.

(via OMGposters)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Black Apple (swwwooon)

I am hopelessly obsessed lately with the creepy/cute style of The Black Apple. I know I've posted about her before, and at the risk of sounding like a stalker, I have spent hours drooling over her works.

I mean, Onion Head doll?!

I think, being borderline albino myself, I most admire her white-haired beauties and soft, muted tones. The Milkland collection in particular is just too beautiful for words.

Buy her (very reasonably priced) things here and read her blog here.

I want to go to there.

During an epic, week-long road trip to New England (my first) a few years ago, we stopped for a few days in the Berkshires to see a play at the Williamstown Theater Festival (acronym: WTF, for real... I get emails every few weeks in the summer that say things like 'WTF is going on this weekend!' and I chuckle like the 12-year old I am).

The whole area is absolutely gorgeous, Williamstown especially.

We were there in late August, so we didn't get to experience the amazing fall foliage, but I could only imagine those tree-packed mountains exploding with mind-blowing color, and I vowed to go back one day as a designated leaf peeper (that's what they're called, kids, I swear).

This delightful illustration this morning on design*sponge by the uber talented Julia Rothman made me wish that I was on my way to MA like, RIGHT NOW.

Monday, October 25, 2010


My dad sent me what is basically a 'chain' email today, because he's over fifty, still has an aol email address and writes everything in ALL CAPS. He's that guy.

But, you can't deny that these pumpkins are amazing, even if I don't know who carved them/where they came from, because chain emails aren't exactly known for their adherence to proper credits.

So just enjoy, and feel bad because there's no way anything you've carved this year looks this bad ass. Sorry.

Friday, October 22, 2010


So the man and I have been obsessed with Dexter lately (I know, we're always years behind in cultural trends, blah blah) and have devoured the first three seasons in about a month.

 These amazing limited edition screen prints by Ty Mattson were featured today on design*sponge and I can't stop drooling over them.

I wish they were a teensy (ok, a lot) more affordable because I kinda need them real bad.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


So do you think when December 31, 1950 rolled around, the people behind these Pan-Am ads from 1934 were disappointed? Embarrassed? Still waiting for their 150 mile-per-hour auto-propeller space car?

Either way, I'm in love with these (and I'll take my auto propeller any day now, thanks).

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sheep must be SO WARM.

These are happening.

My feet are super cozy and warm, although my socks are bunching up a little, which needs to be resolved; I know, I'm the one crazy person in the world who has poor enough circulation to want to wear additional footwear with the warmest boot known to man, FORGIVE me.

If you know of a magical sock solution, don't be greedy! I NEED YOUR INTEL so please share k?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vintage Road Maps

I'm doing a design that I'm basing off of vintage road maps, the kind that were put out by filling stations of yesteryear, like Sinclair, Sunoco, Esso, Sohio, etc.

I'm totally loving the graphics, and the cheesy taglines... I wish road trips were this exciting (and cheap!) nowadays.

All photos found on Flickr, and I'm too lazy to credit each one. Sorry I'm such a bum.

Also, I included the 'Play it safe mister!' kid because he completely creeps me out, and now he's creeping you out... Sorry for that too, I guess.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

If I had a baby...

He/she would have both of these things.

Taxi booties? I'm dying of adorable overload.

Custom quilt maps of New York City neighborhoods? I might just get one of these for myself...

It's a wrap

To say I have an obsession with wrapping paper would be a gross underestimation. I adore wrapping paper. I covet, collect, hoard and ration it. I have so much, but I get so attached that I never want to use my papers to actually wrap gifts, hence the hoarding.

These papers in French Paper's Pop ink line are definitely worth collecting. And maybe even for wrapping a few gifts as well.

Monday, October 11, 2010


So, I love fall, blah, blah, who doesn't love fall, right? But what I love most about fall isn't the wonderfully crisp weather, or the ability to wear three shirts and a jacket, or even the amazingly vibrant leaf colors — I love cornstalks.

Or more specifically, corn shocks, although I kind of refuse to call them that because it mostly sounds like you're mispronouncing stalk.

But anyway, growing up I longed, with every inch of my fall-loving being, to live in a house with an unbearably festive cornstalk-wrapped porch. I don't know why exactly, but that was the ultimate dream, one I finally realized last year.

This year, I went the extra mile and cornstalked my fence posts too; next year I'll probably do the porch, the fence posts, all of my trees, mailbox post, and anything else that sits still long enough for me to wrap in cornstalks.

I know it's crazy, but I can't help but smile every time I look at my festive home; go ahead, and gaze upon the autumnal glory that is, CORNSTALKS.

Along with the essential stalks, I am also currently obsessed with white pumpkins, spooky wreaths, and this doormat I got from the always-wonderful Target Halloween collection.