Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dana for W.E.

Loving the new West Elm Holiday Catalog adorned with Dana Tanamachi's the chalk art... I finally set down to look at it last night, recognized her amazing work immediately, & started drooling. {However, my eye was drawn more to the art & styling, versus the merchandise... not sure if thats a great thing for West Elm, but sure was lovely for my eye. Merch should ALWAYS speak louder than props & styling. Golden Rule No. 1 in Visual 2D & 3D world, eh?}

Nonetheless, her works of art are always beautiful, graphically proportioned, and perfectly detailed... I would love to have her come work some magic on our big kitchen chalkboard one day. :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

gold capped.

AWESOME tutorial on sayYes!tohoboken. These are a must on my "ever- growing, must-do, extra long, overly- ambitious Craft List. Always love me some metallic.
Happy, Happy Monday... the Holidays are officially here with a vengeance & I love it.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Giveaway over at S&S.

Sadie and Stella is doing a week of AWESOME giveaways on their blog for their one year birthday! They kindly asked if I wanted to participate... so head on over to their blog to win "a custom event design logo {In digital format} from MF Creative Designs. This logo can pop onto cupcake toppers, koozies, napkins, signs, etc... whatever the winner chooses to do with it, the sky's the limit." I LOVE their blog, sense of style, and great ideas... so to even have MF Creative Designs mentioned on their blog was flattering enough! Thanks you two! Can't wait to partner with the winner! Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Word as Image.

I am a true sucker for clever typography... well, heck, just beautiful typography & lettering in general. (Just one step in our home & this is confirmed with "letters" everywhere. Can't wait to show the nursery! eeekk!) I digress, Ji Lee, former Creative Director at Google, & NOW the Creative Director at Facebook, (whhhaaattt!? who is this man?) wrote Word as Image.

His rules: 1) Create an image out of a word, using only the letters in the word itself. 2) Use only graphic elements in the letters without adding outside parts.

His result is absolutely brilliant, witty, and innovative... this book is definitely moved to the top of my Christmas wish list. Ahem, Santa?!

{Images via here. Love her reviews.}

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

beyond thrilled...

Gaultier at the DMA... can-not wait! (Nov. 13, 2011 - Feb. 12, 2012)
The exhibition is called "From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk"... What an absolute treat for the city of Dallas!
Jean Paul Gaultier's work is nothing short of exquisite... I can't wait to see his detailed works of art up close & personal.
Happy Hump Day!