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Whether you are a fan of the big V-day or not, you can’t deny the uplifting effect of flowers, especially in the depths of winter. Here’s some flower inspiration to stave off the chill. Above: Flowers 2 by Diane Barcelowsky, ink, watercolor and gouache on archival paper, available from Garage Gallery.
Bouquet of crochet Asters by leninka:
Gorgeous flower photographs by Nick Knight:
Set of 6 fruit blooming teas from DavidsTea:
Flower Field fabric by skinny la minx:
Hyacinth porcelain micro tile by Element Clay Studio:
Large Bronze silk organza flower by Mignonne Handmade:
Dried rose print by Miles of Light:
Floral Band print by britthermann:
Refreshing flower essence mists from Lotus Wei:
And it’s not too late to order our edible flower seed kits for Valentine’s day!
**NEW** Screen printed natural canvas totes with topographic map-inspired design available in my shop.
Friendly reminder: place all shop orders before December 17 for Christmas delivery. Happy holidays!
crazy/cute/weird origami from Japan’s Cochae design studio
I got a peaceful respite from the melee at Squam Art Workshops in New Hampshire this past weekend. My friend Elizabeth founded Squam and I’ve heard incredible things about it so it was awesome to have the chance to experience it for myself. I had a great time screen printing with Heather Moore of Skinny laMinx and learning embroidery from Cal Patch (the fruits of my labors are documented below).
New seed kits are coming in September!
Everything in the UK is so wonderfully designed. We spent most of our time in London, but got to travel the country quite a bit as well and escape the Olympic fever. In all honesty I spent most of the time soaking it all in instead of documenting it. But here are a few scenes from under the mostly gray skies.
As creative, challenging and fun as this job can be, sometimes our brains need a little break to recharge. The studio will be on a mini-hiatus for the next two weeks so we can come back better than before. We have some exciting projects to look forward to this summer — including launching new seed kits for the fall — so stay tuned.
Meanwhile, here are a few recent press tidbits that we are thrilled and honored to have received:
The cover design for A Cultural Dictionary of Punk was among Shortlist.com’s choice for 50 Coolest Book Covers.
The seed kits were chosen as merit winners in How Magazine’s 2012 Promotion Design Awards and will be featured in the September issue.
RealSimple.com included the seed kits in a roundup of unique Mother’s Day gifts.
Born from scouting nostalgia and a love of collecting, these embroidered badges can be worn in an infinite number of ways. Emblazon yourself or your gear with one badge or collect a few and create your own patterns. Our first edition of 4 badges (A, B, C, and D) are available for $4 each in our Etsy shop, or $14 for a set of any 4.
photo (right): Rachel Hulin
photo: Rachel Hulin
photos: Rachel Hulin