I’ve been seeing lots of cool, inspiring state-inspired design + illustration works. Here are some of my favorites:
This one is a USA map illustration covered with hand-drawn type about how neighborhoods around the U.S. got their names. How cool is that? Created by Micah Lidberg for Good magazine (found via Kitsune Noir).
This one is by Amy Ruppel, inspired by her home state, Oregon. Hope she’s making this a series with the other states, too! :)
Every designer in the blogosphere know her. This one is by the oh-so-brilliant Jessica Hische.
Last but not least, this one is illustrated by one of my favorite artist, Katie Daisy. Utterly talented and sweet!
Or… for the grown-up who’s not afraid to admit that they love these stuffs, too.
I came across the ReForm School shop via Jessica Hische‘s twitter and I was completely hooked to their stuffs especially the ones in the child development section. For kids, that is. I mean, who wouldn’t love these super adorable stuffs?
Kids these days are so lucky!
I’m constantly blown away by illustrators, especially children book illustrators, who have such a distinct style. I came across one of Yoo Byun‘s work through Share Some Candy and I was totally smitten. Her illustrations have such a lovely color palette and they’re just delightfully whimsical.
This is the kind of Save The Date design that makes you just absolutely want to save the date. Simple and creative. A result of brilliant idea that was excellently designed and very well executed. Definitely one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. The revealed production cost was not ridiculously expensive either. Designed by L’Office Optimiste, via FPO.
Easter and bunny peeps-eating might have passed but looking at this particular diorama from The Washington Post’s Peeps Show totally made my day :) It’s not surprising that this diorama, which idea was taken from one of my most favorite movie ever “Up”, ended up being the winner of the show.
This is how they created the “illusion” of the house being off the ground.
And here’s my favorite detail of the diorama…
Isn’t that just simply adorable?!
Ooops… it’s been too long since I last blog. I have to tell you that I haven’t been around blogs lately. I have hundreds of unread post in my Google Reader which explains how long I’ve been away. Sorry! I’ve just been doing a lot of work + school stuffs (read: designing, screen printing, practicing piano, learning chinese, etc…).
So, first of all, happy (belated) Easter to you! Last week, I was in need of an outfit for Easter. I had such a low and tight budget, so it seemed like I couldn’t buy a new outfit. I open up my closet to look for something decent and found this plain, boring, white cardigan from Target. I thought I could pair it with a black and white dress that I have.
Trying to be savvy on a low-budget, I decided to jazz it up just a bit. Not that I have a lot of “fashion” related post on this blog, but I thought I just wanted to share this quickie DIY project :) So, I went to a fabric store and bought some black lace. Also, I always love to browse on the remnant section just because lots of times there’s a lot of great leftover fabrics with marked down prices. I found some black organza and black polyester remnant and which were 50% off (score!). I spent about $5 total in the fabric store, *ka-ching!* Not bad.
Then I got home, spent about an hour to sew using my two bare hands, and voila…
And here it is in action on Easter day. Next to me was the husband, of course.