Red Velvet sandwich cookies with printable box sleeves

Monday, February 1st, 2010 | 2 Comments

The first day of February! Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and today I had the honor of guest-blogging a Valentine themed DIY project over at Mint. I’m so excited to share it with you!

Thank you SO MUCH Ellie and Mint readers for having me!

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Friends of Type

Monday, February 1st, 2010 | 1 Comment
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Can’t believe that this is my first time discovering this magnificent typography blog. Friends of Type is a collection of type-related sketches and works in progress of three designers: Erik, Aaron, and Jason. From one blog post to another, they continue to amaze me!

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Friday’s Favorite Five

Friday, January 29th, 2010 | Add a Comment

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This week is the second week of school and life has been pretty crazy. I only finished ONE, i repeat, one Love Ardently project this week. Time has been consumed by school stuffs, and I really didn’t anticipate this to happen. :( This explains why I haven’t been on LOD as well, sorry! Anyway, Friday’s here and this is my catching up day. Lots and lots of things need to be done, but I’m gonna take a breath for a bit and present you my FFF :)

+ Helvetica Cookies over at Hello Typo. Am I dreaming?

+ Heart Home Rug at Design Milk. Lovely and just in time for Valentine’s day :)

+ Letterpress Drop Cap by Jessica Hische. The price is far out of my reach, but i love everything about this print!

+ Think of Me handkerchief by Bird and Banner.

+ Wedding Scrapbook on OSBP by The Haystack Needle. So lovely! Err… which is a reminder for me to do (begin) mine.

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Food Illustration by Claudia Pearson

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 | Add a Comment

So inspired by these food illustration from Claudia Pearson’s etsy shop. Lovely illustration style :)

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365 ampersand

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Thanks to Kristina at My Heart Behaves, I stumbled upon the Ampersand Ampersand project. Celebrating the beauty of the ampersand, one ampersand is posted each day in this blog, along with a link to the foundry’s website. I can’t keep my eyes off of this blog!

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Austen for Valentine

Monday, January 25th, 2010 | Add a Comment

The last week of January! How fast time flies. Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and most people know that I’m a big fan of romantic novels especially those written by Jane Austen. If you haven’t figured out yet, the name “Love Ardently” actually was inspired by a quote in Pride and Prejudice said by Mr. Darcy to Elizabeth, “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you“.

So, when I found Brookish on Etsy, I was almost jumping off my chair, literally. I think these are the most perfect Valentine’s gift for a romantic who loves Jane Austen’s quotes (such as moi :)). How can one not love these?

And these are my favorites. :)

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Tulle, I’m in love

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 | 1 Comment

I’ve been a big fan of Ouma, an etsy shop selling feminine, poofy dresses with vintage look. I love how they combine the casual striped tees with the dressy feminine tulle. Not to mention, a pair of shiny stilettos. It’s casual meeting classic and romantic! Love, love, love the photo styling and of course the dresses!

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Missed Connections

Thursday, January 14th, 2010 | Add a Comment

I had no idea that something on Craiglist can turned into such beautiful arts. If you are as clueless as I was, read the article right here.

Sophie Blackall, an editorial + children’s book illustrator, was inspired by the heartfelt messages on Craiglist New York’s missed connection forum and thus the Missed Connections project was born. It is basically an ongoing series of paintings based on real, anonymous messages posted online by lovelorn strangers. I love her illustration style and the way she convey some regular messages into a work of art. Besides, all these true stories are just so interesting.

All of these beautiful illustrations are on sale over at her Etsy shop.

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Robert Ryan Paper Cutting

Monday, January 11th, 2010 | 2 Comments

I’ve been admiring the art of paper cutting lately. I’m beginning the week with this inspiring and awesome paper cutting artist from London, Robert Ryan. His typographic style is very unique. I love how he works with paper cutting art and also moves to lots of different directions (like screen printing) with it. His portfolio website is currently under construction but he has a blog and an etsy shop.

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Saelee Oh’s Illustration

Friday, January 8th, 2010 | 1 Comment

New artist crush! :) Saelee Oh‘s works has that lovely charm. Looking at her illustration, I felt like being taken to a dreamy fairytale world somewhere. I love her color palettes. I especially adore the way she combines illustrating and paper cutting art. I am a fan.

Looking at works from talented artists like her makes me want to take an illustration class. :)

These ones are from her recent solo exhibition called “Tangled Tales“.

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