Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Anti-Man-Cave

I'm not really the pink kind of girl. But if these images made up one real home, I would say that this is where I'd spend time when the mood strikes to have a pedicure, drink champagne and watch Breakfast at Tiffany's. Or when I want to blast Girls Just Want to Have Fun from a sweet set of Hello Kitty speakers while I dance and sing at the top of my lungs. (That mood doesn't strike as often and I'm pretty sure that's what having a pink house is for).








Photos via Absolutely Beautiful Things, Ish and Chi, Domino, and Selina Lake

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Magnificent

The stage design for U2's 360 Tour is wicked cool. I say 'wicked cool' because I saw their show last weekend at Gillette Stadium and it's only fitting to throw in a measure of good old Boston slang. Their stage looks like a spaceship straight out of War of the Worlds - it changes colors, rotates and does everything short of taking flight. Craziness.



Top photo via U2.com; bottom photo taken from my seat (booya!)


As always, they put on an amazing show and I highly recommend trying to score some tickets if they're coming to a city near you.


(The U2 fans get the post title reference, right? 'Magnificent' is a track on their latest album, No Line On the Horizon - take a listen!)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Font Friday

I totally picture Lady Gaga when I see this font


But it could be either retro or modern depending on how you're using it. In any case, I love how the O's are like disco balls.

Download it at dafont.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Welcome

I love a punchy colored front door. It sets the tone for your home and says 'Come on in! Really cool people live here!'







Photos via Domino, House Beautiful, A Life More Fabulous, Aesthetic Outburst and AT


Such a nice departure from the same old colors, don't you think?



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crazy About: Subway Signs

Well, if you haven't already guessed, I'm a smidge enamored with New York City - to the point where if I'm driving across the George Washington Bridge and can't stop, I will roll down the window just to get a whiff of the city air. True story. (And to follow up to my New York State of Mind post, I am happy to announce that I managed to spend a few hours in the city a couple weeks ago! Yay! I would classify it as a successful trip - I had brunch at one of my favorite restaurants, saw a celebrity, got a DELICIOUS cupcake the size of my face, and even caught a glimpse of Fashion Week in Bryant Park.)

But back to the post ... I'm loving subway signs. Not the current ones with the bright circles - old school subway signs. Vintage subway signs. The ones below are from Restoration Hardware. They sell a few different sizes with different locations. (Also of note is that chair and the printmaker table - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!)


In search of a less expensive option, I came across this website that sells signs similar to those you may have seen in movies like Monster-In-Law and Spiderman III. Some are genuine vintage subway signs that have been restored which is cool because you can have an actual piece of New York history - some date all the way back to the 1920's. Not much cheaper than RH, but they are the real deal. You can even customize a sign by selecting from variety of destination panels, some hard to find. And fortunately, they also sell limited edition prints on canvas that closely resemble the vintage originals for just a couple hundred bucks.


And just so you know, I do have interests beyond New York City and prints. I'll prove it.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Font Friday

I could spend hours looking at fonts and imagining all of the ways in which I could use them.

Currently, I'm obsessed with these fonts and looking for a way to incorporate them into a design project




Here's what we'll do: you have some kind of Parisian circus, I'll create the invitations and posters, and we won't invite any clowns. Sounds good, no?

If you love these fonts too, you can download them here.