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09 28 2012 - Links Loved

“Hands” by Man Ray. Image via Things That Quicken the Heart

Miss Moss does it again. Loved the Fashion Mash Ups she posted this week.

Apple’s catalogue from 1983 via Nubby Twiglet

It’s hard for me NOT to re-blog every single image from Love Music Wine and Revolution 

I’m constantly and consistently impressed by the bold playful graphics and collages Mrs Lillian creates for her blog. I always leave her page with a smile on my face.

I live in NYC but decided one weekend I should stay at the Carlyle Hotel. It was magical. Naturally I loved Amy Merrick’s post on a wedding that took place there.

I’ve mentioned her here before, but I can’t help but share Garance Doré’s “Pardon My French” series- this week featuring Jenna Lyons, Creative Director of J.Crew.

 

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09 27 2012 - Inspired By

I discovered the portfolio of Allan Peters about a year ago and frequently visit it for a little dose of inspiration (and in hopes that there is new work to be seen). Below is my absolute favorite project on his site… Look closely, you’ll appreciate the details.

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09 26 2012 - Inspired By

Today I am pleased to share with you the “designy illustrations” of Mikey Burton. An Ohio native, Mikey Burton proudly describes his design aesthetic as “Midwesterny” and draws much of his inspiration from artifacts found throughout the hardworking, blue collar Rust Belt: old type-specimen sheets, arcane equipment manuals and ancient textbooks. Below are some of my favorites from his portfolio.

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  1. I love your shirts! They are so very uniuqe and as an avid reader and bookworm, wearing my favorite books are just a new way to show my love. If you could, I would love to see a Count of Monte Cristo shirt. It would happen to be my absolute favorite book of all time &is a great classic adventure that generations have fallen in love with. Maybe even some other Ray Bradbury shirts like The Illustrated Man or Something Wicked This Way Comes would be nice. I happen to own the Fahrenheit 451 shirt. Thank you!

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09 25 2012 - Inspired By

I’ve always loved the spirt and style of French New Wave films, and no one did it better than Godard. Equally compelling were the beauty and style of the women he chose to star in his films.Below are some of my favorites.

Jean Seberg. Image via Stone Souls

Jean Seberg. Image via Vienu Vasaru

Jean Seberg. Image via A Conversation on Cool.

Jean Seberg. Image via The Impossible Cool.

Anna Karina. Image via Black Dream Hole

Anna Karina. Image via St. Januarius

Anna Karina. Image via On Sugar and Writing

With his muse: Godard and Anna Karina. Image via Only Said Goodbye with Words

Brigitte Bardot. Image via Love is a Losing Game

Brigitte Bardot. Image via Women Love Diamonds

Brigitte Bardot. Image via Women Love Diamond

Brigitte Bardot. Image via Cinema

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    1. I’m not usually a great fan of M. Monroe, but I love this piurcte of her! Nothing like a women who laughs & enjoys life! It’s all serious enough as it is… (Plus, she has a GREAT umbrella there!) :o)*hearts*pilli pilli

  2. I’m not usually a great fan of M. Monroe, but I love this pturcie of her! Nothing like a women who laughs & enjoys life! It’s all serious enough as it is… (Plus, she has a GREAT umbrella there!) :o)*hearts*pilli pilli

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09 24 2012 - Obsessions and Influences

In anticipation of her upcoming lecture this Thursday at New York’s AIGA event, I couldn’t be more pleased to share with you are some of my favorite work by one of my design idols, and huge influence on my own work- Louise Fili.


All images from Louise Fili LTD. website

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  1. That’s one of the reasons I never lieknd any blogs to mine. I couldn’t bare the idea of having to remove the ones that just weren’t that good after awhile. That and I don’t care to learn to use the links thingy.: EserethI had a really hard time with the sidebar thing. Mine has all the people I enjoy reading. The ones I’ve removed are those that disappear, no longer posting. It was a major concern to have one because it seemed kind of icky and political. These things can get a little weird. Who goes where and so on. I finally decided to make them alphabetical. Patricia remained at the top because she is my elder/teacher and deserves the place of respect (it’s a Thai thing) … but I really did struggle with the whole idea. Everyone will go through phases of being good and not being good. Sometimes I wish they could be hidden. If anyone knows how, let me know. 🙂 Peace, ~Chani

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09 24 2012 - Weekend Snapshots

First official weekend of Fall! I spent it somewhat reclusively, catching up on reading, taking pictures, and picking some some “autumn inspired” flower bouquets at the Farmers Market in my neighborhood. How was your weekend?

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  1. Oh – I can see new ones added here! Love your work Mia! Had a look through your folio as well and I am so isesermpd.When I am finally back in Sweden again we must catch up and have a nice long art chat! xx Charlotta

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09 21 2012 - Links Loved

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Jessica Hische’s famous Daily Drop Cap series will soon grace the covers of Penquin Classics. See the first six titles over at Design Work Life

A friend of mine sent me a link yesterday to a site called Ten Dollar Fonts. Really fun display fonts…. made me want to design posters!

Time just released a list of the 50 best websites of 2012 (via Nubby Twiglet)

I liked Tips for Laying Out Blog Posts over on A Beautiful Mess

I really like the Dress Your Tech series DesignLoveFest has been doing. I downloaded one last night.

Have you heard of a site called Fonts In Use? It shows “type at work in the real world”. Love it.

I discovered A Girl, A Style a while back and it’s quickly become one of my favorite fashion blog bookmarks.

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09 20 2012 - Inspired By

I’ve always been drawn to the somewhat irreverent style of Kelly Wearstler. I couldn’t have been more excited a few years ago, when a friend mentioned she had started a blog, My Vibe, My Life. I was hooked from the start. As she describes it,

“I am always aware of my surroundings and I spend time each day searching for beautiful and unusual things. I have an inherent affection for taking photos of the things that capture my attention and excite me. This is a personal collection of photos I have taken some old, some new. These images give me moments of happiness and inspiration during my busy days. I invite you into my vibe life.”  

I couldn’t be more thrilled for the invitation. I hope you are as well.

All above photo’s from the post, Dog Gone It

 

All above photo’s from the post, Gold, Silver, Bronze

 

 

All above photo’s from the post, Something to Sink Your Teeth Into

 

All above photo’s from the post, Stripes Earned

 

All above photo’s from the post, Very Vermillion

 

All above photo’s from the post, For the Birds

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  1. I just could not leave your web site prior to suggesting that I actually loved the usual info a person supply
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  2. Being in the fashion intrdsuy, I just LOVE that Kelly has such a fearless fashion sense that clearly translates to her interiors as well – what amazing shoes in that first pic, and that little watercolor red crocodile clutch in the second – yum, Amidst all the schlepping and the swatches, she reminds us that design CAN be glamorous 😉 I was so pleased to recently discover that you do a similar feature to what I have always loved doing – relating runway to room. Love and thanks for sharing xo.

  3. Yet another petrlcfey composed photograph! To my way of thinking, this is one of the many hallmarks of a truly brilliant aesthete the ability to enter a room and immediately, instinctively gravitate to its epicenter, and by that I don’t mean epicenter in the technical sense, but rather its pulse, the place from which its energy eminates most meaningfully. This ability, of course, is also absolutely essential in the creation of a room, or any aesthetic vignette, for that matter.

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09 19 2012 - Inspired By

Today I bring you the work of illustrator Chris Martin. I love his intricate style of illustration- it almost feels like it belongs in another era- but at the same time has a freshness to it that feels very “now” too. I was most impressed with his work for Johnny Walker. Head over to his site and check out more of his amazing work.

As usual, all above work is from the illustrator’s personal website, found here.

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09 18 2012 - Inspired By

I stumbled upon the work of Mario Hugo via Site Inspire and was drawn in immediately with the mix of drawings, high-end fashion work and experimental typography. Below are a few of my favorites, but go over and check out his work for yourself…. you won’t be disappointed.

All images from the portfolio site of Mario Hugo.

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