Made in Manila

Serious Studio

I’ll be heading to the Philippines in May, so I’ve been doing a bit of research on the local restaurant scene. Which is how I stumbled upon this brilliant bit of branding from Serious Studio, a Manila-based creative studio “dedicated to turning good ideas into great experiences”. Based on the exceptional design, I visited the web site (you might want to too – it’s awesome: The Girl & the Bull), and have determined it’s a must to check out while I’m in town!

The girl & the Bull

Spring Summer 2016 Graphics Trends from Fashion Snoops


An energetic look at pattern trends for next spring from Fashion Snoops, a global resource for style-related insights into the fashion industry. Today I’m sharing the top graphic / pattern directions they’re forecasting in womenswear for the Spring/Summer 2016 season.


Images courtesy of WeConnectFashion, an awesome company that helps fashion companies succeed through business networking, market research & fashion industry know-how.

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Today’s Track – Asheville Home, The Humble Grapes

Tomorrow I head out on a little adventure with girlfriends from college – to Asheville North Carolina. Random? A bit, I suppose. But I understand it’s an awesome town surrounded by some pretty stunning nature, and I’m looking forward to taking in as much as possible over the course of the next 5 days. I’ve been putting together an appropriate play list (as is my MO for our girls’ road trips) to set the proper mood in the rental car. Here’s a taste… Asheville Home by The Humble Grapes from their self-titled album, 2014.



One Sunday in New York – part 1

i spent last Sunday visiting a few home stores in Manhattan, snapping pics of stuff that tickled my fancy as I went along. Here’s a visual travelogue of the shopping adventure! Hope you enjoy the eye candy. (More to follow next week!)



Easter Cards 2015

Time to get hoppin’ if you plan to send out Easter greetings this year! Here are a few of my favorites from this year’s crop… (As always, click to shop!)

Bunny Rabbit Letterpress Card by greenbirdpress on Etsy
Green Bird Press, $4.50


SALE Neon Pink Striped Easter Egg Card Handmade by NEONLDN
Neon London, $1.60
Happy Easter letterpress card set of six by inkmeetspaper on Etsy
Ink Meets Paper, $16 / 6
Happy Easter greeting card by dutchdoor on Etsy
Dutch Door, $4.50
Funny Easter Card - Easter Card Humor - Hip Hop Hooray by ShopMa
Shop Madz, $3.50
Easter Card Hand Stamped Easter Original Envelope Book by Adasei
Adaseide, $3.88
East Egg Circle Letterpress Easter Egg Card by hartfordprints
Hartford Prints, $4.50
Decorated Egg Greeting Card by RIFLE PAPER Co. | Made in USA
Rifle Paper, $4.50
Cottontail grackle card by burdockandbramble on Etsy
Burdock & Bramble, $5



Today’s Track – I Worked Myself Into A Calm, Gemma Hayes

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day earlier this week, I thought I’d feature one of my favorite Irish singer/songwriters. I Worked Myself Into A Calm by Gemma Hayes from the EP Work to a Calm, 2003.

Gemma Hayes WTAC


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