...which means these limited-edition prints from Hunting Bears do as well. Beautifully well-designed posters featuring lyrics by The Smiths? I'm definitely sold. ($35 each or $90 for all 3 designs)
(Via A Cup of Jo)
I know it's a simple theme, but good windows make a home. Especially here in the Northwest, where the lovely sound of rain pounding on them makes the wet seasons much more tolerable.
Sources (from top to bottom): Paul Raeside, jj Locations, Design*Sponge: Nina of Dwellstudio, jj Locations, Design*Sponge: Jen from Cabin 7, Airspace, Pia Ulin, Atlanta Bartlett, Design*Sponge: Cheri of Scout Holiday, jj Locations, Rachel Whiting.
Fall is definitely upon us, which brings along the cold and the rain. The folks over at Whooga are doing a give-away for some nice warm Ugg boots (perfect for this time of year)- all you have to do is sign up for their newsletter or add them on Twitter.
Also, they are giving Design is Mine readers a special 10% discount for the next week: just type in "667MIME." Thanks, Whooga!
...of owning this dress. I could easily see myself wearing it everywhere from the library to a night out on the town. Dear Creatures, you're constantly making me swoon. ($159.99)
(By the way, I hope you all had a glorious weekend- here's to a great week!)
See: An Education (if you haven't already.) I fell so in love with it when I first saw it and still think about the story and the style all the time for inspiration. And oh, that Carey Mulligan is a doll. (More film stills here.)
1. Viola Jacket (£165), 2. Royal Apothic Eau De Parfum ($32), 3. Charlecote Tie (£49), 4. Classic Beauty Dress ($109.99), 5. Fall Solid Remy Skirt ($188), 6. Applethwaite V-neck (£79), 7. Zibo Midnight Sheath ($258), and 8. Triple Latte Scarf ($24.99)
Even above art and design, my biggest love has to be music- but I truly love when the two come together. Needless to say, I adore both well-designed and stylishly kitschy album covers, especially when they go hand-in-hand with some of my most-loved musicians. These are some of my favorites for various reasons (along with bands/singers that own my heart.)
Albums (from top to bottom): The Ventures: Walk Don't Run, Elvis Presley: 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong, Camera Obscura: Underachievers Please Try Harder, Serge Gainsbourg: Histoire de Melody Nelson, The Beatles: Help!, The Smiths: The Queen is Dead, The Shangri-Las: Leader of the Pack, The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico, Belle & Sebastian: Dear Catastrophe Waitress, and Wanda Jackson: Rockin' With Wanda.
I am off for the weekend, but I completely forgot to share this illustration that the great Gemma Correll did of me and my husband for a post over on you are my fave (as a part of Melanie's "cool couples" series.) I just love our little dance moves. Thanks ladies!
Wishing you all a very lovely weekend...
...these are a few of my favorite things.
1. Felt Ball Necklace ($58), 2. Wood Yo-Yo ($25), 3. Wickle Organic Wrapped Soap ($10), 4. Album de Mon Jornal (25€), 5. Postalco Travel Wallet ($250), 6. BLACK CONFETTI GARLAND ($125), 7. Illustrated Lavender Bag Stack, Manolo Blahnik for Liberty (£10.95), and 8. A Year in Caps A 2011 Typographic Calendar ($32)
One of my favorite things about old homes is the wallpaper they occasionally come with. I know many people find old wallpaper atrocious, but I frequently adore the patterns and charm that it adds to a home. One day I am going to buy a huge roll of some (like this perhaps?), cover the bedroom, and very happily enjoy the sweet charm as I curl up with a good book.
Sources (from top to bottom): Roland Bello, Melissa Kaseman, Inspace, pia ulin, Design*Sponge: Lauren Stern, Sandra Juto, Daniel Farmer, Flickr: Jessica Louise, and Inspace.