We all are, aren’t we? That’s why we scour the internet for summer wedge round-ups and the best new year’s eve sequins, because ultimately we love things and need a place to organize and share them. Of course, we make them look even more beautiful with our own typography and graphic style, but even that is superficial. It’s weird that I’ve never really thought about my obsession with things before staring at this print on pinterest (yes pinterest, the end all, be all of materialism).
Around the holidays it’s good to remember what’s really important. I’m not quite ready to give up my obsession, because — let’s be honest — a girl needs her shoes, but at least it’s on my radar…
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For today’s guest post we have two special ladies, Natasha + Shannon of Lost + Found. They are special not only because we’re blog buds (am I overusing that term??) but they are also freelance clients of mine! They commented on my post about planning this very trip to San Fran way back in the Spring, we got to chatting (and skyping), I designed their logo, and now I’m meeting up with them in their hometown! Isn’t the blog-world fabulous?
inspired by the concrete jungle and surrounding mother nature we call home, we’d like to share some of our local favs:
viracocha in the mission : feels like a repurposed wonderland. mountain meets desert. antique treasure trove. go see for yourself!
go-to hang outs:
other local fav things we have to share:
Val of Carnival and I have been blog-buds since the summer I started blogging, 2009! I found her design portfolio, emailed her about how much I loved her work and the rest is history! She is a great designer and her blog really showcases her amazing sense of style. Check out what she’s currently loving…
I wanted to showcase items I am currently loving: things that are fun and a little out of the ordinary. I’m a designer and tend to gravitate toward geometric forms, pattern, and color, so most of these items have qualities of one or more of the above.
01. Hold Your Horses Print by Neighborhood Studio
Curtis Jinkins is one of my favorite modern-day designers, and this print has a good blend of pattern and typography.
02. Wooden Nautical Flags by Best Made Co.
This would be an incredible set to own and give individual flags to friends as gifts. Though these would make interesting, bold flags to hang on your wall, they actually could hold more meaning by hanging up initials that mean something to you or spelling out a word (and it would look good without being totally obvious and cheesy).
03. Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar 2012 Calendar
I owned a version of this calendar a few years back, and it’s just a fun new take on the traditional calendar.
04. Peeking Radiance Necklace
Colorblocking at its finest. I like the bright color with a dash of sparkle.
05. Love for Leica Website
Though I am not a photographer and could never afford a Leica camera, I still enjoy looking at pictures of these beauties.
06. Pantone Metal Storage Boxes
I’ve been obsessed with everything Pantone lately (I was a Pantone chip for Halloween!) and these would be a great looking way to store/hide gadgets and clutter.
Want to learn a little more about Val? Here you go!
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