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worth 1000 words: embroidered moths

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I want all those boring old paper moths in my backyard to look like these instead. See more of Yumi Okita’s work via The Jealous Curator.

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round about: circles everywhere & vibrant friends

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Summer vacation can certainly take its toll, can’t it? Routines for the kiddo are hard to come by, and if you work at home like I do, I’m missing the routines (and work time) as much as she is! The bright spot this week was her drawing sumer camp at a local kids art studio: […]

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worth 1000 words: crowded teeth landscapes

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There is really only one thing I have to say about these printables: I wish I’d designed them. Paper Island by Crowded Teeth, found via Mr. Printables.

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round about: bottle clouds & tree spirits

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It had turned into one of those days: too long, too tired, with a too tired little girl fighting through my blinding headache. Then I took the time to gather up links for this post and found myself inspired and calmed. I guess that’s the reason I blog, in a nutshell. Here’s to a calmer weekend […]

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worth 1000 words: a different kind of rocker

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I don’t think it’s available anymore, which is just as well because we no longer need a nursery rocker. But if we did, and if we had a bottomless pit of a budget, I’d get this rocker by Squint Limited. via Hoola Boola.

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worth 1000 words: shape sorting shelving

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For those days (months?) when all I wish for is an organized home. This shape sorting customizable shelving system looks like the perfect answer, by designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho. via Dezeen.  

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round about: serious spirit kitties & summerific birthdays

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Today is my mom’s birthday, so before I say anything else: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I’m hoping you have a fabulous, wonderful, knock-out, amazing day filled with chocolate, birthday cake, flowers, plants, and maybe some knitting. I’ll call ya later mom to confirm that list. That’s the best part of this day, that and the fact that […]

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round about: crafting the future one link at a time

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Wow what a whirlwind of a month I’m having! I really feel like this is the year of creative opportunities and new job directions for me: it’s so much fun to see it all happening. This week I spoke at a Communicators Conference with the theme “Craft Your Future”. We talked about my background in toy design, […]

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worth 1000 words: mr. moon

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I loved the print, and I love the DIY hack just as much. Read more about it over at Mommo Design.

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round about: how to summer in the 70s

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This past week I’ve been obsessing over a presentation I’ll be giving next week. It’s all about living a multi-faceted life, which I’ve realized over the last 5 years is my favorite way to live. It used to seem like a problem to me – I always had too many interests and no way to […]

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worth 1000 words: face the foliage

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Such beautiful summer inspiration in these flower collages. See more of Justina Blakeney’s work at Uppercase Magazine.

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round about: let’s go to the moon & live in this house

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In the past seven days I have drawn about 24 different new product concepts. It’s always a bit overwhelming at first, but simultaneously very invigorating. Once I get going things just flow, and by the end of a good day I feel, well, it sounds cliched, but I feel more alive. It’s funny how I […]

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worth 1000 words: gorillas in barcelona

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My workload this week feels as massive as this gorilla, but also just as huggable and lovable. Afterall, I love what I do. See more amazing soft sculptures by Almacen Marabi.

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round about: paper bag astronauts & fords make rocks

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You know that moment when all the projects that have been brewing in the background suddenly begin popping up and needing immediate attention? Yep. That’s how this week ended. And I have a sneaky suspicion the next 2 or 3 weeks will continue in that vein. Actually, there are enough fun, exciting, cool projects in the […]

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worth 1000 words: summer fun

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If Birdie didn’t already have glasses perched on her nose 95% of the time, I would hunt these glasses down so fast. See more beautiful summertime shots at Pink Wings.

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