New from TiniestJ: Rushmore Pencils!

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Jessica has just posted this amazing pencil set, created in homage to Rushmore, in her etsy shop. Each pencil in the hand foil stamped set features the name of one of Max Fischer’s extracurricular clubs from the film. The pencil sets are available in a super limited edition, so get your set now!il_430xN.148081596

Movies R Fun

What can I say about Josh Cooley‘s take on Little Golden Books Movies R Fun that they don’t already say for themselves? Not much, but, I think they are great. Luckily, he has compiled the illustrations into a book and is making “High quality, ‘classy’ prints” that will be available at Comic-Con this year.

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Etsy Schmetsy: L7

Etsy thumbnails are squares; Schmetsy thumbnails tend to be squares. The Experts are pretty much squares and my guess is you are too. Here’s nine (3×3) Etsy takes on the shape.

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Row 1: From my hometown, this quilt pattern from CarolinaPatchworks is a pretty rad modern quilt I wouldn’t mind having (though it’s not a manquilt, as one of their other patterns is described). This Linked Squares Necklace from Lana0Crystal lends playful geometry to an evening look. Birdie Squares by yumiyumi has square after square of cute birds.

Row 2:  As pocket squares should be used for fashion not as surrogate tissues anyway, this wool pocket Square by woodcock is fantastic. I have a few coats missing some buttons and occasionally think about getting some new vintage ones to replace em: I’m liking these wood square buttons from PieceofPeace. And speaking of wood, I’m digging the wood texture and interior glazework on these Wood-textured cups by digitdesign.

Row 3: A complicated and randomized system of overprinted blocks make up this CMYK monoprint by JoelBerryArtwork. We’ve never ordered food over Etsy but these artisinal Apple Pie Marshmallows by haveitconfections sound pretty fancy-tasty. And finally, the irregular lines and  antiqued finish of these square hoop earrings by sstargell takes some of the cold geometry out of the shape.

Etsy Schmetsy: A Salute to Stripes

We Experts are (seer)suckers for stripes. This week’s Schmetsy is a nod to the versatile pattern, in all its lined, banded glory.

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Row 1: I Love Cake Happy Stripes Cushion Cover. Brown and Orange. Cozy Tea Time. by Raine Style Home; Tennis Club by CarolDesign; Mix Tape Pouch (Grey with Teal and Yellow Stripes) by BraveMoonman

Row 2: Beatrice (8 x 10 Archival Print) by WildLifePrints; Sleepy Girl by threadedbasil; Z is for Zebra Alphabet Print (Hand Screenprinted) by strawberryluna

Row 3: Mini Messenger Stripe Blue Colour Bag by CrazyBoy; Spring Stripe Ruffle Loop by artlab; Retro Candy Stripe Vintage Ring by PinkSaguaro

Row 4: French Stripes by ValerieGalloway; Nautical.Stripes.Carpet.Bag by peacelovenpolkadots; Nesting Bowl Set by jasonrussellpotter

Etsy Schmetsy: Suggested Shops

This week, Etsy launched a new feature: Suggested Shops. This week’s Schmetsy includes only shops that were recommended to us by the new Suggested Shops feature. So, it is a bit less cohesive than usual, but it seems like a really neat feature.

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Row 1: spinthread; upintheairsomewhere; gypsyandtwink
Row 2: dolangeiman; modernradar; katedurkin
Row 3: KupKup; CircaCeramics; leahgiberson
Row 4: pukapuka; seasprayblue; papaververt

TypograFriday: Friends of Type

I am really enjoying Friends of Type. It’s sort of a communal sketchbook more than anything. The four titular friends (Aaron Carámbula, Jason Wong, Erik Marinovich and Dennis Payongayong) who each live/work in different places, are pushing themselves/each other and coming up with great typographic treats day to day and week to week. The work is awesome and getting better and better. They even invite guest editors/contributors like Ed Nacional — with the very best questionnaire designs I have ever seen.

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All these and like zillions more, and much bigger, at FoT.

In case you were thinking oh snap I should totally buy that… there are still sets of their edition-of-100 4-print letterpress print set available and it’s pretty great.

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Etsy Schmetsy: Ahoy!

While you may have thought that this week’s Schmetsy might be inspired by Cinco de Mayo or a loving tribute to our dear mothers, those holidays are already upon us, so it’s probably too late to inspire you all with last-minute trinkets and baubles.

So, instead, we’ll completely shift gears and take a voyage on the high seas for this nautical Schmetsy! (Moms and Mexico, please know that this is in no way a snub.)

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Row 1: The Captain Silhouette Print by thelittlechickadee; Sailor Tote Bag by bayanhippo; Birdie Boat by virginiakraljevic

Row 2: Nautical Leather Captain Fishcake Sailor Brooch by LoveFromHettyandDave; The Lost Boat (Vintage Style Brass Telescope Spyglass with Antique Brass Sailboat) Long Necklace by earringsnation; Ahoy Nautical Cross Stitch Button Badge by SmallStitch

Row 3: Hand Crank Pirate Ship Automata by cartoonmonster; Recycled Sail Luggage Tag – Number 2 (this one’s reserved, contact for custom order) by reiter8; The Tiniest Sterling Asymmetrical Anchor by FreshyFig

Row 4: Steve Zissou Finger Puppet by abbeychristine

Studio On Fire!

Just ran across this beautiful stationery for Vista Caballo (a ranch retreat in Dove Creek, Colorado), designed by the amazing letterpress/design house, Studio On Fire. The simplicity of this work has me in awe. Love it!

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I just discovered Michelle Forsyth‘s work over on The Jealous Curator, and I love it. What from a distance appears to appears to be a mosaic or pointillist painting is actually a grid of cut paper, felt and beads. Her methods remind me of a crafty mixed-media Chuck Close. I think the detail shots are great and would love to see this work in person.

… Each piece documents a site of disaster re-photographed by me years after the event has occurred. Part requiem and part obsession, these pieces are a testament to those who have suffered there in the past. Each piece made in Ostinatos has a counterpart that exists as part of One Hundred Drawings and although both series are drawn from images of the same site, each piece has been generated from a different photograph and bears a different vantage point. Throughout my travels to each site, I have noticed many flowers. While cut flowers have been placed on the sites to mark a loss and secure a memory, others have grown on the sites simultaneously hiding and healing the scars of each disastrous event.

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lovely package design/visual identity

I know it’s been far too long since I posted last, but work has been super-busy! I am in love with this packaging/visual identity for Sis. Deli + Café, designed by Rasmus Snabb. I would have a really difficult time not keeping the packaging left over from the food and beverages!

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