Monthly Archives: March 2010

Gotta Have It…Crayon Rings

Well of course I would want these rings by Timothy Liles…what more could I possibly want than cute, colorful rings that I can actually color with!?

I’m so buying these, pronto!

Amazing Adoptabots

I love art created with found objects, so I really love this collection of metal bots by Brian Marshall. Marshall is a middle school teacher that creates these cute metal bots that can be “adopted”. They sort of remind me of plushies, but not soft of course!

Check out the Adoptabot Flickr site or Etsy site to own your own! I think I’ll definitely think about adding one of these lil guys to my own home!

Interesting!

The 10 Animals with the Longest Life Spans (and no humans aren’t on here).

Artist of the Day…Pepe Cardosa

 

Today’s artist is another favorite of mine, Pepe Cardosa. He had me hooked from the moment I saw his deliciously, pure 80’s illustrations. Unfortunately I couldn’t find out too much information about Cardosa, so the images will have to speak for themselves…

The 80’s need to come back…stat!

The Life of Ms. Sheree (3.29.10)

Hello everyone! I hope this final Monday of March finds you in good health and good spirits! I’m thinking Spring has sprung for much of the country so I’m hoping there’s some sunshine for you to enjoy. There most certainly is here in Mpls, so you know I’m soaking up every ray I can!

I hope your weekend was fabulous. Mine was pretty much a chill weekend. I slept, slept, napped, cooked, watched a few movies, and slept some more! Mr. Midori Eyes paid me a visit, so that was certainly nice. I did do a little bit of stuff for Legacy, but not too much due to me catching up on some much needed sleep. I did watch some movies: Saw VI (which is totally ridiculous by now), Couples Retreat (which had less funny moments than I thought), and Sexdrive (which had more funny moments than I thought). It was a pretty sunny weekend and very relaxing so I have no qualms about vegging out. Oh yes! I also got some mad love this weekend from Double D Ranch. I had done a Designer of the Day post about their amazing stuff a few weeks back and the kind ladies of the line actually tweeted about it…and me! It still amazes me how crazy it can be to make connections through the internet. Anyway, if you happen to read this post, thank you Cheryl for the shout out! 

This week I’m going to make a busy week. I will do shopping for Legacy and I have a meeting with the graphic designer on Friday to get things in motion for the MJ graphic tees I plan on having for a segment of the show. I want to finish up the pants I’ve been making for mi mama so she can have them by the time she returns from her trip this week. I also will be doing a photoshoot at the end of April showcasing some of my recent designs, so I’ll be meeting with my photographer to get some ideas going about that…I know what I want to make to wear…it’s just a matter of making it!

Enjoy your Monday, I sure am!

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If I were a direction, I’d be West.

If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be a Papa-san Chair.

If I were a liquid, I’d be Mercury.

If I were a gemstone, I’d be an Emerald.

If I were a tree, I’d be a Willow Tree.

I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.- Augusten Burroughs

A-Z of Awesomeness by Neill Cameron

I came across this AWESOME collection of alphabets by illustrator Neill Cameron. They feature comic book characters, pop culture icons, tv show characters, and other random references. The colors are also crazy vibrant and the illustration is amazing! Here’s some of my favorites…

This is a really cool idea. There are signed posters available at Cameron’s shop as well. You can check out the rest of A-Z here.

Trio…Catching Some Zzzzzz’s…

Yeah…so thanks to my production meeting for Legacy running until 12:30 am (I have to be up at 5am) last night, the only 3 things on my mind are the following…

Mr. Midori Eyes is picking me up from work today…I had plans to sleep on the bus, but I am definitely taking a nap once I get home!

Todd Hido’s “Homes At Night”

I’m quite taken with this collection of photos by Todd Hido. They’re images of various…well, homes at night, but the striking quality to me are the somewhat haunting nature of the photos.

Think about it…these photos were probably taken when the occupants were in their homes sleeping. That vulnerable notion makes these photos chillingly fragile…I love this though.

Interesting!

Say Goodbye to Old Ketchup Packets. They’re Getting a Re-Vamp.

Designer or the Day…Samu-Jussi Koski

Today’s designer feature is the awesome Samu-Jussi Koski. I wanted to share his work because I am a graet fan of bold, graphic prints which is exactly one of Koski’s design elements. I also love his use of silhouette and fabric choice. The clothing he cretaes is super feminine, but somewhat sculptural and highly interesting. He’s had a collection that had giant strawberries all over it…totally right up my alley!

Koski is currently one of Marimekko’s (a Finnish textile and apparel company) main designers. He also designs children’s apparel as well.

I’m so loving these stylish and flirtatious outfits!