Man oh man, am I impressed by the things going on over at Daikoku Design Institute. It's a rich portfolio of designs that I just can't get enough of! I'm leaving so much out, but these are stunning...
I found a great place for typography and graphic design inspiration. These examples below and so much more over at Magazine Wall.
*taking a tiny blogging break. feel like i'm coming down with something. boo flu! see you in a few days!
Potatoes and Eggs photo by the 10 cent designer / via BKFST.
Maybe you're one of those lucky ducks who can just walk around the corner from your home for an amazing brunch on a Sunday morning (or any given morning for that matter). Or maybe you've got a friend preparing brunch for you –– even better. You're probably not gonna be bringing too much with you on your way to your lazy meal, but hopefully you're surrounded by good food, good conversation, and some of these colorful wares. A lipstick that truly stays on is a plus...here's what's in (and around) this Anthropologie Striped Trinity Pouch.
leif wooden tasting spoon set / leif confetti tumbler / nars schiap lipstick / kate spade bangle / paul smith leather wallet
Painting by Cy Twombly.
A cross body bag is always a good idea. Say you're at an art museum, for example. There's lots of people around, and lots to absorb; it's good to have your hands free and not have to think about the safety of your belongings. Don't forget your specs, and when the rules allow, you should always take pictures...here's what's in this Cambridge Satchel.
topshop lipstick / blackbirdandtheowl coin purse / modal silk scarf / han kjobenhavn glasses / diana f+ edelweiss camera
Every once in a while, I'll pin a few things at a time, see them all together, then curse the heavens that Pinterest still doesn't have private boards. Because occasionally I'll see a trend, and want to blog it. Oh well, shameless self-promotion time I suppose. Are you following?
pinned here and here.
Chicago book design by Matt Avery.
Oh look, another one of these! Just take a look at that bag. It sure is a stunner. A classic shape in a velvety suede and a rich cobalt hue that I've really been loving lately. Cobalt looks best in suede for some reason. It's perfect for a meeting (maybe with friends, maybe with colleagues) in the city. But oh, what to bring on said meeting? A few chic accessories and tools to freshen up?...here's what's in this J.Crew bag.
j.crew calf hair wallet / life stationery for tophat notebook / iPhone case / chloe rollerball fragrance / bottega veneta keyfob / *dr. feelgood mattifying balm
*Got an oily T-zone? You likely will if you've been walking around the city all day. This stuff is the best, and it now comes in a more affordable, smaller size!
This time last year, in this post specifically, I was complaining about the heat...oh how silly I was. I wish I could slap 2011-fourth-of-July-Michaela in the face. I bet it was like, 80 or something. As I'm writing this, it's the midnight before, and it's still 83 degrees outside, so... yeah.
Happy fourth of July to those of you in the States (and elsewhere!). Enjoy these pictures of food by Joey Armstrong. Not particularly Independence Day-themed, but it sure is making me hungry. That first pic? Pulled Pork Pancakes. You're welcome.
RoAndCo Studio has done for designer fashion label, Honor, in recent years. Obviously, I've got a thing for gold foil today.