Monday, April 30, 2012

four-eyes has never been so cool...

as a kid, being told you need to wear glasses must be pretty deflating for that little budding ego.  

we all know kids can be cruel and that a pair of glasses floating on the rim of a child's nose is just one more piece of ammo for someone to fire away at an innocent wee-one.

well... very french gangsters is single-handidly out to change that. 

this french company must be owned by a group of kids, who as children, wore glasses... and now that they're all growns up, got together and decided that if they had a say in the matter glasses would be made cool and that kids who needed glasses would become the envy of the rest of their peers.

get a closer look here and tell me you don't agree!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

get on my wall...

dear jeffery harrison,

just putting it out there... i'd really love one of your brightly colored inspirations to hang in my house... i swear it'll make me smile every time i pass it & will catch the eyes of everyone who walks in my front door.

i like your style and i hope to have you on my wall sooner than later.


* source: jeffery harrison. feel it all, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

from the bario-neal...

ethically responsible makers of beautiful jewelry... now THAT is something that i can get behind.

bracelets & necklaces, rings, and beautiful packaging to boot (you know i'm a sucker for that)!

i'm leaning towards adding the aldine band to my finger flair, but the options are quite endless.

go ahead, take a peek...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

the sticky-icky...

for all of you who know and love instagram... check out this genius gem of a company.

they'll help bring those gorgeous photos of yours to life.

and, wouldn't these make the sweetest little gifts?
think... housewarming, birthday, new baby, mom/dad's day... just because?!

yay!! long live the magnet...

**photo credit: stickygram.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

on repeat... of monsters & men

they used to be birds but now they're monsters... and i just.can't.get.enough.

they follow in the footsteps of other icelandic talent, here & here... and are just on the cusp of taking the summer festival scene by storm. 

fall in love...
get out of your chairs and dance...
and wish, hope & pray that these monsters make their way into your closet or city soon.

nauty & oh-so-nice...

oh paper source. you never ever disappoint...

this time it's the anchors. sailboats. octopuses. schools of little fish and the gentle giants that i love so much all done up in one place and just waiting for me to find reasons to wrap.

i'm not sure about you, but i'm  ready to sail away with summer...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

inspiration icon... caine monroy

meet caine. he's my latest inspriaton icon...
he's nine and he runs his own arcade. 
that in itself is pretty cool but i haven't mentioned the coolest part... he actually BUILT every game within his arcade. 

caine's story has been making its way around the internet, but if you haven't yet had the chance to watch, i promise you it's worth every second of the ten minutes.

i can't quite tell you how touched i am by his story...
in my 2.5 years as a momma i've thought this everyday, but there really are endless life lessons to be learned from children. they are incredible...

my ten minutes watching caine has inspired and reminded me of some pretty powerful things...
- imagine.imagine.imagine
- dare to create
- believe in the goodness of people
- charge forward in times of adversity
- take pride in what you do
- believe in yourself
vulnerability is the key

thanks caine. i can't wait to see who you grow up to be...