Daily Dishonesty

I'm loving Lauren Hom's Daily Dishonesty project. I think we can all relate to at least a few of these! (or in my case, more like an entire house...) images:  1  //  2  //  3  //  4  //  5  //  6  //  7 You can also check out Lauren's tutorial on her process. I tend to bring everything into illustrator and trace it, but this method seems a lot simpler and would also preserve that "hand drawn" … [Read more...]

Put the internet to work for you with IFTTT

A couple months ago I discovered IFTTT (If This Then That) and let me tell you, I'm pretty amazed. My life has felt really hectic lately, so I've been learning the importance of organization - especially organizing my "virtual life". IFTTT essentially lets me create cause and effect relationships between the various different online sites and applications I use everyday. It's like the personal … [Read more...]

Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You.

I really love this print from Sugar Paper. It's such a sweet, simple message, and it encourages me to find the joy in each moment. Sometimes I need that reminder on Monday mornings! :) Here are a few links I enjoyed this week: Giving yourself permission to screw up may actually help you become more successful. Boost inspiration gave us a collection of useful free Photoshop files for … [Read more...]

One Second Everyday

image via . It's so easy to get caught up in the stress and busyness of life. If you're anything like me, the days just start melding together, and it takes a conscious effort to find time to appreciate the little things and celebrate progress. Often, I become so focused on the future that I allow the present to pass right by. . I've never been big on making new year's resolutions, but in 2013 … [Read more...]

Afterglow and Web Wandering

Winter has barely begun and I'm already in need of some serious sun and relaxation! I don't think I'm cut out for these Chicago winters anymore. I finally downloaded the Afterglow app, and I love it! It gives so much more control over the filters and edits than other photo editing apps do. Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess recently did an interview with the apps creator, Simon Filip. It's a … [Read more...]

3D Printable Calendars

Every month I look forward to receiving a new 3D printable calendar from Scout Creative in my inbox. They're always so cheerful and fun to display on my desk. This month's is a cute little snowman - I'm in love! You can sign up for Scout's calendar of the month club and view past calendars on their site. Beyond these calendars, Scout does some really amazing work. They have a unique … [Read more...]

Branding the U.S. Presidents

Follow my blog with Bloglovin How great is this project by Meg Jannott? She challenged herself to a series of quick design studies by "branding" a different U.S. president each day. I love to see designers give themselves a challenge and be open enough to share it. Plus, bringing together two of my favorite things (history and design) is so awesome it's almost unbearable. Web … [Read more...]

The Power of Stories

It isn't any secret that there are a lot of really crappy things on the internet, but every once in awhile I come across a true gem - like this site. I've gotten so tired of the lack of substance and originality online, so Cowbird is a welcome refresh. The site's design is incredibly thoughtful, but the true beauty lies in the quality of the stories and imagery. While it is so important to … [Read more...]