The Wonder in Us

A couple of months ago I stumbled across the beautiful work of Maria Montiel (aka Cayena Blanca) in this post on the Pattern Observer blog.

Read More

DIY gift wrap and envelopes

4/12/2013 6:13 PM

Today Spoonflower announced that they are adding custom printed gift wrap to their product offerings. For $15 you can print a 26" x 6' roll on matte or satin paper.

Read More

Just happened across these pillows from Designers Guild. They landed in my inbox thanks to Dalani Home and Living. Their online magazine is a great place to get inspiration.

Read More

A new technique (for me)

4/8/2013 6:15 PM

Hello out there! I'm back and excited to share a new design with you (above and below). This is a dabble into a bit of a new technique for me.

Read More

Amy Butler, the most inspiring of surface pattern designers, just launched a new online magazine called Blossom.

Read More

The past couple of weeks have had me struggling with another bout of homesickness. Strangely, the images of tragedy striking New York City (again) made me feel like I should be there.

Read More

Talking Politics

11/5/2012 6:19 PM

Maybe these are topics we tend to avoid. We all know and like people who have different political views than we do. But on the eve of Election Day in the US..

Read More

A few weeks ago, after I returned home from a fantastic weekend trip to Paris, where I took lots of colorful photos, I wrote this post about quieting down a bit.

Read More

Sabine Pieper is a Berlin-based fashion photographer/illustrator who recently illustrated an ad campaign for the Dutch company Vlisco, which I wrote about a while ago.

Read More

Last week I read an article on the Huffington Post entitled "10 Things Americans Can Learn from Amsterdammers" by Erin Farber.

Read More