Tuesday, April 20, 2010

5-Card Swiss

File this under Why Didn’t I Think of This since I find the traditional design of playing cards oh-so-boring and very dated. Appealing both to the typophile and card player, Helveticards ($10) are a tastefully designed modern take on the playing card and are just too beautiful not to own. Too beautiful not to plan a modern poker party around!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Botanical Rap

I have been fascinated by botanical illustrations since I was a young child and even spent 8 hours of my London vacation one year in the archive library at The V&A Museum poring over countless original botanical watercolor paintings and drawings. When I saw this recent poster for a concert Snoop Dogg held in Richmond, VA, I burst out laughing. Beautifully designed by Tricia Kleinot and originally printed on hemp paper, it is available in a limited run of 50 prints from GigPosters.com for $30.

Friday, April 2, 2010

My, What Big Ears You Have

Wishing everyone a splendid pastel-colored Easter weekend! Miss Fortuna bunny ears headpiece from the very chic Benoit Missolin, Paris.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spell it Out

Being a lover of all things typographic, I was suddenly obsessed last week with obtaining some classic alphabet blocks to play with, specifically to spell out messages around the house. So far, I am loving this plan. I can “decorate” for the holidays or vent a particular thought anywhere I want. I found this great set of embossed blocks from Amazon and look forward to leaving words around the house all year!