Posts Categorized: Design

Design + downloads + Life + printable / Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019

March desktop calendar download

I don’t know about you, but I can’t start a new month without Monica’s desktop calendar. They’re a great way to track the year! March’s theme is a play with pattern on pattern. Enjoy!  Read on →

Design + Life / Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019

Lars for Wildbird

I’m pleased to share our new collaboration with sling favorite, Lars for Wildbird! The collection launches TONIGHT at 7pm MST. They have a tendency to sell out fast so I’d suggest setting your timers!

Jasper spent the first few months of his napping on us in a sling ONLY. It was the hugest lifesaver. Now that Jasper is super mobile (waaa!) and doesn’t like to be contained too much (or at all) we use it when traveling (remember our trip to Mexico?) and when we need to get stuff done around the house and he’s in the mood for a cuddle.

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Design + Life + Projects / Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019

February Book Club: Umbrellas of Cherbourg poster and bookmark

Hello readers! Did you watch The Umbrellas of Cherbourg? How did you like watching and discussing a movie, for a change? Although we do love books, we hope it was a fun deviation from the “norm”. If you liked it, maybe we’ll do it again! We’ve got some questions below for you, some of which we may have asked or will chat about on Instagram—have you been following along? There are just so many colorful images to share!
Our fantastic featured illustrator this month is Patti Blau who designed a gorgeous printable poster and bookmark to go along with the movie. Yes, we know you don’t necessarily need a bookmark for a movie, BUT we kept with tradition. You’ll be learning more a Patti in an interview on Thursday, but for now, enjoy her beautiful artwork.

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Design + Life + Projects / Friday, 1 Feb 2019

February Desktop calendar

I swear I was just sitting on my sofa making nativity puppets for Christmas! Already time has flown! We’ve celebrated Jasper’s first birthday even! Well, if anything can help get us through a polar vortex it’s the month of love. (We’re big Valentine’s Day fans here, as you might have seen from our new Valentine Shop.) Our favorite illustrator, Monica Dorazewski illustrated a Valentine’s girl I can get behind–chocolates and flowers all for herself. Yes please! Get the desktop calendar download below! 

Download the 2018 December desktop calendar and wallpaper for your phone in a variety of sizes and platforms.

Download for Desktop

Download for iPhone 5 or Android

Download for iPhone 6 or 7, 8, X

Illustrated by Monica Dorazewski

collaborations + Design + Life + Projects / Thursday, 17 Jan 2019

Custom pillows and DIY lampshade

Custom Pillows with Roostery and SpoonflowerFor her BFA a number of years ago, my sister designed several textile designs and had them custom designed on the then new-to-me platform, Spoonflower. She then sewed pieces of clothing and had all the guests at her final show dress up in them. I was living in Denmark at the time so sadly, I was unable to experience the magic, but I’ve been told that it was indeed magic (You can see some of her work here). They had brought her designs to life.DIY lampshade with Spoonflower fabric

Spoonflower was the first platform I had heard of that offered the ability to create custom fabric from your own designs. I first heard about them while I was a graduate student in interior design and textile design. I ended up trying out a number of different patterns of my own designs over the years and being super pleased with it. Well, I hadn’t checked in with them in awhile and was super surprised to find out how much the platform had grown over the years. If you’re unfamiliar, on the platform, you can either design your own fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap and get it printed on a variety of fabric and paper OR you can sell your designs OR you can select from the other designer’s fabrics. And there are SO many great options to choose from!

Click to read more and to get 10% off your Spoonflower and Roostery order!

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