Type Inspiration: Keetra Dean Dixon

Posted by Marie on February 9, 2011 | 14 Comments

Keetra is a designer with a bunch of fun projects on her site you can go poke around and look at. I really think she’s more of an artsy-fartsy conceptual artist than just a pure designer (that’s meant to be a compliment). I’m just posting bits from some of her Typography projects below here for you to see, but you really should go to her site to learn more about these Type projects and look around at all the other kinds of work she’s done.

Artist Talk: Swoon for TED

Posted by Marie on January 22, 2011 | 145 Comments

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

Here’s a video to watch and be inspired by.  Artist “Swoon” (aka Callie Curry) talks about her artistic journey so far and how to break out of the confines of what’s expected of you.

I really love the story about the “secret” and when she talks about the rafts.


Letterpress Printing: Studio On Fire

Posted by Marie on June 13, 2010 | 17 Comments

I love letterpress and there is a fantastic blog from  Minneapolis’s  Studio On Fire called Beast Pieces where they post up some of their work you should check out.

One example of the amazing work they do is this absolutely lovely 2010 calendar:

The colors are so beautiful. That orange is like KAPOW!

I’d love to get something printed with them… I ‘ve been working on a side-project might be letterpress suitable.
Oh, it makes my mind think, think, think.

Cool Shopping: SUCK UK

Posted by Marie on June 12, 2010 | 8 Comments

I’m going to be moving soon and that means I like to look around at cool things to help decorate my new dwelling. I love looking at the stuff over at SUCK UK. Check out some of the cool ideas they’ve come up with:


Pet Goldfish Bin Bags and Flower Grenades


Slide Light

LA is already quite filled with  flowers so I don’t know where I’d use them here, but I think those Flower Grenades are so clever. The trash bags are just funny and I LOVE the Slide Light. Such great ideas…

Shop Walk: Late April

Posted by Marie on April 23, 2010 | 10 Comments

Occasionally I like to window shop (of course, most of the time I do end up buying something, but this time I didn’t) and take my camera with me. I’m always very interested in window displays and in-store displays. Here’s what I saw at Opening Ceremony and a few shops on Robertson Boulevard:

First up: Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony Rodarte

Rodarte for Repetto Marbled Ziti - too cool

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Things I Want (but will never, never have): Darcy Miro Designed Cuffs

Posted by Marie on April 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

Where can I sell a kidney? Oh, I kid. But seriously, I love these cuffs, which really are just wearable sculptures. This is a perfect example of why I say fashion is art.

They were designed by Darcy Miro and you should go check out her site because there are lots of awesome sculptures and other amazing wearables on there. The cuffs below were done for Unholy Matrimony (they have a Los Angeles location which I’ll need to go check out.) Anyway, to find out why it’s necessary to sell a kidney or other vital organ in order to get one of these, you can go to farfetch and check out the rest of the collection.

Darcy Miro Cuffs

Is this real life?

Inspiration: Amazing Avant Garde Makeup Artists

Posted by Marie on April 8, 2010 | 22 Comments

These are some images of amazing work by outstanding makeup artists from their portfolios. Make sure you check out their sites because there are tons of awe-inspiring images in them. Ahhh… I’d love to try some creative makeup someday myself.  The only time I’ve tried a little of that is around Halloween, and these make me want to step up my game this year!

Silvia Dell' Orto Makeup

Makeup by artist Silvia Dell' Orto

Portfolio of Silvia Dell’Orto

Ralph Siciliano

Makeup by artist Ralph Siciliano

Portfolio of Ralph Siciliano

Adam Tenenbaum

Makeup by artist Adam Tenenbaum

Portfolio of Adam Tenenbaum

Of course, this isn’t meant for everyday makeup, but I think it’s inspirational to think about how to apply makeup in different ways.