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vogue cover designed by Dali.  you’re welcome. 
via seesaw.

vogue cover designed by Dali.  you’re welcome. 

via seesaw.

some friday inspiration…do something brand new today please

As a promotional idea for Brand New, our blog focusing on opinions on corporate and brand identity, we opted for a product that involved our ever-growing readership in its content rather than just forcing a product upon them. One uniting practice among identity designers — whether they do work for Fortune 500 companies or their local laundromat — is that of sketching logo ideas, typically dozens of them before refining them in the computer, so we decided to inquire about the different reasons of why designers sketch logos. With more than 300 responses through Brand New and Twitter we selected the most compelling 30 and produced a modest 32-page sketchbook.

With simple typographic treatments the cover invites designers to sketch something brand new, and across the blank pages, the 30 quotes appear at the bottom of each page. Sturdy on the outside with its red-printed chipboard cover and soft on the inside with 100% Post-Consumer Recycled paper, the Brand New sketchbook performs in meeting rooms, coffee shops and, yes, even the local laundromat.

I don’t gush over things like wedding videos.  but holy.  shit. 

I’m seriously speechless.  this is hands down the most amazing, breathtaking, emotional, beautiful wedding video I have ever seen.  I love everything about it…the raw emotion he captured so effortlessly, and the way that each one of these moments matches up perfectly to the beach house soundtrack.  I love his use of 8mm film and how fitting its dreamy vintage look is. and I love that it’s max wanger’s wedding even more (he’s one of my photographer idols).

I know, that’s a lot of love for a girl like me.  we all know how I feel about getting married (I’m a Brangelina kind of girl).  but I think that this video just single handedly changed my mind on the matter.  I think this is everything I want my wedding day to be.  

put this on full screen view, turn the volume up, and get ready for chills, tears, more chills and more tears. 

and smiles.  big ones.  shark pig, you’ve changed everything. 

{via the brick house}
(via thebrickhouse)

just in time for the 4th of july…

I stumbled upon this gem of an engagement shoot today - the use of fireworks is amazing. 

"polished" rocker chic is good too…{julia stegner via knight cat}

"polished" rocker chic is good too…{julia stegner via knight cat}

messy never looked so good

mmmm hmmmm…messy rocker chic is my fave. 

{via knight cat and the killing moon}

this photo reminds me of summer for some reason…
I’m wearing that nail polish as we speak, and every summer I really get into tribal, american indian colors and patterns. 
I think it’s because as kids we used to go to cherokee, north carolina and had the time of our lives running around the smoky mountains. 
{photo via lost bird found}

this photo reminds me of summer for some reason…

I’m wearing that nail polish as we speak, and every summer I really get into tribal, american indian colors and patterns. 

I think it’s because as kids we used to go to cherokee, north carolina and had the time of our lives running around the smoky mountains. 

{photo via lost bird found}