I have not been doing a lot of offical outfit post latley, since I felt like they were starting to get a little to "posey" looking. I do share real life daily outfits on the Iphone application Instagram, so here is a round up of some of my most recent.
We are still settling in to our new place, but I am hacking away at Wolfgang's room. Finally decided not to paint the walls in his room (even though they are a lovely shade of Bloomington beige). I figure that all the other goodies in the room will help counteract the blandness. Since, one of our favorite family activities trolling record stores, it was due time to displace some of the children's records we have collected. At first I wanted to put all the records in fancy frames, but at twenty bucks a pop that was out of the question. So, cheap-o office clips it is! That way if we find records we like more, or just want to rotate current ones out, it's not such a big deal. So enjoy our cheap-o record wall for Wolfgang.
Folks have spent many hours scraping and steaming off these lovely papers of the past, as for myself I wish I could have a different pattern on every wall. So enjoy this colorful collection of vintage wall coverings.
I recently watched the documentary Helvetica, which discusses the beauty and simplicty of the most popular font used across the globe. I personally love fonts and and the processes of designing them. I'm also deeply interested in how they can set a tone for something before you even read it . While collecting some vintage children's albums for Wolfgang's bedroom I came across this kooky non-denominational sing-a-long record that came with what appears to be an instructional manual. This booklet would give typeface designers a heart attack because it is loaded with EVERY type of font that was popular during the 60's and 70's. Good or bad? Or just a poorly designed record hoping to grab anyones attention with its Smörgåsbord of typeface.
Many of us moms who have boys and love thrifting, sometimes feel a little left out seeing all those fabulous vintage girl dresses. Since Wolfgang has been born, I have made an attempt to prove that there are adorable little boys clothes here is a peek at some of his collection :
*Denotes Non Ikea Work
Colorful patters and mind boggling mosaic tile designs are this gals forte'. Know mostly for her Ikea work here in the States, abroad you can find her candy color like tiles in cafes around Sweden.
Thank you Cilla Ramnek for such fun designs!
I posted a few clips on Instagram and had so many peeps asking for more peeks inside this gem that I figured it was time to share the rest. This particular book is in my top ten of favorite all time thrifted books. It contains so many the elements of illustration that I adore.
This car is one of my favorites, many attempts of drawing my own version are in the works.
What an exciting weekend we had, all of us got to do some of our favorite things in different surroundings. In the middle of last week Papa of the house booked a hotel room for us, as a little family get a way...plus Arch Madness was going on and Pops was wanting to be around the hubbub of his ala mater.
Of course we stopped at all the little Goodwills along the way.
Mr.Eames has his own star in his hometown of St.Louis.
No trip is complete without a stop at some local record joints.
There were plenty of road side gems to make my Instagram feed happy.
I love drawing and working with my hands, my husband is always encouraging me to draw more so I get better and better. One day he surprised me and brought home two adorable mini Moleskines and I haven't stop doodling since! Here's a little peek inside of mine.
Happy textile Tuesday, I'd like to introduce you to my latest textile obsession vintage art smocks. A fun easy way to still look colorful while working around the house or creating you next master piece.