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Author: jamie shelman

Gemma Correll

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Gemma Correll

My favorite type has smiling turnips, cats with party hats and french presses! Love these recent Letterpress prints by UK illustrator Gemma Correll. I can't stop admiring all the fun details and shapes! Find the Ampersand print in her etsy shop here.

Pikaland Bootcamp

Categories: Art + Graphics
Pikaland Bootcamp

Introducing my recent collaboration with Miss Amy of Pikaland to announce our first ever Pikaland Bootcamp! Structured into two online courses (beginning June 1st) with weekly assignments aimed at making your best art and how to successfully promote it online! We've been hard at work for the last several months gathering — Continue reading

Jane, The Real Story

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Jane, The Real Story

We almost flipped when we saw the article about The Jane Hotel on the front page of the NY Times yesterday after just having stayed there last week. Our experience was more garlicky than the Times rose garden view. Every time we went to the bathroom there was some bald — Continue reading

“You must have the legs, and you must have the lucky” and also the tires!

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
“You must have the legs, and you must have the lucky” and also the tires!

(image source: Sint Netels )   FMB Tires There's still something nice about handmade, even in the world of bicycle tires. In races that are 1 day in length such as the Paris-Roubaix and other spring classics it is of supreme importance that one's tires be dependable to a fault. One man, — Continue reading

Spring Classics

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel, Sustainability
Spring Classics

Paris Roubaix is this Sunday, a one day 150+ mile cycling race over roads as old as the Roman occupation made out of large poorly fitted cobblestones and filled with muck mud and blinding dust. It runs from Paris to the small northern town of Roubaix where it finishes at — Continue reading

Independent Curating

Categories: Art + Graphics, DIY + How To, Sustainability
Independent Curating

There's something fantastic about well-ordered colorful collections. I especially love the recent curated works of Jared Andrew Schorr, Anja Mulder and Dee Adams (image found at papernstitch). Just as the seasons change there's something promising in the ephemeral nature of these arrangements. 

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Children’s Book

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby
Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Children’s Book

Recently came across this book Everything I Need to Know I learned from a Children's Book by Anita Silvey. A well presented and precise journey through various iconic children's books by some of the worlds literary and not-so literary greats describing in their words the profound influence and guidance that — Continue reading

BMW 2002 First Time Got It Right

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
BMW 2002 First Time Got It Right

Love these recent Kate Spade ads! The car as an art object instead of a mass-produced get you there vehicle! The BMW 2002 was all about the Bauhaus tenet that form follows function. Would anybody care if she was sitting on the roof of a silver Toyota Corolla?! See more — Continue reading

The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox

Categories: Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox

A beautiful new book by Rizzoli on the making of Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox. As whimsical and unique as the film. This is one to treasure! Read more at Pentagram

An American classic manufactured in the land of classics

Categories: Sustainability
An American classic manufactured in the land of classics

Dolomites photo by HdB1973 Merrell's Wilderness Hiking Boots are one of those items that were founded on such a sound and simple idea, the thought that form should follow function and that quality should transcend quantity, are still around after having existed in one form or another for almost a century. Made — Continue reading

Charming until the lights go out

Categories: Art + Graphics
Charming until the lights go out

Love the pen and brush work of London based artist Cornelia O'Donovan. The artwork is full of seemingly mischievous little creatures.  Don't let your feet hang from under the duvet at night, lest you find these little critters eyeing them lustfully.

Tim Burton Magic and Mania

Categories: Art + Graphics
Tim Burton Magic and Mania

Tim Burton Exhibition by Trish Mayo Tim Burton exhibition at MoMa, NYC by djtomdog  Photo of a Tim Burton sketch by navema There was total chaos at the Tim Burton Exhibition at MoMa NYC (up thorugh April 26th) due to a non-presentation of proper procedure, at least not visually (and in an art museum nonetheless!) — Continue reading

Mast Brother’s Chocolate

Categories: Art + Graphics
Mast Brother’s Chocolate

photo by Your Secret Admiral photo by hibisanpo photo by jamieshelman At Mast Brother's Chocolate the packaging meets and sometimes exceeds it's content. Wallpaper-esque with some mimicking William Morris. We've even held onto our packaging as a collectible piece of art long after the chocolate has delightfully disappeared. It's clean and simplistic presentation never fails to impress. — Continue reading

No Zorro Bullshit

Categories: Art + Graphics
No Zorro Bullshit

"Cars: Freedom, Style, Sex, Power, Motion, Colour, Everything" By Stephen Bayley Excited to come across this clean and elegant presentation of vintage cars ranging from the Model T to the 2003 BMW 5 series. We were immediately drawn to the taupe suede cover and minimalist black and white photography which — Continue reading

Ace is the place to see our face!

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel
Ace is the place to see our face!

Ace Hotel lobby, NYC Ace Hotel Lobby, NYC (facing the Breslin) photos and artwork by us We recently had the pleasure of staying at Ace Hotel NYC.  For anyone with an ability to imagine, the lobby invited a sense of fantasy, like a movie set, with dark paneled walls and — Continue reading

Minimal items of desire

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Minimal items of desire

  In our world of more more more and 'the next big thing' the few things that survive this sense of not enough and 'I only want it if it's new' are truly worth mentioning. One of these simple and timeless items that will still be around when we are — Continue reading