Ampersand Design Studio


our work: one nineteen shopping center May e-blast 04.30.2011


Hi everyone, as we head into the weekend, we wanted to share some of our latest work with you as it is pretty timely! We put together this little Mother’s Day round-up for an awesome Kansas City shopping center: OneNineteen (you might have seen our March edition here)! If you’re local, you should check out the s tores this weekend…the Mother’s Day countdown is on!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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spotted: marimekko shop at crate&barrel 04.28.2011


Did you guys see this? I got my Crate&Barrel email yesterday and saw that they are introducing a Marimekko shop!!  They’ve carried Marimekko products for quite some time (since the 60s) but now there is a whole little mini-shop dedicated just to Marimekko with tons of new stuff!! AHHH…so excited! Marimekko, established in 1951, is a Finnish textile and clothing design company renowned for its original prints and colours. (Learn all about Marimekko here). They are amazing and have produced so many timeless patterns, it’s hard to keep track of! Cheers to the new shop!

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  1. Annie

    >We just purchased the Marimekko Kude bed linens from Crate&Barrel and I had no idea what Marimekko was until I read this post! So cool :)

    April 28, 2011 12:34 pm
  2. Tobe | Because It's Awesome

    >YES! want. that. basket. and i'm pretty sure it's about time i picked up some new oven mitts….

    April 28, 2011 1:00 pm

art & design: the ampersand 04.27.2011


Oh yes, we are excited about this! For those of you that aren’t as familiar, let us fill you in on our long time love {and company namesake} ; the ampersand. The beautiful symbol that says it all.

am·per·sand [am-per-sand, am-per-sand]–noun a character or symbol (& or ) for and

Ampersands tend to catch our eye quite a bit. We always see them in cool fonts, beautifually hand-drawn, on signage or simply used by really creative people in really creative ways (see wedding photo above). So, we figured, what better place than this very blog to start sharing them? So, every once in a while, we’ll do a little round-up of some of our favorite ampersands out there, and share them with you! What do you think? If you see a cool one, we’d love it if you shared with us, too!

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  1. Nat @ dear little house

    >That's such a cute idea in that wedding pic! I think '&' is the perfect way to join these two people together!

    April 27, 2011 11:47 am
  2. Ampersand Design Studio

    >we couldn't agree more! adorable!

    April 27, 2011 8:48 pm

house & home: backyard 04.26.2011


I basically want to be outside 24/7 as soon as the weather gets nice! Here is a little random collection of five ways to do up your backyard.

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loving: mascot 04.25.2011


We just learned about this awesome company and had to share! Mascot carries all kinds of fun things for the pups in your life: collars, leads, accessories, apparel and toys that are so cool, you wouldn’t even mind them becoming a staple on your living room floor. All products are designed in house and tested on the owner’s own “mascots”! Check them out:

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  1. Maren

    >I love this company! I bought my vizsla the green braided collar and we constantly get people asking where they can get one. It has also held up amazingly on my crazy dog for more than a couple years.

    April 25, 2011 11:23 pm