Ampersand Design Studio


art & design: reminders by erin hanson 05.27.2011


We are loving this photographic series called “Reminders” by Austin-based artist, Erin Hanson.
(Found on the Ok, time to step away from the computer and read that book!

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  1. Pen and Paperie

    >these are great! much more fun than the post-its i cover everything in…

    May 28, 2011 5:41 pm
  2. Tobe | Because It's Awesome

    >love this!

    May 28, 2011 10:31 pm
  3. The Glam Lamb

    >That is too cute!

    May 31, 2011 6:37 am

beauty files: hair romance 05.26.2011


ok. guilty!
both of us, that is.
we cave at the easiness of the pony tail but the talented stylist and blogger over at hair romance is inspiring us to mix it up a little! She is sharing these great photos of 30 “twist and pin hairstyles” over a 30 day period, and … wanna know what’s even better? When she’s done, (on June 1,) she is releasing an e-book that includes the how-tos for each and every one of them. We have high hopes for our hair starting june 1st! Go check out for yourself!

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  1. Anna White

    >LOVE them all..especially the 3rd and 6th style..gorgeous x

    May 26, 2011 12:13 pm
  2. Hair Romance

    >Thank you! Such a lovely feature on your gorgeous blog!

    Christina @ Hair Romance xxx

    May 26, 2011 11:10 pm
  3. Ampersand Design Studio

    >Thanks goes right back to you, Christina! We can't wait to try some of these :) Love your blog!

    May 27, 2011 5:09 am
  4. caron & erin

    >i too am guilty of the super simple (aka lazy) pony-tail! but your adorable-do's have inspired me to take the time and try something new!

    May 27, 2011 5:27 pm
  5. Josephine

    >LOVE! I've been searching for cute non-ponytail hair solutions now that I'm working from home. Thank you! What a great idea for an e-book!

    May 31, 2011 1:45 pm

art and design: des artistes 05.24.2011


Des artistes is an eco-and socio-conscious line of conceptual printed tees featuring work from notable and emerging contemporary artists. According to their site, “the t-shirt becomes a canvas upon which to inspire and explore the human spirit.” Their products are made using sustainable processes and water-based inks and a portion of their sales go to a different charity each season.

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  1. Drew {Coral Cafe}

    >What a GREAT cause!! Love the elephant print!

    Ps..I just awarded you one of the top Versatile Stylish Blogger Awards! Go check it out! ;)

    May 25, 2011 12:50 pm
  2. Ampersand Design Studio

    >Hey thanks so much!! We're honored :)
    (love your blog!)

    May 25, 2011 6:40 pm

collar & cuff: the IOU project 05.21.2011


We can’t say it any better than the founders of The IOU Project do:
The IOU Project is first and foremost a fashion brand. But when we think of IOU, we see so much more! Fashion has always been a precursor of social change (bikini´s mini-skirts, pants for women, exposed ankles – in their day, all these were outrageous, revolutionary fashion statements). With IOU we are suggesting that fashion still plays that role. Fashion can surprise, inspire and make an impact – sometimes because of how it looks, and other times, as is the case with us – because of how it is made.
We created The IOU Project for ourselves, and for our own young children; in the hope of inspiring them to address the challenges of their day with creativity, courage and counterintuitive ideas; just as we are trying to do ourselves today.” — Kavita Parmar (founder)
We love what they are doing! Check out their site and show them some love for challenging the status quo!  

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