Ampersand Design Studio


our work: your best nest 07.29.2011


We just wanted to share a little preview of a fun job we’ve been working on. We’ve had the pleasure of designing this logo for a great new company specializing in organizing, simplifying and beautifying homes (and lives). Annabelle does amazing work and we are both writing down lists of rooms in our houses that we’d love to have her help us with. Stay tuned for more of this project…coming soon.

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  1. Tobe | Because It's Awesome

    >love this! you talented ladies, you!

    July 29, 2011 1:59 pm
  2. Ampersand Design Studio

    >aww, thanks Tobes! Means a lot coming from you :)

    July 29, 2011 2:19 pm

bookshelf: miette cookbook 07.28.2011


Isn’t this new cookbook from adorable bakery, miette, in San Fransisco lovely? And please, check out the book’s scalloped edges! The second and third images are from Bakerella.

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  1. laura

    >um yeah. i'm going to need a copy of that book. stat. i visited that bakery in april and it was equally cute and delicious!

    July 28, 2011 7:40 pm
  2. Naomi

    >Is it bad that I want this book solely because of the scalloped edges?? That's ingenious!

    July 28, 2011 8:43 pm
  3. Ampersand Design Studio

    >laura–so jealous you've been there! (they have the book at Pryde's) :)

    and Naomi–ditto scalloped edges

    July 29, 2011 2:19 pm
  4. Jeanee

    >Scallop pages… WHAT?!?

    July 30, 2011 1:39 am

house & home: wall display 07.27.2011


How much fun is this living room wall display? There is something to be said for doing something more casual like this. We love that the things you wish to display don’t feel so permanent this way–ya know, just switch it up when you are ready! For those of us that are terrified to commit to wall art, this is the way to go! Originally found over at the awesome blog the style files!

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trend watch: tribal prints 07.26.2011


We are still loving this trend so here’s to hoping it makes it’s way from summer into fall fashion, as well! Tribal patterns are everywhere, and it seems to be spanning even beyond African and Native American influences! Beyond fashion, and into home decor. Beyond patterning and into materials ,like wood, feathers, and beading. Yes, yes and yes. We love it all!
Thanks to fashion designers like LAMB, Missoni and Mara Hoffman for making this trend so widespread! 
Runway photo credits (from left to right): LAMB Spring 2011 RTW (Image Credit:, Missoni Spring 2011 RTW (Image Credit: and Mara Hoffman Spring 2011 RTW ( Image Credit:

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spotted: crayon art 07.25.2011


Could anything be cooler? This is one of those moments where I’m wondering “why didn’t I think of this?”

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  1. Tracy

    >I came up with a tutorial on how I did this! Check it out!

    July 26, 2011 2:54 am
  2. Creative Design

    >I know, right?


    July 27, 2011 2:30 am