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pretty package: helios 06.04.2012

why Hello Helios! We just wanted to tell you we love your packaging. I mean, this is just a slam dunk – gorgeous color, loads of surface patterns and this packaging was all designed with function at the top of mind. These photos should cheer up your Monday morning! Make sure you head ever to Lovely Package to get all the details and see even more  photos of this gorgeous packaging collection!!

All packaging designs by Uniform. All photos from Lovely Package.

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pretty package: chock full of goodness pack 03.07.2012


Right, so I’ll be the first to admit that this is super random, but these collections of ephemera over at Felt & Wire Shop just caught my eye. I’m a sucker for this kind of thing and pick things like this up at garage sales, antique malls, wherever I can find it, and these just seem like really good little groupings. And, they’re only $15. Fun!

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art & design: mid-century album & book covers 02.28.2012


We’re always suckers for mid-century homes and furniture, but the graphic design of that era is also at the top of our list so we fell head over heels when we stumbled upon New Documents, an etsy shop that specializes in mid-20th century modern album and book covers! Thinking one of these might be a nice addition to a gallery wall, what do you think?

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  1. Scott Lindberg

    >Thanks for the link and kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the shop — New Documents is definitely a labor of love for me. I have pieces framed and hung in my home and studio. They look great and provide unlimited inspiration!

    February 28, 2012 2:43 pm
  2. Ampersand Design Studio

    >Scott–it would be SO inspiring to have some pieces of your collection hanging on our walls! love your stuff–and please keep collecting :)

    February 28, 2012 5:46 pm
  3. Drew {Coral Cafe}

    >I am all over these! Would love to frame some of these!

    March 1, 2012 4:35 am
  4. The Glam Lamb

    >Loe this post. Different and unexpected and havent seen any posts like this. thanks for sharing!!


    March 10, 2012 6:16 pm

holiday gift guide: mom’s wishlist by barbara shaw 12.16.2011


We’ve had lots of friends stop by the blog lately for the 2011 Holiday Gift Guides, but today it’s about to get even more personal! Today is the start of our gift guides done by our very own moms and husbands. We’re really excited to share their fun picks, because, of course, we think they have great taste…and, to be totally transparent, this was the best way to get them to tell us exactly what they really want!! (How genius are we?) We hope it helps you all complete some of your shopping lists as well! So, thanks mom, for taking over our blog today-we sure love having you on here!
Love you,

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  1. Jeanee


    December 18, 2011 2:41 am

holiday gift guide: kansas city edition by lindsay laricks 12.12.2011


Okay! We are not even sure how to introduce the goodness coming your way today. We asked the crazy-talented Lindsay Laricks to put together ideas for shopping local in Kansas City and we were blown away by what she sent us (including photos snapped by Lindsay herself)! Lindsay is the owner of Fresher than Fresh Snow Cones here in KC where she sells 100% natural snow cones (no artificial colors or flavors in these beauties) in an array of gourmet flavors (blackberry & lavender and lemon prickly pear, to name just a few of our faves). Fresher than Fresh comes to you from a darling mint green and white vintage Shasta trailer with a friendly, light-up snow cone named Snowie on top. She also sells ready-made snow pops in the same great flavors (plus additional exciting combos) at Hammerpress in case you’re craving the FTF experience when the trailer isn’t out and about. We are getting excited, too, because Lindsay has a new venture in the works and is getting ready to open a brick and mortar location to take her concept to the next level. Stay tuned for more info on this front! SO, on to the gift guide..Lindsay has uncovered treasures of Kansas City that even 2 KC veterans didn’t know about and we are thrilled. For everyone in KC, your shopping just got way easier and for those outside of the area, many of these spots do online commerce and/or delivery. Check out these shop details and enjoy:

314 Westport Road  Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 756-0855

3934 Main St. Kansas City, MO 64111

3023 Main Street  Kansas City, MO 64108-3323
(816) 756-3030

7917 Foster Street  Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
(913) 341-4455

2500 West Pennway Kansas City, MO 64108


110 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City MO 64108

TUFBOY Pop Up Shop at Hammerpress
Located in the center of Hammerpress:
110 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City MO 64108

115 Westport Road  Kansas City, MO 64111-2285
(816) 531-5588

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  1. Srsly.

    >I truly want to visit KC just to see all of these gems!! You have great taste, these finds are amazing. Love the glass ornaments. So beautiful. Way to inspire.

    December 12, 2011 9:13 pm
  2. Allison

    >I've been wanting to check out Hammerpress for awhile now. I hope to stop by when I'm in town for the holidays!

    December 13, 2011 3:56 am