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Category Archives: print + pattern

bookshelf: alexander girard 12.12.2011

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So, for those of you out there who loved the Charlie Harper retrospective that Todd Oldham put out a few years ago, you will be happy to see that Oldham has just taken on the iconic Alexander Girard in a 15 pound, 672 page stunner! This book covers the prolific and diverse work of Girard in a way no other book has done in the past. If you’re looking for a WOW gift for a designer in your life (named Carrie or Morgan) you will get huge brownie points with this one. Also, be sure to check out this video about the book.

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print & pattern: angles 12.09.2011

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Just in case you are already done with your holiday shopping, we wanted to give you a little break with some print & pattern eye candy. Not that we wouldn’t like to have both of these for gifts, as well! Happy Friday everyone!
{Links: Andrew Hamilton Crawford Prism Bangle, Angles Pillow}

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on the lookout: scarves, scarves & more scarves 11.23.2011

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I don’t think I can have enough scarves. Seriously! It’s that time of year where we live–it’s chilly and I just want to be bundled up all of the time–so scarves become my new uniform! Any one of these sure  would sure be a nice addition to the wardrobe!

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pretty package: anthropologie holiday 11.15.2011

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Apologies right off the bat for the crummy editing job here; there was just too much good stuff that was hard to omit. I am so excited to see Anthropologie’s gift wrap for the holidays! Every year I promise myself that I will get my shopping done reasonably early to leave myself time to enjoy wrapping my gifts. Instead, I always find myself stuffing them in gift bags on Christmas Eve. This is especially ridiculous because Morgan and I both designed gift wrap for almost 10 years and genuinely love wrapping gifts and making them pretty. These gorgeous wraps and fun trims might be enough to make me actually stick to my yearly promise for once. (Please, check out the stitched wrap and notebook paper stitched tags! Oh, and the jute wrap and vintage stamps….?!?! Seriously…!) Happy wrapping.

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  1. theolivetree

    >ahhh love all of these! how cute is the gift tag that looks like notebook paper?!

    November 15, 2011 2:57 pm
  2. Ampersand Design Studio

    >thanks! we are a litlte obsessed with it all, too. the notebook paper tag is for sure the cutest part.

    November 16, 2011 4:52 am

print & pattern: overlapping organic shapes 11.10.2011

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we heart this little pairing. aren’t these overlapping organic shapes just nice to look at? pretty sure every day would be happy if we had either of these in our home!
{Links: Chromata print by Laura Berman (of Kansas City-our hometown!!), dipped set of plates from sydneys}

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