Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Message in a Bottle

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so here's my first post for great gift ideas! It's so easy to get sucked into the commercialism of Valentine's Day and buy flowers, candy and cheesy cards. Why not put some extra thought and time into a gift for your significant other. With that in mind, I found this simple DIY project on Design Sponge. They provide you with step-by-step instructions and the finished project is beautiful. Plus you can add your own twist, this idea is open to your interpretation and imagination!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Atlas of Calendria

In layman's terms, this is a Calendar. A uniquely and beautifully executed calendar. I was confused at first, but the concept is "calendar-as-world," so each month is a country and the twelve countries/months make up the world of Calendria. Above you can see the illustrated Atlas of Calendria. More info here.

I wasn't totally sure what to expect when I ordered mine, but what I received in the mail was nothing short of exceptional. It's such a unique concept and no detail was left out, each month/country even has it's own coat of arms!

These are for sale at Etsy.

Brava to Electrofork, this is a great piece.