Step Away from the Screen : No. 48

16 March 2013   //     Comments Off   //   365, color, design, step away from the screen

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Beloved Street Art

21 December 2011   //     5 comments   //   caught my eye, color, happy, nature, photography

This is making the rounds on Facebook right now — if you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s a collection of amazing street art from 2011, curated by Street Art Utopia. Their site’s tagline is We declare the world as our canvas, which just makes me happy. And so grateful that these folks are out there forcing us to look at the world differently.

Here are a few of my favorites, but really — go look at them all. You won’t be sorry.

(Thanks for the link, Bo!)


Interiors at Night

01 December 2011   //     2 comments   //   color, photography

Gorgeous new tumblr featuring interiors shot at night. Created by Lauren Schoonover from Champagne and Marshmallows. I would very much like to visit all of these rooms.

She also has another tumblr: Exteriors at Night. Here’s one of my favorites:

(Great find, Alisa!)


Travis de Clifford

30 November 2011   //     1 comment   //   caught my eye, color, photography

Found on Pinterest today. Stunning photography and color from Australian photographer Travis de Clifford. I would have liked to be at this shoot.


Zoku Pops!

29 August 2010   //     2 comments   //   color, design, eat + drink

Have you seen this yet? The super speedy popsicle maker called Zoku? Zoe and Lucy got one for their birthday and we are in LURVE with it. Seriously, you can make a batch of homemade fancy pops in less than 10 minutes. And because of the super fast freezy magic, they can even be well designed pops! Rad, right?

So far we have made Strawberry Cherry, Raspberry Lemonade, and Chocolate Milk pops. On the horizon are Cucumber Chili, Avocado, and Watermelon Mint.

What else should we make? What kind would you make?


bright boudoir

11 May 2010   //     3 comments   //   caught my eye, color

Love love these new bathroom supplies from Target. They look like candy.

I think my day would kick off quite happy if my bathroom were filled with these, don’t you?

(You can try Target online, but I couldn’t find them there. Might just have to go to the store. Darn.)


vintage carnival gambling boards

23 April 2010   //     1 comment   //   color, design, ephemera, vintage

Just found these Vintage Carnival Gambling Boards over at the always exciting Modern Fifty. What do you think they are?

Regardless, wouldn’t they look fantastic in a kids room?

Buy them here.


color career counselor

30 March 2010   //     13 comments   //   color, thought provoking

Found this amazing quiz over at How About Orange today. It is utter witchcraft, I tell you.

You pick the colors you like (and don’t like), and it tells you what career you should have. And it works! So much so that it completely picked up on my inner Aries/Taurus chaos by suggesting that I am first a Creator and second an Organizer. (Hello Right Brain? Meet Left Brain. Now be friends.)

What should you be when you grow up? Take the test and let me know!

PS. It doesn’t appear to like Safari, but Firefox worked great.

(Thanks Jessica!)


cutout billboard

29 March 2010   //     4 comments   //   advertising, clever, color

Amazing billboard created by Leo Burnett for Koleston Naturals hair color. Strategically placed against a beautiful (and natural) sea/sky backdrop, the die-cut hair changes color throughout the day. Brilliant.

It would be fun to think of other settings that would provide unique results for a campaign like this. Like against a giant, healthy Sugar Maple that dramatically changes colors throughout the year. What else?

(Thanks Keith.)


sharon dowell

22 March 2010   //     Comments Off   //   color, fine arts

Sharon Dowell - Object #2

Sharon Dowell - Power Lines - Orange

Sharon Dowell - Interim

I’m obsessing over these paintings by Sharon Dowell. Love the colors. Love the layers. Love the perspective. Love.

And she’s from Charlotte! Rad.

See more of her stuff here.

(Thanks Susan!)