Looseleaf Tees

04 October 2010   //     2 comments   //   clever, wearable

I’m loving these notebook paper inspired t-shirts from E for Effort (a collaboration between cool Brooklyn artists Beka Goedde and Rachel Ostrow) and Artware Editions. Each one is hand silkscreened, although I’m afraid that once I had one, I’d been tempted to get a sharpie out and write a note to my BFF during study hall. On the other hand, that might not be a bad thing.

Available for kids, grownups and even tiny kids. And, just in case your house isn’t already overrun by cool tote bags, there’s one of those too.

Check them all out and get one here.
Thanks for the tip LiquidTreat!


A Hat for Your Vampire Weekend

07 September 2010   //     4 comments   //   design, music, wearable

So I was exploring the internets, looking for cool music tshirts for Zoe and Lucy, and this popped up: a Vampire Weekend earflap hat. So retro rad. Don’t you think I should get two? Me too!

Meanwhile, I found a whole site full of great band merch! Check it ALL out.


Paper Town Friends

27 August 2010   //     Comments Off   //   clever, design, happy, istuff, kids, wearable

Sit down friends. I have something great to show you. Really really great. It’s a new iPhone app called Paper Town Friends created by clever Robin Rosenthal. Paper Town Friends features a bunch of paper cut-out characters for you to dress with their very own paper cut-out clothes and hats and accessories.

Robin cut out by hand all the tiny clothes and shoes and hats in the app. And get this — they’re even tiny in real life! Teeny crocs — with holes! A wee shriner’s fez! Baby batik tunics! It’s all just so freakin adorable.

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And I love the effect it creates. The wonky shapes. The messy, decoupaged feel of it all. It’s like a soothing balm for the over-vectorized, over-digitized soul. Sweet and smart and omg so fun! Hooray for Robin! Yay for us! And okay, maybe I’ll let my kids play with it too.


mad men on the brain

02 February 2010   //     8 comments   //   conferences, design, vintage, wearable

Peggy in checks

Its February and you know what that means – Mom 2.0 Summit is coming!

2010 Mom 2.0 Summit - FEB 18-20

There are so many things at Mom 2.010 to be excited about that I can’t process it all, so I’ll take it step by step. Right now I’m spending time thinking about the Thursday night welcome party: Martinis, Music and Mad Men. What to wear?

If you know me personally, you’ll know that clothes aren’t really my “thing.” I mean, I care what I wear, but I’d just as soon wear the t-shirt + jeans variation uniform every day if life would allow it (and mostly it does). But a Mad Men party is a Mad Men party. You just don’t skimp on that one, right?

So I went to the Mad Men site to do a little research and 2 hours later I emerged with a sense of direction. It’s the gateway between the 50s and the 60s. This means prints, pencil skirts, cupcake dresses, pillbox hats, matte lipstick, and so on and so on.

Betty in Summer

And to make it easy peasy, I had this brilliant idea: Our awesome neighbor Hong Kong Vintage has, without a doubt, the perfect costume outfit waiting for me. I’ll report back after I go. (And hey – they have an online shop too!)

What are you wearing? Need some suggestions? More tips on how to dress like a Mad Woman here.


geek love

16 December 2009   //     Comments Off   //   clever, design, wearable

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What with LEAP being comprised of a designer wife and a cute programmer husband,
I believe I probably need to own one of these geektastic shirts.

(via CoolMomPicks at The Motherhood)