++ Coding ++
For those new to the world of Github, this is a helpful introduction article.
++ Design ++
I did not think about how the Rule-of-Thirds in photography applied to creating print design until this post. Probably really obvious, but I always associated the rule with photography.
++ Positivity ++
Wow did I really need to see a post like this. Zenhabits’ author makes an excellent point that all our negative feelings stem from a place of uncertainty. Seriously. Just think about it. Even simple awareness of uncertainty can help soothe the fears, which makes this such a fantastic post to reflect upon.
++ Fashion ++
Diggin’ the gem-stone, gold jewelry in Powers Handcrafted Jewelry. Particularly in love with the semicircle shapes. Totally treating myself to a ring post-getting all my edits done for this week.
I hope you had a fabulous weekend and are looking forward to a new Monday!
I have been looking for adorable bags everywhere and I think I’ve found what I’m looking for.
Meet Jenny Nemlekar: a biomedical engineer turned artist who manipulates materials into gorgeous bags. I feel like I can somewhat relate – my neuroscience nerdiness is always a part of me, but the thing that is holding me back from pursuing a full-on science career is my need to create. Definitely an inspiring woman.
Learn more about her here!
++ Print ++
There is nothing better than a strong desire to create paper from scratch. How much more hands on can you get? Bucket list status.
++ Fashion ++
As a sucker for geometric designs, I had to feature this gorgeous set of bracelets from Adorn Milk.
++ Blog ++
Thanks to Pink Pot, this will definitely be on my September’s To Do list: creating and/or finding a wood background for Space Thyme photos.
++ Design ++
My main takeaway from this article about infographic colors is that I should be focusing on using more shades, rather than giving into the temptation of using a multitude of colors.
Now off to go take a couple of friends on a tour of Chicago! Wish me luck.
Alright gentlemen. Name me one thing more awkward than a girl purchasing her own engagement ring. Yup, didn’t think so.
Not that I am planning to do that soon, of course…
But stumbling upon Moira K. Lime‘s gorgeous collection of handmade engagement rings makes it hard not to. For some reason, I find her marriage/engagement collection a lot more drawing than her regular collection.
So, good men of this world – please buy your soon to be fiancees one of these rings and make me happy.
Moira K. Lime is an artist based out of Indiana who finds inspiration from geometric patterns in nature. She creates with a mindset of producing an heirloom and she even donates part of the profit to animal shelters!
I am a huge sucker for the yellow gold. But I also love the intricate geometric patterns of the ring bands, as well as the interesting jewel shapes.
Wedding bands too. Ugh, stahp.
I do also love her stud earrings selection.
++ Typography ++
Somewhat bored? Play this silly little game called Shoot the Serif. You get to shoot, yup you guessed it, theserif.
On a more serious note – looking to brush up on your typography terminology? Look no further than this Fontroduction guide.
++ Clothing ++
Wait, this is amazing. Modernized Korean han-bok outfits? I am so tempted to buy one as a proud Korean. Definitely worth checking out the article and the store itself.
++ Print ++
This is a fascinating interview with Amelie Mancini (featured recently in one of my Those Things posts). She discusses the difficulty of going wholesale and the decisions she’s had to make in the process of developing in her identity and her market.
++ Design ++
I love this website for selecting color palettes. The space bar feature makes it very convenient to scroll through color combinations, and you can “lock” color(s) in place so that they have to be part of the color palate generation. Super nifty.
What useful resources did you come across this week?
Am I super weird for being in love with these beautiful arrow spoons from Amelie Mancini? Is it almost too much of an obsession with arrows?
Well so be it. These are amazing.
Brass, copper, silver, you name it. There is something here for you to find.
Amelie Mancini is a French artist and designer living in Brooklyn, NY. She makes all of her work by hand in her studio, be it woodworking, printing on fabric or paper and painting. She privileges playfulness and creativity in her work and enjoys exploring a variety of mediums.
Just in case you were wondering, she creates numerous other goodies besides arrow themed eating utensils. And they are just as gorgeous.
A couple weeks ago, my best friend (A, featured from my last post) and I were galavanting in San Francisco. We hold many dear memories from the time we both “interned” in the city during our young college years (if you call interning working at a small chocolate company, sure).
Our main focuses in SF: window shopping, occasionally purchasing, waiting for 3 hours to eat, and eating.
One brand of jewelry I came across that I adored was Bird of Virtue. Linnea uses wood laser techniques to craft her beautiful necklaces and earrings. I only managed to leave the town with studs and I wish the store had featured her other pieces. Upon looking online at her work, I also discovered she has a “String Theory” collection. I, of course, giggle with happiness.
Ah well, better late than never, am I right?
She has a fascinating collection of braille necklaces as well.
She also has a delightful collection for men. Great presents for the men, ladies. (My man is a startup lad, so no formalwear for him).
My heart literally stopped for this piece. The geometric pattern! The colors!