Archive: August, 2011

philly weekend: Barn Sale, Three Potato Four

Second up for this weekend is the Three Potato Four Barn Sale! I’ve visited them only once since I’ve been here and I’m looking forward to showing it off because there just isn’t anything like it! Their space is incredible and they only open it up once a month for visitors, or by appointment only. If you have the time, make sure you drop by. I’ve got my eye on another vintage letter S, so hopefully no one else has picked it up yet…

philly weekend: Cheese & Honey Festival, Terrain

My friend from Ohio is coming for five days and I’m going to keep her busy! I’m looking forward to this holiday and crossing off a few more things off my Philly to-do list. We’ve made quite a list and so I wanted to share some of things we’ll be doing. Tuesday-Friday I’ll be posting something fun to be had this weekend or things that when you visit, you need to make time to do!

First up: Cheese & Honey Festival at Terrain. It was postponed from last weekend because of Irene, so I’m thrilled we actually get to go! A trip to Terrain is a must anytime you visit and because I didn’t have time to shop when I went for the blogger meetup, I’m excited to pick up some Lavender Syrup, cheese and honey, and maybe even a plant that I’ll try my hardest not to kill. A fantastic way to kick off September and the fall season upon us.

musical inspiration

While in Baltimore this past weekend, I was waiting for the shuttle and the wind blew a sheet of music to my feet. As my fiancé looked at me like a crazy person, I picked it up and was infatuated with the colors, texture of the yellowed paper, the handwritten name at the top and the irony that it was from Philadelphia. I folded it up and stuck in my purse and it now is pinned to my inspiration board. I love finding this kind of inspiration in random places. A great find to inspire my week!

road trip: Baltimore!

We’re braving Hurricane Irene and heading down the coast to Baltimore this weekend! It should be interesting… Hopefully we’ll miss most of it, but either way it’ll be a good time! Even though I was born in Maryland, I don’t remember a bit of it and I’m excited to explore the area, go see an Orioles v. Yankees game and some good eats, good drinks and good company. Have a great weekend!

slice of life / 1

Whew! Things have been busy! I have disappeared this week because work took on a whole new level, but that’s good, right? I started freelancing at a local Philly agency and then head to another job next week, so it feels good to get back into a routine. I’ve also been taking more time for my health and the “we-put-down-the-deposit-so-I-have-to-be-wedding-dress-ready-asap” mindset is in full effect for our wedding that is now less than a year away. Pictured above are the two things I’ve been taking more time for: runs along the row houses near the Art Museum and cooking to my hearts content. It feels so, so good.

photos taken with my iphone and instagram

nice work: Janet Hill Studio

I love this work from painter Janet Hill. Delicate and sweet, these could brighten up any space.

Failure: what a great thing

We’ve all heard that failure can teach you things and makes you stronger, yada yada yada, but when put in career form, Steven Heller’s Design Disasters: Great Design, Fabulous Failures & Lessons Learned changed my perception of it. I’ve taken some risks in my career and design life that I may or may not have done again, but when it comes down to it, every experience I’ve had has influenced my life today, and I’m pretty damn happy with how things have turned out so far. :)

The collection of essays speaks of designers old and new and their experiences of failed attempts at business, failed partnerships, failed moves, failed income, and failed vision. Debbie Millman’s words in her essay definitely touched me the most of any (as she always seems to do) and here is an exerpt:

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let’s eat: Pumpkin Bread from Honey & Jam

It’s starting to hit me that fall is just around the corner and as the days get cooler, I get more excited for my favorite dishes of the year: anything and everything that contains pumpkin. I adore the flavors and inhale everything from pumpkin lattes, beers and cheesecakes to breads, salads and casseroles. There’s just something about the smells and flavors that make me love the warm sweaters and cool weather that comes with my beloved pumpkin dishes and drinks.

As I start preparing for my months of pumpkin consumption, I came across this recipe from Honey & Jam for a Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Pecan Icing. You can never go wrong with a good pumpkin bread recipe and it’s now on the top of my list to try. Now I just need to find some good pumpkin cocktail recipes…

This is where I want to be

I really want this letterpress poster. It speaks to how I feel right at this moment. A great design from creator Brad Vetter, and check out the rest of his work from Hatch Show Print and beyond.

via mikey burton

You can never be too bright

{ bouquet, painting by maya hayuk }

I came across these hot pink, orange and yellow pieces and fell in love. If you can’t already tell, I’m not afraid of color and I stand by my theory that you can never have too much or be too bright!

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