Archive for November, 2009

Homemade Holiday Cards

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Holiday-Cards-Glee-Mail-Sage-5Only 25 days till Christmas ~ time to start thinking about our holidays cards (!)

For inspiration, check out these wonderful cards selected from the Archives of American Art’s collection of artists’ ephemera. Read more here.

Back to the Land, by Maira Kalman

Friday, November 27th, 2009

ThanksgivingMKMaira Kalman is an illustrator, author, designer, that I’ve been following for years, including her column “The Principles of Uncertainty,” in the NY Times. This is her article in yesterday’s New York Times ~ Back to the Land.

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Objectified: A Documentary Film

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Objectified: A Documentary Film about objects and the people who design them.

Objectified will have its US television debut tonight, Tuesday, November 24th on PBS. Check your local listings for exact show time/date in your city.

Getting Paid For Your Work

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Essential Tips to Ensure You Get Paid For Your Work

It is more than likely that every freelance web designer has, at some stage in their career, not been paid for their work. Frustrating isn’t it? This article is designed to help ensure you get paid for the work you’ve done every single time with lots of tips, advice and resources.

The Cardboard Forest

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

The Cardboard Forest is a blog started by Michaela Lynch. It’s full of creative and inspirational images and ideas. Enjoy!

Michaela Lynch is a daydreamer, artist, animator, inventor, hula hooper extraordinaire, cupcake enthusiast, and a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Rembrandt’s Self-Portraits

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

This is a really beautiful statement of Rembrandt’s life through his self-portraits:

Music: Breath of Light, by String Theory

Also visit:
Frida Kahlo Self Portraits -- Morphed

Bret and Jemaine’s Online Music Box

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

If you’re a fan of Flight of the Conchords
you’ll love this online music box!

Ultra-High Fidelity Music Box | Flight of the Conchords

Felt & Wire

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Felt and Wire is a beautiful site dedicated to paper in its many-splendored forms: from postage stamps to posters, from memorable mail to beautiful books, from invitations to artistic innovations. The site was conceived (our editor would say kuhnceived) at Mohawk Fine Papers, by people who love the feel of paper, the look of paper, the marvel of ink on paper, and the magic of what people do with paper.

Visit their online shop for holiday gifts:

What would we do without Lynda?

Saturday, November 7th, 2009 is an online training website started by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin over a decade ago.

Their mission: Helping you learn, master, and apply digital tools and techniques.

As solo designers we are always struggling to keep up with the technology, and without I honestly don’t know how we would do it. We have subscribe to their training website year after year, and whenever we have a question about how to do something is the first place we go. Thanks Lynda!!!

Color Scheme Designer 3

Friday, November 6th, 2009

An online color tool for all color enthusiasts ~ especially web designers.

color scheme designer