Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Power Posters

Found on GOOD: Each morning since early September, Jonny Selman has picked a headline published on the BBC and has interpreted it as a poster. Selman's project BBCx365 now includes an incredible 106 headlines-as-posters, all of which he created in the wee hours of the morning, before he moved onto his work as a student at the Academy of Art University. "By creating posters based on the news stories, I hope to compel my audience to look into the article and eventually stir a larger interest in world news with the American public."

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

NASA Snowflake-Making Contest

In case it wasn't already clear how COOL it is to make paper snowflakes - NASA's holding a contest! Deadline is extended through Dec. 22... We think this is fantastic, but then again, we also think staying up until 3:17 am to watch a lunar eclipse is fantastic. :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

We ELFED ourselves!

lots of giggles here - merry christmas!

Olly Moss's Star Wars Posters

Olly Moss just gained a lot more sci-fi fans. We featured him in a recent Design Spotlight and now he is making headlines on sites everywhere with his gorgeous Star Wars collectible print series. Yesterday, 400 sets of the 3 icon posters sold out in a matter of minutes at $50 dollars apiece, $150 for the set. Now they are going for upwards of $1000 on ebay. Moss announced on his blog today that he will sell the remaining 50 sets tomorrow - for a lucky few that can afford them at $500. We find them to be a perfect marriage of Eric's sci-fi nerdiness and GA's love of print design, and we wish we could snag a set. At least we can say we discovered him before the Star Wars fanatics!

We can't afford the $500 price tag, but Eric promptly purchased GA a different Olly Moss print for Christmas. It is called "Sea Saw." We find it quite clever!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Handmade Holiday in Richmond

Tomorrow we are making the trip to Richmond for the Handmade Holiday craft show at Plant Zero. Check out their site and - if you're in the area - stop in to support the Craft Mafia!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Paper Snowflakes

We picked out our first tree together last nite. It sits sweetly (and patriotically) in our new apartment window. We loved decorating it in blue and red. Nothing beats the joy of making homemade holiday decor - like paper snowflakes!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Should we buy this couch?

For $349? I suppose we could go bigger, but it is just for the two of us.. Must decide by 6 am Black Friday - your vote appreciated!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A View from The Peak: Honk Kong

To many passengers, the 120 year old Peak Tram is the only way to experience Hong Kong's most natural wonders. Millions of people all over the globe have taken the ride, which offers a uniquely fabulous view of the city.  The top of the Peak offers restaurants, shopping, and the priciest real estate in Hong Kong. One evening, we enjoyed the spectacular views from the observation deck at sunset - a truly memorable evening.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Movin on UP

We are moving in less than two weeks! Not too far from where we are, but it is definitely a more convenient city for our jobs. The apartment complex is designed after an italian community, and its beautiful historic features are conserved and complimented with a fully renovated kitchen. We are excited, but we need almost every piece of furniture imaginable! ... specifically a couch. Over the weekend, we went to IKEA, which has many satisfying couch options. We could not commit to a seating decision just yet - but we fell in love (or GA fell in love) with several pieces of holiday decor! Very.... American-inspired!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Shenandoah mountains in november

On Saturday morning, we took a drive to Shenandoah National Park to enjoy the last of the fall foliage. The air was fresh and crisp, and fiery orange trees dotted the mountains. We topped off our road trip with some hot cider at the top of the mountain. Need fresh air? A mere $15 gets you a 7 day pass in the park.

Friday, November 12, 2010

If you LOVE Polaroids....

Check out this gallery of "Super Awesome" graphic polaroids by Grant Hamilton!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Design Spotlight: Olly Moss

If ever I had an instant design crush, it would be on the style of British designer Olly Moss. His silk-screened posters keep a vintage appeal, but are a fresh take on films, tv shows, and even video games of past decades. Typography and imagery are delightfully center-stage in Moss' work, and his featured characters will (hopefully) make you feel nostalgic. Here are some stellar samples found on his website, as well as a feature by Communication Arts. Check him out.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hong Kong: Vibrant History

We just enjoyed a long vacation on the other side of the world - visiting Eric's brother and family in Hong Kong! The city is extremely photogenic, and its architecture is a stark contrast of old and new.
The temples in Hong Kong are rich in preserved quality and history. On the first full day of our trip, we visited a temple and a convent. The Temple of Wong Tai Sin, the Daoist God of Healing, was vibrant in color. The wooden buildings at the Chi Lin Nunnery were constructed without nails, and some are over 1,000 years old.