Thursday, November 26, 2009
How awesome is this one I found in the Cool Hunting Gift Guide. Th bank is by Touch, a company who partners with designers to create things handmade not mass-produced (great idea!) The Drop piggy bank is by a designer in Portugal and I am admiring the colors as I try to decide which one I will get someday. I'm leaning towards aqua or yellow...what do you think?
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (about 2 1/2 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- 1/2 small garlic clove, minced
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix flour, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic, and cayenne pepper in processor. Add butter and, using on/off turns, process until dough begins to come together. Gather dough into ball. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into 12-inch log, and cut each log into 1-inch pieces. Roll each piece into ball. Arrange dough balls on prepared baking sheet, spacing about 1 1/2 inches apart. Press each ball into 2-inch-diameter round. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese over.
Bake shortbread rounds until tops are dry and bottoms are golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer shortbread rounds to rack and cool completely. DO AHEAD: Shortbread rounds can be made 1 week ahead. Store rounds in airtight container at room temperature, or freeze up to 1 month.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Each is printed something like 3 times and you can buy them in her Etsy shop! Whew I can't wait to get the ink I am waiting for to make my holiday cards. And she inspired me to get the fluorescent pink because I think that is absolutely divine. The card and print shown are my favorites...do you have any inspiring gocco prints you want to share?
You can see a preview of the book here, purchase here, and see the the original post on none other than Design*sponge here. It definitely gets me in the mood for xmas baking!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Her work is really wonderful and makes me wish I could draw better. And today I discovered her blog, Book By It's Cover, which is basically where she shares all of the wonderful books she has seen over the years.
And lastly, in 2002 she helped start a design firm where she does the illustration, one partner the design, and another the animation. Sounds like a perfect partnership. Anyway their website is the best I have seen in a long time, so original and fun. The navigation, illustration, and simplicity is genius....and they do great work, you must check it out. Tell me you are not inspired?
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Inside: Aged. Happy Birthday.
Inside: Happy Anniversary.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Have you ever heard of JHill Design. A designer who loves to doodle (who doesn't) that bases a lot of drawings on travel and where she has not been...how interesting. She has a great collection of calendars, prints, cards and more. I am not only in love with the calendar above but also the animal prints I have shown below.
Monday, November 16, 2009
They sound like the most interesting couple..."Elijah & Rhonda Wyman have been working together on their art & music since their marriage back in 2004, the same year Rhonda graduated Rhode Island School of Design...Rhonda will make the more technical jewelry parts herself and Elijah is said to be the salesman of the pair." And Elijah makes music as well. I think I would love to meet them.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
We are so grateful to her for hosting us, we LOVED it. Please become a fan of Perfect Dressipe or PHX DIY to keep updated on our next events to get your holiday shopping done!
Last Sunday you could have found us at the Indian School Block Party. There was a great classic car show, music, food, and the heat. It's November and should no longer be 90 degrees but we were out there next to a few of the PHX DIY members which is always a good time. Check out more photos here.
We couldn't have asked for more. We hope they have us back again. For more photos go here.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Above are a few more I found that I adore. The first is a silkscreen poster by PetitCollage in San Francisco. And the second is by Sycamore Street Press which I have been eyeing for awhile (and it comes in a variety of great colors!) What is your favorite alphabet poster?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
**Bunky Boutique is also having 20% off the entire store**
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
This Sunday you can find us at the PHX DIY crew at the Indian School Require the Prior Block Party. Indian School is closed off between 32nd and 38th Streets from 12-5pm. There will be lots of things going on including a car show, live music, food, local artists, kids play area, contests and more! It's a perfect time to start you holiday shopping and we hope to see you there.