Quick Picks : 2.13.14

Young Love Postcards | Julien Chung for Moo via Felt & Wire

Young Love Postcards | Julien Chung for Moo – via

This Week’s Picks

♥ An incredible 3D paper map of Peru by designer and illustrator, Carla Eráusquin Bayona. Wowsa, so much detail, and Nazca Lines, too!

♥ Ah, really digging these clever Wes Anderson-esque, camp-themed wedding invites by Guts & Glory.

♥ Check out the beautiful new designs in Bella Figura’s 2014 wedding invitation collection.

♥ A sweet, woodland watercolor print from Eva Juliet, inspired by a small fox who roams near her house.

♥ A new thank you card company that’s all about helping us cultivate more gratitude in our lives.

♥ Cutie patootie adhesive notes from kikki.K’s Under the Sea collection. Love the little whale!

image from Moo

Here & Now by Kikki.K

I’m really digging the color and pattern in Kikki.K’s Here & Now collection, which includes all sorts of coordinating office goodies, from to do lists and weekly planners to patterned pens and journals. You can view the full collection, which also includes gift wrap, gift tags, and greeting cards, right here.

Here & Now Collection | Kikki.k

images from Kikki.K

Un-inspirational Quotes

"It Probably Could Get Worse" Letterpress Print | Starshaped Press

Inspirational quotes are everywhere these days, and that’s usually an awesome thing because the right quote at the right time can be everything from a pick-me-up on a not great day to an inspiration that helps one get through a difficult time in their lives. However, when you’ve seen the same quote 20 different times in one day by 20 different people – I’m looking at you, Pinterest – words that are otherwise uplifting can become trite and annoying. Inspirational quotes certainly have their place in my life and many of your lives, too, but you can have too much of a good thing.

I was relieved to find out that I wasn’t the only one who felt this way when Jen from Starshaped Press shared their new “Un-inspirational” series with me. These letterpress prints and cards are a little bit reactionary, in that they’re not all sweetness and light like most of the quotes that you’ll find around, and they speak to the fears and insecurities that all of us feel from time to time. Plus, they’re pretty darn funny, and laughter is an uplifting thing, so these quotes inspire something positive, too!

"There Are No Awesome Adventures Planned" Letterpress Print | Starshaped Press

"People Die Climbing Mountains" Letterpress Print | Starshaped Press

"Maybe It's Your Attitude" Letterpress Print | Starshaped Press

"You Can Be Replaced" Letterpress Print | Starshaped Press

images from Starshaped Press