I don’t really put much stock in astrology; however, I love seeing how different creatives interpret the astrological signs, and I’m totally into these zodiac birthday cards from Idlewild Co. (formerly Rocket Ink). Cute illustrations + brush-style hand lettering = some super cool cards.
images from Idlewild Co.
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.
images from Kikki.K
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!
images from Starshaped Press
These Draw-Your-Own Flip Books from Inkello are so clever and would make great gifts for kiddos who are interested in drawing and animation. The letterpress printed covers feature spaces for the flip book title and author, and the books contain 25 blank white pages for your drawings. Available in tomato red, green apple, cotton candy blue, or kraft brown.
images from Inkello
I spotted these fresh, modern citrus prints by Sarah Abbot on Pinterest recently and was instantly taken with the beautiful simplicity of the illustrations. They also remind me that warmer days are ahead, which is a real pick-me-up during this seemingly neverending winter. Go away, snow!
Available in a set of three A5 (8.3″ x 5.8″) sized prints or singly as A3 (16.5″ x 11.7″) sized prints. Cute citrus badges/pins are available, too.
images from Sarah Abbott