From The Inspiration Folder

Brand Identity & Design, Uncategorized

Happy Friday! This is the very last weekly links post we’ll be doing in 2011. It absolutely blows my mind knowing that 2012 starts in less than 48 hours. 2011 has been such an amazing year for us … We’ll be doing a year-in-review post in just a bit, but until then, we wanted to share our last batch of links to other creatives & people who have inspired us this week!

Simply Lovely

We absolutely love adventures. We love traveling, and putting our feet on different parts of this earth. When I saw this map project idea from Alyson over on Unruly Things, I was in love. Could you imagine what kind of gift this would be for your kids/grandkids later in life. My goodness.

Photography Love

As soon as I saw this session from D’art Photographie, I felt the immediate need to jump in the car and head to the Oregon Coast. It feels dark and cold … Yet warm & cozy. There are about 1 million reasons why we moved to Pacific Northwest and the feelings this session evokes are about most of them!

Design Inspiration

Even though we focus mainly on the design side of things, I went to school and got my degree in printmaking … running big, old presses made me a pretty happy gal. So, it’s understandable that I am still a bit obsessed with print. Sara & Brad of Constellation & Co. run an awesome print & design shop. They are located in Seattle, and their work is stunning. This week, Sara wrote a post about being a messy printer. I absolutely loved the post, and it made me feel a great deal of nostalgia.

Music Love

I absolutely love people who are multi-talented. Ever since I saw Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 500 Days of Summer, I’ve loved seeing other projects they do together. This rendition of What Are You Doing New Years Eve is no exception. Love these two …

Portland Business Highlight

This week, I had the opportunity to meet up with a wonderful group of ladies for a little girls night out. We spent our evening at Cruzroom on Alberta & 23rd. Personally, I’m not into big bars or clubs, so smaller places like Cruzroom are so perfect. They are known for their infused liquors, which means their house drinks are to die for. Their food is awesome, the atmosphere is lovely. Be sure to check them out!