How about this Christmas card? The mayor of San Juan posing alongside his family with a leopard attacking a gazelle. The best is at the bottom, where it says "May this Christmas illuminate your dream". Sure, if you're the leopard?? Read more here.


I've had this song stuck in my head this whole weekend. All I need is a beach and some flip flops.


If you're in NY this weekend, do check out the Architecture & Design Film Festival. The documentary "Unfinished Spaces" will be playing this Sunday Oct. 23. The film and music have been getting excellent reviews, it's totally worth watching. I designed the album for the film's soundtrack (by Giancarlo Vulcano), it's silk screened with 2 colors and a slight transparency varnish that gives it some added flair. Nothing compares to an object printed by hand. You can purchase a copy here, or on iTunes.


Beautiful illustrations, this book is definitely going in my wish list. See more photos and a video of the printing process here. (via Brain Pickings)


This is a great collection of images...what is inspiration and what is plagiarism? It's interesting to see why the "homage" pieces work or (more often) don't work.


I have a major weakness for tea canisters. When in Montreal last week I crossed a Kusmi tea shop on St Denis street. The labels are all colorful and ornate, totally reflecting that Russian aesthetic (the company originates from St Petersburg). I ended up getting their Earl Grey with citrus and I must admit it's great tea. Luckily, their also available in New York.

On another day I stopped at the Atwater market and picked up some Darjeeling by Lov Organic. The tins look so neat all stacked up in the store. Unfortunately the tea itself is not the best. But at least I'm left with a nice canister.


If you're ever in Montreal, you must stop at this shop — Les Touilleurs. Very clean and simple, they carry all the essentials for cooking. Like a well-edited Williams-Sonoma.

The top photo is the front of the business card. The second photo shows the shopping bag (simple white paper with an adhesive label) and the back of the business card. They also give away recipe cards, when I went it was for lemon squares. Although I'm not crazy about their logo, the photography and packaging materials are all very nice.


Luke Sullivan – on the fear of failure. from Berghs' Exhibition '11 on Vimeo.

What a great exhibit. I wish I could see it in person...check it out here. And make sure to watch Milton Glaser's interview.


If you can't make it to Turkey, this is a great option... I'm loving these towels sold on Etsy. The top image is from Bath Style, the bottom is from Turkishtowel.



There's something about this skate ramp alphabet poster that I like. It's by Steve MacDonald and was printed by VG Kids.


Serrote just announced some new notebooks. This one with the cracker theme is my favorite.


Lovely Stationery is a great site to pass the time. I never get bored looking at cool business cards. The one pictured here was by James Prunean.


Fonts In Use breaks down which typefaces are used in various designs, websites, etc. The commentary is pretty good too.


Wow, this Silhouette cutting machine looks like a fun device...I'm going to obsess over this one for a while.


My arms hurt from shoveling. I took this picture the night of the snowstorm (2 nights ago).


let's make up for the lag...

but this is still my favorite performance of theirs...