1. Ever since I discovered Alex Grey and his wife Allyson Grey, I’ve yearned for a creative partner who I could collaborate and share all the adventures of my life with. Five and a half years ago I met Keenan McCune and over the years we have shared the dream of one day creating a design collaboration that would utilize both of our talents.
We’ve finally done it taken the leap by creating Thirty Circles. For our first project together, we’re creating laser-cut, wooden jewelry. The goal is to have our Etsy shop live with items to sell by Mother’s Day on May 11. 
Follow us for information and photos on our progress on our Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr. Our Etsy shop and website will be live soon. 

    Ever since I discovered Alex Grey and his wife Allyson Grey, I’ve yearned for a creative partner who I could collaborate and share all the adventures of my life with. Five and a half years ago I met Keenan McCune and over the years we have shared the dream of one day creating a design collaboration that would utilize both of our talents.

    We’ve finally done it taken the leap by creating Thirty Circles. For our first project together, we’re creating laser-cut, wooden jewelry. The goal is to have our Etsy shop live with items to sell by Mother’s Day on May 11. 

    Follow us for information and photos on our progress on our Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr. Our Etsy shop and website will be live soon. 

  2. Brand New is a website that provides opinions and commentary about corporate and brand identity work. Check it out if you too have opinions about brand identity and the ever-changing landscape (and uhhhh why wouldn’t you? If you don’t, let’s have a chat about why you should!).
A particularly fun series of posts is the best and worst identities of 2013. 
Brand New is a part of Under Consideration, which is also a good time, check it out.

    Brand New is a website that provides opinions and commentary about corporate and brand identity work. Check it out if you too have opinions about brand identity and the ever-changing landscape (and uhhhh why wouldn’t you? If you don’t, let’s have a chat about why you should!).

    A particularly fun series of posts is the best and worst identities of 2013. 

    Brand New is a part of Under Consideration, which is also a good time, check it out.

  3. When I like something, I obsess over it. Tycho would be one of these obsessions. 
Scott Hansen is Tycho and ISO50, a musician and a designer, respectively. His work grips my heart as if it were some tragic unrequited lover. 
I’ll be seeing him perform this summer at a festival in Oregon, and I cannot wait. Here’s a playlist he helped put together, it sounds the way he makes me feel.

    When I like something, I obsess over it. Tycho would be one of these obsessions. 

    Scott Hansen is Tycho and ISO50a musician and a designer, respectively. His work grips my heart as if it were some tragic unrequited lover. 

    I’ll be seeing him perform this summer at a festival in Oregon, and I cannot wait. Here’s a playlist he helped put together, it sounds the way he makes me feel.

  4. The Correct Way to Use Toilet Paper
Found on Taxi

    The Correct Way to Use Toilet Paper

    Found on Taxi

  5. How To Start by Leo Babatuta
"…as you get started, do as little as possible."
I’m a slow starter. I like to ponder and wonder for as long as I can get away with. I like to think of things to do and write them out as lists, but to get motivated to do them is tough for me. 
This has some nice advice for the slow ones out there. 
From Design Taxi, a nice design blog. 

    How To Start by Leo Babatuta

    "…as you get started, do as little as possible."

    I’m a slow starter. I like to ponder and wonder for as long as I can get away with. I like to think of things to do and write them out as lists, but to get motivated to do them is tough for me.

    This has some nice advice for the slow ones out there. 

    From Design Taxi, a nice design blog. 

  6. So good. 

    So good. 

  7. Aaron Draplin, of Draplin Design Co., speaking at Creative Mornings in Portland, OR. This is his “50 Point Plan to Ruin Yer Career.” It’s great, check it out.  

  8. Kelly Pratt is making sandwiches for each of the 50 states as a way to work on her photography and design skills.
Check out the rest of work on her website. 

    Kelly Pratt is making sandwiches for each of the 50 states as a way to work on her photography and design skills.

    Check out the rest of work on her website

  9. artandtext:

(via decor8 » Blog Archive » Color Me Pretty: Ocean Hues)

I love how this makes me feel. Mood boards are wonderful!

    artandtext:

    (via decor8 » Blog Archive » Color Me Pretty: Ocean Hues)

    I love how this makes me feel. Mood boards are wonderful!

  10. Colsen Keane makes beautiful leather goods. I love the color and texture of leather and I (im) patiently await the day I can own one of these amazing bags! Prices for the bags featured above are $995, $395, and $595. My birthday is in November (hint, hint). 

    They have a Tumblr too! 

  11. Diplo’s 128 Beats Per Minute. This came in the mail today and I’m so excited! Not only do I love Diplo, but the photos and the layout are amazing!

  12. Checkout conveyor placement
How to place your products on the conveyor belt at the checkout counter

    Checkout conveyor placement

    How to place your products on the conveyor belt at the checkout counter

  13. i-love-to-love:

We can.

Remember…

    i-love-to-love:

    We can.

    Remember…

  14. Everything, everything, everything about this man, his house, and his work, I love. I am so inspired by creatives like this.

    The top image is the French graphic designer, Fabien Barral’s, studio he shares with his wife (awww). Together they are the “decorative workshop,” Harmonie Interieure, making posters, stickers, and such. Fabien taught himself english from listening to Sting’s albums! He has a blog, Graphic-ExchanGE, where he posts images that inspire him. This is just the tip of the iceberg, there are many other links on his sites to send you to his behance, flicker, and photo portfolio. 

    Everything, everything, everything <3. I will manifest my life to be like his. 

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I'm an ever-curious designer living in Portland, Oregon.

This page is dedicated to photos from my life, general rambling, and design inspiration.

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