February 19, 2011

Spring Stock Up

Spring-time arrivals bring some warmth to my soul and makes my heart skip a beat. Though the weather in Atlanta was gorgeous this week, I feel that some of these additions to my wardrobe would make the coming spring even more lovely. Here is my spring stock up wish list.

This top... Oh this top. A piece from the Deyrolle Pour Opening Ceremony collection. Alexa Chung donned the maxi dress in this print and I instantly fell in love with it. This isn't a feasible future purchase, but hey, this is just a wish list anyways.

$59.99 (in-store) / $110 online
This skirt is dreamy, girly, floral perfection. How about that styling? It's goes so well with chambray. J. Crew's spring collection is a hit and this is just one of the quintessential pieces from the collection. Saw and tried on this on my last visit to J. Crew... "Want, want want!" was all that went through my poor college student mind.

This spotted frock is from the Lark & Wolf by Steven Alan collection from Urban Outfitters. It's got that tiny bit of retro but classic element as well. The baby pleats also add some nice texture.


 This is kind of a modified fisherman sweater, which was a popular trend this past A/W season. The River Island Aran Button Back Sweater from Asos is kind of an easy piece, pairable with almost everything from shorts to skinnys, over a dress or tucked in a skirt.

$328 (on sale)

Okay, this Won Hundred jacket isn't a spring arrival, but it's quite wearable year round. Found this on Dear Fieldbinder the other day, so it's not exactly another feasible buy. But really, that dark khaki color is gorgeous.

Dolce Vita's are always on girls' wishlists. These Marcela Suede Oxfords are interesting with the detailed patterns and tassels. They also come in magenta and khaki. Satiate your inner ivy.


The Vamoose on Etsy has been creating some of the most beautiful jewelry I've seen in a long time, and at prices that aren't too steep. These Citrine Drop necklaces supposedly bring success and prosperity to business and would look lovely on any girl.

$157.50 (on sale)

I'm in need desperate need of a new wallet. This Kate Spade Head in the Sand Cyndy Envelope Wallet would do much justice! Especially with the ostrich-embossed texture and the pyramidal turn-lock encloser - so chic!


 Marc by Marc Jacobs... Need I say more? This is the Bianca Clutch, and I saw it and held it for approximately 15 minutes at Bloomingdales. This of course isn't in my budget, but I still felt the internet needed to know that this beauty existed. If anyone feels so inclined to get this for me, well, I won't stop you (I joke, I joke - kind of). 
P.S.: I ended up snagging this clutch from Madewell instead.

 Are there any lovely things on your spring wish list? Till next time readers!

February 12, 2011

Seattle's Best Rebranding

I had all intentions of going to bed half an hour ago after a busy day, until I decided to read this week's issue of Creative Loafing Atlanta. Flipping through I noticed something completely different about a semi-household name and got so excited about it that I'm pushing back sleep to blog about it (such is life).

Seattle's Best has rebranded themselves. It's current, it's fun, and it was very much so needed.

What a drastic difference, am I right?

Along with their branding, it only makes sense that new packaging has also been introduced.

Overall, I think it's a definite improvement. The main crit I have is that the logo is reminiscent of healthcare and blood donation, and many comments on sites and blogs agree with that notion. Obviously, red is a huge part of their brand and had to incorporate it, but the red semi-circle could easily be changed to brown to obviously represent coffee (maybe that was too cliche for them? Who knows?!). Yet again, it is supposed to represent a smile, and the drop kind of seems like an implied tongue as well. There are just so many ways to look at it! 

I really appreciate the coffee bag the most: nice repetition of the circles, varying type weight to show hierarchy, clean in general. 

Here's a chart of their design reasonings:

What are your thoughts on Seattle's Best rebranding? Yay or nay? Any other crits to offer?

Edit: I didn't realize how far behind I was with this, but in my defense, there are about zero Seattle's Best coffee shops in the Atlanta-area.

February 8, 2011

The Curve of Forgotten Things // Rodarte x Elle Fanning x Deerhunter x Todd Cole

Let's see, Rodarte, Deerhunter, Elle Fanning, and dreamy lighting? Kind of hard to fathom those great things all coming together but it's happened. The Curve of Forgotten Things by Todd Cole was created for Rodarte's Spring 2011 collection. The short's rather ethereal and simply put, pretty. Kudos to teenage Fanning for traversing and pirouetting in 5 inch heels; I wouldn't have looked so graceful.

Kirsten Dunst for Boy

Something I look forward to every season are the Boy by Band of Outsiders and Band of Outsiders look book photos. They're fun, fresh, polaroids that properly evoke the brand. This spring features Kirsten Dunst frolicking about the Huntington Botanical Gardens while being super adorable.

February 7, 2011

Mix No. 2

Thread + Type Mix No. 2. Click-through to enjoy!

February 5, 2011

Double Exposures by Dan Mountford

Dan Mountford is a British graphic design student and photographer that has been blowing up the blogosphere with his double exposures. All of his images were composed in-camera, with the addition of photoshopping the usual blemish and adding vector pieces with illustrator. They're quite beautiful, and prints are now available for purchase.

February 4, 2011

Screen Prints by Methane Studios

It's been a long time since I've posted! School and work and other things have just been insane, but I finally have a second to bring you all a new post!

Methane Studios is a small screen printing, design, and illustration studio based in Atlanta, GA. The team consists of Mark McDevitt and Robert Lee.  The duo met at the Columbus College of Art in Ohio and bonded over their interests. Post-grad, they eventually made their way down south and settled in Atlanta. They started by designing posters for The Echo Lounge in Atlanta, and since then have earned a lot of recognition and received impressive accolades, as well as a large client base including Turner Broadcasting, Honda, and Dave Matthews Band.

McDevitt and Lee both came last fall and spoke at school and it was rather enlightening, telling us more about their history, design processes, etc. Their screen prints are just so well executed and incredibly beautiful. Take a gander for yourself below.