Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Michelle Obama Purple

Purple (my favortie color) has long been neglected and Michelle Obama reminded the world just how flattering it can be.

Now everyone's suddenly got a bit of regal Michelle purple. The purple shift began when she wore this dress, by Maria Pinto, in Minnesota in June when her husband won the Democratic nomination and she, famously, did the fist-bump with him.

It is no exaggeration to say that this dress caused near hysteria. It prompted the New York Times to write an adoring piece about her wardrobe under the headline "She Dresses to Win." The paper said that the color was "symbolically rich, even if its message may have been so subtle as to be subliminal."

First Lady Michelle Obama will grace the cover of Vogue's March issue. Mrs. Obama is only the second to grace the cover. She appears wearing a magenta silk sheath dress (still in the purple family) by Jason Wu, who also designed her inaugural gown.

You can even get your very own Michelle Obama purple button!

Michelle Obama has already brought purple back from the cold. Who knows what other shades she might redeem.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

TOOL of the TRADE:
collage art

I found this cool collage art on Etsy by Kareem Rizk.

Kareem experiments in blurring the line between handmade work and digital work. He uses mixed media techniques along with graphic design.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

handmade Valentine's

Short on cash? Make a handmade Valentine like you did in second grade!

from American Crafts


Monday, February 9, 2009

another Target masterpiece

I saw this new Target/Christina Aguilera commercial last night when I was watching the Grammy's. LOVE IT!

The making:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

TOOL of the TRADE:
die-cut Valentines

Valentines by egg press.

Letterpress and die-cut so that objects may be punched out and assembled into a new form. Gives the greeting a life beyond the card. Super-cute!

Monday, February 2, 2009

another magazine bites the dust

Domino Magazine, the guide to living with style, is closing the print magazine and shutting down their online content. March will be the last issue.

I did cancel my subscription last year because I thought I was seeing the same things over and over from Domino. But I'm sad to see it go. I still think it was a great magazine and they should still keep their online presence.

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