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Design love fest

Design love fest
you don’t often think of a dude as a greeting card designer and that’s exactly why we think ashkahn is so cool. he designs all of his own cards and each one is letter pressed with ink and foils on french cotton paper by a master printer in LA. he works downstairs in our studio building and we’ve loved getting to know him! his goal is to make sure none of his cards ever see a trash can. (a very possible goal, i think) his graphics are clever, witty and make you smile. i know i would DEFINITELY smile if i received one of these on my doorstep, wouldn’t you? a little Q&A with ashkahn: what’s your favorite card you’ve ever made?“my favorite card i ever made is TO ME YOU ARE A WORK OF ART” (below)

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Hellenistic art Hellenistic art is the art of the Hellenistic period dating from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC to the emergence of ancient Rome as signified by the Battle of Actium in 31 BC[1] and the subsequent conquest of Ptolemaic Egypt in 30 BC.[2] A number of the best-known works of Greek sculpture belong to this period, including Laocoön and his Sons, Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. The term Hellenistic is a modern invention; the Hellenistic World not only included a huge area covering the whole of the Aegean, rather than the Classical Greece focused on the Poleis of Athens and Sparta, but also a huge time range. In artistic terms this means that there is huge variety which is often put under the heading of "Hellenistic Art" for convenience. There has been a trend in writing the history of this period to depict Hellenistic art as a decadent style, following of the Golden Age of Classical Athens. Architecture[edit] Sculpture[edit]

Garance Doré - Page 4 The thing I heard the most this weekend during our Open Studio was from readers who came over to say: “I’ve been following your blog for years, it’s so great to see how it’s evolving…!” and nothing could make me happier than feeling that empathy. It’s fantastic, because it always reminds me of how I started — not even talking about it, being almost a little embarrassed to have the audacity to imagine that I could have a blog, or that I had this micro dream of doing something of my own. Back then, I didn’t tell anyone about it — only my three closest friends, actually. Read more Mini Notebook From A Cereal Box I am still a little old-fashioned when it comes to taking notes and I usually have at least two pocket notebooks in my purse at all times (one for craft ideas and the other for making to do lists). I realized that I am also very picky when it comes to choosing the perfect notebook, and for those of you who are like me, I've got a solution for you! Follow the directions below to make your own personalized, budget-friendly pocket journal out of cereal boxes inspired by my favorite Moleskine notebooks. Choose your favorite decorative paper and a stylish button to create the perfect notebook that suits your own style.

As Ink Remains // BLOG Guys, it’s Fall. And can I just say that it’s been the most beautiful Fall… The air is perfectly crisp, the sunshine is still strong, and layering is at an all time high (layers are probably how I like to dress the best. Be it an onion, I am it!) And although we’ve now been dealt with sunsets at 6:30 instead of 9pm, I am pretty darn content. My Daily Style I do love grey tees, printed jeans and ethnic bags. Here you have a look with all of them! This soft and light tee from Free People is amazing. Art in Ancient Greece The arts of ancient Greece have exercised an enormous influence on the culture of many countries all over the world, particularly in the areas of sculpture and architecture. In the West, the art of the Roman Empire was largely derived from. In the East, Alexander the Great's conquests initiated several centuries of exchange between Greek, Central Asian and Indian cultures, resulting in Greco-Buddhist art, with ramifications as far as Japan. Following the Renaissance in Europe, the humanist aesthetic and the high technical standards of Greek art inspired generations of European artists.

Studded Hearts Planet Blue’s lastest fall campaign They produce the best lookbooks and quite often too! Cashmere Cuff Like Molly, my summers as a kid were filled with the making and trading of friendship bracelets. I would pin vibrant strands of DMC to my jeans or even to my Keds, fervently knotting up bracelets every chance I got. I am thankful Molly has brought them back into our lives here at Purl Soho, but now... I cannot get enough! Loving the nostalgia of the friendship bracelet, but also feeling a bit "adult" since my thirtieth birthday last month, I decided to approach my childhood obsession from a new perspective.

An Apple a Day I'm in awe that new years keep on happening and with greater frequency than ever before. Meaningless perhaps, only a date on a calendar, but I put a lot of stock in new beginnings so January first will always mean something here. 2011 was full and beautiful and also so altering that I'm struggling to make sense of it. Bite-sized chunks will have to do. Pillow Thought: Tutorials First off, One of my good friends Less, made a funny little post right before Christmas about Pinterest Hits & Misses.. I thought it was pretty clever because quite frankly we all see these amazing tips and think holy moly this is such a good idea! So I'm going to share my latest flop of my own but I'll start with an intro of Leslie's post... Here is the deal. Édouard Manet Biography[edit] Born into an upper class household with strong political connections, Manet rejected the future originally envisioned for him, and became engrossed in the world of painting. He married Suzanne Leenhoff in 1863. The last 20 years of Manet's life saw him form bonds with other great artists of the time, and develop his own style that would be heralded as innovative and serve as a major influence for future painters. Early life[edit]

That's So Rue You procrastinated, didn’t you? Well, the good news is that of you order from @ruelala, you can STILL get it by Xmas. Shop the Mini Penny wish list:... kurt hummel is a member of a website advertising, “tops and bottoms for days.” *gigglesnort* bought two vera bradley travel duffels AND a lilly iPad case. For less than $80. I win at life My new #lillypulitzer shoreline tote from #ruelala matches my sweater so well!

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