Monday, December 6, 2010

this is where I want to go right now

This place looks so awesome. It's the Pousada Maravilha in Brazil.

{Photos from the Pousada Maravilha website.}

Sunday, November 21, 2010

fresh + modern holiday cards

Here are some of my latest designs available through! Super clean and simple, so your favorite family photos are the main focus. Well, have you ordered your holiday cards yet? Done all your holiday shopping, too? Puh-lease! Me neither! Hoping to place my order on minted sometime over the next few days. (You can get 10% off my designs here if you use this code: BPD2010.)

Hope you all have a fun and happy Thanksgiving! And, stay tuned to the blog in the next few weeks – 2010 gift guides and the 2011 beth perry design calendar are coming soon!

{Photos from minted}

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

red hot

So, you may have already seen this, but it is a collaboration between Target and DailyCandy called red hot shop. And, let me tell you, there are some pretty cool things here. In just this month's picks, they've included these awesome letterpress composition books by Letters Lubell, and scratch and sniff holiday cards by Melangerie (above), among all sorts of additional cool stuff. Previous monthly picks have included:

book cover set from Brooklyn's Book City Jackets

handmade For Me, For You necklace

this cute dress by Lauren Moffatt

Fred Flare anchor duffel bag

MoMA pop-up pencil cup

this DwellStudio board book set

Kuma's Makeup Pouch in this nice watermelony pink

Yellow Owl Workshop's cityscape stamp set

Nice, huh?

{Images from the Target/DailyCandy red hot shop.}

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

color awesomeness: andreas samuelsson

Featured recently on Tiny Showcase, Andreas Samuelsson is a freelance illustrator + designer based in Stockholm, Sweden. He designs advertisements, posters, screenprints, letterpress designs and t-shirts, among other things. I love that all his creations have these rich, bright and cheerful colors and there are many that feature illustrated collections of similar items such as school or art supplies – kind of fits into my art supplies theme of late. I have an addiction, okay?

Andreas' website is here and you can also view his works for sale at Tiny Showcase. While you're at Tiny Showcase, make sure to sign up for their mailing list. You'll get first dibs on the featured weekly screenprints, letterpress designs and even calendars – all fun and unique, and a great way to check out new artists.

{Images from Andreas Samuelsson and Tiny Showcase, from top: Never Ending Street, Kit 02, and Kit 03 - Create.}

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

museum of forgotten art supplies

So sad and forgotten! Check out the Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies, curated by Lou Brooks over at Although, I still use design markers kinda like the ones above. Hey, wait a minute, I still use a few things in their list! Anyway, see the full photo gallery here.

{All photos above are from the Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies.}

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

latest kitchen favorites

Some things I'm loving right now – really just because they either look or taste pretty, and kitchen gifts always make good hostess gifts. You never know when you'll need to have one on hand! Ok, so here's a little wishlist:

Cute picklin' jars from Terrain by Burgon and Ball. They also have jars for herbs and jam.

And, speaking of jam. I really like this one's name: Bonnie's Black and Blue. It's made with sun-ripened blackberries and blueberries. Yum.

Another find on my wishlist at Terrain is this Opinel knife set in cheerful, mid-century inspired colors.

Cute cherry-themed melamine tray by Rice dk from Huset.

What's that? You want some more jam? Well, here ya go: Slow Jams, Jams for the People. Love the packaging, the name. All of it.

Ok, see, I have a little thing for kitchen towels, and Leah Duncan's designs are awesome. May have to scoop up a few at her etsy shop. Ok, confession: I already got this one! I think I have a problem. A kitchen towel addiction! Either way, this design is really sweet.

Here are some beautiful blue glass tumblers (made from recycled Franciscan wine bottles) from the Brook Farm General Store.

They also have this fun folding knife. I'm liking that little anchor inlay.

Some nice horn servers from Jayson Home and Garden.

So, this is Mo's Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix. What the what? Bacon AND Chocolate? Don't mind if I do! (I think this and the Slow Jams were in a recent DailyCandy together. I almost lost it over the breakfast-food awesomeness of it all.)

This delicious pizza is from The Pioneer Woman. Have made it several times recently for my guy and others, and have gotten some seriously rave reviews. Yay! It's yummy and super easy to make. You must try it. That's an order!

{All photos above are from the shops/designers/chefs listed with each item.}

Sunday, October 10, 2010

happy birthday, lonny!

Have you seen it yet? The first-anniversary issue of Lonny is nothing less than awesome. John Robshaw's country house, a gorgeous Thanksgiving table by Eddie Ross, and Celerie Kemble's Manhattan apartment? I'm kind of in design heaven right now.

The images above are from the latest issue. And, in a nod to their birthday celebration, I've posted some older Lonny mag photos below – dug out from deep in my inspiration folders – a lot of which they now have available in the Decorate section of their site. These are some serious favorites from Lonny's first year in action:

Ooooh! Just now realized that Lonny staffers have started a great new blog – certain to keep me company in between issues! Yes!

{All photography above is by Patrick Cline and art direction is by Lonny Editor-in-Chief Michelle Adams – both co-founders of the magazine. Photos used above from the Oct/Nov issue feature, from top: John Robshaw's porch; LuLu de Kwiatkowski bookshelves; Celerie Kemble powder room; LuLu de Kwiatkowski breakfast room (Btw, how cute are those kids? They look almost exactly like my twin cousins when they were little. Adorable!); and Eddie Ross' beautiful Thanksgiving table setting. For the photos above from older issues, from the top: Michelle Adams herself arranged this cheerful bookcase; bedroom by Lisa Fine; Ashley Wick living room; two by Ashley Putman – kitchen and bedroom; Ben Brougham bedroom; former Domino magazine Editor-in-Chief Deborah Needleman's home office; Rita Konig's outdoor pool and lawn; Cath Kidston dining room; and Elizabeth Bauer living room.}
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