Friday, July 27, 2012

Fabulous Friday Finds: Lost Type Co-Op

Have you ever heard of Lost Type Co-op?

Because I'm semi-obsessed. I'm pretty sure I've stumbled upon it before, but never really took the time to browse or figure out how to use it.

Today, as I was creating some sweet little cookie favor labels for a friend, I decided that I was in desperate need of downloading some swoon-worthy fonts to give the labels a polished look.

After a little Pinterest search, I discovered the font wonderland that is Lost Type Co-op.

How does it work?

"The Lost Type Co-Op is a Pay-What-You-Want Type foundry, the first of its kind.
Founded by Riley Cran and Tyler Galpin, originally in a whirlwind 24 hour adventure to distribute a single typeface, Lost Type has blossomed into a full fledged foundry, distributing fonts from designers all over the world, with its unique model.

Users have the opportunity to pay whatever they like for a font, you can even type in '$0' for a free download.

100% of funds from these sales go directly to the designers of the fonts, respectively.
Lost Type takes no cut of sales, and holds no funds."

via Lost Type Co-Op

SO awesome, right?

I'm smitten with the entire site... even the site's design. Talk about inspiration!

Font love.


Anyway, if you're ever browsing for some good fonts, be sure to stop by and check out the goods at Lost Type Co-Op.

Once I'm done with the labels, I'll have to share a little sneak peek of what I came up with.

Wishing you an inspired weekend! :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Fabulous Friday Find: Summer Soiree Edition

This mid-week holiday confused me beyond belief has gotten me in the mood for summertime celebrations.

Between all the cooking I've been doing, and all the browsing for Friday Finds picks, I am ready to throw an excellent little cocktail party, if I do say so myself.

Now... who's up for some cocktails and cute party accessories? ;)

Today's featured items are plenty of reason to gather up some girlfriends for a summer gathering with their stylish patterns and precious prints!

{Click the picture to hop directly to the item in the shop!}

Get inspired in the kitchen as you prep your party foods with this sweet cutting board from Kb Monogram Gifts!

Your guests will be "wowed" with you food AND these Chevron Cocktail Forks from Sucre Shop! (Do yourself a favor and browse while you're there... she has TONS of adorable stuff!)


Serve up a fashion statement witht these absolutely adorable hand painted custom appetizer plates from Aedriel Originals.

Last, but definitely not least, make each pour pretty with this elegant beverage server from one of my favorite stops for anything entertaining, Swoozies! (I currently have about 10 things from Swoozies on my personal wishlist!)

What's your favorite places to go for party supplies and/or inspiration... I'd love to know! (Not that I need any more items to add to my wishlist, or anything!)

Have a Fabulous Friday! :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Summertime Blues

I have a love for shades of blue. (Not shades of grey, kids, that's a whole different hue.) ;)

Turquoise, robin's egg, ocean... you name it. I gravitate towards anything in the blue/green color family and have a hard time not purchasing only things that fall into that category.

As I was browsing Pinterest this morning, I came across a pin that led me to this website: House of Turquoise.

I can't remember the last time I came across a site that is almost completely made up of things I love, love, love.

I ooohed and ahhhed a bit at the gorgeous images featured on Erin's site, and then harnessed all that azure inspiration and started thinking about some new designs to add to the shop... so keep an eye out for those! ;)

If you just can't wait for the new blues, check out some of the pretty little items in a few of my favorite shades that are currenly in the shop:

{Click the pic to take you to the shop page}

Meanwhile, take a look at some eye candy from House of Turquoise:

Methinks I'd be doing a lot more laundry if there was a chandelier involved....