When I'm not designing greeting cards at my work-from-home job, developing products and directing artwork during my day job or trying to sleep but without any real success (who needs sleep anyway?) - that's when I get to take a creative break and say "Paper Goodness!" The dedicated blog of my paper company, TamTam Design Studio, Paper Goodness represents the many divine inspirations dear to my heart. If you have any comments, thoughts, ideas, or inspirations - or if you make the coolest things ever - I would love to hear from you! Happiness and Hugs =) xoxo, tam
You know that feeling you get every once in a while when you see something so clever that you can't help but laugh out loud and think to yourself: "Who on earth got paid to come up with that?" and "Why on earth didn't I think of that myself?!" Well folks, one such item is at Trader Joe's right now and I can think of 5 obvious (yet so darn cute) reasons why you need it now... (besides that it's PAPER and totally goodness!)... Enjoy =)
AND... I don't even like french fries, haha. I know, what-a-weirdo!
Anyhow, I thought this was too cute not to post and I wanted to wish you all, my dear friends, the very best of Valentine's Days. My greatest hope is that this economically difficult year is a wonderful year of love and happiness for us all. Keep on shining and kissing and loving. This above all- is the GREATEST gift.
<3 thanks again to EZ for her mention of Cup of Jo - which ultimately landed me at Le Love.
(oh how i love that blogging and inspiration is such a journey =)
Just what kind of creative individual are you? Take this cute lil' quiz and don't wait another minute to find out! I was pleasantly surprised to be a "Hand's On" creative and thought it was a very true-to-me definition. You can take the quiz yourself right here... and be sure to comment back with what insightful (or if nothing else - delightful - information you find out!) I'm interested to know what other types are out there =)
How happy am I that I woke up thinking that I should by myself this lil' treat today... and scooped up $30 dollars worth of this delicious colored masking tape this morning JUST before it COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! Check back at Design Within Reach soon and hopefully they will stock back up so you all can get some goodness too! A special thanks to EZ at Creature Comforts for turning me on to my newest obsession =)
2. Laser-Cut Steel Baskets, Lanterns, and more!
From the talented Megan Auman's lust-worthy etsy shop - I keep coming back to her collection and imagining this lil' basket is filled with my Everyday Assortments and Boxed Note sets! Love. Love.
3. Ceramic Wall Installations
I first discovered these magical clay floral baubles on Poppytalk last year and was happy to discover the work of Jasna Sokolovic.
I was reminded of her when I purchased these lovelies just a few days ago and can't wait till they arrive and I can play with the arrangement! Magnetic Flower Art from Chiasso:
4. Keep Calm Posters / Designer Humor
This lavender rendition of the classic WWII poster is currently gracing my wall and making me happy...
What's more is that there are so many clever variations are surfacing out there right now!
Here is my current FAV! I laughed out loud =)
Surely some of you graphic designers can appreciate! It's available here:
I tell you... Bakerella never let's me down! Click here for the Betty Crocker recipe and whip up a batch this weekend. I'm thinking these would be perfect in a heart shaped pan with pink frosting for V-Day... Holy sweetness! =)
Well friends, I hope you enjoy the digs and find yourself something absolutely fabulous this week- or try out some of mine!
I couldn't wait till tomorrow and thought I would sneak by Target on my way home this evening hoping to see the Orla Kiely Collection set... Lucky me! I thought it wasn't even for sale until tomorrow, but I already scored some yummy goodies. Not everything was out yet, but I was happy to take home a couple of the magazine holders and the closet door shoe rack. I'm thinking another stop tomorrow might mean that a cute lil' Orla apron is in my future. It would be so perfect to wear while glittering cards in the kitchen! Haha... batches of new designs is about all that is getting "cooked up" around here these days! Orla is one of my favorite designers. Her fresh, simple style of organic patterns infused with playful textures and pretty palettes are just my cup of tea. I love it all!
Get yourself to Target at once... but save that apron for me =)