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Little Bits for a Monday

Little Bits for a Monday

April 4th, 2011

In March, Alexander Ebert, lead singer of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros released his first solo album, Alexander. Since purchasing said album a few weeks ago, I have been listening to it on repeat. It is officially my soundtrack for Spring; the perfect combination of folksiness and sunshine, while remaining fresh and unique.

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Like what you hear? You can download “Truth” for free here. I love how the first 40 seconds sound like something straight out of a Tarantino film. The second track I have for you is “A Million Years”, which has a certain something reminiscent of Paul Simon. While sadly there isn’t a download for this one, trust me when I say you won’t regret purchasing the whole album.

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I browse through dozens of blog posts every day, and last week this hilarious gem from Krisatomic took the cake. I have so been there, Kristina. Sufferers of chronic bitchface unite!

Have you ever had chickens? I grew up with a constantly replenished flock scuttling about the family farm. These days however, I hear stories aplenty of city dwellers keeping chickens. Well my dear urbanites, now you can keep your little egg factories in style with this wonderfully cute (though in all likelihood, totally impractical) egg-shaped chicken coop.

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Jillian Tamaki’s amazing embroidered book covers for Penguin Classics have been making the rounds of the blogosphere for days, and with good reason. The stitches and colors are nothing less than sumptuous. I love this cover for Black Beauty; the movement and the red hooves! Talented illustrator and mistress of the needle, Jillian has more information and process photos on her blog.


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I’ve had tattoos on the mind of late, and came across this perfect cuff while browsing Pinterest (side note: you can see my Pins and follow me here!). Love the simplicity and the colors.
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Since running across a business card that was anything but humdrum, I’ve been loving the idea of printing on wood. This super cute wedding Save the Date from Natalie of The Senses Five is a great example. The photo fits perfectly.


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So for those of you that have made it this far, what do you think about my new typefaces? As ever, I’d love to hear your feedback. Happy start to the week my dears!

Featured image courtesy of Alexander Ebert and Folk Radio UK.

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