iPod Chic

So I am either totally un-hip or just getting old.  Today I discovered you can get skins for your iPod, phone or laptop.  Who knew?  A friend of mine was showing me her new iPod today and it had this great “skin” on it.  Its from a company called Gizmobies.  When I went online, I discovered there are all kinds of “skins.”

Here the one my friend had.. I’m getting one too!

Fleur de Lis for the iPod Touch from Gizmobies

This reminds me of something I meant to post earlier.  In a meeting on Friday my client had her laptop decorated with these decals that she bought on Etsy.  It was a great way to chic things up at work.

Flowers and Birds laptop decal from greywolfgraphics on Etsy

There are a TON more like this on Etsy.


Shipping Containers Transformed

Now, this is cool… a Seattle interior design firm took six shipping containers and turned them into their office building. The project was featured this week by the Puget Sound Business Journal in the story, “This Seattle store really stacks up.”

DA Stark Offices

Creativity of All Kinds (plus some postcards)

Sometimes one style-spark leads to another…

style-spark#1: I came across a  terrific new shop/gallery called Assemble; I was out for a walk and there it was.  Owners Andie and Emily have integrated a gallery space, a workshop studio, and a retail shop to host creativity of all kinds.  The studio offers classes such as Art Journal: Nature Retrospective, Crocheted Earrings & Jewelry and Printmaking Basics. The gallery features installations by artists such as Karl Addison.  And the shop has some clever and creative products.  If you live in Seattle, look for it on Greenwood Ave.

Photos courtesy of Assemble

style-spark#2:  I was reading a list of tips for 2010 recently, one the tips was: send postcards.  Well, lo and behold, Assemble carries a great line of postcards and more from Yellow Owl Workshop.  Here’s the Analog Postcard Set, which sells for $10 (and it even comes with a pencil).

Analog Postcard Set from Yellow Owl Workshop

P.S. We can’t all pop into Assemble, but don’t fret, you can shop for Yellow Owl Workshop products online.

Word Surfing

These mini composition books are an unexpected treasure I found at Staples.

"Floral Surf" Mini Composition Books from Staples.

I stopped in to grab some manila envelopes (which can be super stylish with a black sharpie and some funky handwriting), and I saw these adorable little books.  They come in a two-pack and are less than $5!  I had seen some similar ones in a boutique for four times as much just a few days ago.

I love little notebooks like this; they are perfect for capturing those random creative thoughts. Plus they’re so cheap you can throw one in your purse, one in your top desk drawer, one in your nightstand and any other place your heart desires.

These are the “Floral Surf” design, they had several others to choose from.