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What Goes with Polkadots?

February 11, 2016

Sarah IllenbergerI have a friend, a dapper dresser, who often mixes plaid with herringbone. I admire that. My instincts aren’t matchy-matchy, e.g. brown and black, no problem. I’m less certain when it comes to patterns. How willing are you to go out on a limb with your prints?

Wonderplant by Sarah Illenberger

Pennies from Heaven

February 10, 2016

Adam Hillman


Change-ing color by Adam Hillman


Happy Year of the Monkey

February 9, 2016

Year of the Monkey

Parasol Monkey Print at Furbish

Beyoncé Rules

February 8, 2016

This year, I had tepid interest in the Super Bowl and mostly as a cultural event. But Beyoncé was worth the price of admission. I’ve watched her Formation video so many times since yesterday (along with tens of millions of others). It’s stunning. It inspires me to action. It takes my breath away.


In Gratitude of Office Supplies

February 5, 2016

Adam Hillman.Post-It Aesthetics

The way I organize my projects is with 3-ring binders. On the front cover where there’s a plastic sleeve, I stick in some artwork that references the project’s theme. Years ago, I bought myself a sturdy 3-hole puncher, so it’s easy to file things in the binder. I love this puncher, and use it daily. And don’t get me started on post-its. They are everything. What’s your favorite supply?

Post-if Aesthetics by Adam Hillman

Prepping for V Day

February 4, 2016


Illustration by Jean Jullien

Venting Session

February 3, 2016


I know it’s unwise to get enraged about things you can’t control. But here goes. It makes me livid when people walk on crowded sidewalks, or even worse, across major intersections, with their faces glued to their phones. I’m madly in love with my technology. Yet I don’t understand the mass oblivion when interacting in busy, public spaces. It’s hazardous. Please, someone, explain this to me.

Image source: kateoplis

Comma Queen

February 2, 2016

I’ve never used the serial comma, but after watching this, I’m rethinking it.

Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Vegetarian?

February 1, 2016

Sarah Illenberger


Illustration by Sarah Illenberger

End of Week Zen

January 29, 2016


Chris Rock answers Vanity Fair’s Proust questionnaire