best of: japanese design.

Japanese Exhibition Poster by Masaaki Hiromura, via gura fika. i love all things japanese — from sushi to vintage kimonos, and especially graphic design and packaging. i used to spend hours at Kinokuniya bookstore in san francisco’s japantown (i just found out there’s an L.A. location, too!). and i can’t read a word of them — all written in japanese,... 
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diy websites with squarespace: part 2.

In part 1 of this series, we introduced you to Squarespace and showed you a few of our favorite websites created using their do-it-yourself, customizable layouts. Today, my editorial assistant Kristen is sharing her experience customizing a Squarespace website for her company, Sew Social. i think you’ll find it most helpful when building your own websites! Hey guys!... 
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diy websites with squarespace: part 1.

i’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. there are several bloggers out there that excel at DIY— i am not one of them. okay, every once in a while I surprise myself, but it’s not my forte. so when Squarespace asked me to take a stab at building a website on my own, i had my reservations. however, i’m more comfortable with design and technology than... 
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moodboard inspiration + tutorial.

itsphotoshop. i kept admiring all these kinds of cool collage mood boards when i then stumbled upon a great photoshop tutorial from itsphotoshop to make a diamond-shaped mood board — diamonds are a girl’s best friend, am i right? i love playing with mood boards in photoshop and coming up with all kinds of graphic inspiration — i mean the possibilities are... 
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i think it’s a sign.

homegirl london. i love typography — all kinds, including handpainted signage, old neon, any cool vintage signs or letters at all really. i even have a pinboard called alphabet city where i catalog signs and letters i love. in my book see san francisco, i documented a lot of the city’s old signage. we just don’t make signs like we used to — but some... 
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