Archive for April, 2010

Accentuate the Negative

April 27, 2010

While I am up in the air on my way to Sydney, I thought I would share with you the wonderful art of illustrator Noma Bar.

Noma was born and raised in Israel but currently lives and works in London as an illustrator and graphic designer. He has worked for publications like New York Times, Esquire, The Guardian and Time Out London. Most recently he has published a book called “Guess Who? The Many Faces of Noma Bar” that features beautiful caricature style illustrations that utilize shape, color and manipulation of negative space. See if you can figure out these portraits and find the hidden elements that give their identity away.

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Shop Notice!

April 27, 2010

I will be leaving for Australia on Wed. April 28 and will return again on May 18. For that time the Megnificent Made store will be in Vacation mode.

Thank you for your patience!

Up and Away!

April 21, 2010

I am in the midst of a pack-a-thon plowing through laundry, sorting and Tetris-ing my belongings. I leave in a week for a visit to Australia where my boyfriend, Graham, will be crossing the stage for his PhD. A proud moment I cannot miss!

Although the flight itself is impossibly long from New York to Sydney, I do have a fondness for the idea of travel, luggage, travel size things, and gadgets invented to make the whole experience even more exciting.

Here are a few adventure-inspired goodies from Etsy!

Its A Small World Glass Globe by CuteAbility

Its A Small World Glass Globe by CuteAbility

I love this little globe pendant by CuteAbility. I am the last person in the world you’d want to put in charge of navigation, but I do love the look of old globes and maps!

Large Kelly Green Leather Backpack by TheLeatherStore

Large Kelly Green Leather Backpack by TheLeatherStore

I’ve never been much of a purse person but as a tourist I think a good backpack is a must! Something to hold my cameras, umbrellas and travel essentials that holds me so I don’t have to hold IT. My travel packpack is an unfortunate little one shouldered black bag, but this kelly green leather is right up my alley! The shape and color is just beautiful. The inside lining is a fun floral print too!

Kiwi Coral Carpetbag by marykaiser

Kiwi Coral Carpetbag by marykaiser

I think this must be the most beautiful carry on or overnight bag. MaryKaiser makes a lot of really beautiful carpetbags but I am partial to this silky green coral!

False Hope

April 9, 2010

I have to pardon myself again for my absence this week. Thankfully, design work has been plentiful and I cannot complain. That doesn’t leave much room for blogging though!

I am sitting here bundled in sweaters watching, once again, as snow falls on the trees out my back window. It isn’t much but it’s sad to see when just yesterday I was enjoying the sun.

To keep my spring spirits high, here are some light spring fashions… soon, oh so soon I can wear my dresses and sandals!

Betty Dress Japanese Cotton by Christinapires

Betty Dress Japanese Cotton by Christinapires

I love a good summer dress that’s easy to wear. I also love those pretty Japanese prints you see at the fabric store but I never know how to put them to use!

Sailor's Lover Blouse by Esoneofone

Sailor's Lover Blouse by Esoneofone

This could be so dressy or casual, either way perfect for a warm day by the water. It also comes in a really bright beautiful yellow.

Spring Floral Necklace by Divinerose

Spring Floral Necklace by Divinerose

These necklaces are really in style this year. I liked that this one isn’t too big…I can’t do too big or it makes me look even smaller. Good price too!

QT Canvas Tote by Kinies

QT Canvas Tote by Kinies

I can’t get enough of Kinies. They have a lot of really beautiful bags but I especially love this tote for market shopping.

Bare the cold weather folks, for how ever long it may last because the best time of the year is coming!

Happy Easter!

April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone!

I am off to Connecticut to visit family. Enjoy your holiday weekend!