The Best Thing I Saw Today • June 28, 2011





Her

The work of Chad Wys
via I need a guide

MadeThought: Ten Years Yesterday
MadeThought: Ten Years Yesterday
MadeThought: Ten Years Yesterday
Him

MadeThought: Ten Years Yesterday
via ffffound!

Strandbergs in New York City

Strandbergs in New York City
It had been eight months since I’d seen my parents, so I was super-excited when they told us they were coming to Brooklyn! My mom had never been to NYC, so it was fun to show her around and play tourist ourselves. We hit up all the greats: Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the financial district, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Times Square, Billy Elliot on Broadway, a double-decker bus, and the Empire State Building. Plus some local gems, like Abistro over in Fort Greene. It was sad to seem them leave, but that was softened knowing that we’ll be living with them for two weeks when we get back to Minneapolis, right before we skip over to Europe.

Katie and Dad
Strandbergs in New York
Nate, Katie Dad and Mom
Strandbergs in New York
Strandbergs in New York - Ellis Island
Strandbergs in New York - Ellis Island
Strandbergs in New York - Ellis Island
Strandbergs in New York - Lunch in the Financial district
Strandbergs in New York - Lunch in the Financial district
Strandbergs in New York - Lunch in the Financial district
Strandbergs in New York - Lunch in the Financial district
Strandbergs in New York - Lunch in the Financial district
Strandbergs in New York - Central Park
Strandbergs in New York - Empire State Building
Strandbergs in New York - Skyline
Strandbergs in New York - Chrystler Building
Strandbergs in New York

The Best Thing I Saw Today • June 27, 2011


Her

Silver Tears Camper
via Fancy

Him
Nike Chosen
via John Schmit

The Best Thing I Saw Today • June 24, 2011




Her

Plate Illustrations by Owen Davey
via design work life

Him
Kid with Amazing Diabolo Skills
via Joe Kral

Girls Just Want To Have Fun

There’s been a lot of discussion happening around a recent Good Magazine article entitled “Why We Can’t Let Design Become a Boys’ Club” by Dylan Lathrop. It has spawned numerous comments, opinions, counter arguments and retorts from all sides. Many of us feel strongly about this, and it’s definitely a subject with many shades of gray. Though we may not all agree on the matter, I think the fact that it’s being discussed at all is great. After reading through all the articles and all the commentary, I felt compelled to showcase some of the women that continue to inspire me. So here are some of my favorites–thanks for the inspiration, ladies!


Aimee Gauthier


Allegra Lockstadt


Allison Newhouse


Anchalee Chambundabongse


Angie Lewin


Anke Weckmann


Annette Marnat


Anne Ulku


Autumn Whitehurst


Celeste Prevost


Danielle Davis


Deanna Halsall


Eleanor Grosch


Elsa Lang
(Always With Honor)


Erin Fuller


Esther Aarts


Gemma Correll


Gina Triplett


Gracia Lam


Helen Dardik


Jacqui Oakley


Janine Rewell


Jennifer Daniel


Jenny Bowers


Jessica Hische


Jessica Walsh


Jillian Tamaki


Julia Rothman


Karen Goheen
(Two Arms)


Kate Bingaman-Burt


Kelli Anderson


Kelly Munson


Kristina Collantes


Lauren Gregg


Laurie DeMartino


Lotta Nieminen


Lydia Nichols


Maria Janosko


Maricor/Maricar


Meg Hunt


Melissa Buchanan
(The Little Friends of Printmaking)


Missy Austin


Natalie Schaefer


Parliament of Owls
(Meg Paradise, Lauren Sheldon & Ariana Dilibero)


Ping Zoo


Roxanne Daner


Sanna Annukka


Sarah Labieniec


Sara Lintner


Sol Linero


Susie Ghahreman


Tonya Douraghy


Tuesday Bassen


Valerie Jar


Veronica Corzo-Duchardt
(winterbureau)


Sharon Werner & Sarah Forss
(Werner Design Works)


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