Maybe This Inspired That // Minerals by Emma Dajska

The Art // Sometimes the best things are the simplest. Emma Dajska’s graphic illustration of jewels is bold and elegant with her use of solid black lines. Wouldn’t this be fabulous fabric?

The Inspired // Fig. 01, Fig. 02, Fig. 03

Amanda is a graphic designer and blogger based in Los Angeles who loves photography, cooking, and rainy days stuck at home. She curates the Maybe This Inspired That column.

Maybe This Inspired That // Take Care of Your Friends by Francisca Pageo

 

The Art // I love the collage work by Spanish artist Francisca Pageo. She often uses animals and women’s faces along with blocks of texture and color to create organic compositions that evoke a mysterious, peek-a-boo-like story.

The Inspired // Fig. 01, Fig. 02, Fig. 03

Amanda is a graphic designer and blogger based in Los Angeles who loves photography, cooking, and rainy days stuck at home. She curates the Maybe This Inspired That column.

My Favorite Gift Ideas for the Coffee Lover

Today is going to wrap up this year’s gift guides, I hope they have helped with your shopping! Today’s guide is for the coffee lover in your life!

I am a huge coffee lover, I find myself brewing it and pouring cups all throughout the day and sometimes into the evenings. If you have a coffee lover in your life, they can be pretty easy to shop for. They’ll always need more beans, so that is a good place to start! While this coffee lover may already have a favorite way to brew their coffee, maybe you can upgrade their system with a new French press, espresso machine, cold brew system, Chemex or a single cup coffee maker. If you don’t feel comfortable making that decision, you can always pick up accessories like mugs, scoops, mills or cream and sugar servers that will allow them to enjoy their coffee drinking experience even more. Then of course you need some snacks with that coffee so why not grab some beignet mix, peppermint bark, biscotti or popcorn. You can also help the coffee lover in your life increase their knowledge on the subject. There are tons of coffee themed books and even cookbooks!

My Favorite Gift Ideas for the Coffee Lover

1 Espresso Machine / 2 Gloves (invite) / 3 Beignet Mix /4 Sugar Bowl & Spoon / 5 GoCoffeeGo Gift Card / 6 Camano Coffee Mill / 7 Coffee Cup Cozy / 8 French Press / 9 Infinity Scarf / 10 The Independent Coffee Book

My Wishlist

Today I’m sharing some things I am hoping to get this year for Christmas and my birthday (also in December)! And the rest of the week I’ll be sharing some gift guides!

My Holiday Wishlist

 

1. I have been wanting some jewelry from A Merry Mishap for a while now, if I don’t get this for Christmas, I’m just gonna have to buy it for myself!
2. Hearing so many great things about Blog, Inc. and can’t wait to dive in!
3. Recently obsessed with antlers and cow skulls, weird? I’d like to hang my necklaces from this guy from Sky Parlor.
4. Still love film cameras, especially this white Fuji Instax!
5. Need these J. Crew gloves to add a pop of color if it ever gets cold enough in New Orleans to wear gloves this year!

Maybe This Inspired That // CMYK Embroidery by Evelin Kasikov

The Art // Design nerds and craft nerds alike will appreciate this amazing embroidery work by Evelin Kaskikov. She takes the basic idea of layering ink colors one step further by creating a moiré pattern out of thread!

The Inspired // Fig. 01, Fig. 02, Fig. 3

Amanda is a graphic designer and blogger based in Los Angeles who loves photography, cooking, and rainy days stuck at home. She curates the Maybe This Inspired That column.