Disney Case Love

Found myself looking at iPhone cases again. Society6 sure can keep a girl busy for hours. I’m especially loving all the Disney themed ones, so here are a few of my favorites.

The Lights, Minimalist Paperman, Hakuna Matata

Mickey Mouse as Steamboat Willie, Stitch Good and Bad Meter, Supermodel

Adventure Is Out There!, The Haunted Mansion, Doors



A project I’ve been working on with meltmedia launched yesterday. It’s called WhyAZ and shares the many reasons we love living and working in Arizona.

The site was incredibly fun to make. It was designed entirely in the browser and all the graphical elements are drawn with CSS. You can view the site at why.az and read more about the process at meltmedia’s blog: Why WhyAZ?

The Cape Times “Selfies” Ad Series

This ad series for the Cape Times is brilliant. It features newsworthy and iconic photographs as “selfies“. The ads say, “You can’t get any closer to the news. Know all about it.” Quite awesome.



Crate and Barrel 50th Anniversary Teapots

I’m in love with these 50th Anniversary Teapots from Crate and Barrel. Starting in December, each month will feature a custom-designed, limited-edition teapot. With only 200 of each design available, I’m sure these will be in high demand.


My Day Job

I don’t talk much about my job on here, but most days I spend my time with meltmedia, designing sites and applications for the web. My most recent project has been a refresh of our corporate website. It was a particularly fun, but quick project where I was able to design, develop, and write the site’s content.

Check out my post on meltmedia’s blog that details what we changed and why we changed it: A meltmedia.com Refresh. And check out the full meltmedia.com and tell me what you think!


The Hobbit Comic-Con Poster



Moonrise Kingdom

I’m super excited for the next Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom to be released later this month. Of course there is already plenty of fan artwork for the film. I love this poster by designer Matt Needle. Can’t wait!


Happy Easter

image from howaboutorange


Hand-drawn Star Wars Posters

Loving these hand-drawn Star Wars posters by Christopher Lee. He captures the key characters and scenes from each film in charming illustration. While Return of the Jedi is my favorite of the three, I think the original film’s poster is my favorite. And at only $35 each, it won’t break the bank to order all of them.


Society6 iPhone Cases

After dropping my iPhone on the sidewalk and seeing the ease at which the glass screen shatters, I decided to finally get myself an iPhone case. Because the iPhone body is so beautifully designed, I didn’t want one that covers up too much. So I prowled the internet, looking for a sleek case that would protect without feeling bulky. As a cherry on top, I also hoped to find one that could say something about me. After all, how do we express ourselves these days but with our tech, right?

I soon discovered Society6, an online collection of talented artists and designers selling their work in several forms: prints, iPhone cases, laptop skins, and t-shirts. It’s really quite incredible the variety of cool artwork to choose from.

After a few hours of browsing (their search function leaves a lot to be desired), I found the perfect case. It’s called “There and Back Again” by designer Reagan Lee. He designed a metro-style map of Middle Earth, featuring several fun stops like Rivendell and Helm’s Deep. The designer in me loves the clean lines and clever idea, while the nerd in me gets excited each time I see that Edoras and Isengard are just a quick train ride away.