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Handmade backdrops for product shots or markets? from Ígló Kids Winter 2012

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christmas time is here . shoots & ladders | | Millie Holloman Photography

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diy snowy photo backdrop. [ take a thick white poster board, fake flake snow and mod podge. ]

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Emma Hayes — River Wallpaper /Obsessed with this wallpaper

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Plywood Writing Desk for Kids By Baksvan Wengerden

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Copper Trim Jewelry Dish

He is: Watching

Girl & Chocolate Trailer from Crailtap on Vimeo.


Girl and Chocolate have put out some of the best skate videos of all time, this one looks like it won't disappoint.





He is: Watching

I'm blown away by this video of how this Explosions in the Sky poster was made. Enjoy



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Final Poster
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Check out the full post here →





He is: Working

I'm in the midst of working on a big project for Land O'Lakes. I'll hold off on too many details until it launches. For the photography of it, I travelled out to Pennsylvania to shoot farm families with Jonathan Chapman. I first saw his work when he documented Bill Holm:

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And then for Colle+McVoy, he has done quite a bit including our Purina work, documenting Best-In-Show type dog shows:

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It was a great experience, we had a great time, here's a preview of what we shot.

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Jonathan's assistant on the shoot was another amazing photographer, Josh Grubbs. Josh rounded out his portfolio and his tumblr with a plethora of cat photos.

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He is: Watching

I love this series of videos that touch on the idea of pop culture all being a remix.



See them all here →





He is: Building

I know it's late in the summer but after much deliberation I have decided that I'm building a treehouse in the backyard. The boy has been asking for it for a while and I've been excited to do it ever since I saw this treehouse:

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I found it in an issue of Atomic Ranch Magazine, check it out here. I scoured the internet and finally found our perfect plan at TreehouseGuides.com.

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This is a video of one of their other plans being built:



I am not the best wood worker but I have reassurance from this website and the entire family that I can do this, stay tuned for updates.



I'm excited! And, as always, I'm here for support. Moral, that is. I'm really pretty wimpy otherwise.





He is: Working

After a long, exciting journey, I'm proud to announce the new and improved ColleMcVoy.com. Making a site for yourself is always hard but this one is definitely a testament to lots of talented people doing their best work. After a lot of iterations, we ended up with this:

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It was largely an exercise in restraint and simplicity to get to a unique experience. The hardest element of this whole thing was getting the search algorithm to work the way that we all wanted. As with anything, we're just getting started, there are great things in the works to continue to improve functionality, the content and everything else so keep checking back.

Visit it here →





He is: Listening

ACMC - Year Two

We have just started the second year of the Adult Contemporary Mixtape Club. Shedding the burden of sending out burned CDs with carefully constructed packaging, we've all opted to post them digital this year. I'll miss getting fun packages in the mail, but the mixes so far have been really good and it seems like the same amount of love has gone into them.

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Download them all here →





She is: Loving

DISORDERLY GOODS

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Stumbled across these awesome badges from Designer Jane Chika's Disorderly Goods on Pinterest. Delightful and amusing.





She is: Shopping

OOIE ZUZII!

I just squealed a bit when I saw these. Zuzii is a a mother and daughter owned company. Together they combine traditional cobbling and sewing techniques with a modern and clean aesthetic. Yup. I'm in. I'm a bit bummed that the Poppy Juju Baby Sandals are gone, but will be getting the little girl the Bijuou Baby Boots for the fall. Thank you, Zuzii.

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She is: Parenting

A LITTLE SUNSHINE

The little girl's party was such fun. Everyone even managed to come in a full spectrum of color! I made the birthday girl a special little sunshine crown for the day, and she couldn't have been happier. And thank goodness for purple cauliflower. Am I right?

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All images by little miss sunshine's awesome uncle Jerrod Larson.





She is: Parenting

TINKATOLLI

Barrett found this little gem through Kickstarter (a funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers...) After sharing it with the boy, I have to say, it's a refreshing little online game that I don't mind that he plays. I actually really like it. Tinkatolli is full of imagination and creativity. The site encourages kids to participate both online and offline. Once you create or do an activity offline, you can enter it in your journal, earn badges and points to further your tinka to next levels. They even disrupt your game to make you move if you've been playing too long. Now that's refreshing.

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She is: Loving

Leo Babauta's blog Zen Habits features one or two powerful articles a week on: simplicity, health & fitness, motivation and inspiration, frugality, family life, happiness, goals, getting great things done, and living in the moment. All of which, are currently on my to-do list.





She is: Working

TREATS FROM TREAT

Here's a smattering of prints I've been working on with Treat & Company.

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Also, their gift-wrap mailer was chosen as the quarterly winner of the PaperSpecs Gallery Take Note Awards. Check out those spokesmodels! So lovely. Congrats guys.





She is: Planning

A BRIGHTER WORLD

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One year ago, a little lady appeared and brightened our world. Planning a little party to return the favor.

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1: Paper Pom Clouds / 2. Fringy Rainbow Streamers / 3. Giant #1 Balloon / 4. Yellow Dress from Janie & Jack / 5. Rainbow Puffs / 6. Rainbow Layer Cake (wish me luck!) / 7. Pinwheels / 8. Pennant Picks from BHLDN / 9. Paper Straws



I'm so there. I will be dressed as a character from the Jimmy Dean commercials.