links for your weekend

I’m taking off a day early this week to enjoy the holiday weekend and this beautiful weather! Some links for your weekend:

+ This beautiful poster (above) from Spread the Love (by Melanie Linder) can be customized for your wedding! Melanie’s blog and shop are chock full of beautiful things… mostly not wedding related. via happy cavalier

+ This week Margot and I both talked about coming to the realization that work is just… well, work. We’re both lucky to have great jobs, but sometimes it turns into a whole lot of stress, and the line between work and personal life gets a bit too blurry. You can read my post here and Margot’s here.

+ A combination pie shop and design studio! John Bielenberg started Project M to “inspire and educate young designers, writers, photographers and filmmakers by proving that their work—especially their wrongest thinking—can have a positive and significant impact on the world.” Through design, the group has helped with a conservation area in Costa Rica, Micro-financing in Ghana, and connecting households to fresh water in Hale County Alabama (among many other community-oriented projects). Last year, they started PieLab, with just their great idea of a pie shop/studio and a successful fund raising campaign through KickStarter. PieLab is now nominated for a a James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design. Hear more about PieLab here and here.

+ I love these colorful TableArt tumblers, found via Remodelista.

+ I love this hand drawn monogram via Head vs. Heart.

+ LOCAL STUFF: Tomorrow is First Friday in Raleigh! Check out Special Characters at Busy Bee with music upstairs at the Hive by Kid Future (starting at 8:05pm). Also visit the Open.End: Masters in Graphic Design Thesis show at FishMarket (133 Fayetteville St) from 6-10pm. // Last week at the Nasher Museum “Displacement: The Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art” opened. Four leading contemporary Chinese artists—Chen Qiulin, Yun-Fei Ji, Liu Xiaodong and Zhuang Hui—respond to the Three Gorges Dam project. Artist Chen Qiulin will give a talk tonight at 7pm. // Chefs from some of Durham’s best restaurants will compete for the title of “Best Soup in Durham” Friday at Empty Bowls from 5:30-8pm at the Durham Armory. Tickets are $15-$30. The $30 ticket includes a keepsake bowl created by artists from Claymakers. Proceeds benefit the Urban Ministries of Durham.// Early birds rejoice: April means the Durham Farmer’s Market opens at 8am again!


  1. says

    Ohhh my goodness! The Spread the Love shop is filled with so much Pennsylvania goodness! My favorite!! I hearted almost everything. haha

    Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  2. says

    Ellie – thanks so much for posting about the Union poster…it will make the perfect gift for our friends marrying in the fall.

  3. says

    That poster is fabulous… what a perfect way to be reminded of your marriage & the loved ones who were there to celebrate!

  4. says

    So…this is totally a QUAKER marriage certificate, right?! Quaker weddings are awesome. There is no minister; the couple marries each other. Everyone sits in silence and if they are moved to speak about the couple they do. It is really fun! And from that tradition, in PA you don’t legally need an officiant. You just get the certificate and marry each other (with at least 2 witnesses.) Cool, huh?

  5. says

    Ellie – Wow, Thank you so much for featuring my Union Poster!
    Alison – You’re right on! Although, this was made to for any kind of wedding – it was inspired by all the Quaker/Dutch Marriage certificates around my area. Plus, my husband and I were actually married under a “Quaker Union”… However, after all that fun and unique ceremony stuff – the marriage certificate is a surprisingly boring blue sheet of paper with our signatures plus 2 witnesses… hence the need for something fun and new for all!
    Thanks to everyone for all the kind words and support!

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