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Loving this open-source map of street art around the world–Street Art Locator

Street Art Locator

Find galleries, installations, graffiti, sculptures, paintings and even stencils and stickers worldwide. Add your own findings as you come across them. Check it out. Very cool and handy, I just wish they had a smartphone app to upload finds on the go…

Ever wished you could visit Yosemite National Park but never had the means one way or another? Why wait? Enjoy a virtual visit with a series of five 17 gigapixel images shot by Harlem-based photographer, Gerard Maynard during the summer of 2008.
Yosemite at 17-gigapixels

Yosemite at 17-gigapixels

Today I was featured on the Internet Sends Me Cake! Check it out!

The Internet Sends Me Cake

If you want some of your own tasty baked goods to enjoy from my kitchen to yours, a few of my more popular items are listed on Etsy.

Special thanks the Jessica Hische for her original idea behind the Internet Sends Me Cake Web site and for plugging my work/site as a result. I’m so delighted she and the Studio 612a crew enjoyed their goodies.


23/03/2010 — Leave a comment

Looking for better reading material to enjoy on your iPhone or Blackberry? Try KoboBooks— a wealth of free e-books 😀


22/03/2010 — Leave a comment

Wondering where that random photo you saved to your desktop a year ago came from originally? Try TinEye— a reverse image search, neato!



19/03/2010 — Leave a comment

Every once in a while, a friend or client asks me how to ‘copy’ a website so they can print it out and share it with others. While I am always happy to help with screenshots, lately I’ve found that sharing PDF my URL is far easier–in one click, the site produces a PDF from any URL; neato!


Tea Round

17/03/2010 — Leave a comment

Ever fight with your friends and colleagues over whose turn it is to get the coffee or tea each afternoon on your (fika) break? Sounds like you could benefit from Tea Round!


19/01/2010 — Leave a comment

Generally I try and avoid brief posts about random novelties, but this is just too cool to pass up. People, have you seen the ToneMatrix? Seriously, this is such a neat application– simple, elegant and just plain fun!

Ever had that existential crisis where you lose sleep wondering what typeface truly exemplifies your creative spirit? I know I’ve long suffered the anguish of not knowing– am I Meta or Ma(n)son?

Well, our collective prayers have been answered! The design sages at Pentagram have given us the quiz tool: what type are you?
What type are you
You will be happy to know Camus himself is Bifur while I myself am Archer Hairline… or was it Marina Script…

How about you, readers? What typeface are you??

Make sure you use the password ‘character’

For whatever reason, I’ve had a tendency over the last three years to avoid general silliness here on AmandaMuses; some of it can be chalked up to an attempt to keep my private self private and allow this site to serve as more of a public sketchbook related to my work. But for those who know me in real life, the absence of general humor on this Web site has seemed a little odd (some of you have even told me so), since in reality I can be a fairly silly person when socializing with loved ones. Well today, marks a concerted effort to serve the public demand for fun:

Recently, I came across a totally random but clever time-waster– Cheese or Font. Combining the loves of typography AND cheese, Cheese or Font challenges your knowledge of fine fonts and fromage.

So how well do YOU know your cheeses and fonts, dear readers?

Poppytalk Handmade has just launched their latest monthly online “street market.” Beginning today and running through Friday, September 18, this month’s theme is “School Days: A back to school market.”

If you haven’t already taken a look this month’s goodies, here is a peek at some of the things that caught my eye:


Uncle Rutherford by Matte Stephens


eblouie 2 by Labokoff


Leap by Yardia


Number 16 by Bueller


Alphabet Soup by Modernpop


Set of 12 postcards by Tricia McKellar


My Friend print by Tutti studio


Branch necklace by Floridity

If you haven’t checked them out before, Poppytalk curates a monthly online showcase of international design talent; beautiful handmade items are available in this fun and diverse marketplace. Go check it out!

Images: Poppytalk Handmade


17/06/2009 — Leave a comment

Not long after my last post about Poppytalk Handmade’s summer market, their poor server went on strike. Until they finalize negotiations with the picketing server, their lovely blog is, as always, up and full of beautiful things to inspire your heart and fill your home.

Checkout the latest “street market” over at Poppytalk Handmade. Running through July 10, this month’s theme is “here comes the sun.”

If you haven’t checked out the site before, Poppytalk curates a monthly online showcase of international design talent; beautiful handmade items are available in this fun and diverse arena. If you haven’t already taken a gander at all of this month’s goodies here’s a peek at some of the things that caught my eye:

    Stockholm by Stephanie Levy

    Stockholm by Stephanie Levy.

    What a fun collage! This piece reminds me only too well of my old apartment in Stockholm.

Pink Lemonade
Pink Lemonade by Roll and Tumble Press

    Whisper Necklace
    Whisper Necklace by Mama’s Litttle Babies
    I have been a fan of Mama’s Little Babies for ages! I tripped over her work on last winter and have been tempted time and again to treat myself to some of her delightful jewelry.

M sign

Custom Monogram Sign by Signs by Diane

Ever the sucker for random letterforms and typography, it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to Diane’s signs.

Simmer by Yellena

Simmer by Yellena

Yellena is another artist whose work I discovered on Etsy some time ago and have delighted in her work ever since; I love the density of her work.

Golden Plover

Golden Plover print by Sarah Ahern


03/06/2009 — Leave a comment

Since the 1,300 mile move in October, I’ve had a new appreciation for freight containers. The fact that two apartments worth of belongings and an industrial workshop-worth of tools and machinery into a single box without filling it was simply amazing to me— the ultimate game of tetris, I suppose. So it’s no wonder I’m intrigued by the work of Hybrid Seattle who specialize in “thought-provoking and ecologically sensitive solutions to our present and future urban cultural conditions.”

I’ve passed the Teatro Zinzanni in San Francisco on which they did work, but never knew anything about the architecture and construction until I took a peek at Hybrid Seattle’s Web site. Such an interesting range of contemporary architecture and construction solutions they provide, just look at this cute little beach getaway/surf shack they made:
Hybrid Seattle Cargotecture 1

Hybrid Seattle Cargotecture 2

Hybrid Seattle Cargotecture 4

And this rendering for another one of their projects:
Hybrid Seattle Cargotecture 5

Can’t you just see some of these popping up in Oakland? Checkout the Hybrid Seattle Web site for more of their inspiring buildings

Images by Hybrid Seattle

Too Much

02/11/2007 — Leave a comment

More is rarely more… unless of course you’re trying to give your viewers a seizure, as this website appears to be attempting….


18/04/2007 — Leave a comment

New Sketchbook, check it out. Mostly experiments but ideally thoughts on the multitude of design articles and publications I read

There’s also an rss feed too, if that’s your sort of thing.