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{Color Inspiration} Origami In The Streets

In high school I had a friend that was a champion origami folder. He used to teach me random tricks and tips while we were in Japanese class. He would fold intricate roses and make things up on the fly. It was kind of amazing. These beautiful and colorful origami installations in Vietname and Hong Kong by Mademoiselle Maurice remind me of him. If I saw these on the streets, it would instantly brighten my day.

Have you ever folded origami?

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{Smell The Roses} Writing On Benches

Quotes are the best. They simply put into words things that I need to remind myself to keep motivated. You may remember my “obsession” with benches. Here are some writing/painting I’ve found on some lately.

What are some of your favorite quotes?

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{Wish I Was Wednesday} A Common Name’s Geode Project

Street art always impresses me. A glimpse of something that will brighten your whole day. I’ve toyed with ideas in the past, but nothing comes close to this really awesome Geode Street Art project by Paige Smith of A Common Name in Los Angeles. They’re sparkly, unexpected, and look so real! Another crazy thing is that they’re made of paper. It always seems so fun to pop in these surprises. I want to be her so badly right now!

{A Common Name} Website - Project - Blog - FacebookTwitter

Do you like street art? What’s your favorite street art that you’ve come across?

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{Freebie Friday} Giveaway: $100 Credit At Sticker Mule

I recently ordered some Daydream In Color vinyl stickers from Sticker Mule and I just loved them. I’m so excited to pass them out as business cards, with my orders, and to my friends to spread the love. They have this wonderful feel to them because they’re made with high quality vinyl and the guys there are super helpful with getting your order right and making you happy.

This giveaway is now closed.

They are also very simple to order. I just chose a shape (I got 3″x3″) and designed my sticker in Illustrator, but you can design it in Photoshop or any other free online photo editor. (Tip: Once you choose your shape, open a new file with those dimensions so you can get an idea of what your sticker will look like.) Upload your design to Sticker Mule and they’ll send you a free proof to approve. Once you approve it, it’s ready to be printed and sent right to your door with free shipping!

Now, we’ve got an awesome giveaway today from our friends at Sticker Mule! They’d like to give one lucky reader $100 in free die cut stickers. If you’re into design, the team at Sticker Mule are great people to know.


  • Leave a comment with what what you’d do with your stickers.


Feel free to use to the following tweet:
#GIVEAWAY TIME! Win $100 credit towards your very own custom @StickerMule stickers at @DaydreamInColor!

This giveaway is open to US residents only and closes on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12AM PST.

Good luck!

This is the last giveaway of our big Year One Blogiversary giveaway week. I hope you’ve enjoyed participating!

Don’t miss out on our other current giveaways:

(PS: This giveaway is sponsored by Sticker Mule. Daydream In Color received these stickers c/o Sticker Mule, but the review and opinions of the product are my own. I wanted to share the resource with my readers!)

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{Wish I Was Wednesday} The 10 Best for Year One

The {Wish I Was Wednesday} was my way of showcasing the incredible talent that surrounds us. There is so much to learn from illustrators, photographers, designers, and others that pursue their life’s passion. It’s so rewarding to delve into their portfolios and websites to better understand their thoughts, background, and influences so that I can introduce them to you each week.

Here are your 10 favorites of Year One:

1. Marc Johns

2. Jen Wick Studios

3. Sasha Prood

4. Klas Fahlen

5. Dave Hakkens & Interview

6. Andrew B. Myers

7. Klaus/Leontjew

8. Myeongbeom Kim

9. Jordan Elsie of Horrible Adorables

10. Tatsuro Kiuchi

What was your favorite {Wish I Was Wednesday} this year? Who would you like to see featured?

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{Color Inspiration} The 10 Best of Year One

The goal of my {Color Inspiration} posts was to provoke feelings of excitement and awe towards color. Artists, designers, and creative people all over the world stretch my mind every day with their new and unique ways of displaying objects, expressing their personality, and pushing the envelope.

Here are the ten most loved posts in Year One:

1. Washed Up

2. Dye In The Wool

3. The Pink Swan Project


4. Illustrations by Jenny Bowers

5. Blah Blah Blah

6. Bronson Caves

7. Christian Dior Haute Couture

8. Bottles of Honey

9. Spanish Furniture Designers BM

10. Abstract Color Project

What was your favorite Color Inspiration post?

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{Color Inspiration} Drainspotting Japanese Manhole Covers

My mom is the cutest. She always sends on these emails her friends forward to her that she thinks I’ll like. They range from funny pictures to cool inventions to amazing art installations. I always find them so entertaining because she is my mom and she does know exactly what I’ll find funny and interesting! Recently, she sent me a collection of manhole covers in Japan that I researched to find were part of a book called Drainspotting. They are soo awesome. I would love to wander around Japan on a scavenger hunt to find each of these. I hope you are enjoying this weekend and that this colorful artwork will spark some inspiration.

You can buy the book here: Drainspotting: Japanese Manhole Covers


If you were to design a manhole cover for where you live, what would be on it?

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{Color Inspiration} Washed Up

The Washed Up photo series by Alejandro Duran, a Mexico-born and New York based artist, is both a beautiful and important statement. He “addresses the issue of plastic pollution making its way across the ocean and onto the shores of Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s largest federally-protected reserve” collecting wash up debris and trash.  Alejandro has visited forty-two nations on six continents. “He conflates the hand of man and nature, distributing the objects the way the waves would, like wind-scattered seed or roots tunneling through soil, echoing the organic forms of the surrounding landscape.” The photographic results are stunning and eye opening.

What do you do to prevent littering & pollution in your life?

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{Wordless Weekend Recap} Vancouver Washington, Re-loving Books, Brunching

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{Weekend Recap} Where’s Waldo’s Paper Sailboat?

Happy 4th of July!

After finishing up all the paper sailboats I printed last week, I went around my neighborhood hiding little paper sailboats everywhere like I had suggested Friday. Here are some I took pictures of when no one was looking. It was a pretty busy rain-less day, so I was happy to discover that some of the ones I had placed earlier on my walk were already taken. I hope their friends get taken soon by curious onlookers. I put a lot at kid level, so maybe they’ll find some & go for a race in the river.

Would you want to come across a sailboat while walking around?