I received my first flower press when I turned nine years old - maybe eight? The point is it was forever ago. I got it as a birthday gift from my best friend. The flower press came with a small instructional booklet on how to collect and preserve colorful wildflowers. On the front of the press was an illustration of Anne of Green Gables, happily picking florals and putting them into a giant basket. I still have that flower press, all these years later, with flowers wedged between the pages that are as old as the press itself. It was a fantastic gift that had me hunting for leaves and petals to collect and keep forever. Whether you're making one as a gift for a kid who loves getting outside, or you want to give yourself an excuse to explore the outdoors, a DIY flower press is a quick and easy project to make.
Valentine's Day will soon be upon us, so it's high time we bust out some gift guides! If you've got a modern male on your sweetheart list, here are fourteen gift ideas he's sure to love.
Plan 59 is an online museum and gift shop of mid-century illustrations and art. Full of vintage advertising images, sales literature, and just plain old retro art, it's the kind of place in which you can get lost for hours. They even have a collection entitled "Decor" where you can resource and get inspiration for your own mid-century spaces.
"When it comes to telling stories with Lego, Brendan Powell Smith isn't messing around. He turned to the greatest story ever told for inspiration. The Brick Testament is a collection of photos illustrating [Biblical narratives] using only real Lego pieces from the 60's to today."
In total, The Brick Testament has Legoed over 336 Biblical stories.
Via and quote: Retro Thing.
Pay homage to everyone's main man, Theodor Geisel, with Flyguy Design's series of Suess-inspired Photoshop brushes.
The "Choice Spring" and "Urban City" brushes are also decidely dope.
And they're FREE!