Beautiful Board Games

I am charmed by thoughtful ways to make something beautiful, even if you’ve seen it in a specific way your whole life!

Case in point, this 3D Monopoly designed by NY artist Charles Fazzino recently featured on Creative Bloq:

3D monopoly












Now that’s some detail! (And bling!)

Creative Bloq mentioned a few other beautiful board games, too, designed by other folks with obviously different sensibilities. There’s Story:











But clearly my all-time favorite? Pulp Fiction Guess Who?:

game board pulp fiction












Kinda perfect for this rainy Saturday, I’d say.


Wear your recipe on your “sleeves”

“Tattoos” can be practical, too.

Some brilliant Italian designers created I Tradizionali,” a collection of temporary tattoo recipes that you can simply apply to you forearm before cooking. No more splattered books, only easy and attractive reference.

recipe tattoos


These are especially wonderful because they rely on illustrations for the recipe. No squinting at lines of text–see exactly what you need for your recipe at first glance.

recipe tattoos


recipe tattoo on arm



“Aesthetically pleasing miniature landscape for display and contemplation.”

Especially now that it’s consistently over 20-degrees on a daily basis, the greenery of Spring is on my mind.






These are ienami Bonkei Planters in a minimalist design from Metaphys.

Bonkei can be both imaginative and calming. According to Wikipedia, “[t]he goal of the form is to provide an aesthetically pleasing miniature landscape for display and contemplation.”

Not only are they attractive, but a few next to each other starts to create a whole little planter village!



Rooftop agriculture IS a surging urban phenomenon, after all.







Featured etsy shop: lukaluka

Today I’d like to give a little shout out to illustrator Luka and a favorite Etsy shop, lukaluka, which features greeting cards, illustrations, and prints that are interesting and fun.














Luka is a “Lithuanian illustrator creating positive, a little bit naive art with quirky characters inspired by everyday city life, works by modern illustrators and cartoonists, street art and nature.”



Kissing Bears























I just love her style. No elephants, sadly… but sloths and lemurs and bears, oh my!