Interstellar: A Study in Constellation Design

I’m currently contemplating my first tattoo and I’ve been really inspired by constellation artwork and products. The stars are gorgeous, romantic and a bit of a passion of mine – I’ve always loved the idea of outer space and, conveniently, my name is Stella which means star in Latin. While I try to psych myself into voluntary pain, here are some amazing designs that I’ve been eyeing for inspiration and courage.

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1. Ursa Major Illustration by Adam Johnson (this is the design I really want for my tattoo!)

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2. Ursa Major Pillow by lovecalifornia

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3. Constellation Doormat from Modcloth

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4. Celestial Chateau Tea Towel Set from ModCloth

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5. Constellation Wallpaper from Spoonflower

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6. Whimsical Constellation Throw Pillow from Nuvango

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7. Foil Constellation Prints from Minted

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Suffice to say, all of these are on my wishlist!

♥ Enjoy – Stella


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Find of the Week: The Utterly Charming BabyLit Pride & Prejudice Playset

One of my local bookstores is going out of business, so I picked up quite a bit of books at 50% off, but my favourite purchase by far is the Babylit Pride & Prejudice Playset. I must admit that I don’t have any children (I don’t even know any children), so this playset is 100% for me – and I’m not ashamed! P&P has always been one of my absolute favourite books and I just couldn’t resist the chance to arrange the charmingly designed figures into a little vignette on my bookshelf. The set comes with a rather funny counting primer book, lots of character and background cut-outs with stands, and a box that turns into a stage for arranging everything on.

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If you’re interested in snagging one for yourself, you can get it here.

♥ Enjoy – Stella


Colour Palette Showdown: Tropical Paradise vs. Eternal Winter Hellscape

After spending eight glorious days soaking up sunshine on a Caribbean beach, I’ve returned to find that this awful winter is ENDLESS. We just had another huge snowstorm (it’s MID-MARCH, damn it!) and, because I live in a big city, that means great gobs of ankle-deep dirty slush wherever I go. I usually love winter, but there’s definitely a limit – my boots are filthy, my hands are cold, and I have my millionth sniffly cold of the season.

And so, I present two colour palettes for your consideration – which do you prefer?

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♥ Enjoy – Stella

Lust List: Irresistible Book Covers

I have to confess that I’m a little obsessed with collecting beautiful books. Even though I have a Kindle and plenty of ebooks, I just can’t resist a gorgeous cover when I’m walking through the bookstore. With the rise in popularity of digital books, publishers have had to be extra eye-catching with their print editions and I definitely think it’s working (at least for suckers like me!). Here are some of my recent favourites:

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♥ Enjoy – Stella

Font Inspiration

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1. BEDINI // 2. BLANCH // 3. CHANNEL // 4. DANCING SCRIPT //
5. DOLCE VITA // 6. HALO HANDWRITTEN // 7. HEURISTICA //
8. JOSEFIN // 9. LANGDON // 10. LEARNING CURVE //
11. MISSION SCRIPT // 12. OSTRICH SANS // 13. PACIFICO //
14. PARISIENNE
 

♥ Enjoy – Stella


Freebie: ‘Don’t Overthink It’ iPhone Background

The perfect advice to remember whenever you reach for your phone:

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Download the version you need:

iPhone 5 // iPhone 4 & Android // iPad

♥ Enjoy – Stella


Lust List: My Funny Valentine

I’m completely obsessed with Rifle Paper Co.’s line of gorgeous and funny Valentines this year. Give one of these to someone you love, or (better yet) hoard them all for yourself!

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Get them at Rifle Paper Co.

♥ Enjoy – Stella


Freebie: Desktop Wallpaper – Variations on a Theme

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To celebrate the opening of Sweet Mint, I’ve created some free desktop wallpapers for all of you! All of them are sized to 1366×768.

I’m a little obsessed with beautiful quotes, and I thought these worked really well with the site’s theme and colours.

These are free for personal use, but please make sure to credit and link back to Sweet Mint if posting them on your own site.

♥ Enjoy – Stella