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My Better Half

Amanda Jane Jones is a talented graphic designer and all-round nice gal who many of you will probably know from the blogosphere and her work with Kinfolk. she has a great series on her blog called My Better Half which is a fun & lighthearted look at couples and their love stories (with some great little design elements thrown in for good measure). you’ll recognise some familiar online faces and be introduced to some new offline faces… just a little bit of love to kick off the week.

My Better Half

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Japanese Love Story

as many of you know i love browsing through the life image archives. usually i have no real goal – just sniffing around, digging until i find something great to share with you. since it’s Valentine’s Day i thought this collection of photographs called Japanese Love Story by John Dominis was fitting. i don’t know what the photographs were taken for or if there is an actual love story behind any of them… perhaps just let your imagination fill in the blanks.

I sit at home
In our room
By our bed
Gazing at your pillow.

- Kakinomoto no Hitomaro

all images courtesy of the life image archives

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hug a dog day

i’m declaring this international hug a dog day. they love it, you love it – everybody wins.

photo credits: sisilia piring / atypicalart / li-han lin

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a girl and her dog

so cute it hurts! photos by violeta niebla

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pigeon post

beautifully illustrated valentines cards by canadian design company vanguard works, under their paperie label pigeon post. based on the theme of undying love.  inspired by myths, folklores & ancient stories from around the world.

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proposal

this has to be the most original & amazing proposal i have ever seen!

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It was just over a year ago, eating a bowl of Moules et Frits, on holiday in Paris with my girlfriend Liz, that I realised I could quite easily spend the rest of my life with her. I just needed the right way of asking the question, and a bit of time to work it all out. One definite intention was proposing through illustration. I’d like to think of it as two of my favourite things in life in coming together for the one goal.

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read guy shield‘s story & how he went about with his plan here

via drawn!

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italian summer

it’s almost that time of year. lovely set over at osvaldo zoom‘s flickr

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paper heart

they are a couple in real life too, i think. aw.

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