Because Scott and I are total suckers for our four-legged kids, we’re offering up a treat for that very special¬† pet lover in your life (even if that person is you!). Of course now’s the perfect time – you know, with Valentine’s Day around the corner and all – so¬†today through Friday, all Pet Shop…
  • Carolyn - February 5, 2013 - 9:11 AM

    Everything you do is OH SO immensely lovely, but what would you say is the most popular size? Do most people with two dogs tend to get individual paintings? I’m pretty darn excited about this sale :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kim - February 5, 2013 - 9:25 AM

    Hi Carolyn, to be honest, everyone is so different in what they prefer! If you’re planning on doing a little mini gallery wall, separate canvases can look very cute – or you could put one pup in your office and one in the kitchen. But 2 pooches on the same canvas can also be sweet, especially if they’re inseparable best buds!

    My suggestion is to think where you’d like your portraits to end up, and choose a size and pet-per-canvas that makes the most sense. At the same time, their adorable size makes them easy to move from room to room. So many things to think about for the love of our pets!ReplyCancel


While we continue this funny dance of limbo-living, we’ve had to make a few decisions on somewhat de-personalizing our very, very personal bathroom. Because as I’ve brought up recently, it’s the only room in our whole home with our faces – quite literally – plastered all over the walls. Naturally, our first step was to…
  • Annalena - February 1, 2013 - 7:05 AM

    The new prints look great, and I agree, unexpected is more fun. I’m wondering though, where did the towel hooks come from? I LOVE them.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - February 1, 2013 - 8:07 AM

    Thanks, Annalena! All the hooks came from Anthropologie several years ago.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda {Our Humble Abode} - February 1, 2013 - 8:09 AM

    I love that your art is always fun, quirky, and (mostly) animal related. :) And the frames, love the gray!ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - February 1, 2013 - 8:42 AM

    You consistently make good art decisions. These are no exception. I love fine art in the bathroom. We put a whole slew in our laundry room/half bath and it makes the biggest impact in a space you normally wouldn’t expect to see art. But why?

    I saw those new charcoal frames the last time we were at Ikea and I got excited. So smart. And the work really well in your bathroom. Not tooooo stark.

    P.s. When are you going to get a mat cutter?? ;)ReplyCancel

  • Kim - February 1, 2013 - 9:28 AM

    Thanks, Amanda! Funny, we never really think of our art being animal related, but people always point that out! We never realized that until recently – weird, I know.

    Julia, the last time I cut my own mat was almost 10 years ago in college! You know I’m a perfectionist, so I ended up wasting matboard because the corners weren’t perfect. For now, believe it or not, this is the most cost effective – buying them! :)ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - February 1, 2013 - 9:32 AM

    Great art, but I love those framed photo strips, too! Please tell me you’ll find a use for them somewhere else.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - February 1, 2013 - 9:42 AM

    Bethany, we hope to! For now, we’ve tucked them in a clear vase that’s sitting on our media wall, so I guess they are sort of on display after all!ReplyCancel

  • casacaudill - February 1, 2013 - 2:27 PM

    OMG. I *love* the honey badger & cobra one. Please tell me you’ve seen that video.ReplyCancel

  • Scott - February 1, 2013 - 5:48 PM

    Of course we love the honey badger! This print, however, is a mongoose vs. a cobra. National Geographic makes the best videos. Behold!

  • Dad - February 1, 2013 - 7:02 PM

    In our bathroom, we have displayed, your Irish Grandpa’s Hibernian shillelagh, an Irish walking stick. This stick was used to defend the Irish Catholic Church from the “natives” in America who hated the Irish and made numerous attempts to burn down their churches. This stick is of such cultural importance to our family, that you would need an AK-47 to take it from us. And our family is Hungarian! Go figure. Same plight!

  • Monika - February 2, 2013 - 11:24 AM

    These prints look awesome, Kim! Thanks so much for sharing the Frames by Mail website. I have two prints I brought back from Germany on a recent trip and was dreading the cost of matting them since they weren’t a conventional size. Yay, now I can get them done and still have coin to go back for another visit. :) Thanks again. Love your website, you guys continue inspire me with your creativity.ReplyCancel

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  • Maya @ House Nerd - February 4, 2013 - 9:32 PM

    In love with these! Your framing choice is perfect… I love the look of really thick mat boards.ReplyCancel

  • Jilla - February 6, 2013 - 10:55 AM

    Scott, I love your dad. Hi, Scott’s dad! (Dave, right? I hope.) That’s all. :)ReplyCancel

  • Jill - February 6, 2013 - 10:56 AM

    And nope, my name’s not Jilla. I hope…ha!ReplyCancel

  • kathleen - February 7, 2013 - 1:53 PM

    where did you get the rug in your living room? i checked the source list but i missed the rug find! Hopefully it’s still out there somewhere for purchase! thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - February 7, 2013 - 1:59 PM

    Hi Kathleen, it came from FLOR, and it’s called Roadside Attraction. It’s held up wonderfully, and the pattern is subtle, but still playful!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - February 19, 2013 - 6:56 PM


    Do you have any tips on wiring the back of the Ribba frames? Mine always end up at different heights, which makes it a bit annoying to hang since I can’t just level the nails.


    • Kim - February 20, 2013 - 9:15 AM

      Hi Rachel, we always use the wire provided by Ikea on our frames (as a precaution to protect the frames themselves, since hanging them directly on a nail could warp them), and we eyeball everything – seriously. To get them straight across the top, we just use this trick from this old post:

      Give it a go, it’s helped us with every gallery wall in our home!ReplyCancel


After Scott gave our thrifted silver tray a good polishing – twice – with no end to our tarnishing troubles in sight, we asked (pleaded) for your help. And not surprisingly, you all came through with some pretty sound advice. From sharing your own woes (we obviously had no idea that our little thrifted find…

Congrats to Kaitlin and Anna Kristina, the two winners of a $25 print credit towards the Print Shop! We’re no longer taking comment entries, but please feel free to keep pinning your favorites. Your input means so much to us! We first started our Week’s End posts as a personal challenge to start enjoying our…
  • Rebecca - January 28, 2013 - 6:20 AM

    You always have such nice shots to go along with your posts. I liked several on your board, but especially the ones of the Chicago skyline. My favorite? Chicago #4.ReplyCancel

  • Eric - January 28, 2013 - 6:54 AM

    I’ve liked my favorites on Pinterest. Looking forward to the shop!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - January 28, 2013 - 7:22 AM

    So many lovely options! :) I found myself wanting to like everything, haha! :)

    Shannon Loves Design
    Fabulously VintageReplyCancel

  • Christina @ the i can't decide blog - January 28, 2013 - 8:01 AM

    Done and done – LOVE your photographs – all of the ones with color (especially Chicago #6 – Pink Jelly and Vancouver #2 – Orange Chairs) just make me so happy!! Not to mention they would look AMAZE-balls (yes I said that) in my bathroom :)ReplyCancel

  • Emily H . - January 28, 2013 - 8:11 AM

    Pinned!! Love the paris photos so much!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - January 28, 2013 - 8:31 AM

    I went through and liked (loved!) the ones I would genuinely buy. I’ve never been able to do much traveling but your Paris photos made my heart all fluttery.

    Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - January 28, 2013 - 8:35 AM

    Great photos! Especially love this Chicago ones.ReplyCancel

  • Christina M - January 28, 2013 - 8:59 AM

    Congrats on this development! Just finished liking on Pinterest. I love Paris #4 and SF #2!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - January 28, 2013 - 9:17 AM

    Really love the seagulls at Amelia Island. I love seagulls because of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and my daughter is Amelia. :) I have also always really liked pictures of carnival rides, especially ferris wheels, against the sky. So, I’ll be buying for sure (if I don’t win)!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - January 28, 2013 - 9:39 AM

    I’ve repinned my favorites and I’ll be seriously sad if some don’t make the cut! I have my heart set on a couple for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Becca - January 28, 2013 - 9:40 AM

    So excited you are doing this! I have always admired your photography. I liked all my favorites.ReplyCancel

  • Adriana Willsie - January 28, 2013 - 10:02 AM

    What a great idea! I’m browsing now, but it’s so hard not to like them all :)ReplyCancel

  • Haley - January 28, 2013 - 10:06 AM

    I love this! Pick me!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alichia Sawitoski Keller - January 28, 2013 - 10:09 AM

    LOVE that you’re launching the Print Shop! Your photography skills are amazing and are nearly half the reason I love checking in on the blog! Kudos and congrats!! -alichia-ReplyCancel

  • Amy - January 28, 2013 - 11:05 AM

    Pinned! So hard to choose my favourites…they were all so good!ReplyCancel

  • rupal - January 28, 2013 - 11:32 AM

    Love all of the prints, but my favorites are vancouver #2, paris #4, and seattle #1. Best of luck with the new shop!ReplyCancel

  • Casi - January 28, 2013 - 11:52 AM

    Pinned! My favorites included the few of the California coast. I miss my home and would love to have some of those in my apartment here in cold Philadelphia.ReplyCancel

  • Emma - January 28, 2013 - 12:18 PM

    Happy Happy Joy Joy! I’m off to “like” your pics :) Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lynn - January 28, 2013 - 12:32 PM

    LOVE all the love for the Mitten State! :) I’ve liked my favorites on Pinterest. :)ReplyCancel

  • miranda - January 28, 2013 - 1:50 PM


    I’ve liked probably 15 photos, and repinned my absolute favorite (you know which one it is! ;) and can’t wait until the shop is liiiive!ReplyCancel

  • Stefani - January 28, 2013 - 2:24 PM

    So hard not to like them all! I tried to be selective… and then I kept liking :)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea B - January 28, 2013 - 2:37 PM

    Yay! I love this idea. I’m a fan of your work and travel documentation. :)

    I was most drawn to the more colorful pictures that were less identifiable to a particular city, but that being said my most favorite were: #11, #4, #14, #1, #3 and #15.

    Will have any from Nashville?ReplyCancel

  • jackie jade - January 28, 2013 - 3:01 PM

    love this – so exciting! i liked my faves on the pinterest board!

  • Trista - January 28, 2013 - 3:50 PM

    I made my selections on Pinterest. I liked everything that I would likely buy. Can’t wait to see what you pick.ReplyCancel

  • Sierra - January 28, 2013 - 4:29 PM

    Beautiful photographs! I especially like Paris #4 and Chicago #5.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth C - January 28, 2013 - 4:50 PM

    I think my favorites are 2, 5, 6, and 11. The bike lane has a special place in my heart since I started commuting by bike this past summer.
    Can’t wait to see which ones you go with! :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle DuPuis - January 28, 2013 - 4:58 PM

    What a great way to use Pinterest! Picking favorites is always the hardest part.ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin - January 28, 2013 - 6:19 PM

    Hooray! I’ve pinned a bunch- but now I’m re-thinking all the art in my entryway. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - January 28, 2013 - 6:27 PM

    Well, I didn’t see it on your pinboard, but I am in LOVE with the pic of the yellow bridge with blue sky in the background, posted recently. I think you should consider adding it! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - January 28, 2013 - 6:28 PM

    Woo! This excites me! I repinned Vancouver (SMILE) and Seattle #1 (of the ferris wheel). Both of those made me smile when I saw them. :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary - January 28, 2013 - 8:16 PM

    So many great options!ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - January 29, 2013 - 12:33 AM

    Such a great idea!! I love all the Pittsburgh ones, but especially the yellow bridge. I LOVE that.ReplyCancel

  • Antz - January 29, 2013 - 3:34 AM

    Oddly i’d come back to pin a couple of your images only to find that you were asking for us to do that especially! Anyway, i’ve added a few to my Pintrest account – antzonline.ReplyCancel

  • alaurable - January 29, 2013 - 4:14 AM

    pinned! i love the Seattle reminder that sometimes we have a blue sky!ReplyCancel

  • Angela - January 29, 2013 - 10:39 AM

    I might be a little Chicago-biased….but they are all lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Lawton - January 29, 2013 - 4:40 PM

    Love your style! The abstract ones are my favorite. Would love a few in my bathroom!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Kristina - January 30, 2013 - 10:31 AM

    I love these! My faves are of Paris and pops of color (which I liked officially on Pinterest as well). I’m excited to see what makes the cut, and I’d also love to learn about your decision-making process for nailing down printers, etc. I’ve always thought it would be fun to have my own photos mixed in with well-loved art, but don’t know how to go about printing them to last. :)ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - January 30, 2013 - 1:51 PM

    i love your photos. your typography shots are absolutely great, and i can definitely picture them hanging on the wall in my house :)ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - January 30, 2013 - 2:49 PM

    Love this! My two faves are #13 of the sheep and #4 of the bar sign. Looking forward to the new shop opening :) I’m just waiting for some pictures of Jack to pop up. I’d love to have one for my home :)ReplyCancel

  • Nikita - January 30, 2013 - 3:46 PM

    Pinned my favourites – so many of these shots are photos I wish I would have been able to take in places I have visited before, but lack your skills! The Paris ones in particular are amazing. Can’t wait to be able to buy a few!ReplyCancel

  • Tina - January 30, 2013 - 10:14 PM

    Yay! I’m excited for your new venture! I liked many on Pinterest!ReplyCancel

  • Anne - January 30, 2013 - 11:53 PM

    As a Chicago resident I’m partial to the local ones (especially #11), but I also love “Telescope.” Thanks for the fun new Pinterest board to peruse!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - January 31, 2013 - 3:34 AM

    i’m a long time lurker but i think this is the first time i’ve commented! (which is no reflection on how much i love your blog, as i love it) yay we get a chance to buy you’re amazing images – i’m so excited as i’ve always loved your images :DReplyCancel

  • Kat - January 31, 2013 - 2:06 PM

    Would love a ybh print to hang on my wall!!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - January 31, 2013 - 3:51 PM

    I started pinning right away when I saw you start posting but had no idea that’s what this was for! I’m gonna go like away because I LOVE them all!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - February 1, 2013 - 12:31 PM

    The colours are all so bright and interesting, but the ones that really appeal to me are the subtle/simple ones – ‘smile’ and ‘bar’ are just fantastic! The best of luck with your new venture :)ReplyCancel

  • Beth - February 1, 2013 - 4:31 PM

    wow – love so many of these but especially like paris #4 and the grand rapids print with the star.ReplyCancel


Not long ago, we picked up a pair of peacocks and an end table – this much you already know. When Susan told me she had something that could work, she sent me a photo, I confirmed with Scott, and we agreed that yes, it does work. It’s as deep as our couch (everything else…
  • Adrienne J - January 23, 2013 - 6:41 AM

    I would totally go bold! You have great neutral pieces in there so a light pop of color sounds perfect! Ohhh, how I hope you do that. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 23, 2013 - 8:41 AM

    Adrienne, perhaps the same teal as our console table?ReplyCancel

  • Trista - January 23, 2013 - 9:55 AM

    What would I do? Probably leave it like it is, but I’m a weeny. Should totally go bold!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 23, 2013 - 10:09 AM

    Haha, thanks, Trista!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole T. - January 23, 2013 - 10:29 AM

    I’d go bold! Why not paint it in teal like you said above? You can always change it if you don’t love it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Susan @ Jubilee Furniture - January 23, 2013 - 10:36 AM

    I also vote to go bold – but I think you need a warm color to off-set all the cool ones you already have going in the room. Your orange elephant looks mighty nice sitting there – what about orange? (Though then you’d have to move Ellie – is that her name? :-)ReplyCancel

  • Cait @ Hernando House - January 23, 2013 - 2:50 PM

    What a lovely table! I think the height is just about perfect – when you decide what color to paint it (teal like you said could be fun, I’m leaning towards a grayer teal for some reason) then it will peek out over the sofa arm. If you decide to make it a touch shorter maybe you could just alter the feet? They look sort of chunky.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 23, 2013 - 3:03 PM

    Cait, oh my gosh, you’re so right about those feet! Why didn’t we think of that! That’s why I love you guys. We’ll have to take a look and see if that’s an option. And yeah, now I am sort of leaning towards the grayer teal…ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - January 23, 2013 - 4:24 PM

    We have a small Ikea table that I painted orange in our living room. I love that it’s small enough that the color doesn’t feel overwhelming, and we can repaint it whenever we want. I vote for bold! :)ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - January 23, 2013 - 5:26 PM

    I’m on team white. Wait–is that a team yet?? ;)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - January 23, 2013 - 6:32 PM

      Julia, you’re the first on that team! Well, after me. That is, until I’ve been convinced to go bold…ReplyCancel

  • Molly - January 23, 2013 - 9:27 PM

    I’m on team teal! Although, white would tie in nicely with the picture ledge. :)ReplyCancel

  • Pauline - January 24, 2013 - 9:25 AM

    Maybe with masking tape for a graphic look? or with black and white squares to play chess or checkers ??ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 24, 2013 - 9:41 AM

    Pauline, that’s a cool idea too! I think something like that could be neat in a kids room.ReplyCancel

  • Helen - January 25, 2013 - 12:24 PM

    Maybe teal with white geo pattern? Something like this
    But what does Jack think?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - January 25, 2013 - 5:44 PM

      Thanks, Helen and Pauline! Helen, I pinned that image from CG a long, long time ago! Now I’m not so sure that style is for us. Hmm. Decisions, decisions!ReplyCancel

  • Cait @ Hernando House - January 25, 2013 - 12:34 PM

    Yay!! So glad my feet comment was helpful! Also, high five for Team Grayer Teal! Can’t wait to see where you end up. :)ReplyCancel