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NEW ART PRINTS!!!

Ampersand Design Studio

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When we first launched our online shop in 2011 (on etsy at the time), art prints were our very first product. The dream of having our art, that we have created by hand, end up on the walls of your home, is a thought that has always driven us. It's like sending a bunch of unicorn babies out into the world and we can't wait to see where they land! Today, we're SO excited to be launching brand NEW ART!!! We love to use cut paper, paint, and just good old pen and ink. Color has always been our biggest inspiration and passion. We combined all of our favorite mediums and colors and created one big dream collection!!

Each of our art prints is printed on the highest quality velvet fine art paper with Epson archival pigment inks. You'll be shocked at the amazing color! Choose between 8”x10” and 11”x14”. Frame it, tack it up on your bulletin board, or give it as a gift. We just hope it makes you smile!

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We want to fight for equal rights, peace, and justice, and hope you do too. So when we've gotten all that accomplished in one day, sometimes we've just gotta have a little fun, right?

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Hop over to our shop to find each one of these lovelies! 

Oh, and if you are eyeing that super large 24"x 36" Peace Hand print in the below shot, check out our collab with Chasing Paper for the details!!!

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lovely photos by Sarah Sweeney

Morgan's Living Room Update with Minted.com

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Hey everyone, Morgan here, and today, I'm revealing a desperately needed update to my living room! I swear, five years ago, we moved into our house, put the old furniture in the living room, leaned a few older pieces of art against the wall and then it just stayed like that...until now! I had no idea how badly we needed an update until I really starting taking a look at what was in the room. The art, or lack thereof, was what bothered me the most. We have a really great gallery wall in the dining room, but the poor living room, seemed to just get the leftovers. So, thanks to the truly unique selection of art at minted.com, I found so many pieces that really spoke to me. For someone that feels like it's so important to surround yourself with things that you love, it's sort of embarrassing to think how long I left everything the way it was. The art in your home should speak to you, reflect you and also continuously inspire you.

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I scoured the vast selection of art on minted.com and seriously had such a hard time narrowing down my favorites. There are SO. MANY. AMAZING. PIECES! There's limited edition fine art, typography art, photography and even foil-pressed options!

I slowly narrowed things down to my top 8 favorite pieces. Too bad I couldn't fit them all!  1 // Screens 18 by Nezha Chan, 2 // Do It Anyway 2 by Kristi kohut - HAPI ART AND PATTERN, 3 // Sable Song by Juniper Briggs, 4 // Connection No. 3 by Kelly Ventura, 5 // Sometimes I Wish Beginnings Were Ends by Jaime Derringer, 6 // Visionary 2 by trbdesign, 7 // Untitled 1 by Jaime Derringer, 8 // Great with Agate No 1 by Kristi Kohut - HAPI ART AND PATTERN

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And here is where I landed!!! As you know, I LOVE color. I do. But sometimes, for my home, I like things to be a little more neutral. Plus, as my husband can attest, I also tend to change things out from time to time, so a pair of black and white pieces seemed like the perfect solution to go above this credenza! I went with Untitled 1 by Jaime Derringer and Visionary 2 by trbdesign. I seriously couldn't be happier with these! And do you see those frames? Minted just released a whole range of metallic frames which are to die for! I went with the matte brass and it's beautiful in person!! But check them all out because there is also matte copper, champagne silver, and brushed silver!

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For the mantle, I had previously just had a large mirror up there so this huge hit of art is such a welcome change! This piece,  Sometimes I Wish Beginnings Were Ends by Jaime Derringer, had caught my eye from the first time I scanned through the minted art and I couldn't stop thinking about it ever since. The simplicity of layout mixed with the detail in each one of the forms makes it endlessly interesting to look at everyday. I chose the champagne silver frame for this. Totally loving the mix of metallics going on here. Seriously, photos don't even do it justice. But, I can't explain how happy this piece makes me!

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So, here we are! Living room update complete! Oh, I should mention that my fireplace also used to be brown, iridescent, crackle tile (yes, you read that right) that was just not working for me. We painted that white (whew) and with the addition of this, most perfect, white, mid century inspired credenza, it feels like such a bright, modern place to call home!

And I couldn't help but throw in a close-up of my youngest son, Lennon, and I, just loving life in here :)

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Huge thanks to minted.com for connecting with the best independent artists for truly unique art and putting it all in one place for us. It's just too perfect!

All photos by the awesome Kyndall Durkee

Ampersand for Nod // Spring 2016

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1// Color Theory Rug (comes in 4' x 6' and 5' x 8') , 2 //  Abstract Throw Pillow (Mint), 3 // Abstract Throw Pillow (Pink), 4 // Abstract Throw Pillow (Multi), 5 // Highlight Hamper, 6// Fun Throw Pillow, 7// Great Pyramid Wall Hooks

As professional pattern designers and illustrators, nothing could be more fulfilling that getting to see your vision come to life on truly well-made products for a really cool company. Seriously, it's everything to us!! So when the Land of Nod Spring 2016 catalog landed in our mailboxes, we pretty much freaked out...calling each other immediately to talk as we flipped through the pages. Designing products for kids is SO. MUCH. FUN. And The Land of Nod is simply just one really cool company to work for. For this spring collection, we got to design everything from baby blankets, to rugs, to wall hooks and even a teepee! We rounded up most of the products right here for you with direct links to the Nod site but you can always just search "Ampersand Design Studio" in their search field to find all current products by us. And, we can't go without saying, Nod works with some of the most talented designers in the game, so make sure you check out ALL of the latest including other designer partnerships. You are sure to be blown away!

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1// Creature Comfort Baby Quilt, 2// Orange High Five Throw Pillow, 3// Creature Comfort Sheet Set (comes in lots of sizes: changing pad cover, crib, toddler, twin , full and queen), 4// A Teepee to Call Your Own (Blue Maze) (also comes in Orange Maze), 5// Creature Comfort Quilt (comes in twin, full and queen), 6// Creature Comfort Pillow Sham, 7// Cool Monster Throw Pillow

We had the best time designing bedding with our own boys in mind (see the Creature Comfort collection above!). And then, we got to design the girly bedding of our 80s childhood dreams (see the Rainbow Charm collection below) including yet another rainbow pillow. All of you who know us, know that nothing could be more fitting!

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1// Rainbow Charm Pillow Sham, 2// Rainbow Charm Sheet Set (available in crib, changing pad cover, toddler, twin, full and queen) 3// Rainbow Charm Blanket (also available in baby, twin, full and queen), 4// Rainbow Throw Pillow, 5// High Five Throw Pillow (Pink), 6//Happy Clouds Growth Chart (option to personalize), 7// Tropical Punch Baby Quilt

If you can, take the chance to peruse all of the images on the Nod website, check out the close-ups of each product so you can really see the quality of craftsmanship in each piece. Notice the way the quilts are pieced together. Check out the artistic stitching on the word pillows. Zoom in to see details of the rug (and you can even get a color sample)! All these bits of attention to detail make all the difference! Hope you love our latest creations for Nod! If you get anything for yourself, please share a photo with us and use #AmpersandforNod! You will make our day!

#AmpersandforNod Fall 2015

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Well we thought it was high time that we shared our latest designs for The Land of Nod!!! If you've gotten your Fall 2015 catalog, you might've seen some of these lovelies! We've got storage bins, a new set of alphabet letters (totally ordering our kids initials for their room), rugs, curtains, lamp shades and wall art!! yes, yes, yes---we hope you love it ALL!!!!! Have we mentioned how much we absolutely LOVE partnering with our friends at Nod!!?! Cause we do. A lot.

Scroll to the bottom of the post for all the direct links to each item!

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BOOM! The Land of Nod Spring catalog is here!

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The Land of Nod Spring 2015 catalog should've arrived on your doorstep by now and we have flipped through ours approximately 5,783,154 times discovering the AH-mazing styling and beautiful photos of the products we designed for them!! We have been waiting for this catalog to arrive since we started designing these things a year ago. If you can't tell, this is definitely one of the most exciting moments in our career!!!!!! It's still feeling a big like a dream! We hope you guys are liking the things we designed! #AmpersandforNod is now available!! YAY!!

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The entire Spring collection is incredible!!! If you want to shop any of our pieces, the links are below and a full run down of our designs is here!

Roller Rink Rug–pink(available in 4′x6′, 5′x8′, and 8′x10′) // Roller Rink Rug–blue(available in 4′x6′, 5′x8′, and 8′x10′) // Fruit Salad Rug  // Fresh Fruit Wall Hooks // Bon Voyage Suitcase Set  // Watermelon Pillow // Rainbow Throw Pillow  // Perfect Pattern Girl Letters // ABC Animals Growth Chart  // Square Throw Pillow // Alphanumeric Sheets(available in changing pad cover,crib,toddler,twin, full and queen) // Alphanumeric Quilt(available in twin and full/queen) // Bon Voyage Suitcase Set (green) // Hexagon Pillow // Triangle Throw Pillow // AHmaze Quilt(available in twin & full/queen) // Rad Rug (Blue) // Rad Rug (Pink) // Rave Rainbow Shower Curtain // Perfect Pattern Boy Letters