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There are so many good things out there. Aren't you sometimes overwhelmed by the breadth of talent and creativity? Below are a few things that have caught my eye lately.

These new letterpress cards and note paper by Sarah and Bendrix (a.k.a Veronika) and Audrey Walas. I love how simple and elegant these blind embossed cards are.

This book by Rodarte, Catherine Opie and Alec Soth. Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters behind the fashion label Rodarte, provided photographer Alec Soth with an annotated map of California marking places that inspired them. Catherine Opie was asked to photograph the clothes. The result is a book that combines spaces with fashion. Wouldn't you love to be sent on a treasure hunt like this?

Yes, it's already started! How cute are these little girl outfits from Anais & I. This line was started by an interior designer who started sewing clothes for her daughter. After five nights of sewing classes, she never looked back.

This hotel on the island of Jura off the coast of Scotland spotted on DesignTripper. Looks like a good place to get lost for awhile.

This story on Nowness about chef Virgilio Martinez. Martinez is a 34 year old ex pro skateboarder who run's Lima's hot Centrale Restaurante. He has an obsession with salt (he has about 160 different kinds) and chocolate and has a study in the center of his restaurant that houses hundreds of his reference books. A man after my own heart.