Friday, December 18, 2009
I just got word that The Paper Source has a blog. I can honestly say that The Paper Source is the only store I truly miss since leaving Chicago (I would add Marshall Fields to that list, but they no longer exist!). At least now I can feel their wonderful vibe via the world wide web ...
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We blogged about our friend Sarah Santi when she launched her website. Little did we know that Sarah was creating a beautiful side business called Yellow Lion. One of her prints was just featured in ReadyMade magazine. I love the print that the magazine featured AND this little farm. It reminds me so much of Virginia Lee Burton's illustrations. Go Sarah!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
With my Christmas presents made and my work "kinda-sorta" finished I have had some time to look for new inspiration. I have eaten up everything on Rifle blog (the work and words of Anna Bond out of Winter Park, FL). I was most excited to find the botanical posters. After seeing hugely overpriced geological posters at Scout Chicago I have longed for some artwork that looked like this. You can order them for a fraction of Scout's prices from Evolution NYC.
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Friday, December 11, 2009
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
T gave me the Tolix chairs for my birthday. You have no idea how much time I have on my hands now that I am not scouring the internet for these babies.
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Monday, November 23, 2009
In my blog hiatus I had the wonderful pleasure of working with the ladies from Sticky Fingers Cooking. Not only are these women incredibly bright and fun to be with, they have a really really cool business: cooking classes for kids, recipes subscriptions for the mini-epicurious, cooking kits and loads of ideas to be revealed at a later date.
Design Mom had a birthday party for Olive last month with Sticky Fingers and S + C got to design the recipe cards. All Denver moms need to take advantage of this healthy, fun idea!
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Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
My childhood was magical - riding bikes everywhere, playing in creeks, building elaborate forts and obstacle courses. My partner in crime was Ashley Graves. Her family lived behind us and we spent so much time together that our Dads cut a hole in the fence, giving us quicker access to one another.
I have had the awesome opportunity to work with Ashley's husband, Stefan Graves Lanfer, designing his book The Faith of a Child. Stefan is the author of DadToday, a blog about (you guessed it) being a Dad and the adventures of his incredible family. Both Ashley and Stefan are amazing educated AND down to earth. Two attributes that don't always go together. Any Dad-to-be needs to read this book. It is real. And it is not full of a bunch of dos and don'ts. If anything, it lets all dads know that it is OK to go into parenthood totally clueless, to just go with it, and to enjoy every second.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Just finished a round of logos for ecoFiber custom rugs. They have exquisite, totally natural rugs that are made in Tibet. From fiber to dye to finished product, there is nothing chemical involved.
They chose the lower right logo ... all of their yarn is hand spun, looking similar to the line under their name. The idea below was what I needed the Islamic designs for. Those patterns might end up in some S+C collateral.
Website coming soon ...
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Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
One thing I love about being a designer is the research. The projects that end up the best have a history and understanding to them. I have a rush job that relies on my knowledge of middle eastern architecture and design. I have found two great books and this website. I love the world wide web.
Posted by s/c - the blog at 2:28 PM
Receiving another tip form our awesome new neighbors, this past Sunday we took a family trip up to Miller Farms. Up near Greeley, the farm allows you to pick all of the vegetables that you possibly can while riding around behind a tractor. Needless to say, it is a little boy's dream. Along with the farm equipment, digging in the dirt and farm animals, there is all sorts of old junk to climb on. They even created the Cars characters out of beat up (you guessed it) cars. Nothing like seeing Mater in real life!
I went into overwhelm when we got home. We probably have over 20 lbs of potatoes, onions, squash and carrots! Looks like we'll be having lots of soup this winter.
Posted by s/c - the blog at 8:58 AM
Monday, October 5, 2009
Oh Facebook. What would this new world be like without you? Many friends are fans of the new Lonny Mag, so of course I had to check it out. It is fabulous. Think "digital Domino". Great content (and a TON of it), direct links to products with just a click of the mouse, beautiful spreads. My only complaint is not being able to get a feel for the whole layout on my little laptop. Viewing works much better on a big screen.
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Saturday, September 26, 2009
I just stumbled onto this site featuring vintage travel ephemera from the 20s and 30s. All of it is gorgeous. And a large majority of the work looks like current designs that I love today. The main difference is that they actually had to cut and layer everything manually. None of this digital stuff.
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