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December 9, 2011

helveticards

Check out these playing cards featuring helvetica. They were designed by Ryan Myers and you can find them here.



The best present ever for a type nerd! It's not a hint, I'm just stating a fact.
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December 2, 2011

calendars - patterns

If typography and nature aren't for you, take a look at these gorgeous illustrated pattern calendars. Yum.



This is from Linda & Harriet. I love the patterns and the simplified color palette. Very pretty.




These are from Smock Paper. I adore the bright colors. Delicious!
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November 29, 2011

calendars - nature

2012 is rapidly approaching. Be prepared with a nature-inspired calendar!




Illustrated Owl Calendar by Gingiber. Who doesn't love owls?! I think these are so beautiful and delicate.




This one is from Modern Printed Matter. I love the way the type works into the illustration for each month. So beautiful!
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November 24, 2011

thankful




I have so much to be thankful for this year. I am truly humbled by how blessed I have been.

In no particular order here are some of the things I am extremely grateful for:
  • Healthy and happy children. 
  • A devoted and extremely supportive husband. I'm still not sure how I got him but I'm not letting go!
  • Pumpkin pie. With maple syrup in it. 
  • Ski season!
  • Having the job I want and having a flexible schedule.
  • Amazing friends and family. I love you all. 
Have a peaceful and loving Thanksgiving!

PS These photos were taken by our friend James of James Wang Photography. You should hire him to do a family photo shoot. It's really the best idea ever.

November 21, 2011

calendars - typography

It's 2012 calendar time. Are you ready for the world to end? I'm willing to invest in a gorgeous calendar of the entire year, just in case we're still around after May. Here's hoping.



This one is from Two Trick Pony. I love that red on top of the chipboard. Gorgeous!



This one is from Heather Lins. It's printed on wood. So lovely. 
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November 16, 2011

ampersand

Take a look at this visual guide to the ampersand. Very interesting stuff!

I adore ampersands. Do you have a favorite?
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November 9, 2011

type humor

What do you get when you mix typography humor and Ryan Gosling?

Awesomeness.




Seriously. Follow this blog.
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October 24, 2011

a new perspective

My daughter has recently shown an interest in photography. And by photography I mean grabbing my camera and taking pictures at random. Despite my inner voice shouting "yikes! don't drop it! and don't get your sticky fingers on the lens!" I managed to let her take some photos all by herself during recent trips to my in-laws house and my parents house. I can honestly say I really appreciate looking at the world from her perspective.




Pretty awesome, right?
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October 17, 2011

fun with typography

In case you were wondering what to do with all your free time. Here are fun typographical ways to waste your time...



I particularly enjoy the kerning game. It appeals to my meticulous (neurotic?) nature. Enjoy!
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October 3, 2011

october

The foliage in New England this year has been muted and a little sad. I had fun looking for inspiring, vibrant, and warm tones on flickr. Enjoy!









Happy October!
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September 28, 2011

food trees

Food trees! They remind me of how my daughter loves to eat broccoli only because they look like tiny trees. I would probably eat anything off of these.


I saw them on Anthopology and you can buy them here.

So much fun!!
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September 23, 2011

light graffiti

I loved this post on Design Festival about light graffiti through the years... check it out. Here are some of my more modern favorites:



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September 9, 2011

home away from home

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. It's wonderful to have in-laws in such a beautiful part of the world. I'm just getting back in the swing of things after a lovely 2-week stay. Enjoy the view!






I only wish I had found more time for photography. Next time I'm bringing my real camera!
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August 24, 2011

GDL


I'm enjoying a 2 week vacation at my in-laws' house in Mexico. Amazing food, perfect weather, lots of extra people around to entertain my children... It's going to be hard to leave!

I will post more photos when I get back. They have the most beautifully decorated home!


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August 17, 2011

book posters

Take a look at these divine, minimalist, posters based on children's stories. I think they are so beautiful and just the tiniest bit creepy. In a good way.





I saw these on Ohdeedoh. They are designed by Christian Jackson and you can buy them at imagekind.

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August 10, 2011

greeting cards

I've noticed a lot of amazing greeting cards recently. Here are a few favorites.

Gilah Press - I love the neon ink and the simple typographic design.

Printerette - So clever and bright and fun!

Satsuma - They have such a great collection of gorgeous, simple, letterpress cards. These flowers are my favorite.

So beautiful!

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