Thursday, June 30, 2011

my new summer skirt

I'm channeling my mom this summer a la 1979 in a wrap around skirt. Maybe I ordered mine too's a lot longer than the photo but still super cute.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I *heart* Joseph Gordon Levitt - Natalie Portman isn't so bad either

I'm not sure I really understand what this movie is about but I'm curious.

Hidden Dinner

Hidden Dinner letterpress business card printing at Richie Letterpress and Design from Hidden Dinner on Vimeo.

Hidden Dinner is a invite only, moving dining experience in So Cal. Justin who is part of their team letterpressed their new business cards with us. Justin was part of the press check but also was doing a little filming while my assistant Jeff and I worked on the project.

Justin wanted a blind impression look to the imprint. Because of the kraft paper and us old folks needing to actually read the site name I convinced him to use a translucent white ink with a dab of black to dirty it up. It gave a blind impression look but with a little more umph for readability. We used a round corner die to finish the project.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

You're the one I want

Just in case you didn't know

You're the one that I want
new color available on Etsy now.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Things for this monday

here is what I can tell you this fine monday:

kelly wearstler's blog is one yummy giant inspiration board [photo above via her site]
• today is one of the first sunny days in So Cal in a while. We get coastal fog for months and today it cleared. I'm stuck inside. These two things aren't working together.
• I've been having crazy, odd dreams [teeth falling out, working with rachel zoe, meeting Jon Hamm, SJP was in the midnight show last night]
• I think said dreams are anxiety left overs from planning a wedding.
• I might add planning a wedding with no money is anxiety producing and not very much fun.
• on the bright side I ordered the dress I've been obsessing on it arrives Wed. I really hope I like it because, well, it's kinda late to order much else.

• on the bright side I'm feeling SWELL from my surgery in April. I haven't felt this good in 3 years. It was a long haul to get here.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A boogie for your Thursday

kiddies, I'm a huge fan of Marvin Gaye and at first I saw the preview for this clip with mister JT and though't
but once again Mr. Timberlake has not disappointed.

from a 2008 special Fashion Rocks show

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Obey Pet

The only thing that would make me happier? if these weren't a blatant ripoff of Mr. Fairey's Obey work [that part makes me super sad]

if you must...


Kevin Spacey on Being Successful

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


is it possible to have death by paper?

my office looks like I'll be buried in paper shortly. call 911 if you don't hear from me. Today, I dream of a tidy office with perfectly stacked things.

via emma

Monday, June 20, 2011

new in the shop this week

Having a few note cards stashed in your desk at the office is kinda a given right? A girlfriend that is having an engagement party {that you selectively forgot}, a thank you to a vendor who saved your ass on that big project, or maybe just a fun hello.

click image to enlarge

available here

very stylie

loving me some good type today

I hate when something is so good I wished I had thought of it. Available here$60

Friday, June 17, 2011

Vintage Father's Day

I love this top photo.

My grandfather, holding my dad as a baby. They're on a tractor, that until my dad retired a bit ago, still used. John Deere would be proud. {humm maybe it isn't a Deere, I can't be sure}

Me and Dad in matching swim suits - based on my size and time of year I must have been about 1 yr old. Grandma's pool no less!

Happy Father's Day Weekend!
Wish I was up north with Dad this weekend.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


very excited about this little bit of press. Do you know the site FPO? Holiday tags I designed [yes, back in December of last year] were featured on today's posting.

for those of you who don't work in the industry...FPO means [normally] For Placement Only and is used when laying out design etc.
these clever lads turned it around to mean For Print Only.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

song of the day

dare you not to boogie in your seat to this one.

an artist called J Boogie's Dubtronic Science
song name: together [Crazy P mix] don't cha know

Monday, June 13, 2011

summer sneakers

these are the cutest things evah from Van's $40 or in my case $42 apparently having a size 10 clomper adds $2 to your total {go figure}

I ordered mine in black because well that's pretty much all I wear these days but isn't this blue swell?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

things that make me happy

don't know why but this morning I was thinking about things that make me happy.

like new, fluffy, white towels.

and good toilet paper

a perfect lipstick or gloss

ampersands! and ampersands as graffiti make me even happier

a fluffy bathrobe

new sheets

my favorite weekend DJ Anne Litt on KCRW

a fresh manicure [and pedicure if you must know]

a sugar free vanilla latte from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

this woman's words which make my heart ache daily.

and people on the quest to live life fully - this man is eating around the world!

hope you had a swell weekend darlings.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

art damaged

it should be clear by now that I'm a picky, art damaged snob right? nod your head yes.

You should be a fly on the wall when I order flowers for people. "I know this isn't your normal thing but no ferns as greenery, and no baby's breath and I want a square vase, with such-and-such flowers and maybe one piece of this or that [some random flower they usually don't have]. I mean FTD isn't really rocking the house with floral designs if you know what I mean. I have to art direct from 500 miles away.

but THIS company might be the solution. A chic version of the Sundance Catalog [I'm sorry to my dear friend who works there] turquoise mom jeans and animal sweaters just don't speak to me.

Olive and Cocoa, have you heard of them? The really won me over with the flower set called Esmé because well one of the cutest girls on the planet has that name.

plus? these little green glass tealights are stealing my heart and then these stuffed animals who I have not a clue to give them to.

best part of their deal? this is their gift wrap. seriously? SO good

I learned about them from this brilliant lady btw

Sunday, June 05, 2011

cutest present ever wrapped

my niece turns 6 next week sending her a sweet little outfit wrapped cute as a bugs ear.
happy happy in orange is now available on Etsy

a yellow one is also available because I couldn't decide with color I love best.

Friday, June 03, 2011

riding on the coat tails

Letterpress from Naomie Ross on Vimeo.

I stole this video from Ms SimpleSong's post but I can't help but lift it. I don't work a ton with vintage type [mostly polymer plates] but you can see the wonderful process of printing. I also have a Vandercook press similar to the one used in the video.

Lie Down in Darkness

can't stop listening to this new Moby song.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

slightly obsessed with these little yellow ball flowers - what are they called?
check out the full wedding here - looks like a blast