Monday, December 16, 2013

Moon in June Press

In printing, I have the great honor of having worked with some super stars over the years, one of which is Jamie from Moon in June Press. I don't say this lightly but she is a DAMN FINE PRINTER - and routinely kicks my printing butt on a regular basis for sure. 

Each year she and her cohorts produce the craziest / coolest calendars on the planet. An art piece for certain. I still have last years Mayan Calendar up. This year, for their fruit calendar, I think my favorite is the gold ink on black paper. Super Chic

about their project:

Every year, we try to create something really special for our annual letterpress calendar. Everything from abstract tessellations to minimal dots to apocalyptic mandalas, our calendar gives us the chance to go wild and celebrate the upcoming year with color and optimism. And this year’s calendar is no exception!

For our 2014 Fruit Calendar, we’ve created a piece that not only vividly celebrates the many delicious fruits that are available to eat year round, but it also acts as a functional reference for which fruits
are in season. Each month, a different cornucopia of fruits gather together, indicating when is a good time of the year to enjoy those particular fruits. In between the fruits are leaf-like negative spaces, which we’ve turned into days of the week. The result is a beautiful patterned trellis effect that will look great hung up on your wall throughout the year, and beyond!

Instead of a traditional calendar that acts as a form for filling in your schedule, our calendar is a handcrafted art piece on rich paper that is designed to be cherished, much like a fine art lithograph. We
hand print these calendars using a Vandercook 219 Letterpress printer, and each piece is carefully printed, taking special care with quality and texture to give an impression you can both see and feel!

available in their Etsy store for a super steal of $25 for one color and $30 for the split fountain piece

Thursday, December 12, 2013


I've got my magic gold shoes on and I'm headed out to BEGIN holiday shopping.
everything has to be done and mailed on monday.

wish me luck - if you need me I'll be the grumbly one

Thursday, December 05, 2013

fashion: Co

very rarely do I see a line and say I could wear everything. Co is one of those labels

I might also advise watching at least She Said, She Said one of their short films they produce in conjunction with a collection. Kinda NSFW but oh la la.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

new in the shop

Let's get you out of the dog house!  

just for fun

Monday, December 02, 2013

red and pink on the brain

just having one of those moments of color obsession - red and pink

images from here and here

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

hope you don't miss a single second.

from here

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

well, maybe a little sparkle won't hurt

it is the holidays after all. lets try a bit of sparkle. About all I could do would be the gold nail polish [see post below] but a girl can dream.

photos found here

Monday, November 25, 2013

let's simplify

happy for some basics. I just want a few cashmere sweaters, a rocking jacket and perhaps a couple good pair of boots and a couple pair of good jeans. I've got a few of them sorted out I'll let you know
when I hit pay dirt.

images can be found here

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Get your groove on

Cut Chemist and Charlie Tuna did quite a bit of work in Jurassic 5 together. Basically they're kinda magic together. Get your groove on.

In case you don't know J5 here's a favorite

Saturday, November 09, 2013

New in the Etsy Shop

love where you are, not where you think you should be! you never know what weeds are growing in that yard you're checking out. Here

Fancy-pants thank you card for all of those fancy-pants friends of yours. Here

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Award Winning Everything

Hey, I'm totally an award winning awesome person. 
You should do it here too. I'm feeling pretty jazzy about it.

via the amazing Jessica Hische

Monday, October 14, 2013


Friday, September 27, 2013

New In The Studio

Jazzed to let you know you can find my Gluten card at select Urban Outfitters stores and online

Saturday, September 21, 2013

trying out a little video

testing out posting a little video today. follow me on Instagram for more regular video and
fun stuff

I was on press today with a split fountain job for my client Ashkahn. A split fountain is when you use two inks and let them blend on press to create a gradation of color.

Split fountain, when doing it for production purposes, takes a lot of patience and clean ups in the middle of the run. It's a labor intensive process. The result though, is a nice little piece of art. Each one of his cards is slightly different because the ink is never stable.

you can purchase here.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

All a girl needs

I saw this on pinterest some time ago and wanted it so bad but could not trace it through the link. Thankfully, I just saw a clip from NYFW and Betsy Johnson wore it on the runway bow. Nice, soft tee by the way.

Have I told you how bad I want to letterpress this on a card? I'm so sad I didn't think of it.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Le Chop

This is what it feels like to chop all of your hair off. It's seriously fun. 

I can relate fully to the agonizing decision to do it which you should read here. It took me a few weeks to fully love it. In the second month I remembered a product from the 80's that has saved my life. Sebastian Molding Mud. If you've used it, I know you can smell it just thinking about it. And so here is my special mixture to taming the cotton frizz ball into something chic and fun:

1. Aveda humectant - they tell you just to use a little bit - I dig in with a blob.

2. Sebastian Molding Mud - same, a giant wad (make sure to press out all the little clumps in your hands so you don't end up with hair boogers)

3. After all that's in and I diffuse in various ways I dig into my husband's super pomade Layrite. He has to purchase it for me because it's in one of those "gentlemen only barber shops" I can't decide if that's totally cool or they're complete assholes but I like their stuff.

add a few bobbypins and hope for the best!

Garance, if you don't know her, is the bomb go check her out.

Monday, September 16, 2013

A good portrait

There is something so timeless, romantic, hopeful about a good portrait - to capture a moment in someone's life. Have you ever thought about that? That it lives that moment forever? It's silly, but I think it's amazing.

Michelle Williams is my only color photo here but I love this one. My husband told me I look like her with dark hair. I think it might be the nose - we've got that little turned up thing in common... I'll take it though she's a cutie.

see more HERE

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


In my head I say this all the time. I'm with you Russell, I'm with you.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Etsy purchases

I'm on operation decorate lately. Probably impending house guests are to blame but I seem to go through spurts of decorating and obsessing. Tell me you do as well?

This week bathroom art:

purchased for our master bath - the poor hubby will be overrun with girl stuff soon

shhh, this is actual a dual purchase. One for me and one for a close girlfriend's upcoming birthday.
one for me and one for you.

OTHER CUTENESS [that I passed up but dearly wanted]

also available via I See Noise

Sunday, August 04, 2013

New in the Studio: A few things

Yanizy and Zach did a beautiful lace, gold and ecru inspired wedding 

Clients and I worked with calligrapher Michele Clark to get the text completed
I scanned it in and converted it for the plate and printing. Envelope is lined with beautiful handmade paper also provided by the client.

Syndi and Chris came to me fully designed and ready to go [designer Kelsie Peterson]
The formal suite was printed on double thick #220 with gold and gray ink

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Picasso Baby

I've watched this a few times and it chokes me up each time. It's probably just me but it's something about the art becoming music, the music becoming art and the exchange of energy in this very unique video by Jay Z and friends.

happy Saturday.

Monday, July 29, 2013


It's Monday and I've got 2 giant orders and my first gay wedding invite to do.
and I'm here instead. Funny how that works.

In addition to that, I also have a full time contract job I'm at this summer. I'm not going to lie, it's a lot. and I feel overwhelmed. I keep getting up and doing it, and it all works out. That's the thing, right? It always works out? I.don'

I can't wait to share with you about one of the orders but I don't dare until it's super real. I'm excited though. Dipping my big toe into the Stay tuned for more.

photos via here

Monday, July 15, 2013

back to black

June and Johnny Cash

Um hello... Chanel darling

Christian Dior 2014


Ter et Bantine

Gucci 2013

Just some things I've been eyeing lately over on Pinterest. Join me won't you?