November 3, 2008
Last night, I put together the bare bones of our outgoing Christmas card for 08. My goal is to integrate a variety of modern, non-frilly (per Ryan’s request) textures. Hand-drawn elements, grosgrain and satin ribbons, and Eames paper — paper so delicious…I can almost eat it.
And totally, completely unrelated, but why, oh why did I not register for an absentee ballot? During the primary election, I was gung-ho about bringing the boys to the polls so they could “witness democracy in action.” At the voting place, things went awry very quickly, and the poll workers ended up witnessing stupidity in action (and why those voting booths are rickety enough to be brought down by a toddler is beyond me). Ah well. At least we’ll get ‘I Voted’ stickers again and look cute.
October 29, 2008
I feel happier just looking at these amazing images by Courtney Brooke.
October 21, 2008
Is that we’re closing down that portion of the store permanently. It was a fun endeavor!
October 16, 2008
Magnetic calendar. Via Smashing Magazine.
And the ubiquitous Helvetica in a tidy calendar. (Bummer, no 2009s available.)
October 10, 2008
Stayed up way too late last night tinkering with the blog stylesheet, but I’m happy to have created a new space I feel centered and cozy in. I often get asked about our blog design. It’s actually a free WordPress theme found here. You’ll see that we’ve departed quite a bit from the original, but the download is a good place to start. There are ton of clean, modern styles out there. You just have to sift through the ugly stuff. And there’s a lot of ugly stuff. Lastly, if you don’t mind paying a montly fee, check out Squarespace. They’re adequetely described as ‘WordPress and TypePad on crack.’