Wednesday, September 24, 2008

elum design

I've been in love with elum designs and their letterpress stationery ever since I began my fascination with letterpress. I think these desk sets are gorgeous. I'd love to have one sitting on my desk.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

font envy

Fonts consume a substantial part of my work life (luckily, I have a great co-worker, Heather, who does most of the hard work and I, for the most part, just get to participate in the fun part of selecting styles I think will work well for our products). Several months ago I was doing some research on a particular font style and discovered these newsletters. I love the editions that showcase the fonts used in popular products and magazines. It's such great creative inspiration for any project that requires using or designing with text.

so cute

I saw these felt baby shoes featured in Craft magazine. I absolutely love the sophisticated and clever design. I think they would be so fun to make.

Monday, September 22, 2008


I love to look through Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine.  Noteworthy is one of my favorite sections where stationery and cards are highlighted.  Every issue highlights a specific theme (like these address labels above) and lists the companies/designers of each featured product so you can find more of the ones you like.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

nie nie benefit - jonathan canlas photography

While I don't personally know Stephanie Nielsen, I knew of her even before this tragedy consumed our thoughts (and blogs!). I stumbled upon Blissful Living Studio a while ago and have checked out the website on a regular basis. I love the design and the concept. Stephanie happened to be an instructor there. When Jonathan Canlas announced his goal to raise $10,000 for the Nielsen through family portrait sessions, I knew it was a perfect way to help. Check out our photos here and book Jonathan for your next family portrait or big event. He has an amazing photojournalistic style and is great to work with. You won't regret it!