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available through pressroom & co: stemless


Here’s one of our letterpress designs available on the new Pressroom & Co. website (check out this post if you’re not sure what I’m talking about). I love the photo of the newly printed invite (left) – to view it larger (and to see more freshly printed designs) visit their flickr stream.

To see more of our designs available through Pressroom & Co., check out our designer page on their site (more new designs coming very soon)!

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design for the dog-lovers

I’m a fan of dogs – so much so that I have been known to {literally} drop everything because of a frenchie (or boxer, or rottweiler, or corgi) sighting. It is no secret that I also love canine-inspired items in household design. There are a lot of really fun doggie-themed items available right now – and many make great gifts. Here are some of my faves. Enjoy!


clockwise from left: george the terrier {urban outfitters} :: obedience school cookie stand {anthropologie} :: dog show frame {anthropologie} :: curious frenchie hook {anthropologie}


clockwise from left: pug bookends {z gallerie} :: bonjour letterpress print {sycamore street press} :: infamous and dapper hugo beast print {delabelle} ::  assorted dog card set {rifle paper co.}


from left: glamour dogs coffee table book {amazon} :: letterpress merci card {sycamore street press}

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label love :: chandon redesign


Anyone who knows me knows how I feel about champagne. It is my beverage of choice (and I do not believe you need a special occasion to enjoy a glass or two of bubbly). I blame my sister-in-law.

So it’s no surprise that I would be perusing the sparkling wine section of our local grocery store. While browsing, something immediately caught my eye – Chandon has a new label! The new placement of the “shooting star” works well and yet keeps the brand very recognizable. The sans serif font chosen feels reminiscent of 20s-30s advertising, and yet is modern and clean at the same time. I’m also a fan of the new shade of gold used.

This is a redesign that I believe will serve the brand well. Well done! Pass the bubbly!

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our bare walls are taunting me


Our bare walls are on my brain this week (as is evidenced by the two previous posts) – I’m itching to buy, frame, and hang new artwork. And I’m anxious to repaint the living room (currently green, but I think we’re going to paint it the same shade of gray as the studio – just waiting for a free weekend to tackle it).

This screen printed artwork by Slide Sideways is another favorite – perfectly appropriate for our Pacific Northwest household.

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dear colleen print


I discovered the dear colleen etsy shop via design*sponge yesterday and immediately fell in love with this print. Inspired by a Tom Waits quote (I know Jonathan will appreciate that) and featuring my favorite beverage (mmm…bubbly), this could be a perfect addition to our wall.

Also, since I’ve been in real pain for the past week (I’m recovering from oral surgery), I can tell you that this print echos my real feelings on the matter.


letterpress office print


I LOVE LOVE LOVE this letterpress office print by Katie Kirk of Eight Hour Day (also the illustrator of Eli, Noremember that cutie?). Buy it here.

This is a perfect addition to our home studio, which happens to be the same shade of yellow as is seen in the print…

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coming together


We’re big fans of the ampersand. So – a font that consists of over 400 ampersands? For only $20? Benefiting relief efforts in Haiti? Sign us up.

Available here.

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can I make you a drink?


An essential part of any well-appointed bar is a bar book – but I’d be tempted to ditch the whole book idea in favor of a stylish option like these classic cocktail bar cards by etsy seller neilhubert. Screen printed and packaged neatly in newsprint, these would be a fun gift to any cocktail enthusiast (or to yourself!) I’m tempted to order two sets – one to frame, and one to use.


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gemma correll illustrations


A friend posted the website of illustrator Gemma Correll on facebook and we were immediately smitten! I love these doggie greeting cards (below) – did anyone else notice how multicultural these dogs are? Love! Cards (and more goodies) available in her shop.


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don’t kill the pets…


Whenever we prepare to travel I am reminded of some of my favorite items from Knock Knock – organizational brilliance and irreverent fun!


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