26 February 2009

secret buddha

I found this in front of my door when I got home today....intriguing. I wonder what it means...?

great blog I discovered today...mmmm food.

23 February 2009

pop ups are pop ups

one of my favorite books...beautiful.

looks like a good one this week.

18 February 2009


felt like posting some old photos...three different photos from three different cities, but with a theme, right? (nyc, houston, and san antonio, respectively)

found this amazing site, via ms. corwin.

14 February 2009

cranberry scones

so...I decided to make cranberry scones for the first time, after seeing this wonderful recipe in design*sponge. well, just took them out of the oven and they smell amazing...update later on how good they were....nevermind, they are excellent!

13 February 2009

from paper to fabric

I am SO excited to show the swatches of the burglar bar patterns .... in fabric! Thanks to Spoonflower, they are the most awesome people ever! I think there are some pillows in order...!

these guys are awesome, went to their lecture wednesday.

10 February 2009

poster close-up

bold images from our walls...it was rainy out today, with yellowish gray sky like before a tornado. nice.

this is very cool.

07 February 2009

new identities

so....been quite busy lately, working on coming up with an identity and website/blog for our design studio, local design office (hence 'the local'). the bottom picture shows some of my iterations, and we've finally agreed on one...so hopefully I'll be posting the new cards soon.

the top photo is a documentation of cards that I've been associated with...either I worked/work there or know the person who owns the card very well. bet you can't pick the one card out of the bunch that I actually designed...??

I'm so excited! a link to our blog up soon...and hopefully the shop to closely follow....!

03 February 2009

tag you're it

famapa tagged me today...my first ever!

"Open the 6th picture folder on your computer, open the 6th photo and blog it. Write something about it. Then tag 6 more people to do the same."

I took this photo at the top of Emory Peak in Big Bend National Park in the summer of 2006. It was the second climb I'd ever done up to the peak, but had never before made it to the antenna (the very tippy-top). You've got to do some rock climbing up a sheer vertical face for the last 50 feet, and for someone who has a fear of heights, its pretty darn scary. Its such a beautiful view, glad to revisit it!

I tag Lauri, Rynke, Heather, Carolina, Shauna, and Nidhi...get to it!

02 February 2009

around the house

shots from around the house...interesting to see how they all go together.

I finally got around to doing a semi-full mock up of a roll of paper (with several different options rolled) went through a lot of label designs but I think I've finally settled on one. still working on the actual production.

they do nice work

01 February 2009

fabric and ribbon

musky, colorful...inspirational. good to spend some time in this place.

interesting product design