There are currently 19 blog posts in my queue. Nineteen different design / art / life / photography / food / let’s-talk-about-it things I’ve been working on and want to share with you.
…and this is where the but comes in.
BUT my last semester of school just started, this blog is having technical issues ( the worst ), and I am in the midst on a complete rebrand + overhaul of this site. So yeah…hey you…just stick with me a little bit longer because I promise—good things come to those who wait.
In the meantime, enjoy a few of my favorite links + finds from around the world wide web :
A fried egg dosa with potato curry sounds like maybe the most perfect dinner ever.
Speaking of cooking, Mark Bittman is my #1 man crush ( closely followed by Chris Messina ) + his last article on the time vs. work cooking debate was spot on.
An interesting interview with Erik Spiekermann, who’s working to make letterpress printing more relevant in our ever-expanding digital age. The Germans seriously know how to do design.
My new favorite magazine.
Two roommates who bought nothing for one year. It’s both inspiring and encouraging for all of us who want to live more minimally ( even if not, that minimally ).
A few of my recent Insta follows : @bethmathews, @hunchfood, @smallspells + @withthelocals.
[ Photo courtesy of bellejune ]
I have to admit, I love designing wedding invitations. Even though I’ve attended many a wedding, I’m not really a gushy wedding person ( I’ll probably elope to the courthouse, thankyouverymuch ), BUT I do love a custom hand-lettered invitation suite. Hand lettering is only my favoritest thing ever, you know. Luckily, the cute, hip brides getting hitched these days are taking notice.
Earlier this year, Thera came to me looking for hand-lettered invitations for her May nuptials. Once she sent me her Pinterest inspiration board and I saw navy blue invites printed with gold foil, I literally pumped my fist in the air screaming, “Yessssss!” loud enough for my weird-ass neighbors to hear. Thera didn’t know this, but there was no way we were NOT doing navy blue + gold foil.
After a few renditions of hand type, rounds of edits + snafus with the gold foil printers, we were graced with these gorgeous invites. Clean, modern and classy…they look even better in person. Those gold foil lights might be my favorite part. That or the placecards with light strings, where the number of strings corresponds to your meal preference. I mean, seriously. So good.
Soooo, what I am trying to say is that if you are cool like Thera and want hand-lettered wedding invitations, please do let me know. Not only will you help me continue to annoy my weird-ass neighbors, but you’ll make me one very happy hand-lettering lady.
[ invitation photos by me, wedding photos courtesy of Bernadette Pollard ]