personalized : HAY notebooks

Posted: February 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: books, calligraphy, paper, paperfinger, things | No Comments »


These edge notebooks from HAY are simple and superb. Gold edged pages are all a solid color. I personalized these for some special folks last month, writing names in white with splattered ink.



ji zhou : civilized landscape

Posted: October 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: art, books, handmade, paper, the earth | No Comments »



These are images from Beijing native, Ji Zhou’s series titled “Civilized Landscape” created using books, maps and photography to produce these urban and topographical landscapes.

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(*via The Shiny Squirrel)

galbraith & paul : patterned textiles

Posted: October 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: art, design, home, things | No Comments »


Beautiful, timeless work from the Philadelphia-based studio, Galbraith & Paul, who specializes in hand blockprinted patterns for fabrics, wallpaper and rugs.



(*via StyleBeat)

new calligraphy class on skillshare : the art of the envelope

Posted: October 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paperfinger | No Comments »

My newest class for Skillshare, Pen and Ink Calligraphy: The Art of the Envelope, is live and I’m really excited about it. Covers all the steps for envelope addressing, from inks and how to mix and match colors, choosing papers, technique and logistics, plus considerations for working with clients.

thanksgiving recipes : by state

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: cooking, places | No Comments »

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I love this! The New York Times posted the most popular Google recipe searches on Thanksgiving day by state.

announcing : the artist holiday

Posted: December 1st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paper, paperfinger, places | No Comments »


I’m so happy to be joining up with Jen Huang and Poppies & Posies for this three-day workshop series in April. It will be a beautiful setting in Santa Barbara and a great opportunity for folks to settle in to learn and practice photography, event design and calligraphy.

For questions or interest, please email


lego instructions : speakin’ the truth

Posted: November 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, kids | No Comments »


Original Lego instructions from a 1970s box set. This pic has been all over the internet lately and for good reason.

(*via Janelle G & Kinja)

ha! : the i have no ideas mug

Posted: November 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, eats, lettering and fonts, things | 1 Comment »


Made me laugh. I Have No Ideas And I Hate Everything / I’m a Genius! Mug by Emily McDowell ($15 on Etsy).

paintings : paige jiyoung moon

Posted: November 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art | No Comments »


I’m captivated by the real-life and distinctly Korean scenes in Paige Jiyoung Moon‘s paintings.

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(*via Booooooom)

cindy sherman : for louis vuitton

Posted: November 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, art, things, travel | No Comments »



I was surprised and intrigued to see artist Cindy Sherman’s creation for Louis Vuitton’s Iconoclasts series, in celebration of the brand’s 160th anniversary. She created the Studio in a Trunk featuring drawers, a folding stool and adorned with vintage hotel labels — as well as a Camera Messenger bag.

Fitted with a luxurious vanity case, a Camera Messenger bag and a total of 31 drawers (to accommodate treasures large and small), the trunk’s interior dazzles with hues borrowed from the plumage of Mister Frida, the artist’s pet macaw. The Studio in a Trunk is produced in a limited edition of 25.



(*via Lonny)