Friday, February 27, 2009

Strandz Hair Design

I just wrapped up a small-scale branding project with Strandz Hair Design in Lewisville, Texas. Tiffany, the owner, was looking for something eye-catching, edgy, but fun - with an industrial feel. As a huge portion of her clients are women we had to keep a little softness in there as well. I will admit, she had a hard time selling me on the green but I have come to love it and similar shades are showing up in my other work now too!

I just wish that I lived in the Dallas area so I could have such a fabulous hair designer!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hand painted

Hand painted lettering in the city on a really old building. Things like this give me a nostalgic, Gangs of New York feeling, it kinda of creeps me out but I like it! (even though it was obviously painted recently.)

*photo taken from the West Side Highway on the way to a meeting.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

they're engaged!

My little sister got engaged on Valentine's day at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens!

Her friends through them an impromptu wedding/engagement party! Complete with a veil, a bouquet of calla lilies, 3 tier wedding cake, cake cutting & champagne toast! I say she's as good as married!!!

*Congrats on one week of engagement, Kendra & Stephen! We love you!

Friday, February 20, 2009

birthday girl.

(that's me!)

do you like because I sure do! witty, funny ecards for every situation!

*and maybe I'm enjoying a little birthday vino right now! Cheers!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

fire hydrant love.

I'm not exactly sure what it is about love & fire hydrants but I think I can get into it. I saw this one while awaiting my chariot, the B77 bus (read: the bane of my commute on days with too much bad weather to allow me to ride my bike) out of Red Hook yesterday.


Monday, February 16, 2009

day trip!

I needed to get out of the city... pretty badly. Some friends needed us to "car-sit" last minute and told us we should take it up to New Paltz we were sold!

A few miles hiking around a very frozen lake did us a lot of good... 4 hours sitting in traffic and trying to find a parking spot when we got back, not so good... we're hoping the latter didn't reverse the affects of the former!

*thanks for driving boys! and HUGE thanks to Taylor & Tiffany for trusting us with your chariot!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

forever & ever.

We had a Valentine's brunch of bagels in Prospect Park... it was a mild 30 degrees outside. (us Southerners will be Brooklynites if it freezes us to death!!!)

*and, I made a bunch of handmade Valentines only using stuff from my scrap-paper bin ... but accidentally mailed them before photographing them (with the exception of this one! oops!)

Much love to you all! (& enjoy tomorrow if you have it off of work like we do! I think we're going to borrow a car and do a little hiking... I hope!)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

little things.

I wish my life gave me time everyday to blog. and read. and write letters (not emails). and play on my sewing machine. and to go for a run (or walk). But there's not always enough time for everything. Enjoy the little things, like this fire hydrant that I see every time I step out of my 4th floor walk-up.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

the twinkle...I think...

For a few days my gchat status has been, "feeling a little twinkle of inspiration & personal there something new on the horizon?"

I really didn't know what that meant when I wrote it. I felt like there would be an inspiring personal project coming up soon but I'm so busy with the magazine and other things that I didn't know how or what. Until I saw this post from Stef about a project for Good 50x70.

*is anyone up for a collaboration, or getting together (virtually) for some brainstorming/crits... you know, just for the fun of it?

**above typography from Good 50x70.

Monday, February 2, 2009

lunch break.

Okay, so I don't actually take a lunch break most days. I'll eat a burrito and send an email but I mostly just keep truckin'. (the first issue of the new magazine goes to print on Friday...not a lot of down time these days!)

However, I was freezing my toes off the other day and took a mid-morning break to take a quick walk around Red Hook with my camera. (Yes, I left the indoors to go for a walk in the evil winter because I was cold...I was hoping the physical activity would help.) Any way, Red Hook is sort of a weird place. I've worked (2 jobs) in the neighborhood for 4 months now and it's like a small, industrial Brooklyn. It's sort of off the map of public transit but it has the best view of the Statue of Liberty with out tourists.