Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Honesty Stamps

I think these honesty stamps are really cute. I first thought that I wanted them, I needed them, I needed to stamp sincere love notes everywhere for my nonexistent boyfriend.

Then I wondered, is your sincerity somewhat lessened if you say something so often and in such the same way that you can have a stamp made up? Do I really want to rubber stamp love?

Monday, September 28, 2009

eBay Addiction

I've told myself I have to stop placing bids on eBay, because I have a little bit of an addiction of late. But one thing that I'm very excited to have arrive on my doorstop is this little guy:

Owning a letterpress has been on my mind for a while. I once started building a press, but had a few too many hiccups to end up with something that works. Last week I went to look at a press that I loved, but I don't have space currently for a machine that is 5 feet wide, 6 feet long, and weighs over a half ton. Unfortunately. So for now, this will be a great compromise. More functional than the homemade press but more apartment-sized for my current stage in life. Now I just have to be patient while it ships. I'm crossing my fingers that it arrives safely.

Oh, and you know what else is great? The included manual:

I love that illustration.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Moving Announcement

After moving to my new place, I had to tell my loved ones where they could find me. I threw together some moving announcements and sent them out to family members. The process went something like this:

Printing out my new address on brown paper. And no, that's not my real address.

I cut out the corners. While I'm thinking of it, please let me know in the comments if you'd like me to send you my new address. I only sent these to my immediate family.

Then I used a ruler to steady my legendarily shaky hands and made a few lines with a bone folder. Are you in the market for a bone folder? You should be. I recommend this one, from Martha.

Can you seen the pleasing line that it makes in this nice, sturdy paper? Yum.

And that line makes it easy to make a clean fold. I made four of them.

Then I closed up the card and secured it with string.

See? All done.

Now, I promise to stay in this new place for a while. And I hope you come visit.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Working for something you care about

Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom are living my dream life. They gave up their day jobs to own a store. They've published two books. They're cool, they're in love, and they are doing something they care about.

Read an interview with them over at Design Glut.

(photo courtesy of design*sponge)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Typewriter Cake

I saw this cake over at design*sponge and couldn't resist showing it again here:

Happy 4th Birthday, Regional Assembly of Text.
I knew there was a reason (okay, many reasons) that I liked those guys.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I'm testing out a little widget below each entry. I'm not sure I love it yet, but I'm interested to hear your feedback. Hate it? Like it? Want something similar but not quite the same?

Update: I took it off, at least for the time being. Thanks for your patience as I work to make this little house a home.