Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

and so am I.

This blog is always awesome, but this is amazing.

Monday, March 28, 2011

and there are some new ways to say...

Along with the FlipOver agendas, I have added some new cards to the shop. So now there are a few new ways to say...

I'm super glad you were born.
(PS- This card is super special too. The paper for the card was made by my two hands out of junk mail and other saved packing paper. It's 100% post consumer.)

I hope you like them. I'm going to be making some notecards out of more handmade paper- this time it has wildflower seeds!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

and now you can get organized

I'm gonna go ahead and admit I designed the FlipOver planner for myself. I added some features for the rest of you, and I think it's awesome.
I've included all the real details on a feature page on the (so, there.) website. They're available for purchase on my etsy shop now.
But here's some bonus information for you- I've been using these planners for months now (in various forms) and they're super durable and usable. I've started using the blank book instead of my usual moleskine, and so I have everything in one neat bundle. I've started a bunch of lists in the Notes book- a list of mending that needs to be done, for example.
Basically, I'm proud of them and I like using them, I'm sure you would too.

Also, here's a big bonus- Buying these booklets means that as you use them you can let me know what would make them work better for you. Beat that!

If you want to buy more than one type of book, let me know and I'll put together a custom package for you.

Monday, March 14, 2011

of cat naps. I know I am.

The key to getting your cats to do something you want (for example, sleeping adorably in wooden boxes) is not telling them about it.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

of Doyald Young

At some point in college, I wandered into an AIGA event happening in the UT Art Building. It was free, and it was about design, so I decided to go. The following lecture amazed me and gave me a new zeal for typography and design. I have cherished and dog-eared my copy "The Art of the Letter" which was published by Smart Papers, and handed out freely at the lecture.

Doyald Young's lecture showed us that he was still enthusiastic about design, despite a long and prolific career. He spoke to the filled auditorium like he was addressing a classroom, and it was a life changing experience. I can only imagine how his students felt.

I am remembering all this now as I read that Doyald Young passed away yesterday. I am so glad that I got the chance to hear him speak, and to catch a little of his passion for the letter.

The MyFonts blog directed me to this article, which includes a collection of his most famous work. Check it out.