Happy weekend. I have a full weekend of teaching four letterpress classes in San Francisco. I’m excited. Thanks for all your Italy advice. I think we have our plan narrowed down to two weeks in the mountains at Colletta di CastelBianco. I bookmarked this post Erica did last year and it looks secluded and beautiful. Then two weeks on the coast in Vernazza. Victoria at sfgirlbybay recommended this adorable apartment which would’ve been perfect but we found out it doesn’t have internet. We won’t be on a real vacation since we’ll still be working full time in the evenings so internet is a deal breaker. Does anyone know of an apartment rental in Vernazzo in Cinque Terre that has internet?
photos by Erica Berman at Haven in Paris
photos from this apartment in Vernazza Cinque Terre
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And you thought picnics couldn’t get any cuter.
I want this wooden puzzle. Er, for the kids, not me.
Best idea ever, saw these in person yesterday and they are rad.
Make any pair of shoes superhero shoes with these.
I’m so stoked for the Royal Wedding. FOR REALS. These are the raddest souvenirs.
Any fun plans for the weekend? We are mostly getting things in order. Doing taxes (I know we procrastinated but it is a billion times harder to do taxes when you are a freelancer.) I’m also packing my bags for a solo trip to San Francisco next week. We planned a trip so I could bring back the paintings for The Commission Project and to teach my letterpress classes. I’m excited to see my friends and eat all that good San Francisco food!
We are also trying to line up some trips this summer. In August we want to rent out a house in Italy for a month. Does anyone know of a place off the beaten path? We want it to be not very touristy, extremely charming and near the beach (also not crazy expensive.) I’ve never been to Italy so not sure where to start since Google usually gives you the most popular (ie: touristy places.) Any suggestions?
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Did you hear? My favorite person is pregnant.
Crazy huge Kate Spade sale. That perfectly aligns with my trip to the states. It’s FATE!
Bought these new dishes last month and they are so great.
Considering these super cute (and cheap) crib sheets for the nursery.
We bought a new stroller, (with stripes!)
We’re buying this book of maps to use as prints for the boys’ room. Very affordable art!
Here are some cards I made last January before Alt. My sister Design Mom always does so many nice things for me and I always tell her I want to print her cards but she is always crazy busy and doesn’t have time to design them. So I just designed some simple ones with her logo and surprised her with them. They are printed two color on thick cotton paper.
For my friend Maggie at Mighty Girl, she wanted simple cards that had her first name printed with a blind deboss with a heavy impression. Then we hand painted the edges of the cards a nice blue.
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Alexis is managing our art studio while we are in France for the year and she sent over some pretty shots of the leftover scraps of the latest wedding invitation job we just wrapped up. They turned out so great (and the bride was amazing to work with.) I can’t wait to share them. The flowers at the bottom are from Birch. We sent them to her because she has been doing such amazing job managing everything. That Alexis, she is a keeper.
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Here are some business cards we made back in January. Each one was individually dipped into a chartreuse dye. The thick cotton paper took it really beautifully.
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