Some pretty things to start off the week…
Other than my wedding ring, this Linear ring from Laite is the only piece of jewelry I wear daily.
This perfect lace jacket from the 1930s.
The shape and simplicity of this knot bag from Elizabeth Suzann is brilliant.
Underthings should be comfy, no? This bra from Base Range looks like it fits the bill.
Trying to convince my husband that this leather sofa from West Elm should be our next home purchase.
I’m so excited to have Holly Verkamp of Designed by Holly (also known as DBH Boutique) on the blog today to talk about her process! Holly makes the most beautiful, minimal jewelry. We met through Instagram — where we’re holding a giveaway for a few of her pieces! Head over to this photo on my account to enter.
I love talking process with other designers and creatives and am so excited that someone as thoughtful and talented as Holly will debut this interview series! Let’s let her take it away:
I’m so excited – the new Type & Title website is up today!
This updated site is the culmination of so much — a year’s worth of effort building a business around lettering and calligraphy, and six months (or more) of defining what I wanted that business to look and feel like. I’m so excited this day is here and hope you’ll go take a look around!
I think New Year’s is my favorite holiday. It has everything I love, wrapped up into one moment — nostalgia, hope, thoughtfulness, sentimentality. It’s about the past and the future, and, of course, being present for that midnight moment.
I’ve been sitting on this blog for months, and the idea to put it in its own space even longer. I am a habitual overthinker, and 2014 was not the year of making-things-happen in the way I would have liked. It was more of a dreaming, thinking, planning, inward-looking year. Which can be so good. And I so needed it. But as much as I love living in my head, I think 2015 will be the year of putting all those plans & dreams into action, starting with this space.
The last few months have been full of projects, and it’s exciting to finally be at a point where the items I’ve been working on are now out in the wild! This logo for the San Diego Made Market was a collaboration with Stacy Barnes (the lovely lady working on my site redesign!) and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Stacy gave me a specific prompt and then let me do my thing (always a dream). We tried out a few different color stories for both the winter and upcoming spring markets and I think the one above is my favorite version.
If you’re local to San Diego or southern California, the first ever Made Market will be on November 22 and the vendors are looking SO good. I love shopping handmade markets for holiday gifts (what better way to support independent makers and keep your money in your local community?) Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend on the 22nd, but you can bet I’ll be stalking Instagram all day and counting down the days till the spring market!
So, guess what?? I’m in a video!! I recently met Chris and Erin of Honest Films — they are super-cool wedding videographers here in San Diego — and Chris asked if I’d be willing to participate in a video contest sponsored by AT&T. It’s a great concept — they are collecting videos of small businesses & owners talking about how they use technology in their day-to-day operations. I was thrilled to participate, since this topic is near and dear to me. I use a computer, my phone and Instagram every. single. day to connect & communicate with friends and clients. Even though the heart of what I do (calligraphy) has nothing to do with technology, I would not be able to work or succeed without it.
I have to admit, being in front of the camera is not something I am used to and after Chris sent me the final edit, I didn’t watch it for two days. Too nervous! But once I worked up the courage I was floored with how great it turned out. Chris and I talked for a good 30 minutes and he was able to condense my rambling thoughts into EXACTLY how I feel about my work and technology. Not only that, but the video aesthetically matches my brand so beautifully.
Go watch the video here and please register & vote (give us a 5)!
(All stills by Honest Films)
Oh, hello! I feel a bit like a stranger around this blog, it’s been a while. Things have been busy — in the good kind of way. Lots of great work and in-person, real-life things to do lately. (So hard to say no to that.) This site is getting a facelift soon (!!!) and focusing on the things I need to do to make that happen have been taking up most of my time. I can’t wait to show you what I (and my amazing collaborators) have been working on. Until then — here’s a few of my recent favorite Internet things:
Ileana’s plum torte looks like heaven.
I don’t usually get into statement jewelry, but I can’t stop staring at this Deco necklace from Olivia Terrell Jewelry.
Belinda Love Lee is my new favorite Instagrammer. Loving her lighthearted-but-still-elegant lettering style and her unabashed obsession with #grlue.
DIY towel ring — so simple and beautiful.
Honestly, dyeing my hair has never really worked out very well, but this pin (photo from lotte manou) is so subtle and has me wanting to lighten up just a bit. What do you think?
It’s almost fall! So excited to start wearing sweaters again. (image from here)
Happy Friday! I’ve been neglecting this space (hurray for a work-filled last few weeks) but wanted to pop in and say I’m having a 25% off sale in my Etsy shop through the end of the month! Use the code 25OFF.
I’m trying to clear some space (literally, as in I need some shelf space, and figuratively, as in I need to focus my offerings) in anticipation of some changes coming to my business soon. I’ve loved trying out retail but have realized I’d really like to focus my efforts elsewhere right now. The tattoos might stick around for a while, because I love them… but now’s your chance to stock up if you’ve had your eye on them, only $3 a pack with the code!
On another note, my sweet friend Stacy had me over for a quick interview on her blog, The Laquerie. I love this series, she asks such fun questions. Check it out here! And have you seen her gorgeous wedding invitations?