Silvie and I had some fun recently making stamp prints of the cross section of a celery stalk. Can you take a guess as to whom made each of the patterns?
(Hint): I should follow my 2 year old daughter’s lead in breaking the grid!
I was so pleased to see how beautifully the celery printed.
I found this cookbook at an antique market in Rhinebeck, New York. The epitome of cheerful and charming, it was illustrated by Vee Guthrie and published by Peter Pauper press in 1951. Each section is preceded with a full page illustration by the artist. The colors, the type, the folky style, such a little treasure!
It has been quite a busy summer for me workwise. In June I was asked to style a photo shoot for John & Kira’s chocolates, who has been a design client of mine for the past few years. I was extremely nervous going into it, but eventually settled in and found the styling part to be quite natural, especially since I knew the client and their products so well. And I really loved the shopping part! Most of the props were purchased at flea markets and consignment shops in New York City.
Here are a few of the more intimate chocolate beauty photographs. The photos were shot by the very talented John Uher at his studio in New York.
I just scored a new work table — found roadside with a big, cardboard “FREE” sign on it. It’s a perfect addition to my home office.
Over the past few months, Silvie and I have been spending our mornings in the toddler’s section of the Westport Library. It’s an amazing place; they host free programs for kids of all ages, and they also have really great toddler play areas. While my daughter entertains herself and discovers new-found friends; I sit aside and thumb through some of the artful, inspiring books that surround us.
Recently I discovered the work of Lois Ehlert, a wonderful artist, author and illustrator. I find her books to be witty and wise, and wonderfully associated with nature.
I just found out that one of my card designs from the Martha Stewart / Crane and Company holiday collection has been recognized in the 2009 HOW international design annual. A very nice and welcomed surprise!
A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a pint of Kulfi-Pistachio Cardomom from Adirondack Creamery. It was probably the most surprising ice cream taste I have ever experienced. Spicy and warm mixed with cold and creamy.
Adirondack Dreamery, I mean Adirondack Creamery is an ice cream company from upstate New York. They use only real ingredients, with (hormone-free) milk and cream sourced from local dairy farms. Such a yummy treat.
From one of my MOST favorite specimens of typography (ever); an antique French printed road map. I melt every time I look at this thing of beauty. These scans are from a promotional insert within the map folder. I will include images of the map in a future posting. Slurp it up, typography lovers.
While going through some boxes the other night, my husband came across this baseball card he created when he was 12. Not only was I thoroughly impressed with his design skills; I was also quite charmed that he recorded his statistics on the reverse side.