Saturday, January 30, 2010

Life is good


So. While in London for a very important mission (more when I find out the result of said mission), I got to spend an afternoon with Zoe!!! (!!!!)

Can I just point out that it makes me so very very happy when I get to spend time with my closest friends? I am so so glad that Zoe moved to the UK. Who else would eat cupcakes with me? And let me just point out...that is no normal cupcake. It is a MARSHMALLOW CUPCAKE. Which makes it incredibly cooler.

Dear friends. Why must so many of you live in far away places?

Monday, January 25, 2010

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

They had a CARD CATALOGUE. And LIBRARY CARDS. At their WEDDING.

Too cool for words.

All from 100 l ayer cake

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I mean, yes?!

The League of Moveable Type. Dedicated to open source fonts!

Definitely on my exciting list. Especially after a day spent trying to move type around with frozen fingers. Having your 'studio' (I am calling it that now) outside is not so hot (haha literally) in the winter.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The things they should really teach you in school




According to East Side Bride:

The groom will get bored with wedding planning. There will be entire days when he doesn’t want to talk about it.

What?! Really?! He's not going to be jumping up and down every day like this guy every time I bring up flowers?

Haha. This is going to be fun.

Picture from Snippet and Ink.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Typeface: The film


Anyone in London next Thursday? How about Boise? Or Chicago later in the month? Love type? Then this is for you...

Typeface

The film.

I think it rocks. They have amazing posters (unfortunately my favorite is selling for $1000). I want to see it (if only it were the NEXT Thursday, when I'm in London anyway!).

I can't decide whether it's amazing or slightly bothersome that printing has become the new hip thing. On the one side...I stumbled upon it in part because it is (well - in part. Scripps and Scripps College Press, in combination with the Mills College program and Southern California fine press printing in general, formed a large part of my printing education. I spent hours archiving Scripps College material and learning about it as part of my work in the library there, and that's where it started. And I don't know that my learning about printing at Oxford, where the bibliography room has been going for decades, falls into the new hip and trendy category). The fact that it's new and cool makes it easier to find material. It means there are more people to share ideas and experiences with. It means when I go home to Portland I have exciting things to do. It means when I make stuff people admire it and will potentially (one day) buy it.

But it also means it's not the same small community anymore that I think it had been in the past (again, well...it's still small. Just not AS small). Not that I can claim to be a huge part of the community yet, but I'd like to have a little edge or corner one day. I don't want it to be the thing that EVERYone does. Maybe I just feel that way because everyone does it in Portland? Am I just being silly?

I guess it's the same as everything...you find a band no one knows about, then they're the next big thing. You start Irish dancing, then Riverdance comes along and everyone does it (ok - that's kind of specific to me, and it was because of Riverdance that I got to tour the world with a professional dance company). But you know what I mean - it's not your thing anymore, it's that thing that everyone does.

Anyhow.

Preview here:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cheetos and all that


At home, I'm not that big a fan of Cheetos. Or Fritos. When I can't have them 99% of the year, however, they rock.

I brought Dean a bag (Dean...hahaha...secretly me....) and we ate half of them at midnight last night. I love this man.

by the way who EATS Natural Cheetos? Either do it or don't....there's no healthy in between!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Miles and miles and miles....


I HATE having the things I have most spread out over the world. I am very selfish and want them all in one place (and if that place were Portland I would be happier). Sigh.

That said, I am excited to be back with my man and also back at work (new projects ahead! what fun!). I had a lovely time relaxing in Portland, including wedding planning with Mom and seeing old friends. Highlights:

*Trying on wedding dresses with Mom and Cathy. We started with the new Elizabeth Dye dresses. So. Pretty. And Clara, who works there, was brilliant. When we stepped into a typical bridal shop I nearly turned and ran - they were all so...poofy. In the end though, there were some lovely ones...
*Cooking dinner with the guys, later joined by Steph and Ariel
*Catching up with friends I hadn't seen in years (!)
*Spending hours looking at paper and stamps and ribbons and other such printing geekery
*Seeing my brother and meeting his girlfriend
*Powells!
*Mexican food!
*Andrew's gig
*Dancing girls and coffee
*Reveling in the weirdness of our cat, Columbus



Images of Powells by Hunsonisgroovy