if you’re not the type.

Wedding script. Yuck. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of great fonts out there, but there are also plenty on NOT great fonts out there. Many of which are used in wedding design. Nuptials anyone? Exactly. So, if you’re finding yourself drowning in a sea of taffeta and looking for a secure line, this … Continue reading

sweet tooth

I’m a bit late on the uptake here, please forgive me. While I was in SF a team of chocolatiers opened up shop in Williamsburg. They called themselves The Mast Brothers. … and they are actually the Mast brothers. Now, aside from making some of the best chocolate in NY (from what I hear, and … Continue reading


I was fortunate enough to move into an apartment with painted walls I liked, and thus spared my regular paining and color obsessive fiascos this time around. Still, I often find myself wishing my walls had a bit more pop. I shot these snippets from Vienna’s museum the Albertina last summer. I wasn’t certain if … Continue reading

fail harder…

W+K Mantra, created with 150,000 pushpins. W+K = Wieden+Kennedy, an advertising agency, for all those not in the know. The mantra is based on one of, founder, Dan Wieden’s sayings, “You’re only good to me after you’ve made three tremendous mistakes.” So, yeah: Fail Harder. Wieden noted: through failure and mistakes, a kind of chaos … Continue reading

Tim Walker

This morning on Oh Joy the origin of this image (via julia) was attempting to be found. I searched in vain. Luckily, it was recognized by a reader as a set from Vogue Italia shot by Tim Walker. Hello Tim Walker. I am in love with you. This is from a float-in movie theater in … Continue reading

this plus that.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’ve started thinking about the print aspect of my sister’s wedding. In order to keep costs down it’s best to print everything at once. Meaning within the next month or so we should try to have most of the printed pieces ready to go… My sister’s tastes are … Continue reading


These bilingual wedding invites were designed and letterpressed with a geometric border and hand lettering for the couples names. Overprinting (which you may recall from my last post) creates additional dimension and color in the flower and vine motif. The invites colors were mixed to match existing envelopes: French Paper’s Poptone in orange fizz and … Continue reading

illustrating a point of view.

While over at Studio on Fire‘s blog, Beast Pieces, I also saw this Wedding invite: The design and type face were created by the groom, Emory Allen, a designer and illustrator. He said: My fiance and I aren’t traditional people and aren’t having a traditional wedding-so why have traditional invites? I created a typeface that … Continue reading


I saw this on Priya‘s site the other day, and can’t seem to get it out of my head. It’s just so lovely. I mean look at that type, with the flourishes? That’s custom lettering, people. The wood grain photography is also amazing, and the letterpress is divine (another amazing example of the work done … Continue reading


Where would I wear these? No idea. And, let’s be honest, could any of you ever see me wearing these? Probably not. But regardless how beautiful are they? From Rita Saardi‘s Private Garden collection.