Category Archives: Inspiration

Ruins

Nothing like some juicy ruins to get your emo on. We drove out to Muttontown (which, despite that quaint moniker is quite the posh North Shore town–when you’ve got like, five equestrian centers in a two-mile radius, you’re not mutton … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Line Drawings

When it comes to 2D work, I find that people are either line or color people. It’s a stuffy distinction going way way back for centuries, but I think it’s true. NRM is a painting (color) person; me, I’m definitely a … Continue reading

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Best Design: Heath Ceramics

Nothing beats Heath. They’ve got the perfect blend of being traditional, modern, and unfussy–the sort of chic that is so because it’s unaware of its chicness. I’ve spent hours in their LA showroom and imagine that their Sausalito showroom and … Continue reading

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A Glow

I don’t know why I remember it this way, but years ago, on the Rue de Bouchers in Brussels, I recall the quality of light at dusk with all the little cafe lights strung between the buildings. I think I’m a … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Trader Joe’s

When I was a kid and Trader Joe’s was primarily a Southern California operation, they had a distinct graphic style that referenced turn-of-the-century engravings and ephemera. I remember, for example, their juice labels had lush drawings, almost like toille, depicting scenes–most … Continue reading

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Wedding Plans Start Here

With the wedding reception (we’re doing the City Hall thing and then going to do a party) now on the horizon, I’ve begun the planning. So far, NRM and I have talked about it and we know we want a casual … Continue reading

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