Friday, May 16, 2008

miami from the ground up

miami from the ground up

I was pretty obsessed with the art deco whilst there last November.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

shower the people you love with love

my ladies, my shower

This weekend my mom and my best friend threw me the most lovely shower. Just a simple affair at my parents' house with a handful of female relatives and girlfriends. We played silly games, talked about weddings and babies, I opened so many overwhelmingly generous gifts. And oh the food... my mom did it almost entirely vegetarian in my honor... we had tea sandwiches, veggie lasagna, quiche, fruit, salads and many other finger foods. Everything was delicious. And we finished it off with tea and tiramisu. She knows what I like...

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

something old, something new

knitted wedding shawl

This will be the newest thing I wear on my wedding day... If I can get it finished in time, that is. It's a half-completed shawl that I'm knitting. I'm going to try to get it done on time. And if not, I'll just go without.

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Friday, May 09, 2008


bridal dress

Tim keeps asking what my dress looks like, and it gets bigger and more ridiculous with each description. Now it's to the point where I describe the poof starting at my neck and flowing out from there into a giant white pyramid. He was laughing out loud while watching me draw this the other night in Illustrator. Our laughter is good at this stressful moment. It makes me stop thinking about the murder/suicide I've contemplated several times this month. Just kidding! Sort of.


Thursday, May 08, 2008

sky blue sky

skyline from the staten island ferry

Shot from the front of the Staten Island ferry a few weeks ago. Made with this frame.


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

letterypressy and stampy

I'm just too beat tonight to do anything other than sit on the couch and have a glass of red wine. You need those nights once in a while...

But I wanted to give a little shout out to the blog Melissa's Smitten which featured my rubber stamp from our wedding invitations. I've gotten such nice feedback from our guests about the invites I designed, and it's nice to see that other people out there like them too. Being mentioned in the same breath as Martha isn't too shabby either.

I really tried to carry the design throughout all the wedding stuff, like our website, and the rubber stamps helped make the paper pieces come together.

Be sure to check out Melissa's Smitten Invitations site, chock full of gorgeous letterpress stationery (her love birds are adorable.) I absolutely love the look and feel of letterpress, thanks mostly to my fellow designer and BFF Jenna who is quite the connoisseur. If I wasn't such a tightwad/control freak I might have had someone letterpress our things. And I'd probably hire Megan or Blogorelli to do the trick.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

waiting travelers

waiting and complaining

I don't love the quality of this image (a little grainy and definitely not the best focus) but I just love the image. Took this back in November, while we waited for our delayed flight to Miami in Newark Airport. Tim sat patiently reading a magazine while these British biddies complained about everything.

Tim left for San Fran this morning for work, so it seemed an appropriate choice.


Monday, May 05, 2008

cooling off


Made these yesterday morning to take to brunch. They came out perfectly spongy and quite most. Oh, and they were banana nut.


Sunday, May 04, 2008

shooting the...

easy like sunday (afternoon)

Had the most lovely and relaxing Sunday... after a house-warming brunch at Kate's, I strolled home through the street fair on Court St. and ran into Adam. Tim joined us later at our favorite bar, Abilene, for beers in the open air. A great respite before another busy week.

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

maxed out

Explore Montclair cover

It's been an insane week for me... going into work early and staying late almost everyday... I'm part of a huge special project in addition to all my regular work... plus wedding planning on top of all that. So I've got zero creative energy today. But I figured I'd post what I've been working on.

Above is the cover of the Explore Montclair guide that I'm co-designing. Our paper teamed up with a hyper-local blog to produce this special section. It's getting a fair amount of attention at the exploding newsroom, on Baristanet itself, and even from the likes of Jeff Jarvis.

Looking forward to wrapping this up next week. Should make for a nice finished piece. Sometimes the most insane weeks are also the most productive.


Friday, May 02, 2008

vintage postcard

vintage fleur

I want to use Everyday in May to experiment with the free textures and frames available on Flickr.

I've been inspired by seeing this kind of shots from the lovely GatoProspero.

And I love what Whitney at UGC did with this one.

The frame above is from NinianLif and makes the photo feel like a musty, dog-eared old postcard.


Thursday, May 01, 2008



Again, May is the busiest month ever and I don't really have time, but I'm going to try to do Elena's Everyday in May. Even if it's just finally editing stuff I've shot in the past year, like the image above from Miami.

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