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Playing with Type book 03.20.2013

Look mom, we’ve been published!!!!!

Our set of ampersand prints have been featured in the book, Playing with Type by Lara McCormick!!! Ahhhhh. We were literally squealing when we got this in the mail!! We’re honored to be a part of a such a cool book and highly recommend you guys all check it out! Here’s a little description from Rockport Publishing:

Playing with Type is a hands-on, playful approach to learning type application and principles. This engaging guide begins with an introduction to the philosophy of learning through the process of play. Along with a series of experimental design projects with an emphasis on type, the author provides designers with a “toolkit” of ideas and skills developed through the process of play. The awareness and sensitivity to type styles, forms, and type choices gained through these visual experiments will increase the designer’s confidence in their personal and professional work. This book can be used in the classroom or independently, and readers can go directly to exercises that appeal to them.”

Pick up a copy and look for us on pg. 31!

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Bookshelf: ABC3D by Marion Bataille 02.06.2013

Over Christmas, I (Carrie) was the lucky recipient of this amazing book, ABC3D from my Aunt and Uncle and I fell in love immediately! It is a designer’s dream, full of witty typography! It’s just really clever. My aunt found it in LA at the very cool shop, Nucleus Gallery. Unfortunately, it looks like it is out of stock there, but it is available here. And, for the full effect, check out this little video of the book in action: ABC3D video

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  1. Lindsey

    I’m a photographer, maybe I could make one of these with little people reaching up like ” take my photooooo”…

    February 6, 2013 8:53 pm

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: For the Foodie 12.10.2012

I’ve gotta say, as a domestic-wanna-be, myself, I would be THRILLED to find any of these foodie items under the tree! That rainbow-striped olive oil! Are you kidding me? And the electric french press in red?!? WHAT?? OK, I will stop gushing over what’s basically turned into my own personal wishlist. But, seriously… (Zack, are you taking notes?) Ha!

1. New York City Gingerbread Tin 2. Bistro Electric French Press 3. In Good Company Bowl 4. ‘Intenso’ Extra Virgin Olive Oil 5. Black and Oatmeal Linen Bib Apron 6. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook 7. Chalkboard Spice Jars 8. Wooden Tasting Spoon Set

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holilday gift guide 2012: for the guys 11.30.2012

shopping for the guys can sometimes be a challenge, but there are SO many cool guy gifts out there, it doesn’t need to be! here are some of our favorite ideas for the men in our lives!

{1. leather iphone case (which can also be monogrammed!)  2. Woodcut book, 3. New Balance 574 in blue, 4. The Baldwin Ryan Camo (a Kansas City company!) 5. bamboo bluetooth stereo speaker, 6. bamboo eco-friendly globe 7. forage necktie 8. RVCA Men’s zip hoodie, 9. another KC original: Dizzy Three air-roasted espresso flavored vodka – perfect for spiked hot cocoa!}

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Bookshelf: Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas 07.27.2012

Ooh! We can’t wait to get our mitts on this new book by Amy Atlas! Sweet Designs has tons of inspiration in the form of photos from amazing events and even includes templates and TONS of sources to recreate every look featured. Time to throw some parties!

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