Wellllll … that was a little unexpected break from the blog. I am so SO happy to be back over here, and so very happy to be sharing Lauren & Tim’s stationery suite.
Lauren & Tim’s work work is stunning. It’s full of light and love and mood and movement and space and happiness … They wanted their paper suite to say these things, and to really keep the quality feel they’re so proud of.
Czar Press did an amazing job with the letterpress business cards & notecards. Both were printed on a slightly off-white cotton, which added that vintage touch. We coupled the paper with kraft & aqua envelopes, and a crisp rubber stamp. I love it!
Man, oh man, the last 4 days were amazing … and much needed. Jim and I hopped on a plane and headed to Las Vegas last weekend. We were celebrating his birthday, and we had a blast. Vegas is just as tacky as I thought it would be (that’s a good thing), and Red Rock Canyon was more breathtaking than we could have imagined. We’ll be sharing way more about the trip over on our personal blog, but for now, this image from Red Rock is making my heart super happy. Oh, sunshine, warmth, and love. What a beautiful weekend!!
Hi friends!! I wanted to pop in to announce the launch of Sknow Photo’s new site. I’ll be doing a full post on the launch soon, but for now, you should go give it a look!! Working with Sarah has been a dream, and I can’t wait to share the full process soon. I hope you’re having a great week!!
Hello lovelies! As I gear up for a mini vacation, I thought this logo would be appropriate to share. Susannah Storch believes in adventure … love is the greatest adventure of all. For her logo, we wanted to bring together love, adventure, simplicity, and keep it all very fresh & approachable! I found a few photos of mountain ranges in Colorado and instantly loved how much the sunshine changed the faces of the rocks … it inspired me to create a shadowy mountain design, and I transformed it into a round design that would hint a little more towards a stamp (think travel!!).
Here are some of my favorite images by Susannah … she loves photographing outdoors weddings that are truly Colorado weddings.
Other than the main logo, I created a collection of alternate logos & fun elements for Susannah to bring into her client experience!
Soon I’ll be sharing her stationery suite. It’s sweet!
I absolutely loved this project, and I know it’s because Susannah is such a gem!
Happy Monday to you!! How about this design board? It’s light, airy, and so fresh. This baby belongs to Sheaulee Ng, and I cannot wait to share what we’ve been working on.
Sheaulee’s work is so beautiful … she creates a really beautiful sense of place with her photos. Her subjects are always the main focus, but she has a great eye for locations! Each session is so different from the next, but one thing is always the same: you feel like you’ve stumbled into the session yourself. Her photos are natural and full of emotion. It was time for a little brand identity refresh to focus more attention on the moments … on the emotion. Something that feels super professional, but also very approachable!
We just wrapped her new logo, and I cannot wait to share it on the blog. Until then, go say hi to Sheaulee & check out her work!!
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Coral, gray, and kraft. Be still my heart.
I love this little stationery suite for KK & Camera. A collection of custom stamps, rounded corner business cards, and pretty envelopes. Clean, modern, and fun!
Want to see the rest of Kristin’s project? ::
I plan on doing a full post about this launch very, very soon … however, I’d love if you’d go check out the new site for Tim & Lauren of Lauren Fair Photography.
I absolutely loved working with these two … they are the bee’s knees!!
Oh, and while you’re at it, here’s their new blog, too! We fashioned it after the site, and I am so happy to see their work in a place that feels so much like them!
Time to share more things I’m
loving obsessed with these days!
1/ I’ve been going crazy looking at living spaces on Pinterest. Embarrassingly, if you check out my boards now, you’ll see mostly food!! More on that in a sec. Anyway, as we gear up for a move into a house this year, I’ve been gathering decorating & styling resources. I really love this living room re-design over on Design Love Fest. It’s bright & eclectic It’s full of color, but still feels light. I love it!
2/ I’m the laziest person … scratch that, I WAS the laziest person. For the past three weeks, I’ve been working out every day, which includes the c25k program. All was well until my nasty shin splints started to come back. After hearing the suggestion from Lauren, I went out & bought a pair of Zensah compression sleeves. I loved them. Pain free running! And, mine are hot pink. Hooray!
3/ Season two of Girls is over. I am a sad panda. What did you all think of the season? A lot of our friends didn’t like that it was a bit disconnected, but I felt it really seemed more real this season. I cannot wait for season three. I think those ladies and the writers are amazing.
4/ Okay, so what’s with all the food on Pinterest? Well, I’ve shifted to a dairy-free, gluten-free diet. My body was feeling terrible … like I was having an allergic reaction to life. That sounds dramatic, but seriously, it was awful. My stomach hurt, my skin was terrible, and I felt huge & tired. So, after two full weeks, I am finding so many new recipes & products. I’m in love with this gluten-free bread from Udi’s. It’s like real bread, because it is real bread. It toasts up so yummy. Mix it with coconut spread, an egg, and some avocado & Sriracha … yes please!
5/ Thank goodness my husband has to leave the house everyday for work, otherwise, we would spend every waking hour watching Lost. We started it three weeks ago, and we’re hooked. We’re a few episodes into season four already, and I am losing my mind! How did people wait YEARS to figure all of this out?! I am so sad we’ll be done with it in a few weeks … Also, I want Kate’s body!
6/ I am so happy the warmer weather is here. Spring hits early in Oregon, so we’ve been taking advantage of the GREEN! Hiking in the Gorge helps me stay mellow & balanced. This trip to Elowah Falls was especially awesome.
Last night, I signed into Google Reader to show my husband something, and I saw a horrible message: Google Reader will no longer be a service after July 1st. What in the world? I absolutely love my Google Reader, and I am really sad to hear that Google is removing another awesome service from it’s line-up.
Earlier this year (late last year), they changed the way Google Apps worked (no longer offering free Apps accounts), which meant having your email hosted for free wasn’t an option. They started charging a ton per user, and I am now using another hosting company for any new accounts.
This week, they’re announcing the retirement of Reader, and it’s just furthering my disappointment. I would have gladly paid a few bucks a month for the service, as I use it each day. But hey, I’ll happily pay someone else … After some research this morning, I wanted to share a list of alternate reader services.
- I am most likely to start using The Old Reader. In fact, I’m already viewing my feeds through them … I love the interface, but there are a few things I hope they’ll change. I’d love to see my own login (instead of having to connect through FB or Google), and I hope to see more functionality & little quirks worked out. They had a huge explosion of new users overnight, so I imagine they’ll be growing a lot. This is one service I would pay for. Hoping they’ll have a premium option.
- I was referred to Feedly by a friend, but I’m hesitant to use it since it’s backend is built on Google Reader. I am sure it won’t be an issue, or if it was, they’re already fixing that. It looks more like a news source (thumbnails for each story), but I prefer the scrolling view like Google, so this isn’t the best option for me. *Apparently, thanks Ben, you can change the view settings to be more like Google Reader. Definitely a plus.*
- If you’re looking for a desktop app, then RSS Bandit is a good option. I prefer web-based services (I tried using a desktop app for Twitter, and ended up going back to their site … I just like the convenience).
- I have heard great things about News Blur (they’ll let you create your own account) and Reeder (another desktop app).
Keep in mind, some of these new alternatives are growing really fast right now. Since the announcement, I imagine they’ll all be torn apart & re-built to attract the most customers. Be patient, and remember, Google Reader isn’t gone until July 1st, so for now, it’s a great idea to try out different options until you find the one that works best for you.
This is a great time to suggest you add this blog to your reader to get updates each time I post! Shameless plug, who cares!
I wish Apple would just take over this area … I’m sure it would be awesome. And, I’m totally serious.
You know that thing when you know someone who inspires you more than you could imagine? Well, I have been a witness to it, and I have my friend Alex to thank for that. From the moment I met Alex, I knew she was someone special. All of my social awkwardness was no match for her inviting/happy spirit. It was like we were old friends … that were just meeting. Alex lives allll the way across the country, but thanks to the magical internet, we can stay in touch. I love seeing her adventures, her growth, her work, her wisdom. She inspired me … and I made this drawing for her. It’s a reminder of the purpose of life, at least from my perspective.
***This piece is one part of a project by Three Fifteen Design. Each day, I’ll draw/paint/sketch/write in order to really flex my creative muscles. This isn’t work or studio related, but rather, a reflection of my personal life on any given day. The work isn’t perfect … not even close. That’s part of the fun.***