do you know what i love?
when you are seeing one of your favorite bands play live, and they play a song that you’ve listened to so many times before in solitude, either at home or in the car or while walking down the street on your headphones. and there’s that moment in the middle of the song where the key changes or the music swells, or perhaps the music stops and there is a just a solo vocal, quiet and steady. and you always pause, your chest swells a little bit … you love this part of the song. but here you are, seeing the band play it live, and the moment comes and it’s bigger than you remember, and everyone else in the venue feels it, too. and suddenly you realize that this moment has not been your private moment all that time, but you share it with so many other fans. it’s like this instant connection with a roomful of strangers.
i love that.
- Brian from The Blue Hour
(One of my favorite blog quotes from 2010. Design by The Craft Begins.)
I want the typeface Buttermilk. Buttermilk is the first font from illustrator/designer/typographer Jessica Hische. It’s a wonderful display script that is feminine but bold. It’s equipped with decorative caps (which would make great drop-caps), fancy numerals, and a far too extensive array of ligatures (automatic in most programs thanks to OpenType) to make it easier for you to set it beautifully (description found on myfont.com).
So I’m ashamed to admit it but I JUST saw Inception. And I loved it. I forgot how much I love Marion.
Not literally flying (or even in an airplane) but I HAVE been all over the place. We celebrated Christmas with the in-laws this past weekend, on Sunday I was honored to be a part of a fabulous photoshoot that will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio (more on that later), and yesterday I made a mini road trip to Indianapolis to visit Kellyn! Anyways, I’m working overtime this week and cannot WAIT to celebrate Christmas with my family in Illinois. Enjoy your Tuesdays and check back for posts all week!
Photo by Tereza Vlckova. Found over at Where the Lovely Things Are.
Our Christmas present to Adam’s parents this year. They loved them! Photography by Ashley Nacke Photography.
I want the typeface Breathe. Reaching a total of more than 1000 glyphs, Breathe Pro is Maximiliano R. Sproviero’s gift of the year. The aim of the designer was once more to give the user the chance to play and travel from very formal and conservative letterforms to the amazing world of swashes and flourishes. Possibilities of alternating and ligating characters in this font are absolutely fantastic.
I thought everyone’s Wednesday could use a little bit of an “awwww” moment. Here are four of my favorite dogs. All cockapoos.
From top to bottom: Veda (my family’s dog), Desh (my dog), Violet and Oliver (my friends’ Megan and Josh’s dogs) and then me and Deshie!
You guys, this is still really hard for me to talk about. I’ve had this purse [above] for a year and a half. That’s almost 550 days. So many memories. So many great places it’s been. So many hours lost of my life where I couldn’t find my keys, or my wallet, or my money, or my work I.D badge. So much time. Wasted.
As you can see, I was being sarcastic when I said this was still really hard for me to talk about. I feel like a new person. Look at all that crap I had in there? That would be:
- A coin purse
- Face wash towelettes
- 4 tampons
- Various pencils, pens, and markers
- Pain reliever
- 2 tubes of chapstick
- Coins NOT in the coin purse
- Hair ties
- SPF 30 Face Wipe
- A parking ticket
- 20 sheets of paper
- A Moleskin journal
- My work I.D. badge
- A baggu
- My wallet
- My keys
Not to mention that I sometimes would put my Canon DSLR, a novel, and perhaps a scarf or a change of clothes in my purse throughout the day. So I had this thought: DOWNSIZE.
AND IT ALL FITS IN HERE! I’m a new woman. Of course, I had another brilliant idea to keep a tote in my car with any extra essentials I may need from time to time. It works. Perfectly.
P.S. I’m now in the market for a slimmer, thinner wallet to fit in here. Any suggestions would be fab. Never mind! Found one!
P.S.S. Sorry for the nasty carpet photos. Someday I’ll have hardwood.
We finally got a lot of snow yesterday. Unfortunately, we were traveling while it arrived but we’re safe at home now! Hope your weekend was great. This week’s Monday Link Love is a selection of photographs that I absolutely adore. I hope you do too.
- Abbey Road, before crossing
- Laura Zalenga‘s photos found over on The Fabric of my Life.
- Some over on The Blue Hour.
- Photos by Guy Aroch over on The Fabric of my Life.
- This amazing one featuring 3 cute bears.
- And I love this board over in Pinterest.