I have so many reasons to be thankful that do NOT include gifts or any physical object but I thought I’d share some of my favorites from this Christmas. The top photo is my Lola’s (grandma in the Philippines) from the 1950′s. It was left in her house after she passed away and my parents handed it off to me this holiday season. There was a roll of film (half used) in the camera and I’m excited to develop it and experiment with the camera itself!
The poster on the bottom left is of our home, Columbus (from Adam’s parents). My parents bought me a new watch. And my pal Kellyn gave me the lovely print (bottom right). What was your favorite gift this holiday season?
Travel. Celebrate. Travel. Celebrate. Travel. Home. Lots of Christmas cheer this weekend. We were in Illinois for the holiday and we were able to see lots of snow! It was great to see family and friends but I’m glad to be home to usher in 2011. What has been your favorite moment from 2010? I’ll be sharing some of mine this Friday but I’d love to hear yours!
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!