Cranky Pressman is a letterpress printing company out of Salem, OH with the funniest freaking tongue-in-cheek website and branding. Man, do they tickle my funny bone. I love it when a company flies in the face of convention, takes chances and does the often contemptuous and predictable job of marketing in their own refreshing way. I [...]
Early morning light + caffeine = inspiration!!! It’s been a long time since I showed you around the apartment, and things have changed a bit. Something about sharing a good, strong brew with my babe with the light filtering in (we get great light here, with the southern exposure… I could never live in a [...]
“Remember that the need for nurturance is a genuine human need. To combat an unmet need with willpower is both foolish and futile. Only when we heal the wound of separation and accept and love ourselves without judgement does the need for external nurturance gradually wither away. One way this will manifest is in the [...]
First of all I must say, the response to my previous post has been completely overwhelming! I am absolutely blown away by the support that I have received from all corners of my life. People that I haven’t seen in over 15 years, casual acquaintances, people I have never even met before have been donating [...]
If you’re a good friend of mine, or a friend on Facebook, you probably know that I have been dealing with cancer for the past year. Initially I had a tumor the size of a fist in my right breast, and was treated with 16 rounds of chemotherapy, which failed to shrink the tumor. Therefore, [...]
In the month of December I had the pleasure of attending not one, but two parties hosted by over-the-top antique collecting friends.
When planning the holiday party for The Society of Typographic Arts, I overzealously blurted out “TYPOGRAPHY CUPCAKES!” when asked if there was anything I could contribute. I was sure as heck that someone out there in this design world had embarked on such a project before, so it would be just a matter of googling to [...]
I was super thrilled to design these posters for the Northalsted Business Alliance for their holiday gift card program. Northalsted is Chicago’s LGBT epicenter (also known to locals as “Boy’s Town”) so I knew I had free reign to do something creative and memorable! Gotta love clients that value good design and aren’t afraid to [...]
There are very few things in life that I will pay full price for, like groceries, wine, or a nice dinner out. However, there are some luxuries in life where I absolutely refuse to drop top dollar, like on clothing. Why spend a bundle to look good when you get the same effect with some [...]
A couple of weekends ago, we found ourselves taking yet another road trip to Wisconsin for a housewarming party. There we met a very woodsy gent who pointed us in the direction of an apple orchard that was on the way back to Chicago. After a couple of unintentional detours, we founds ourselves in New [...]
Thanks to all the Renegade Craft Fair participants who responded to this post. I’m as psyched as you are to have your work featured on our blog! Here’s a few shots sent in from crafters and designers: Josh and Renée from Robu Roku sent me these photos of their neat-o creations!
The kitsch life in Milwaukee This past weekend I was hosted by my good friend Rebecca R. in Wauwatosa, WI, which is a charming little suburb outside of Milwaukee. Her neighborhood is populated with arts-and-crafts style bungalows and mid-century modern ranch houses. Her apartment is in the converted attic of a bungalow, and she has [...]
Birdhouse Menagerie Seen in Ravenswood Manor near the Francisco Brown Line Stop on 9/19/10.
After great friends and too much wine.
Yesterday was a gay time had by all at the Renegade Craft Fair! The weather cooperated beautifully and I had quite a time strolling around all of the booths. What a huge collection of talent, so much so that it was kind of a little too much for me to handle all at once. I [...]
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An update to yesterday’s post about Marjie Best’s pillows… she’s offering a 10% discount for Love Driven Prints readers with the discount code “LOVEDRIVEN” at checkout. You rock, Marjie! And I forgot to mention – all the pillows are printed on organic cotton. So pretty-up your space with something special, wontcha?
Would you just LOOK at these lovely pillows by Chicago designer Marjie Best! Such a whimsical and delightful aesthetic that could easily go on your couch from Design Within Reach or tucked into a child’s crib.
Why are you here? You love to look, you have fine taste, you appreciate precise execution and elegant accidents. Designers–and designers at heart–crave that their scenery uplift and inspire them in an oft-indescribable way. Say what you like about beauty being subjective; mathematicians and physicists throughout human history have been able to quantify-to an extent-what [...]