Paris Through Pentax by Maison Carnot

Paris Through Pentax by Maison Carnot

What can I say? Beautiful images through a beautiful viewfinder, complete with beautiful music. This video makes me want to dust off my neglected waist level cameras and take them out for a spin. I hope I get the chance to soon. So much going on.

Omelette by Madeline Sharafian

Omelette by Madeline Sharafian

It pains me to realize that I’ve never made any mention on this blog about this video that I am so enamored with. It’s been quite awhile since I first saw it, so forgive me if I can’t remember how I stumbled onto this masterpiece, but being the Boston Terrier/French Bulldog fanatic that I am, this adorable little short brings a smile to my face and is such a tenderly sweet display how endearing a relationship between dog and his/her parent(s) can be.

Is it too much to say I *almost* want to shed a tear or more by the end of the video? Not to worry, I didn’t actually. The music this author decided to go with is such a lovely fit as well.

Epyllion - Word of the Day Hand Lettering Practice

Word of the day: Epyllion

epyllion
/ əˈpilēən, -ˌän / noun
A narrative poem that resembles an epic poem in style but is notably shorter.

The above word was selected from Oxford Dictionary’s word of the day. I plan to select one word each day for an uncommitted period of time as an exercise to improve my hand-lettering skills. The intention behind blogging my effort is hopefully to see progress over the duration of this project.

Abjure - Word of the Day - Lettering Practice

Word of the day: Abjure

abjure
/ abˈjo͝or, əbˈjo͝or / verb
Solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)

The above word was selected from Oxford Dictionary’s word of the day. I plan to select one word each day for an uncommitted period of time as an exercise to improve my hand-lettering skills. The intention behind blogging my effort is hopefully to see progress over the duration of this project.

sloven - word of the day - hand lettering practice

Word of the day: Sloven

sloven
\ ˈsləvən \ noun;
A person who is habitually messy or careless.

The above word was selected from Oxford Dictionary’s word of the day. I plan to select one word each day for an uncommitted period of time as an exercise to improve my hand-lettering skills. The intention behind blogging my effort is hopefully to see progress over the duration of this project.

cacography - word of the day - hand lettering practice

Word of the day: cacography

cacography
\ kuh-KOG-ruh-fee \ noun;
1. poor penmanship; bad handwriting.
2. incorrect spelling.

The above word was selected from Dictionary.com’s word of the day. I plan to select one word each day for an uncommitted period of time as an exercise to improve my hand-lettering skills. The intention behind blogging my effort is hopefully to see progress over the duration of this project

jink - word of the day / hand lettering practice

Word of the day: Jink

jink / verb
: to move quickly or unexpectedly with sudden turns and shifts (as in dodging)

This word was selected from Merriam-Webster’s word of the day. I plan to select one word each day for an uncommitted period of time as an exercise to improve my hand-lettering skills. The intention behind blogging my effort is hopefully to see progress over the duration of this project.

rapport - hand lettering practice

Word of the day: Rapport

After any event, I usually go into a very slow decompression mode for about a week. An event like Unique USA requires a very tasking physical and mentally intense effort. So instead of jumping back into the mix on the following week, I decided to try doing a little bit of hand-lettering practice for awhile; we’ll see how long that lasts.

I’ll be hand lettering the word of the day from either Merriam-Webster or Dictionary.com. Originally I had planned for just Merriam-Webster, but I’ve observed that sometimes they select off-beat words and I’d like the opportunity to choose if one isn’t to my liking. I just want to get into the practice of doing something creative everyday and I feel that this would be a great warm up to help me practice something I’ve been wanting to improve upon for awhile now.

Rapport / noun
relation : especially : relation marked by harmony, conformity, accord, or affinity

Robinina - Thank you - Unique USA LA Summer Market 2014

Thank you – Unique USA LA Summer Market 2014

It’s been nearly 2 days since Unique USA’s LA Summer Market, but after some much needed doing nothing and a brain recharge, we just wanted to thank everyone for coming out and supporting us. Hope to see you all at the next market!

Special thanks to our friend Kevin Lee for taking this amazing photo of Alvin and I in our booth!

Drink Design Coasters

More coasters for the drink obsessed

This brand new kitschy coaster set will be making its way to our booth this weekend at Unique USA’s LA Summer Market. A set of 6 coasters, 3 designs– all drink related. Cocktails, coffee and tea are on a backdrop of sweet pale hues to brighten up any coffee table. Just a note.. this design might make another appearance on a few other products later this week, be sure to Like and follow us to see them all.

Click here to get more info about Unique USA’s LA Summer Market.

Drink Design Coasters