September 14, 2013

looking back on this summer

L-R:Our drying rack full of Silverlake neighborhood postcards, carving Santa Monica Radiator Works, ink for our letterpress Greetings cards in pool blue
We're really gearing up for Fall and Winter over here, even though it's still warm and sunny short wearing weather here in L.A. And as we work on our holiday collection we can't help but think back about the amazing and busy summer we've had!

L-R: Robin hanging out at Kelly Paper, packaging our Westside LA Postcards, photo shoot for our 2013 f/w Look Book
This summer, we launched a number of new items and relaunched some old favorites! We expanded our neighborhood postcards, added Some City Birds and Some More City Birds to our note card sets and began offering limited editioned prints like our Cinerama Dome, Norm's Santa Monica and Sun-Lake Drugs. This meant a lot of time at Kelly Paper in Hollywood and even more time printing in the studio!

Eastside Handmade hosted by Shopclass in Highland Park in August
We also participated in a number of craft shows this summer, including our very first Unique LA and Renegade shows. And, wrapped up the season at one of our favorite local pop-up shops, Eastside Handmade in Highland Park. We were so happy to take part in the summer version of this show, we had such a great time hanging out with our neighbors Hello Neighbor (participating in her very first show!) and our real life neighbors at Love&Arrow.

Finally a day at the beach in Malibu. It was sooo hot, even on the Westside!
We also had some splendid visits from old friends and family, and actually managed to make it to the beach during our latest heat wave! 

Summer sunset in Koreatown, Los Angeles.
It's been a delightful summer, full of ups and downs! Summer of 2013 you've been grand, we're kind of sad to see you slowly fade away, but we're also excited as we turn towards a busy and promising fall and winter!

Hope you've had a great summer too!


  1. ahhh, we have to crank it up for Holiday shows, too. We've been a bit lazy because of the last minutes summer heat here in LA!

    Can't wait to see you guys at the shows, and we should def. get together for sushi before the season really start and keep us busy!

    1. Yes! We're just starting to get back into it too! Sushi very soon!