July 24, 2013

thank you!

UniqueLA and Renegade were great shows, thank you to everyone who came by and said hi over the past two weekends. It was great catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. It was especially fun to meet some of our Instagram followers and blog readers in person! 

our booth setup at Unique LA at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport
We had such a great time at both shows, we're already looking forward to the winter shows in December (PS. we're hard at work on our Winter edition cards, they should be in production soon so stay tuned to Instagram for some sneak peeks!).

our booth setup at Renegade at Los Angeles State Historic Park
We didn't have much of a chance to wander the aisles at either show, but we were paired with Abacus Row, a great booth partner at Unique, and totally fell in love with her delicate jewelry. Rosemary picked up a California Love ring from Honey My Heart and finally picked out a freeway from L.Makai's Commuter Collection, she's been coveting one of these since the UniqueLA spring show. We also chose some amazing prints from Krank Press and Power and Light Press, we can't wait to get them up on the wall!

L-R: Abacus Row at Unique, California Love ring from Honey My Heart, the 110 Freeway from L.Makai's Commuter Collection, bird print from Krank Press and California state print from Power and Light Press.
It was really hot both weekends, but this past weekend was especially hot and humid, it even rained a bit (a rarity for Southern California!). We couldn't have gotten through it all without the amazing popsicles from Front Porch Pops, we have to admit we tried a few of their flavors, but loved their roasted peach popsicles the best!

cooling down with Front Porch Pops popsicles, they were soooooo good!
We're taking a few days off to relax, take care of life things and work on some big projects that we have coming up soon, then we'll be back at work so that we can replenish the things that sold out in time for Eastside Handmade at Shopclass on York in Highland Park August 10 from 3-10pm as part of NELA art walk. If you have a chance, stop by and say hi, it's such a great collection of makers and sellers, we're so happy to take part again!

We hope you're enjoying your summer so far!
See you soon,


July 11, 2013

a lot going on

We're working really hard, getting ready for Unique LA this weekend, Renegade next weekend and then Eastside Handmade at the beginning of August. 
Some of our new cards launching at Unique and Renegade, our new neon cards and the new versions of our freeway cards without borders.
We have a number of new designs launching as well as the debut of our line of prints, both framed and unframed. We're also taking the opportunity to officially re-launch a few of our favorite designs. The freeway cards have gotten a bit of a makeover and we're bringing back our neon sign cards in black and white and in neon! We'll be listing everything in the shop shortly after Renegade.
L-R: our new letterpress summer cards and our new packaging, the aftermath of our card folding party, stamping paper bags for Unique and Renegade (we LOVE our new logo stamp!!!)
Our friend Robert Turek has also been working on a new display for us, we are so incredibly excited to see it for the first time tomorrow and to make use of it this weekend at Unique. (Here's a quick picture he sent us late last night!)

We're also working on a few longer term projects that we're incredibly excited about. We can't wait to tell you about them, so stay tuned! (A great way to do that is to join our email mailing list here).

L-R: Our stock for the shows, we're not done yet but we're getting there!, our pretty ice cream letterpress block while printing our strawberry cards, Robin taking a quick nap while printing.
There's definitely a lot going on these days, it's a little overwhelming sometimes, and we can't wait to start getting a little more sleep. But it's also really exciting (ok, we know, we've said that a lot in this post, we promise to be more eloquent once we've made it through the crazy!)
L-R: Our Hello Summer! letterpress cards and working on our Norm's Santa Monica block, one of our new line of prints that come both framed and un-framed.
Hope you're all having a great summer! It's actually raining here in L.A., the first summer rain we've seen since we moved here. It's really strange!

That's all for now, 


July 02, 2013

save the date for Ink+Smog at Eastside Handmade in August!

We're very happy to announce that we'll be taking part in the Summer edition of Eastside Handmade in August at Shopclass on York so please save the date! We had a great time  in April, we're happy to take part again!

See you there!