marjorie joan
marjorie joan
so, this is my sister. weird to find her on a tumblr that’s completely random. 
the-dancers-blog:

http://the-dancers-blog.tumblr.com

so, this is my sister. weird to find her on a tumblr that’s completely random.

the-dancers-blog:

http://the-dancers-blog.tumblr.com

theniftyfifties:

Audrey Hepburn with her Academy Award for ‘Roman Holiday’, 1953.  Gown by Givenchy.

theniftyfifties:

Audrey Hepburn with her Academy Award for ‘Roman Holiday’, 1953.  Gown by Givenchy.

"design is thinking made visual."  —saul bass  (drawing is some new wall art at FH digital STL courtesy of some immensely talented colleagues and designers: dan brindley, dan rayfield, and melissa kramer)

"design is thinking made visual." —saul bass (drawing is some new wall art at FH digital STL courtesy of some immensely talented colleagues and designers: dan brindley, dan rayfield, and melissa kramer)

finally, my etsy shop

i’m pretty excited. after long last, i’ve opened my etsy shop, aka a justification for me to continue buying treasures i love and want to share. while i’ve exercised a decent amount of self-control to date, i know that if i don’t have an outlet, my apartment will be in danger of being overrun by, well, stuff. as it is, most of the items i’m offering for sale have a place of honor in my home currently, and i’ll have to say goodbye to them with great sadness.

Vintage Salt Box

thetypefight:

Holy holidays, is it December already? Yes it is, and unless you’re living in-between the 20th latitudes you’re going to be experiencing the wonder that is snow. That’s right, cold temperatures mean the dandruff of the angels will soon be upon us, and in celebration we’ve got two fighters from the snow-crowned mountains of Colorado giving us their best S. In one corner we have Luke Lisi; born in Denver, this self-proclaimed nerd is as vicious as a hungry Wampa. In the other is Evan Huwa: raised on the farm, his focused design is bred from the experience of tilling cold, hard Winter soil. 

This week is special as we are giving away a print from both Evan & Luke to two lucky followers over on Twitter. So vote for your favorite “S” below and head on over for your chance to win!

this is a picture of the real marjorie joan, my nana. i love this picture of her. i think it’s her senior picture from high school. my aunt sent me a scanned version of this picture, and the cd arrived on my birthday. i teared up when i opened it—i was wearing an almost identical tie-front blouse.

this is a picture of the real marjorie joan, my nana. i love this picture of her. i think it’s her senior picture from high school. my aunt sent me a scanned version of this picture, and the cd arrived on my birthday. i teared up when i opened it—i was wearing an almost identical tie-front blouse.

excuse me please, while i gush over a font (and a website) that i just came across.
the font is lavanderia, and the site is lost type: an operation that captures my retro-loving heart from the get-go. its mission is to provide “lost” fonts with a pay-as-you-go model.
i love the explanation that goes along with lavanderia. it’s inspired by the lettering in the windows of the laundromats in the san francisco mission district. i’ll let the designer describe it, better than i ever could.

How nice it is to create something beautiful, where boring, stagnant  lettering would have easily sufficed! My latest typeface Lavanderia is a  celebration and a tribute to the enthusiasm that influences those who  go above and beyond to create beauty where there is none.

i tend to take a lot of photos around st. louis when i’m out and about, and i have lots of photos of old (~1900-1960) signage. i’ve never articulated (well) what draws me to these sorts of things, but lavanderia’s description does that wonderfully. this inspires me even more to keep a lookout as i drive through the highways and by-ways of my home city. the run down, non-gentrified neighborhoods of st. louis house these (however unintentional) beauty creations, and it’s my job to keep my eyes open and take notice.

excuse me please, while i gush over a font (and a website) that i just came across.

the font is lavanderia, and the site is lost type: an operation that captures my retro-loving heart from the get-go. its mission is to provide “lost” fonts with a pay-as-you-go model.

i love the explanation that goes along with lavanderia. it’s inspired by the lettering in the windows of the laundromats in the san francisco mission district. i’ll let the designer describe it, better than i ever could.

How nice it is to create something beautiful, where boring, stagnant lettering would have easily sufficed! My latest typeface Lavanderia is a celebration and a tribute to the enthusiasm that influences those who go above and beyond to create beauty where there is none.

i tend to take a lot of photos around st. louis when i’m out and about, and i have lots of photos of old (~1900-1960) signage. i’ve never articulated (well) what draws me to these sorts of things, but lavanderia’s description does that wonderfully. this inspires me even more to keep a lookout as i drive through the highways and by-ways of my home city. the run down, non-gentrified neighborhoods of st. louis house these (however unintentional) beauty creations, and it’s my job to keep my eyes open and take notice.

when i studied abroad in college, i looked dumpy and american: jeans, comfy shoes, a backpack. in my head, though, i was this glamorous.

when i studied abroad in college, i looked dumpy and american: jeans, comfy shoes, a backpack. in my head, though, i was this glamorous.

these little dessert bowls are hands-down my favorite vintage find of recent memory. they now sit on my bar cart, waiting for a party. i’m about to open my etsy shop—and i’m so debating whether i want to sell them there or keep them for myself!
why do i have the feeling that this dilemma will be one i face many, many times in the future?

these little dessert bowls are hands-down my favorite vintage find of recent memory. they now sit on my bar cart, waiting for a party. i’m about to open my etsy shop—and i’m so debating whether i want to sell them there or keep them for myself!

why do i have the feeling that this dilemma will be one i face many, many times in the future?

theniftyfifties:

Audrey Hepburn on the set of ‘Sabrina’, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw.

theniftyfifties:

Audrey Hepburn on the set of ‘Sabrina’, 1953. Photo by Mark Shaw.