Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lou & Vanessa

Lou Doillon is a perfect mix of wit and charm, the epitome of Vanessa Bruno's Spring 2010 line. This short film brings a smile to my face.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Poppies Awards
We're super excited to be nominated for this year's Poppies Awards in the "Homemade Housewares" category. Jan at Poppytalk, one of our favorite Canadian design blogs, has a great list of folks and a wonderful judging panel. Many thanks to all our great friends who have been voting. Polls close on Friday, 1/29, at midnight, so you still have a chance to cast your vote for Miss Natalie! Simply follow this link and click on "Miss Natalie".

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Classes start

Last week the winter session started up and I have quite a full load this quarter! Four classes, 85 students, and lots of type. Here a quick flashback to my Intro to Type class from San Francisco, from our experimental type assignment. I am now teaching an entire class on experimental type, one of my favorite topics.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Making it
For the last few days I have been writing and thinking about my design and teaching philosophies. Good, but hard stuff that makes my brain hurt and my fingers want to get off the computer, stop thinking so much, and just start making. Like this:

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Saturday, January 02, 2010


2010 is the year we've been working towards, so I can't tell you how excited we are to see it here. Ben and I have both been putting in the time, nurturing our projects, and we're about to see the first blooms soon. Looking forward to sharing them with you all here, and I hope to be posting more often to document the journey.

Miss Natalie

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy Holidays