Friday, July 29, 2011

Type Nerd Break

I'm Comic Sans, Asshole from joehollier on Vimeo.

Have you seen this? My students will attest to my hatred of comic sans, but there is nothing more fun than making fun of oneself, so I laughed out loud at this. The text was written by Mike Lacher and originally appeared in McSweeney's. The stop motion video was created by Joe Hollier for a class assignment at SVA with professor Paul Sahre.

Type nerd break over; I'm going to go back to refining a logo that definitely falls into "minimialist bauhausesque fascist snooze fest".

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sneak Peek: Canoe at Dog & Pony
We're really excited to announce that Canoe will soon be coming to Dog & Pony, a wonderful shop on Guadalupe and 27th. We met Star Lee, the wonderful owner of D&P, a few months ago and she's quickly become one of our favorite folks in town. Dog & Pony is full of offbeat designers and smart accessories, so we're pleased as punch to be joining the gang. Stay tuned for more details; we're looking at mid-August to launch our line in the shop.

We have lots of pop-up events planned for the Fall, so if you need your plaid fix, be sure to sign up on the mailing list.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pig Roast
Thirsty Planet Brewery
Butcher knives
Finished meal
I nearly forgot to post some pictures from the truly amazing pig roast that Salt & Time did for Thirsty Planet Brewery a few weeks back. You can check out all of the photos here. They served pork tacos with a fresh cole slaw and a side of pork & beans made with their mortadella hot dogs (one of my favorites). It was a huge hit! We had an epic line of happy folks waiting to see the pig and get a taste. One of the perks to being married to a talented and visionary butcher is getting to participate in fun food events like this. Also, I get BLTs whenever I want.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Studio Shots
In the Canoe studio
studio closet
Scenes from the Canoe studio
Photo shoot in the studio today. So nice to have it all clean and sparse; there are several boxes that were shoved into other rooms to make this happen. Don't let blog folks fool you! When a photographer is coming to visit, you hide the junk and spend a lot of time making things looks casual and clean. I spent half of Friday making striped curtains to hide the closet. I really don't want to drag all those boxes back in here, so maybe the time has come to finally go through them? I wish my small closet actually went down into a cellar where I could hide it all! Just like Hermione Granger's magical purse. Don't tell me what happened--I am waiting for a Monday matinee to catch the final Potter installment.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Vacation days
shopping w/Kathy
Shopping with my best friend Kathy. 

Loretta Flowers
Gorgeous petite bouquet from Loretta Flowers.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Thinking about...


 photo via Jesse Kamm
 photo via Jesse Kamm

Some things I am thinking about lately, as summer break winds down and I get ready for school again next week. The first two images are from some new tumblrs I have been following. I love them, but there are no photo credits which drive me crazy. My brain is percolating with lots of new product ideas and big events in the works, but not enough time to get it all out of my head. I truly love the last photo and the feeling it inspires--anticipation, awe, fear, and excitement all at the same time. That's a bit how life feels for me right now.  

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