Monthly Archives: May 2008

Spring 2008 Want List

Yes, I’m guilty of pining after a handful of items this Spring:


1. Green Marni heels, 2. Heart-shaped rubber bands, 3. YSL Y-MAIL patent coinpurse, 4. YSL Biarritz sandal, 5. Nixon Chalet watch in bamboo, 6. Orla Kiely windowpane jacquard cardigan, 7. any Fornasetti plates, 8. Tatty Devine moustache necklace, 9. Live Love Life journal set, 10. Forever21 F5701 sunglasses, 11. limited-edition Rich in Craft handbag, 12. Studio 65 lips sofa.

What’s making your heart pitter-patter this Spring?





P.S. Due to some very tight deadlines, I will not be blogging for the next few days. Thanks for understanding.


The Week in Pictures: 5/13/08

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography


I started out the week working on another ceramic red cross. It’s hanging out in the basement with three new pieces…


Though, most of my free time at home was spent sitting at my desk. I graduate in less than three weeks so this week has been filled with late nights trying to get two portfolios together.


I did manage to steal a quiet moment at a cross walk.


On Thursday, I compared iPods with the other design intern at Nemo while our furry friend looked on.


A massive wooden Bambi recently appeared around the corner from my desk. Cute, huh?


Tonight, Lee Z took me out for a walk in Sellwood, a quaint little city with boutique-lined streets outside of Portland. My favorite place there is a book store housed inside of an old red caboose!

Have a great weekend!




What I Wore: 5.15.08

After leaving Nemo yesterday, I went to Office and bought my first ever professional grade portfolio. It’s white acrylic and beautiful! Once I finish getting my work printed, I’ll show you pictures.

Suspender skirt, Doki Geki
Tunic, LA Made
Leggings, AA
Vintage necklace, Ebay
Boots, Dries Van Noten
Purse, Miu Miu

Also, It was damn near 90 degrees in Portland yesterday. Our Summery weather is the best.




Portfolio Revision #4: Mark Twain Book Cover

I haven’t been posting my portfolio revisions lately because in all honesty, they haven’t changed enough to be noticable! So, for my last one, I wanted to do something dramatically different.

The original cover was fine, but a bit generic. I liked the typography and hierarchy of words, but it wasn’t anything groundbreaking. For the revision, I was inspired by the typography god himself, Herb Lubalin and his love of Avant Garde.

In this project revision, I ignored the rules of scale and hierarchy that I would normally adhere to in the name of visual interest. Here’s a larger version of the front cover to show the bold use of positive and negative space: