Daily Drop Cap is an ongoing project by illustrator and typographer Jessica Hische. A project that she started in September 2009, Jessica illustrates a decorative letter every work day and plans to continue until about twelve alphabets are completed.
All of The Typofiles can be viewed here.
These Dries van Noten babies are like an acid trip for your feet. They’re a bit of a departure from my normal style, but I love them so much. Perfect for Spring, they’re super soft and slightly slouchy. I’d watched these boots a solid six months as they languished on the Halo sale rack and finally swooped in when they reached 70% off.
Hailing from Fall 2008, I lusted after every single piece of psychedelic / marbled / splattered clothing in that collection. I never ended up with any of the clothing, but these boots and a pair of pumps I got last year are plenty enough of a compensation. They’re definitely coming with me to Vegas this Spring!
Yellow slip, Forever 21
Avant Garde necklace, plastique
Bow, Forever 21
Boots, Dries van Noten
Just in case you’re wondering, that’s not a Black AmEx…more like a Bank of America debit card. No Barney’s shopping sprees for you, Auntie Nubs! This week has consisted of errand running, photo booth fun and sorting through piles of tax receipts. I need to remind myself this year to sort the receipts by month as I go so I’m not up until 3 a.m. breaking a sweat. All those plane tickets and lattes do add up, though!
On my way to the coffee shop this weekend, I noticed this car parked in someone’s side yard. Pretty charming. Though, I’d hate to parallel park that baby.
After running errands, Joey and I usually end up at The Ace. With Clyde Common on one side and Stumptown on the other, I always recommend it to out-of-towners who are wanting to stay downtown.
Of course, a stop at The Ace isn’t complete without a few sittings in the photo booth. Since it takes debit cards, I always go a little overboard…and then wake up, log in to my checking account and wonder what multiple $4.00 charges are from.
This week, I had a total first. You may remember that I designed some custom racing numbers for my friend Jason’s son a few months ago. One day, I received a text from him, mentioning that he was going to get them tattooed across his chest. I just figured that he was drunk…but he was dead serious. He just invited me along to take photos. Go, Jason!
Auntie Nubs and I have been on a roll. I think it’s time for us to make another trip to New York to visit our ‘long lost relatives.’
One of Joey’s art shows just came down and as I was moving a stack of canvases, I decided that Shirley fit quite nicely in the corner of the black room.
I cannot believe that it’s already April! Do you have any big plans?
Until next week,
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