Monthly Archives: April 2011

Drown Fragments Landslide Necklace: Abstract Beauty

drown fragments landslide necklace


I have been following the style blog Sea of Ghosts for well over a year now. Alicia, a Melbourne-based jewelry designer chronicles an edgy yet accessible aesthetic in personal style that I can easily relate to. When she recently offered to send me a piece from her otherworldly debut jewelry collection, Drown, I was beyond excited. The pieces have a mysterious, intensely futuristic quality which comes across in the lookbook.


drown fragments landslide necklace

drown fragments landslide necklace


I love this statement from Drown: “Drown’s highly conceptual collections are more than mere adornments, designed to elicit a dialogue between the wearer and the viewer. Channeling inspirations as distant as the cosmos or as close as the road beneath our feet, Drown jewellery encourages individual interpretations by inspiring the question rather than representing the answer.”

Though ‘highly conceptual,’ I felt like the piece was still very wearable. While something may look cool in the box, I wanted to share how I worked the Landslide necklace into an every day outfit. It’s nice to have a change from my typical black acrylic typography necklaces! This is how I wore the necklace yesterday:


drown fragments landslide necklace

drown fragments landslide necklace

drown fragments landslide necklace


Along with the Landslide necklace, I wore:

Cropped sweater, knit dress and tights, H&M
Studded headband, Forever 21
Heels, Diana Broussard


drown fragments landslide necklace


Simple yet edgy. Unique yet accessible. The craftsmanship and razor-sharp cuts had me enamored upon first glance and I am so excited to have a piece from Drown’s debut collection.


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The Week in Pictures: 4.15.11

week in pictures


week in pictures


I’m not gonna lie, this week wasn’t exactly exciting. It basically went like this: home desk > agency desk. Agency desk > home desk. With no time to do anything in-between. I’m working on a combination of media kits and websites right now and producing some of my favorite work (on top of the usual corporate stuff) but sometimes getting that work in shape takes all of my time. I’m excited though because this weekend is Stumptown Comics Fest which means that quite a few of my friends will be in town including Star and Molly! Yay!

Onto the above photo. When I picked out shoes for my Vegas wedding last year, I wanted to find something that would be wearable after the big day. I hate the idea of wearing something once, only to throw it into the back of my closet, never to be used again. I got an insane deal on these Camilla Skovgaards and fell in love with the weird flaps resembling Dumbo ears, not to mention the corset lacing up the back. They’re pretty dressy so I needed to find a way to bring them down a few notches for daily wear. When I found the Sheer Lux Solid tights, I knew they’d met their match. Spring and Summer, here I come! I promise to pack away all the black. At least some of it…


week in pictures

week in pictures


Great type specimens are everywhere….even on gourmet chocolate packaging that I picked up in Seattle. Welcome to my home office. As you’ve probably gathered, it’s mostly white with pops of black and red. When I picked up some black curtains last year at Urban Outfitters, my brother relentlessly mocked me, calling them my ‘goth curtains.’ Now that the sun has finally come out after what felt like six months of darkness, I think I’m ready for a change. I’m leaning towards a gray wool carpet and gray patterned curtains. I already know that both will work perfectly because we have the same exact gray rug in two other rooms. The curtains, too. Hey, when you find something that works, stick with it! Right?


week in pictures


I’m still obsessing over dry transfer letters. I am sad that I missed out completely on the days of design when transfer letters and french curves were necessities….now it seems like designers never leave their computer…at least I don’t. Read more about the Veer letter set here.


week in pictures


Now that we’re coming out of our Winter coma, We’re itching to get some house stuff done. There are so many little things….that when piled together just seem completely overwhelming. I am the focused one while my brother is all over the place with 10 unfinished projects all going simultaneously. I’m trying to reel him in and get him on track with varying results. Haha.


week in pictures

week in pictures


I love pretty much everything that Eight Hour Day puts out. Their design work is always impeccable. When I spotted this Infinite Possibilities print, I knew I had to have it. It’s clipped to my inspiration board for now until I track down a frame. So beautiful!


week in pictures


I’m looking forward to a weekend of getting through some projects, good times with good friends and long walks with Joey and Rocky. See you Monday! xoxo


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Link Love: 4.14.11

link love typography


link love

Hansei Society poster by Shan Jiang.


• Publishing myths and truths for bloggers is a great read if you’re curious about all the book deal chatter out there.

• I really want a copy of the Print Handbook Booklet. I agree with FPO’s statement that “There is somewhat of a mystique about printing techniques that all designers must wade through. There’s always a learning curve and often times several games of trial and error. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a reference to minimize the quirks associated with printing?” The Media Collective really dug in and covered it all.

• Frank Chimero on #winning. Really, who’s doing all the winning anyway? What exactly does it mean?

• More gorgeous Iceland photos from Kris Atomic.

• Have you seen Karl Lagerfeld’s new Diet Coke Campaign? You can’t go wrong with pink & black, a handful of models and graphic patterns thrown in for good measure!

• Jay-Z interviews Gwyneth Paltrow. For reals.

• Elsie of A Beautiful Mess just produced an E-Course about making your dream job a reality. How cool!

• Luxirare just keeps putting out the coolest objects of desire. Her Changeability post is super inspiring.

• I love the design and identity of Mexican coffee shop Cielito Querido Café.

• Photographer Rania Matar takes photos of teenage girls in their bedrooms in both the U.S. and Middle East.

• Head on over to Already Pretty for Shoe Care Made Simple.


The Typofiles #80: Veer Letter Set


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A few weeks back, I received a special promo in the mail from Veer that really got my attention — a rainbow colored package containing five sheets of dry transfer lettering. The catch? Each sheet featured a font available exclusively at Veer. I’ve had a mild obsession with dry transfer letters since I discovered them in the back of my art class during high school in the late 90s. I still have a box of dry transfer remnants stashed away since they’re nearly impossible to find these days.


typofiles typography

typofiles typography

typofiles typography

typofiles typography

typofiles typography