former kate's paperie printing consultant kelly murphy is an awesome artist with cheek to boot. her rooster paintings are already favorites and her hip jewelry is new. check her out at suburban sabbatical and buy her great stuff at kelly is awesome.
i have to think that the over-5,700 people who signed the petition asking ikea to change their catalog typeface from verdana back to their signature futura are actually upset about the recession, rising unemployment, and the maniacs who bring guns to health care town halls, and are simply mis-channeling it to this monumentally less-important typography debate. read the times article here.
a bit of perspective, eh?
congratulations to rebecca kutys on the new moontree letterpress website. see her great work here. read her fun blog here. follow her on twitter here.
and take a peek into the new esty craft night at their new dumbo digs next week. moontree will be a fun addition with these darling recipe cards.
adding to the list of "why we love new york":
in order to avoid the tourist masses on fifth avenue the other day, my husband and i wandered over to and around madison avenue on our way back from takashimaya and found the coolest bookstore we didn't know existed. urban center books is a teeny little shop inside the old villard houses, where the new york palace hotel and gilt are. (recognize the exteriors from gossip girl?)
a municipal art society of new york project, urban center books specializes in architecture and design with an amazing collection of new york-specific works. it's in this charming little parlor room that overlooks the palace's courtyard -- finding it was one of those magic new york moments. a great way to lose an hour of your afternoon.
one of the most fun parts of the blog is having followers send me links to stuff they know i'll love. such is the case with annie lloyd's darling company pretty mail calligraphy. a former kate's paperie employee, annie relocated to the washington d.c. area and offers a lovely line of lettering for invitations and envelopes.
thanks to kelly curren at kate's paperie for the link!