Little Notes at Anthropologie!

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I'm pleased to share that Little Notes can now be found at one of my favorite stores: Anthropologie!

It's fun to think how Little Notes will reach the hands of an audience beyond my petite graphic design co. When I set out to design them a few years ago, I was inspired by forms and vintage fill-in-the-blank postcards. I wanted these cards to include only enough words to ease any writer's block and help make correspondence a joy, to nudge impromptu note-writing. 

Since then, Little Notes have become a Paper & Type staple. I've loved hearing from customers about their intentions with these cards, ranging from writing end-of-year notes to colleagues, to asking someone out on a date!

I truly hope my army of Little Notes will continue to encourage you to correspond creatively, to share thoughtfulness more easily and often. Do let me know how it goes!

hello, 2017!

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The experience of looking back on a year feels all at once so strange, amazing, and eye-opening. And these days a year can be summarized through a series of images within only a matter of moments! Flowers and little envelopes were the favorites of 2016. I do hope to continue sharing more of these (plus some new work!) this year.

Cheers and best wishes to all for 2017!

autumn light

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A Year Between Friends / 3191 Miles Apart

3191 is a number I've come to connect with intention and light. Glimpses of now-familiar windowsills and kitchen sinks, dining rooms at breakfast time and dusk, trusty recipes and growing families. 

A Year Between Friends / 3191 Miles Apart

Artists Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes have long been preserving scenes like these. Over the years and across the distance between two Portlands, MAV and SCB would share photographs of their unfolding friendship, their art and quiet moments, on 3191 Miles Apart. I had happened upon their project early on through MAV, when my burgeoning interest in letterpress prints led me to port2port press. Since then the form of 3191 Miles Apart has evolved, and has become books and quarterlies, all the while remaining true to the thoughtful perspectives of its authors.

In A Year Between Friends, MAV and SCB chronicle their friendship and lives through diptychs (of course!), letters, and treasured rituals. I smiled and cried and chuckled as I followed along, learning of how traditions and newness touched both of their lives with each passing month of 2015.

The book also includes some tried-and-true items from further back: I was delighted to discover my favorite sweet potato biscuits recipe of SCB's here, and MAV's rules for a closet clear-out that's become my go-to each spring. I've filled my copy with post-its, noting new projects to try and comforting thoughts I wish to keep close. 

Thank you, Maria and Stephanie, for sharing your serene light and having me along all this time. What a gift. Warmest hugs and cheers to you both! xo

A Year Between Friends / 3191 Miles Apart


A Year Between Friends is available now. Images used with permission of Abrams.