January 31, 2013


It’s wild to have been working with a client for almost a year and not, until now, had an opportunity to see and touch the work we have been creating together. That’s because the physical manifestation of our work is only now being produced. You can imagine how exciting it is to share this year-in-the-making post with you.


January 02, 2013

5 for 12

“The smaller something is, the harder it is to make, because there’s less room for error.”

I love that quote. It came unexpectedly from Jerry Seinfeld of all people. The best things do. I mean, come unexpectedly. Well, maybe also from Jerry Seinfeld. But I digress. The point being while I’m interested in the “next big thing”, I’m far more inspired by those who cultivate the small, with grace and aplomb. Here I share my 5 biggest smalls from 2012.


December 13, 2012

Día de Santo Tomás

St. Thomas day, St. Thomas gray,
The longest night and shortest day.

The Feast Day of Saint Thomas the Apostle was traditionally celebrated on December 21, the Winter Solstice. In Central America, the Fiesta de Santo Tomás is celebrated much as they do in Europe, with the ringing of hand bells, fireworks and parades.¹ Additionally an adaptation of the ancient Mayan flying pole dance, Danza de los Voladores, is also performed.


December 05, 2012

Core Desired Feelings

You want to work with us. You reach out. Then we speak for the first time. In this call you’ll share with me your desire for building a brand and reasons for wanting a new website designed. My interest is piqued. I’m taking copious notes. And respond with the questions: “How do you want to feel?” and “How do you want to work?”



November 28, 2012

The Design Concierge

I am not really sure what inspired me to do so, but last week I set up a business Pinterest page. I created a few boards by categorizing examples from our portfolio. Easy stuff. You can check it out here. But first, stick with me a bit longer because this post isn’t about that.


icons for dlp

October 24, 2012

Design Observer

Contrary to what you might think, being in art school doesn’t mean you are immune from pulling all-nighters. This right-of-passage isn’t only for the Bunsen Burner set. Eighteen-year-olds are eighteen-year-olds, regardless of major. I know this firsthand. Freshman Foundation was intense at the Bauhaus-inspired program I attended. Creating objects based on functionalism and simplicity is rigorous stuff. Yes, for real.


October 05, 2012


Architecture is informed by a confluence of ideas—it also informs and inspires other disciplines, organizations, policies, and individuals. Through its lecture series The University of Texas School of Architecture enlightens, engages, and enhances the community. This is our 8th collaboration with UTSoA.


August 07, 2012

Show & Tell

Who? Shannon Lowrey — Producer

Why are we in Shannon’s bag? I’ve been archiving this month, looking back at our portfolio of work recently, and revisited one of our most favorite websites designed. It is no wonder we created it with/for one of our most favorite people. I already waxed poetic on Shannon here, and invite you to learn more about a gal who mixes exceptional taste with an approachable ease.

Join us for Show & Tell!


July 04, 2012

Good Impressions

It’s plain ‘ol foolish to claim ‘print is dead’ especially with the interest in letterpress so pervasive—and coveted. (And who doesn’t love a great book cover?) There is no better way to elicit an audible gasp, than passing a business card, on heavy weight stock, sculpted with an imprint. Add painted edges and they’re smitten.

Green with envy kinda lust.


May 29, 2012

Entertaining With…

Camille Styles is a person, a business and a popular lifestyle blog. All three are impeccable. Camille and I were recently introduced by our mutual friend and collaborator, the most adorable Chelsea Fullerton. That introduction took place in our home, as Camille ovesaw a photo shoot for a new column on her site, “Entertaining With…”


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