have you been by individual medley? it’s a superbly curated shop in atwater village, los angeles, filled with goods for the home and everyone in the family. i most love the community that owners monica and justin have built in and around their shop – they bring together truly positive and creative folks.
a few months ago, wade koch of sharkpig shot a video of the makers whose products are featured at the shop. the fun result is shown above. i’m happy and thankful that my cards and i got to be along for the ride.
busy or not, fill-in-the-blank cards are one of my favorite types of stationery (see shop for evidence). whether the cards have big blanks (cue tokketok’s gold foiled happy notes) or tiny blanks (enter three potato four’s kiss correspondence cards), these cards have a light official-ness that makes people smile upon receiving them.
thanks for sending over the first one, busy buddy bruce chan. ^_^
from anthropologie, here are the perfectly essential parts of a thank you note:
Novel-writing not required. The basic formula for thank you notes is this: 1. Greet the giver. 2. Thank them for the gift. 3. Write a line or two about why you adore the gift. 4. Add another line about your relationship with the giver. 5. Thank them again and close with your regards. That’s it—short and sweet!
i am deeply thrilled to share this beautiful visual record of melissa & max’s wedding, shot by the talented eric hires all on 16mm film. i love the way each moment, smile, rustle, & cheer was saved & strung together so sweetly. hard to believe how quickly a month has flown by since that magical time & place, but it makes me happy to now have such a thoughtful keepsake of that day.
“I think the main thing that I want to give to him
is that he feels free. And that, in terms of me,
that he feels like he doesn’t have to be anything to get my love—
that just who he is, that just being a person—
that’s it, you know, he’s already done enough.
Which isn’t exactly how I feel.
I feel like I have to do quite a lot every second to be good enough.
And so, saying it out loud, I think maybe, yeah,
that’s probably in my work too.
I’m trying to make that space for other people for a long time.
Even, if you’re uncomfortable or unsure or have doubt, that’s fine!
That doesn’t mean that you’re doing anything wrong.
You’re not in trouble.
In fact you’re probably doing the perfect thing when you feel that.”—lydia glenn-murray asks miranda july if there are certain things miranda would want to instill in hopper, her one-year-old son, or if she hopes that her work might leave a certain legacy (graphite, issue no. 4).