Total Bust

This weekend was a total bust. Yesterday, I had grand plans to drive all over the state to buy several cases of wood type and visit my sister and a couple of friends from college, but the only thing that worked out in my whole scheme was lunch with my sister. And she was hungover, which was funny, but I think so was our waitress, which was not. Five hours of driving later, we returned home with full bellies and empty hands.

iconicards
Notecards made with vintage cuts from Iconi Interiors

In better news, I finished up the last bits of Iconi’s order (above) and met with the owner of a coffee shop in my hometown of Milton, WI. She’s going to carry a selection of my holiday cards and host a ‘Meet the Artist’ afternoon November 29.

I also got some printing done: I’m currently working on my first stationery collection of the first year (hoping to have everything printed by December so I can start on PR!) and trying to print all of my vintage cuts so I have samples (a few are below — I love that owl!).

vintage

feYerwerks

Heart Box
Heart Box

The testing grounds for the creative genius of Bob Feyereisen, feYerwerks is an innovative oasis for those looking for smart handmade items. Each piece is thought through from beginning to end and exceedingly well designed and crafted. As a designer these are the types of pieces I wish I had bopping around in my brain: beautiful in their execution and perfect in their concept.

2009 Urban Calendar
Urban Calendar

Cufflinks

LEGO Tile Tie Tack
LEGO Tile Tie Tack

Looking for a super fun gift for anyone from your man to your dad? Look no further than the handmade man-cessories at Cufflinks. From tie tacks made from legos to cufflinks from scrabble tiles, these pieces are sure to add just the right amount whimsy to any suit.

Custom Scrabble Deluxe Gold-Plated Cufflinks
Custom Scrabble Deluxe Gold-Plated Cufflinks

Molecular Muse

caffeine necklace

What do you get when you combine one part self-proclaimed science nerd with one part artistic metalsmith? Raven Hanna of Molecular Muse. She makes beautiful silver jewelry of some of our favorite molecules — seratonin, estrogen, caffeine and dopamine — and occasionally branches out into other mediums, such as the lovely ‘ethanol’ flutes below.

etched ethanol molecule champagne glasses
etched ethanol molecule champagne glasses