event calendar: 14 – 20, november 2011

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an awesome yellow fungus on a tree stump, elysian park

we’re closing in on your last week to get your seasonal eats recipe guide in time to get cooking for thanksgiving!

among other things, i’ll be hanging out & having drinks tuesday at the behance/AIGA meetup at the york!

event calendar: october 24 – 30, 2011

behance / aiga october 2011 meetup

join the LA design community tuesday, october 25 at mohawk bend for the behance / AIGA october 2011 meetup! i’ll be there, LA-area members of behance and members of AIGA los angeles will all be there, mixing up & hanging out. come on down!

design week LA 2011

design week LA 2011

design week is actually here! after scouring the list, i think i’m going to head over to mid-wilshire and check out A+D’s eames designs exhibit, CAFAM’s the golden state of craft and LACMA’s california design: living in a modern way. then some other time this week, up to pasadena to the norton simon museum for proof: the rise of printmaking in southern california and the original print: an introduction to printmaking in the postwar period. sounds like a super week of design history & celebration!

LA design week 2011

design week LA

just around the corner, design week comes to los angeles, celebrating our great industry for one week, highlighting any & all design-related events. the lists for each day’s events are growing rapidly, with all kinds of art shows, workshops and meetups. check out designweekla.org and put your favorites on your calendar today!

happy monday

happy monday
happy monday


this week i’m getting ahead at working on some fun surprises for holiday stuff. if it seems early to you, take a look at this oldie-but-goodie, how to plan your holiday mailing so you have time for everything.

event calendar: september 25 – october 2, 2011

happy monday

i’ll be co-working at kleverdog in chinatown all week. eating lots of raspberries we picked last week on our excursion up to yucaipa! and this saturday is the LA printer’s fair at the international printing museum in carson. come down & get your annual fix of wood and letterpress type!

event calendar: creative freelancer conference

late afternoon cloud gradient
late afternoon cloud gradient

it’s the start of another week, only this one’s different. for one thing, i’m heading off to the creative freelancer conference in chicago for a few days of networking, re-engaging and connecting with a great group of people. for another, i’ve been feeling ready to change things up around here, and while i’m not sure about how and where to transition, i think it’s best to take the week, get the takeaways from the conference and come out on the other side ready to rock.

other than wrapping up tasks, i’ll be cleaning my office, which has fallen into some level of neglect, since i somehow decided that i needed to overhaul my reference archives, and couldn’t do one single other thing until that daunting task was finished. so i’m doing a big “okay, FINE!” on myself, taking the day, sorting through the archives, streamlining them and then cleaning the office. that way, it will be all refreshed for my return, ready to figure out the next steps.

in the meantime, i’m packing up the camera, favorite pens and notepads, going to soak up what i can of chicago between sessions and dive into CFC, updating daily along the way. i wrote about last year here [day 1] and here [day 2], so i’m looking forward to another year of development and discovery on the veteran designer session track. see you next week!

event calendar: may 15 – 22, 2011

happy monday
print making at the international print museum

i’m just keeping up with deadlines & working away, but if you get a chance, this saturday you can check out delab’s john chase’s west hollywood. i’ll be at the LA food swap on sunday, trading nasturtium capers and nasturtium pesto.

event calendar: may 9 – 15, 2011

happy monday
fresh spring cherries at the farmer's market

it’s another week of laying low, beating back deadlines, and letting the yoga soak into my bones. this week, i’m adding the lucretia-avalon stairs to get between my house and the studio, which affords a lovely nasturtium-covered hillside walk and about 150ft elevation gain.

here’s what i’m up to:

sunday, may 15 7pm taylor eigsti at catalina jazz club, featuring becca stevens come hear taylor and becca, who are in town for one night at catalina’s!