Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a designer | artist in Southern California. My specialties are residential and commercial interior design. I have also ventured into graphic arts. This blog is where I share my personal experience and opinions on topics related to art and design. Please make yourself comfortable. Feel free to leave a comment or send me a message. Thank you!
At the end of the year, we love to express our gratitude and good wishes with gifts to people around us. Here are some online art and design gifting options. These gift ideas work throughout the year for all occasions.
It is so joyful to receive a card with a personal message. For those of us who can’t quite make our own cards, there are wonderful artisans who help us to say what we want to say.
Playa Paper Handcrafted paper goods. All cards include postage.
Pretty by Post Curated greeting cards for snail mail lovers available as single collections or subscription.
With some imagination and planning, this gift can be memorable without necessarily costing a lot of money. It could be a trip to a museum, a self-guided architectural walking tour, an art/craft class, a spring picnic at the park, etc. The options are limitless. You can create a ‘gift certificate’ to be redeemed after the hectic holiday season.
Elemental Green has gathered some of our favorite eco-friendly products to help infuse your home with healthier, more-sustainable gift-giving ideas. Whether you are looking for something for loved ones or dropping hints about a special treat for yourself, we are continually curating this list with fresh products that members of our team have vetted, tried, and recommended enthusiastically.
This is what I remember the most about Laurie. We met at a workshop for the NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualification) exam. Since we lived close to each other, we became study buddies and we attended trade events together.
Laurie loved cooking and had prepared delicious meals for us a few times. I would bring tea and/or desserts to share. Interior design brought us together, and food bonded us.
I will always remember her impeccable style and bright laughs.
It all started with an in-class challenge. For 49 days, I did a piece of typography art everyday. It was a lot of experimenting, including sketches of monograms.
The final assignment in this typography class was to create a branding system. So I developed my new logo and refined my color palette.
I grew attached to my creation and decided to rebrand my design business. Fine tuning took a lot longer. In fact, I believe I am not finished. I have updated my letterhead for agreements and invoices, email signature, and printed business cards.
Designing myself is the hardest. I just don’t know when to stop.