Monthly Archives: December 2010

I came across the song “Flying Overseas” by Theophilus London…it’s a great beat that you want to hear over and over. Watching the video and listening to the song puts me in the mood to travel and explore!  Check it out- click HERE.

And some art to go with it…

Photographer, Tim Lisko‘s  abstract photographs are the incredible result of leaving his shutter open while on a high-speed bullet train from Tokyo to Osaka.

{via The Best Part – A Daily Art and Design Blog}

A few weeks ago (Nov. 4) I posted about Nau, an outdoor clothing and apparel company that I really like. Tonight I was on Cool Hunting‘s website and was happily surprised to see them post about a great project that Nau is working on called “Portraits of our Friends”…it makes me like the company even more!

“Identifying 12 people that truly represent the Nau spirit, the Portland-based brand created ten compelling profiles of subjects spanning writers to butchers. As part of their ongoing project called “Portraits of our Friends,” Nau’s Provocateurs live by codes in keeping with the Nau ethos and serving as a benchmark for the type of people for which they design their products.” {via Cool Hunting}

Below are some of the some of Nau’s Provocateurs:

Jeremy Pelley of Official Manufacturing Co. (OMFGCO) & Camas Davis, writer and founder of the Portland Meat Collective


Jane Beebe director of the gallery PDX Contemporary Art & Dee Williams founder of Portland Alternative Dwelling


Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney, the team behind Truck Farm & Shannon Holt of Super Relax Concept

I am designing and letterpressing our SAVE the DATE invitations for our wedding so yesterday I was in search of the perfect heavy recycled cardstock.  During this search I came across a company called Beast Pieces a Minneapolis Design & Letterpress company. I fell in love with the paper, the business cards, and the designs they created!

Beast Pieces describes their innovative technique “We printed letterpress metallic gold for the information and letterpress varnish on the logotype. We like using a varnish on dark stocks for a tone on tone effect. That gives a slightly better legibility than a totally blind, inkless impression. The stock is a thick 200lb Wausau Eclipse Black with metallic gold edge coloring.”

{via Beast Pieces}