studio tour / carly kuhn.

carly16

you may know illustrator/artist carly kuhn for her playful penmanship on @thecartorialist but did you know that she also has a keen eye for design beyond the notebook? we got very at home with carly in her DTLA studio to see what her daily work uniform might look like (messy beach waves and a chic canadian tuxedo), and how she creates her beautiful works of art (barefoot,... 
Read More »

instagram friendly book – free just for you.

UA8

it’s been a season of travel and i’ve been most fortunate to be getting around these days — from cuba, to france and on to london. you’ve probably seen my abundance of Instagrams, but it’s nice to create something even longer lasting, as a personal souvenir if you will from my trips. so when artifact uprising invited me to try out their┬áinstagram... 
Read More »

getting creative with the minted 50.

SFGirl_Minted-8

i’ve been very kindly invited to participate a creative project called the Minted 50, and today i’m sharing my project and a little bit of my creative process with you. it was so much fun to actually get my hands dirty, so to speak and actually make something close to ‘art’ — i created this collage (above) using photographs i took and ephemera┬ái... 
Read More »

friday finds.

ff2

hello, friday — feels like you’ve been a long time coming this week. but the sun is shining, there’s a good flea market on and i’m ready to relax a little in my garden this weekend. i’m also working on a fun art project that i’ll share on monday! i guess this post is inspiring my creativity to get started. happy friday, everyone! xo, victoria i... 
Read More »

best of: japanese design.

japan1

Japanese Exhibition Poster by Masaaki Hiromura, via gura fika. i love all things japanese — from sushi to vintage kimonos, and especially graphic design and packaging. i used to spend hours at Kinokuniya bookstore in san francisco’s japantown (i just found out there’s an L.A. location, too!). and i can’t read a word of them — all written in japanese,... 
Read More »