we take our cheese very seriously
This project is the perfect combination of our two great loves: cheese & wood. We had some extra maple hardwood and decided to freehand these boards on the band saw. For a little surprise, we wood-burned a triangle pattern along the edges.
We made these baby flags using tooth picks and folded tape. They’re super simple to throw together for a party!
The above message came by way of a very special fortune cookie a few years ago. Sometimes we need to be reminded, & that’s OKAY. As long as we remember. We all create in different ways—whatever that means to you, please don’t stop.
Featuring a bold slab serif typeface aptly titled, chunk (c/o The League of Moveable Type). By the way—if you’ve never heard of these guys before, you should definitely check ‘em out. Their open-source mission and manifesto is inspiring.
"Be careful which stories you expose yourself to. …The meanings you find, and the stories you hear, will have an impact on how optimistic you are: it’s how we evolved. … If you do not know how to draw positive meaning from what happens in life, the neural pathways you need to appreciate good news will never fire up."
(Source: , via explore-blog)
I think we all have that one pair of shoes that are like old friends. For me, it’s these guys. I’ve been wearing Keds for as long as I can remember (one of the only brands I’m truly loyal to). They are a comfortable constant through all kinds of change. And as they start to wear away with time, they’re a sweet reminder of all the places I’ve been in them. It’s nice when something as simple as a pair of shoes can be a marker for things like that.
What are your classic go-to shoes?
Does the Universe Have a Purpose? feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson (by minutephysics)
This video is wonderfully curious. Love this guy.
the pair that started it all
In the spring of 2011, I studied abroad in London. I was grateful that my internship the previous summer hired me to work as a brand consultant for their store located in the regal Harrods high-end department store for my time abroad. If you have never been to Harrods, it is the most elegant, elaborately adorned, royal monster of a place complete with red velvet carpets, gold leaf detailing, & a gourmet food hall (just to name a few). Yikes, I needed to get myself some professional garb to look spick & span. Since my commute to work was a 15-minute walk through Hyde Park, I knew I needed to find the perfect shoes- a pair classy enough for Harrods yet comfortable enough for the walk. I set out, with the help of Katie (the other half of Flat Shoes Tattoos), to find the perfect pair. Our first (& only) stop happened to be Top Shop on Oxford Street. With an entire floor dedicated to the best of the best foot attire ever, Top Shop is the epitome of freaking perfect. I was practically drooling over the Office shoe collection when suddenly among them all I saw them staring at me, a pair of black patent toe and nude suede back flats. As soon as I tried them on I thought I was walking on clouds.
Cut to my first day of work when I was told I am not supposed to wear flat shoes to work (oops) or show any tattoos (double oops, I have one on each foot, which my flats so beautifully highlighted). Needless to say I was heart-broken, but since I try not to follow conventional standards anyway (why should I be uncomfortable in heels all day?), I continued to wear my Flat Shoes, Tattoos everyday for the rest of my time at Harrods.
Side note- Flat Shoes Tattoos became a catch phrase between Katie & me & has evolved into our mantra for living a fulfilling creative life that we define for ourselves!
time to hibernate
Trampoline Bridge of the Day: What, no net? One double-bounce and you’re making a splash in the River Seine.
#beamaven reclaimed woodcuts coming soon! @shoestattoos (Taken with Instagram at Fortlandia )