Archive for 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Monogram Etiquette

Although subtle, a monogram adds a hint of luxury to even the simplest gifts. Whether for yourself or someone special, the addition of a monogram lets the recipient know that you not only hand-picked that gift, but that you took the time to make it even more personal and one-of-a-kind.


Because the monogram adds so much to the experience of gift giving (and receiving), we want to be sure that you’re picking the right monogram. The etiquette of selecting the right monogram can be tricky, even for us–and we’re professionals! And because our customers are constantly writing us with questions about the propriety of monogramming, we decided to create a simple guide to personalization no matter the occasion.


With our guide, we hope to direct you in some of the more common and traditional monogramming rules. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get creative—there is no right or wrong way to craft your monogram!








COUPLES & USING SYMBOLS | ampersand (&) – period (.)





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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

A Handmade Starbucks Menu in 4,500 Frames

As lovers of fine things – art, food, fashion, and more – we like to showcase stuff that really stimulates our creativity. 


Our friend Dorothy Barnard, graphic designer extraordinaire, recently did a new menu for a local Starbucks using only chalk. 


The video is a time-lapse look at Dorothy working her chalk art magic!

You know those chalk art posters that are so popular today? They take A LOT of work! But rather than just showing you the new menu, we want to actually show you how it was made and the end results!

Starbucks’ New Menu


Got some favorite chalk creations? Share with us in the comments!




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Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Speaking Leather

It’s no surprise that we live and breathe leather while carefully crafting each item. Lately, we’ve become a little obsessed with speaking the lingo too.

Leather noun.

le-therA material made from the skin of an animal by tanning or a similar process. (simplified)


Here, we share a few leather translations in different languages:  

Cuero – Spanish

جلد – Arabic

Cuir – French

Pelle – Italian

Läder – Swedish

가죽 – Korean

皮革- Chinese (traditional)

Skórzany – Polish

לעדער – Yiddish

Leathar – Irish

Leer – Dutch

Nahka – Finnish

Skinn – Norwegian





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