On the Rocks: Chinatown Express.

A beefed up version of the classic Greyhound, aptly named the Chinatown Express.

Chinatown Express
– 1 1/2 oz vodka
– 2 oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
– 1/4 oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
– 1/4 oz Li Hing syrup
– 2 dashes Fee Brothers Grapefruit Bitters

Place all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and enjoy!



I am the Lorax.
I speak for the trees.
For the trees have no tongues.

Totally digging this Lorax poster, paying homage to the 1971 Dr. Seuss classic that speaks to the damaging effects of humanity on the environment. A real short run of only twenty signed posters that are printed on reclaimed paper using soy inks. {via BB-Blog}


Soia & Kyo.

The temps are still hanging out in the 60s around here, but on the weather this morning I happened to catch that a cold front is moving in this weekend and bringing the 40s with it! Being the coat-obsessed gal that I am, I began daydreaming about wearing all of my favorite cold weather regalia. And then I thought about the Soia & Kyo coats I’d checked out on sale last week and have yet to own. {via for me, for you}


Holiday Make It #1: Tab Sticker Festive Garland Trim.

I waited. I waited and waited. And then I waited just a little more for good measure. And now I can’t wait anymore to start posting about the holidays! My little mind is running rampant with all sorts of projects to whip up, gifts to give and decorations to make. Mind you, only about 25% of my grand plans will come to fruition, but I digress…

Christmas is only 45 days away (gasp with me) and I’m beginning. Here. Now.

With this Tab Sticker Festive Garland Trim from Nice Package. Don’t you love how the end result looks like a stand of light bulbs or ornaments? I do. You can pick up the metallic tab stickers in either vintage silver or antique gold in their shop. Grab some Baker’s Twine while you’re at it, then take a look at the tutorial and trim away!


2010 Calendar Roundup #7.

This year’s Calendar Swap was a big success with over 80 swappers signing up! Both Caroline and I are super duper pleased with the turnout. Just a reminder to those who are participating, your calendars should be sent out to your swap mate by this Saturday, November 14th!

Okay, okay, okay this is the last set of calendar finds – I swear! Browse through Calendar Roundups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 for more previously mentioned designs. There are so many fantastic designs floating out there for the coming year that it was hard to narrow it down any further! I’m sure you can find it in your heart to forgive me, yes?

Thirteen individual pages mean 13 framable prints (12 months and the cover). Many of the pages having delicate lines that indicate where one can cut out the print in order it for to fit in a standard frame. The calendar is 10” x 18”, on heavy quality paper printed with super lightfast ink.

Twelve original illustrations with a botanical theme featuring high quality archival printing. Measures 4.125″ x 11″ with clip included for wall hanging.

Each month reveals a signature Apiary pattern. Printed on single sheets with colorful pattern detail.

A poster calendar with space to write important dates below each month. Printed using soy-based inks on heavy recycled cover stock.

A calendar for 2010 featuring a forest creature every month. Measures approximately 8.5 x 11″ and is laser printed, wire bound on top and ready-to-hang. Each page includes a few lines to write down notes or important dates. Printed on French Paper cover stock in Speckletone Kraft.

Printed with silver ink on Rives BFK white 250gsm paper. Each month is represented by a different decorative symbol found in the typecases of the letterpress lab. The calendar is presented with a cover sheet letterpressed with a colophon. Measures 14.5 x 22.5 inches. Limited edition of fifty.

Measures approximately 6 x 8″ and letterpressed on Crane’s pearl white cotton paper. Bound with silver metal ring with hole for hanging on the wall. LIMITED edition of 100.

Measures 5.25”x8.5” and printed on 111 lb. white smooth cardstock premium acid-free recycled paper with archival ink. Includes black + white ribbon for hanging and packaged in a reusable 100% cotton drawstring bag.

Choose from six different calendars. Each one is individually printed with professional quality, pigmented inks, which are guaranteed not to fade, on velvety archival matte paper. This makes your image suitable for framing later on in 2011. All calendars are signed by the artist on the back.