— Noted.



“If I was born to do something it was to design book jackets.”
from an interview with Print Magazine

Paul Bacon, a pioneer in book cover design, passed away this week. His obituary here.


Wooden Ruler, Wooden Ruler Triangle

Wooden Ruler Triangle bordeaux

Wooden Ruler Triangle mint

Wooden Ruler Triangle blue

Beautiful triangles, a thoughtful addition to the rulers by Hay. Available at hayshop.dk.



Photo by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin.

I am in love with this op-ed piece by Jason Fulford and Tamara Shopsin.
The first time I went to Paris, I was in my early 20s and visited this house by Le Corbusier. It left an impression, realizing the full weight of an architect’s work/vision, walking around the physical space. Simultaneously, a physical space that imbues a person’s perspective = a sweet melancholy. It’s a feeling I can’t not associate with now when I hear or see his name.

An excerpt:
“How nice it would be to die swimming toward the sun,” Corbu is quoted as saying twice.

When Corbu was 77 years old his doctor forbade him to take long swims. He mostly followed this advice, except on the morning of Aug. 27, 1965. People saw him struggling to climb the rocks, but he waved them off. Later, his body floated to shore.

His death was not ruled a suicide, but it seemed to be, like the rest of his life, designed.


“An investigative and exploratory hands-on gloves-off study into the practice of putting things ‘off”. Sometimes the only way to get something done is to do two dozen other things first.”

By Johnny Kelly


I was nosing around to find a link to share one of my favorite books of all time, when I found this lovely little talk that was done at the AIGA conference in 2013. Also, this.

And this:



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Two sharable gifs for V-day. From tinybop.com/blog



I feel like everything would be better if I had a pair of these socks. By Richer Poorer for Poketo, $12.



Photo from bestmadeco.com

From Best Made Company, this little sign sits on the molding above my entry hallway. From their product description:

In his autobiography Benjamin Franklin outlined a “Precept of Order, requiring that every part of my business should have its allotted time, one page in my little book contain’d the following scheme of employment for the twenty-four hours of a natural day.” The first order of business in his precept was to ask himself simply, “What good shall I do this day?”



















Photo from leckerlee.com

Winter brings me down. Wanna know what can defeat the heavy cold and gray skies? Lebkuchen! My friend recently sent me a tin on a particularly unkind winter day and it was like receiving a big yellow ray of cozy sunshine. It comes in a perfect tin. I didn’t know what a lebkuchen was, but I took a bite and realized I have had this flavor before, somewhere in my childhood. It was a joyful moment.

I had to look up the company, Leckerlee, that makes these beautiful cookies, and I see they only ship in season, and lebkuchen season ends in about a week. Consider this your fair warning on how to survive the rest of winter.

From their site:
Nuremberg-style lebkuchen is widely regarded as the finest gingerbread in the world. This gustatory heirloom has been handed down by Bavarian medieval monks and fiercely protected for centuries by lebkuchen guilds, confining its designation to the city limits of the German gingerbread capital. Until one enchanting Bavarian winter day, a crazy lebkuchen convert decided its destiny was to travel far and wide…


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