Posts from November, 2011

My Photo Thanksgiving

This year was our second year of cooking a Thanksgiving Day meal for ourselves. Jean-Pierre handles the turkey (which he orders from Bi-Rite Market) and I usually handle the sides. We had a friend pop over that was in charge of snacks & brussels sprouts so a few things were missing from my photos, but you can enjoy a quick series of 18 dark & dramatic photos of gluten-free/dairy-free coconut crust pumpkin pie, roasted potatoes, homemade cranberry dressing and delicious turkey & fresh turkey gravy (sans wheat). It's always quite challenging for us to cook a lot of food at once in our kitchen because we lack extra dishes and utensils. It's the one thing in our house we haven't really built up yet, so we keep it simple with a few Le Cruset pans, a few store-bought dorky tin pans and the essentials. We don't even own a salt & pepper shaker believe it or not. On that note, I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I am happy to report that after 4 to 5 leftover meals, I am back to my regularly scheduled mexican food and daily health vices.

November 29, 2011  |  BY Nicole LaFave

New Work: Scandinavian Made

New logo design for a client launching a web boutique that will sell scandinavian woven rugs, ceramics and home goods.

November 18, 2011  |  BY Nicole LaFave

PANTONE | The 20th Century in Color

The hardcover book, PANTONE The 20th Century in Color would make a great addition to any coffee table or office space. I am starting to gather gift ideas for my Design Womb gift guide blog posts, and some of these extras may or may not make it on the list. Designer or not, who wouldn't want to look at color and palettes for inspiration.

November 15, 2011  |  BY Nicole LaFave

Bear Feet

Bummer that Baby Cricket on Etsy is on vacation the rest of the year and these are not in my size, but nonetheless I had to share them. You can sign up to be notified when the shop is back up.

November 12, 2011  |  BY Nicole LaFave

Happy Birthday to me.

My parents were in town for a long weekend, so I got to hang out with them yesterday for my birthday. Wanted to share a quick peek at a few of the things my mom (aka Dory) gave me. A giant box arrived last week which I was instructed not to touch, shake or look at too much. No wonder! Check out the size of the awesome antler she found in Michigan to put in my house. She also surprised me with a handmade-by-mom loopy throw pillow. My obsession with cream and white things continues.

November 09, 2011  |  BY Nicole LaFave

Branding & Packaging Design