FRIDAY. I hope you all had a great week and are able to relax and do something fun this weekend. Today’s free font download is Adobe’s newest creation, and has me and all my design friends totally geeking out. It pulls characteristics from Helvetica (a tried + true typeface, arguably one of the most popular of all time) and combines them with DIN (my current favorite font, legible, visually interesting and seemingly growing in popularity daily.) Designed by Adobe for their new Apple watches, this typeface is versatile and contains numerous weights, making it ideal for any design project large or small. Link to download is in this article, at the bottom. Have a great weekend!
[I do not claim ownership to this font, or any fonts showcased on Font Friday. Please read licenses before using.]
GUYS…7 days away from Thanksgiving! Here are some of my favorite noteworthy links from this past week. Enjoy this Friday eve (aka Thursday).
• Vintage menu designs from various Los Angeles restaurants.
• Calling all typography lovers: this new Apple font is the perfect hybrid between Helvetica + Din that you didn’t know you totally need.
• This Creative Directors Playbook on Flipboard.
• Loving the texture + typography in this design firm’s work based in Uruguay.
• How are you spending your life? This video puts it in perspective.
• Cooking for Thanksgiving this year? Check out this Thanksgiving food calculator, to help you determine what you need, and how much. Brilliant!
• Looking for the perfect gift? The Sweet Escape has put together quite the impressive gift guide, Merry Mag. LOVE!
• Have you seen Megan Trainor’s new music video, Lips are Movin’? They partnered with HP and brought in next-gen influencers (Viners, Instagrammers, YouTubers + Bloggers) to create a fun, colorful and eye catching video. Check out behind the scenes here.
Thanksgiving is only EIGHT days away! What are you thankful for? Even in the darkest of times, we can always find someone or something to be grateful for. Psychology shows us that an attitude of gratitude can have a huge, positive impact one’s mental state, and perception of the world. For today’s midweek motivation, beautifully written by Elizabeth, I challenge you to look for something to smile about or be grateful for.
[Calligraphy by Elizabeth Phillips]
Last week, I threw a Friendsgiving party for me + my girlfriends from Seattle. It has become our annual tradition since moving to LA, but this year I teamed up with Tiny Prints to make it even more magical. Head on over to their blog to see my full recap, photos and details of the event!
[Photos by Yael Nov Photography]
We are only two weeks away from Thanksgiving, aka my favorite holiday, aka the BEST time of year. I’m pretty excited. The holiday’s and end of the year can be a stressful time. Remember to breathe and focus on the happy things. Enjoy today’s link roundup of inspiring articles from across the web!
• Remember this S’mores party I did in collaboration with Tiny Prints? Check it out on weheartparties.com!
• Get me to Brussels, and stat! Pantone has opened up a color lovers dream hotel, aptly named the Pantone Hotel. Have a look, and tell me your thoughts.
• Typography is key, some even say that it’s 95% of good web design, which is why companies are “future proofing” their typefaces.
• #crafttherainbow: Check out The House That Lars built on Instagram, and follow along with this colorful + inspirational hashtag!
• Instagram now allows you to edit your captions on photos…buh-bye spelling mistakes! Now if they could create a better way to toggle between different accounts, that’d be greaaaat.
• Seven social media tips from Queen Bey (‘s social media manager) herself.
• Inhale, Exhale, just like it says. Here are some quick yoga tips to help you feel better while working.
Happy first week of November! I have some really big things in the works and I can’t wait to share with you next week! Happy Friday eve, and enjoy this weeks inspirational and noteworthy links!
• Chipotle’s new series on their bags + cups, Cultivating Thought, is both well designed and a fun read.
• Buzzed killed it with this list of 40 colorful Instagram accounts to follow.
• Want to feel really inspired by typography? Check out this portfolio by Bryan Patrick Todd.
• Kiehl’s teamed up with two artists to create this year’s limited addition packaging. Pretty awesome results.
• Caught the travel bug? Check out this list of places to travel in your 20’s.
• Familiar with A Beautiful Mess? I love their blog, and now they have launched ABM exclusive items in their shop. Pretty cute stuff!
• 10 Steps to Happier Living…it’s not too hard
• This has become my FAVORITE YouTube video. Just try to watch without smiling.
Tis the season for sending cheer! It is no secret that I love stationery, greeting cards and sending mail. This year, I told my family I would handle our annual holiday card to alleviate some stress and ensure it came out just right. We have used a variety of sites in the past to customize our cards, but this year I decided to use Shutterfly. Not only do they have a wide range of beautiful card options, the design + ordering process is so easy. It’s only the beginning of November and I can cross off holiday cards from my to do list. Check out what I chose for our annual holiday card this year.
Deciding which card was the hardest part of the whole process. Shutterfly has SO many adorable designs in a variety of formats, you’re sure to find something for your Perfectly Personal™ Holiday Cards. For me, this option, a single photo on the front, and a smaller photo on the back was exactly what I was looking for (shout out to our family pet, Lucy the Poodle, who makes a sassy appearance on the back).
In addition to having an awesome selection of cards, you can create an entire stationery suite, with custom return address labels and personalized postage as well as holiday party invitations and stickers. It really is a one stop shop for all your holiday card needs, and can be customized to fit your needs.
The typography selection that Shutterfly provides is top notch, and allows you to create a consistent and beautiful suite. For me, the overarching theme I wanted for my suite was a hand written font complimented with a sans serif typeface. I also wanted to bring in gold and silver to both the holiday card + party invitation.
I’m so excited to send out my holiday cards and party invitations this year. Still trying to decide what to do for your holiday cards? Check out Shutterfly’s impressive selection, and create your custom suite.
[This post was sponsored by Shutterfly. All opinions + images are my own.]
Happy Hallo-week! I’m so excited for my costume (I finished it last night) and can’t wait to share. In the meantime, enjoy these links to get you through your Thursday!
• Norway redesigned their currency, and it is A W E S O M E.
• A color palette for your day.
• J.Crew for Paperless Post? Yes please!
• Have you heard of Niice.co? Their tagline, A Search Engine with Taste sounds like my kind of site!
• Still need a quick DIY Halloween Costume? My friend Kelly has a ton to choose from!
• What’s your Halloween horoscope?
• Why are Victorian homes so CREEPY?
• Jack-o-lantern pie pops? YUM, Leah has done it again!
Happy Wednesday before Halloween! Needing some midweek motivation? I’ve teamed up with Elizabeth to bring you inspiring, feel good, or positive quotes to help get through the last few days until the weekend! Enjoy!!
[Calligraphy by Elizabeth Phillips]