Right after I announced my plans to go freelance Ada’s Technical Books in Seattle, WA contacted me about creating a logo for them. Ada’s Technical Bookstore wanted it obvious that they are a technical bookstore but they also wanted to evoke an image of the intellectual coffee shops and bookstores of the past. Also, their bookstore is named after Ada Lovelace who was pretty much a genius.
So with all of that information to work with I knew I wanted a logo that felt refined and vintage, yet technical. So I paired a silhouette bust I created for Ada with technical lines you may see in technical drawings. I created both a horizontal and vertical version of the logo to be used appropriately in different applications.
I also created business cards (shown) a blog recommendation and Twitter background (not shown) and then came up with the idea that Ada’s should make bookplates for their customers.
I loved working on this project and am excited about the results. I hope to visit if I’m ever in the area.
When I picked up my Local is for Lovers tee at Collected Thread I also came across a bundle of fabric that I instantly fell in love with. This throw pillow is just a mock-up (the fabric is just folded around the pillow form) but I think I can get three big pillows out of the material I’ve got.
And now might be a good time to address the white couch. A couple months ago I had decided I was going to get it – practicality be damned – I’m childless and fabulous and my white couch was going to prove it.
Then I quit my steady day job and decided there were other things I should spend $2,000 dollars on. Like Adobe Creative Suite 5. I also felt like it was a little wasteful – we have a perfectly nice couch. And, finally, that maybe we’d like to have a baby sometime in the near future that would like to have a big old couch to play and puke on.
So my new plan of attack is to make our existing couch eclectic and cozy. Sew leather patches with oversized stitching on the places the cats have scratched. Collect a variety of colorful (or not) throw pillows and blankets. I’m especially inspired by these couches.
But I can’t lie, I still really love that white couch.
P.S. Did you guys notice that that plant in the corner is totally making out with itself in the mirror?
I’ve got a growing collection of Oklahoma t-shirts and have been meaning to pick this one up since it made it’s debut. When Collected Thread tweeted that they were offering 40% off I saw it as a sign to go purchase it immediately.
On a related note – I’ve found that I’ve been wanting to wear my tees just a little oversized lately. Anyone else?
After a lot of careful thought and deliberation I finally decided on my business name: And Kathleen.
Seems obvious, right? That’s a good thing. But it was a complicated decision to make and when I finally settled on And Kathleen I had to celebrate by buying a URL, setting up email (thanks, Hallie!) and mocking up business cards.
Scooty Boots will get one too, of course.