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Archive for February, 2008

calling all designers

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Ok, very excited over here. This golden little book is the first I’ve published that was designed by someone else. And now I want to do more of it!

Creative collaboration inspires me no end. And the idea I can help other designers make beautiful, handcrafted books? I’m in! So, tell all your designer friends itching to make books to get in touch with me.

Here is what Maggie made for her husband Luke’s golden birthday (he turned 24 on August 24.) It is a compilation of letters and photos from friends and family paying tribute to a really great guy.

luke's book - cover 

luke's book - cover closeup 

luke's book - grandpa page 

luke's book - mom page 

luke's book - aaron page 

luke's book - joan page 
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flea market find

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

A great – and I mean GREAT – flea market find via the new Ruby Press blog. This little “framed” photo is the size of a playing card!

photo from ruby press blog 

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our weekend find

Monday, February 25th, 2008

1953 seattle times - as we found it Yesterday my uncle found this crumpled up real estate section of the newspaper from 1953. It was stashed under a corner of the Little House – the little family cottage where my husband and I currently live.

Was it for insulation? Who knows. But check out these prices…

A view house for $12,650! A week’s stay at a hotel for $7! A down payment for $495! Oh, why weren’t we born 60 years earlier.

But as my 90-year old grandmother kindly reminded us, that was a lot of money back then.

1953 seattle times - as we found it 

1953 seattle times - house ad 

1953 seattle times - hotel ad 

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shiny new site

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

g is for good stockHello, and welcome to the shiny new home of Good Stock! I hope you love what you see here. More than that, I hope you are inspired by what you see here.

We’re still working out the last little bugs on the site, so please email me with any feedback, suggestions or questions!

I am such a lucky gal to have enlisted the assistance of some mighty talented people to pull this site together. So now, it’s time for thank you’s.

To photographer extraordinaire Kevin Delahunty, rockstar programmer and all around cool chick Happy Kush, and the most talented calligrapher I know – Betsy Dunlap. Thank you, thank you.

Please browse, enjoy, tell your friends, and do visit often.

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happy valentine’s day

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Our new site is up! I hope you love it, and enjoy exploring all our books in a much better format than we could offer before.

This photo is from Seneca’s first year book – a picture a day. What a great photo idea!

Happy day of LOVE.


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men sporting in trousers

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

I am cracking up at these photos and seriously wondering when sweats were invented.

I’ve been working today on Janda’s next book and noticed a great little trend in these photos of her grandfather: he seems to enjoy exercising in work clothes! Or at the very least posing for pictures in them.

Check these out…this is Larry.

larry cycling and lifting weights in work clothes

larry on pommel horse in work clothes

And I’m thinking maybe it’s a generational thing because we have this great photo of my own grandfather doing the same thing!

papa playing tennis in work clothes

Or maybe sweats just weren’t invented yet?
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