I was at coffee-lunch-shop-hotspot BIJ57 last week to drop off my brand new cards and restock the older ones. Back in October I had the pleasure to help out a bit with the decoration. I painted a big ass logo on the wall, lettered the windows and designed the menu. Let me show you.
I’ve been designing new postcards. After some photography issues I am finally happy enough with the result to add them to the shop. Cheers to that! So here they are, brand new designs and brand new photos.
As you may know, M and I have a fun tradition of sending ourselves postcards from whatever destination we find worthy of a postcard. In 2016 we went on a ‘little’ trip and sent ourselves 64 postcards from the Mediterranean and 63 of them ended up in this handmade book.
It’s giveaway time! I want to celebrate the official launch of the shop section here on Pencils & Pasta. And big plans. And life. And everything. Yay! I am giving one of you my Pilates Ladies tote bag. Just a few easy steps and you’re in! I’ll randomly pick a winner next week.
I found this book in an Italian bookstore: Storie della Buona Notte per Bambine Ribelli. Every other page has an illustration by a different illustrator, portraying kick ass woman of the past and the present. Then I realized something else: this would be perfect for learning Italian. I need to have this. Want to have a look?
Designing for yourself is one of the most difficult things to do. Too many options and too much self-criticism. And when do you stop? But it’s also an exciting playground where anything is possible. Here are 9 tips to keep you on the right track.
Minimalists Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn share their inspiring story about being happier with less (all that stuff!) and of climbing the corporate ladder and expecting that the success and the money that comes with it would increase their levels of happiness. Spoiler: it doesn’t.
A little over a year ago I was on a quest finding an activity to build strength and keep everything from going south (damn you, thirty-something) that does not involve being surrounded by sweaty men pumping iron. No gym, please. But I did wanted something regular that would actually be affective and hopefully addictive. I found Pilates.
An introduction. If you’re into illustration, design, inspiration and altogether pretty things combined with good food, travels and a bit of love for Italy, I can say you came to the right place.