I design, make paper goods, and live in Seattle. One Fine Dae shares the many lovely things that I adore. I'm also a fan of Polaroids, Scrabble, classic movies, vintage, and sailboats. And Charlie Brown is my goofy little companion and unofficial paper shredder.
And also read emails. So say hello, I'd love to hear from you.
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Signs of spring are poppin' up everywhere! A few snaps from around my yard with Instagram.
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I'm not sure when Zara opened an online shop for US customers, but I just recently discovered it, and am so in love with everything on their site. Some of my faves are these simple and elegant black and white pieces.
Soft and pretty, by Rachel.
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Happy Leap Day!
This is my blog's first Leap Day post (hooray!).
Hope your day is extra special.
I'm so excited for the Oscars on Sunday! Will you be watching? Kathleen of Twig & Thistle is the queen when it comes to putting together DIY Oscar Parties, and the one for this year is so classy. All the details are perfect. And look, she even created paper statuettes. So fun!
I always tell myself that one day I will throw my own Oscar party if and when I have the space. For now, a couch, pillow, and this furry friend will have to do. Enjoy the weekend guys!
These little illustrated pins by Elizabeth Pawle are so very endearing.
A few weeks ago, a couple of my friends and I spent a glorious and sun-filled weekend in San Francisco. I had been keeping a small stash of original Polaroid film in my fridge since the day I found out they were no longer in production, and promised myself that I would use these precious packs of film sparingly. Well, after three plus years, I was finally down to my last two packs (just 20 exposures!) and decided to splurge.
One of my favorite things about San Francisco is that they have a huge food scene. I mean, don't get me wrong, Seattle is pretty up there with eateries, but it's more of a slow and steady culture. SF kind of engulfs you right off the bat and gives it to you in one big blow. So you can pretty much guess what my friends and I did all weekend. We ate (Fisherman's Wharf)...and ate (Ferry Plaza Farmers Market)...and ate (Smitten Ice Cream). I also got to meet the lovely Mindy, and we bonded over lunch at The Slanted Door.
We rented a car and drove quite a bit. It wasn't fun being stuck in traffic, or having to pay toll, but hey, it sure made us feel like locals. And I have to say, these photos are a little bittersweet to look at. Bitter because it means no more 10-pack, original Polaroid instant film, but sweet because I couldn't have thought of a better trip to use it on.
One of Rachel's latest adventures is the debut of her adorable shop called Mignon Kitchen Co., a curated (and handmade) shop of minature kitchen tools, pantry goods, and packaging and table accessories. All items are tastefully curated, down to the cutest little sprinkles and sporks.
All I can say is, Congrats Rachel, and I am so excited for this new endeavor of yours!
One of the very few (but lucky) perks about being petite is that I can fit into the larger sizes from the kids' section, and pay a cheaper price. Not that I wear kid sizes often, but when they're as cute and adorable as these crewcuts pieces, I am all over it.