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classics?

Earlier today, Xochitl tweeted this: Return to the classics? A trend with Paper that I'm noticing with our clients. Stationers, what do you think? http://t.co/5ci3tEKs44— Xochitl Gonzalez (@theblogsmaid) June 18, 2013 Since the Royal Wedding, pundits and professionals alike have posited that the wedding industry would trend towards sophisticated and elegant. I think florals, stationery, and food probably are all heading this direction.Here's the thing: I'm not too concerned about the trends and I hope you aren't, either. Sure,...

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Beck’s + Edison

Music Mondays: because life's better with a soundtrack.You may have noticed that I have a thing for collaborative projects. This particular project adds the dynamic of juxtaposing the old and new: bringing together the folks at Beck's beer and some fine audio engineers to revive a century-old technology. The wax cylinder was a precursor to the phonographic disc and the subject of one of my favorite viral videos.I'm always fascinated by the process of iteration...

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my friends are cool: pine-stock

My good friend Matthew of Penny and Finn has a lovely side project with his dad called pine-stock.They're the subject of a giveaway hosted by A Beautiful Mess - you know - the folks that make that iOS photo app all the hipsters are using and the subject of my scorn?(And that website always makes me think of these guys)So, anyway, Matthew's work is incredible and you should definitely watch this video and go to...

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MUSIC MONDAYS: Jazz Giant Mulgrew Miller

Music Mondays: because life's better with a soundtrack.Last week, the jazz world lost a true giant. Pianist Mulgrew Miller passed well shy of 60 years old. He was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and a sideman from some of jazz's greats throughout the 80's and 90's. Perhaps my favorite project was Grew's collaboration with bassist Ron Carter and guitarist Russell Malone - the Golden Striker Trio. The title track (seen and heard in the...

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