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Sunday
Jul312011

Pre-order sale, 10% off everything!

Going to a concert this year or wanting some new gear to celebrate the best rock band in the world? Well check these out!

Now taking pre-orders for the 5 Against 1 design and Wave design on shirts, tank tops and hoodies. They are available in black, brown and navy. Pick the perfect color and size just for you. You can read more about the contest winning Wave design here, and on the Pearl Jam website.

I have also extended my 5 Against 1 and Tree of Knowledge designs to tote bags.

If you place an order this week, you will get
an additional 10% off your entire purchase!
I am accepting orders until SUNDAY, AUGUST 7th

These are American Apparel shirts, 100% fine jersey cotton, and made in the USA. I work with a local silkscreener to make the shirts - feels good to support local small business.

The tote bags are 100% cotton canvas. A great eye-catching bag you can sling over your shoulder. The 5 Against 1 design is done in white ink on a black bag, and the Tree of Knowledge is printed in a rich chocolate brown on a natural beige bag.

(Click for larger view. Examples shown on mens' shirts, and ladies' shirts, tank tops & hoodies)
Example of design on back of hoodie
PRICES
Shirts: $20 USD ($2 extra for 2XL and 3XL)
Tank tops: $18 USD
Hoodies: $40 USD
Tote bags: $15 USD
Shipping: $5 US priority shipping and first class to Canada, $10 for international first class (1-2 pieces). Add $1 for each additional piece.

SIZES
Mens shirt: S - 3XL - size chart
Ladies shirt: S - 2XL - size chart
Tank tops: S - 2XL - size chart
Hoodies: S - 2XL - size chart
Tote bag dimensions: 10.5" wide, 14" tall, 11.25" handle drop, 4.5" gusset.
Please note that the shirts run a little small. Tank tops will shrink an average of one size when put in the dryer. There are no refunds or exchanges.

HOW TO ORDER
If you would like to place an order, please send me an email with the following information:

- Name
- Email address for Paypal invoice
- Design and style (mens or ladies shirt, tank top, hoodie or tote), color (black, brown or navy) and size
- US/Canada or International (to determine shipping cost)
- Would you like to be added to my mailing list, for updates on future designs & shirts?

I will send you a Paypal invoice for payment.

SHIPMENT
Please allow 2-3 weeks for your order, upon receipt of payment. I will send an email when your order has been shipped.

* Pre-order deadline is SUNDAY, AUGUST 7th *

If you have any questions or need any additional information, drop me a line. I also have an Etsy shop where I sell prints of these designs and more! Stop by and visit sometime.

Thanks so much to everyone for your continued support, and for taking a look! :)

Monday
Apr062009

old friends

Yesterday started off as a sad reminder of what happened 3 years prior. My sweet cat of 13 years, Trixie, was put to sleep after fighting cancer for two months. I remember the passing of every pet, in great detail. Just hits me hard I guess.

After taking care of my friends' cute kitty in the morning, I decided to go do something fun. The weather was impossibly gorgeous, and The DeYoung Museum in SF was exhibiting a retrospective devoted to the great fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent.

Something that people may not known about me, is that I considered fashion design as a career early on. Not because I'm a fashion plate (clearly not the case!), but just the idea of incorporating my love of line in a tactile, 3D format. As a teenager I would gravitate to YSL's designs, having been a fan of YSL's mentor, Christian Dior. I remember clipping fashion photos of dresses that I liked, the combination of textures and clean lines.

I never got around to visiting the exhibit, and got the reminder Friday about it ending this weekend. Since everyone else I knew had plans, I just hopped in the car and zipped down to Golden Gate Park. The weather was spectacular. I had checked out the Warhol exhibit while I was there, which was interesting, especially the strobe light room. While I am not a huge fan of Warhol, I'll give him props. Never knew he was a huge classical music fan, so that was neat.

The YSL exhibit was incredible, examples from his entire career were on display, along with original sketches and fabric swatches. The main room had a wild selection of materials - feathers from ostriches, pheasants, vultures (!).

The dresses dedicated to his favorite artists were particularly beautiful. One jacket, inspired by Van Gogh's Irises, was meticulously beaded. You could tell the shiny beads were used on the edges of the "brushstrokes" and a more matted texture was used in the center of the stroke. The balance of detail and strong lines really resonated with me. Other costume-style gowns and haute couture was exhibited, and the place was packed. A couple dresses stood out to me...one was a white strapless crepe dress with a band of black tied down the center in the front. Sadly, they didn't allow photography (easier to sell the book in the gift shop), and due to the crush of the crowd (serves me right for going on a Sunday lol), I was only able to snag a hurried sketch:

I was so glad to see the retrospective, and it reminded me of what allured me to his work so many years prior.

Afterwards I strolled around the galleries, seeing old paintings I've visited for more than 20 years. The DeYoung was renovated a few years back, due to damage from the Loma Prieta earthquake. It still feels nice to walk past an Henri or Sargent...familiar. Was comforting in a way. Thinking of my dear kitty in the morning, felt right to see things that touch my heart.

Visiting museums like that is like visiting an old friend. Even with a different exterior, still contain beauty that continues to speak to me.