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Being designers we appreciate a good package, almost as much as what awaits us inside. It’s the drama maybe. Christmas wrapping paper has been in our designer lives since day one… so we have a fascination for these unfurling designs on commercial-grade paper.

We’ve assembled a small sampling from our Christmas wrap archive to share our enthusiasm this season. Funny thing… the wrapping paper has been saved, but who knows what the gift was in these colorful wrappings. Let’s open the flat-file and see what we’ve got…

left Our dear friends Sue and Marian were inspired by the rest of the “make your own” clan one winter, 20 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Look what my neighbors pulled off. This is a little bit of a Halloween recap, but it has to be mentioned on this blog. Kevin and Betsy across the street are masters in lantern making and of course a large gourd is a perfect form. The orange glow from a Jack-o-lantern is unique… nothing else communicates the same way as the candle light reflecting off pumpkin flesh.

Kevin took a Japanese saw and “sliced” clear through a hollowed-out pumpkin. Then the disks were restacked and set apart with toothpicks. I saw if from my window… not expecting it. “Look how wonderful, look what Kevin and Betsy did with their pumpkin” I said to my family. They came running. Some things on our street are now taken to be expected.

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