Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Etsy Front Page!

I woke up to some orders and a ton of visitors on Chunky Pineapple's Etsy shop today.  Nadene's SFEtsy Winter Wonderland treasury made it to the front page of etsy and we were lucky enough to be featured!
SF Winter Wonderland Treasury
I hope some of you come out to meet me and many of the other wonderful SFEtsy vendors at Urban Bazaar this Saturday!

1371 9th Ave
(between Irving St & Judah St)
San Francisco, CA 94122

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Gift Tags

For my second holiday greeting card design, I created a dark metallic blue and used a pretty cursive script to print Happy Holidays over a silver snowflake.  These festive gift tags are available on the Chunky Pineapple Etsy site in sets of five.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Wonderland Greeting Cards

We have been busy at Chunky Pineapple and have completed printing our Winter Wonderland holiday greeting card. 
The cards have been printed on white matte cardstock and baby blue linen cardstock.  I used light blue ink, silver for the snow and mixed a custom shade for the cardinal red.  The insides of the cards are blank so you have plenty of space to customize your holiday greetings and yearly catchup.

I also have an alternative style of the same theme that I haven't taken photos of yet.  The other design involves a bleed so that the trees don't end on the front of the card and actually "grow" over onto the other side.  I'll have those with me at the SFEtsy Winter Wonderland Holiday Bazaar on December 4.  I hope to see some of you there!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

World Maps

To those who know me, it is no secret that I am geographically challenged.  It's not that I wasn't asked to memorize various maps in junior high, including maps of the U.S. and Europe, but for some reason nothing stuck.  The only reason I could navigate NYC relatively well was because most of Manhattan is on a numbered grid of streets.  Yes, I often get lost in San Francisco.  Mr. CP finds this shortcoming both amusing and frustrating.

I've been saying for years that when I have children...there will be one big world map in their room.  If they ever wonder where a particular country is, they can go look for it right away for reinforcement...and if all else fails, at least they can hopefully learn something through osmosis.  The trick of course will be to find a map that is both educational and attractive enough to keep on the wall for years to come.

This map from the Future Mapping Company features metallic silver seas and beautiful corals and greens...pretty.
These Are Things prints world maps in 4 colorways.  Rust (shown above) is my favorite.  This map has a less detail than the one above, but has a cleaner look.

Using large world maps is a great way to add something to your walls without committing to wallpaper.  Though for those of you who really love maps, the Future Mapping Company and some others can customize a world map into wallpaper for the size of your wall. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Manhattan Tape?

This is awesome!  I NEED it!
WonderlandRoom on Etsy
If you've never been to WonderlandRoom's shop on Etsy, I am going to have to warn you now...don't go right after you've gotten your last paycheck...it's dangerous!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rice to Riches

This past Saturday was my birthday.  To celebrate, my sister had Rice to Riches shipped to me all the way from NYC!
{Photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid}
Rice to Riches makes a variety of flavors of delicious rice pudding.  Their selection changes daily.  They have traditional rice pudding for purists, but they also have seasonal, chocolate and fruit flavors for the more adventurous.  My special delivery contained Gingerbread Joyride.  So good!
{Photo by Robyn Lee}
Rice to Riches is located at:
37 Spring Street
between Mott and Mulberry St in New York City

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Wishlist

These new party dresses are so sparkly and fun!  Perfect for the holidays.
Rebecca Taylor

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dynamo Donut

Mr. CP was craving a donut on Saturday morning, so we walked down the block to Dynamo Donut.
{Photo by Jill Matsuyama}
For those of you who have never been, the selection of donuts is very unique and changes daily.  While I am not a fan of the chocolate ones (Chocolate Spice and Rosemary Chocolate were too dry for me), I really liked the lemon ones that I have tried - Lemon Pistachio and Lemon Szechuan.  The Lemon Pistachio is soft and isn't too sweet or heavy.  The Lemon Szechuan isn't as spicy as the name makes it sound.  In fact it's more of a tart lemon filling donut. 
{Photo by Pemshree Pillai}

We also tried the Maple Glazed Bacon Donut.  It was tasty, but it was very heavy.  I don't think I could eat one on my own, but sharing a bite here and there works for me.  =)
{Photo by Carlos Almendarez}
For those who like coffee with their donut, Dynamo serves Four Barrel.