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A few blogs that I keep an eye on (for obvious reasons). A little food, a little design, a lot of New York City: these beautiful blogs offer comforting color during a very cold winter. Enjoy!

Key:

1. The Color Kitchen

2. Kate Spade NY

3. Slow Like Honey

4. Love and Olive Oil

 

If you’re ever in need of a little holiday cheer–even in say, August–head to Santa Fe, New Mexico on Google Street View, where it’s Christmas all year round. It was incredibly fun going for an internet walk around the streets of Santa Fe while illustrating this map – the lights and garlands hanging from the lamp posts and balconies of the downtown area were very charming.

Besides perennial yuletide cheer, Santa Fe is a great city to illustrate. If ever there was an American town with a distinct look, it would be Santa Fe  –  flat roofs and wooden dowels along the  tops of  facades, rough stick fences and Southwestern architectural embellishments.

This bride requested a fully elevated map with the birds she saw on a Mackinac island map. Along with a few added icons to highlight wedding sites, this map was a Complex Elevated map. On the back (notice the “please turn over” at the bottom) is additional information for guests such as room rates and directions. Since this would be an out-of-town wedding, the bride and groom wanted to give their guests plenty of time to decide whether they could make it to Santa Fe, book flights, hotels, etc., so this map is a Save the Date with plenty of planning info.

This map was printed in-house on cream, linen paper and matching envelopes.