My friend is going to San Francisco so obviously I am jealous. Also, I am now craving toast. Why? Read this.

I made her listen to this story on This American Life (start at 40:00 if you only have 20 minutes). It gave me goosebumps.

This American Life : No place like home

I love hearing how something begins… like a business or a name. I also love toast and cinnamon toast reminds me of my mom too.


There was a time when I made a lot of marmalade… and it was suggested that I start my own jamming business. “Miss Meghan’s Marmalade”. Cute and catchy! Who knows, maybe it will still happen – I did have a successful strawberry jam run this summer.

What about you? How do you like your toast? Any business plans worth sharing?

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Photo from Pacific Standard

secret santa

I am flying to Montreal today for “work”, mixing business with pleasure with a day in the office followed by the holiday office party. With this in mind, here is a gift guide for the designy people in your life.

designer guide

A. See Jane Work Basic Desktop Organizer / B. PANTONE Mug / C. Ikea cashewnot plant pot with saucer / D. Jack Spade elastic leather standable tablet cover / E. Jayson Home brass coloured pencil set / F. Tom Dixon’s the Golden Rule / G. cdock clock and dock / H. Seltzer CMYK Magnets / I. The Seven Year Pen – Eco-Friendly, Swiss-Made / J .Tattly THINKIN OF A MASTER PLAN tatoo / K. Studio Hinrichs’s 365 Typography Calendar / L. Poppin Lime Green Starter Set / M. Beats Studio Over-Ear Headphones / N. Words Brand Give ‘em Helvetica & Will Design for Money T-shirts / O. Kikkerland Dino Memo Holder / P. Pablo and Fernando Pardo’s Pixo LED Table Lamp / Q. Sign Painters, Chronicle Books / R. Rifle Paper co. ‘Get It Done’ Notepad / S. Kate Spade say the word ‘’live color fully’’ paper weight