Friday, March 27, 2009

Letterpress studio

Last weekend I was at Home Depot with my husband. As we walked back to the car and passed by their pre-built sheds, I told him that I thought I was going to need my own studio for all my letterpress stuff. At this point, I have one small letterpress printer, three paper cutters (one of which will be about 5 feet tall once I get it put back together), two large cabinets for the metal type that I'm slowly accumulating, plus lots of other goodies like paper, ink, cleaning solutions, etc. Letterpress printing is the type of venture where you find that no matter what you have, you always need more. Or want more. It's insanely addictive.

When I told him this new need I have, it was a bit like saying to him "I'm going to need my own live-in maid and masseuse." So, imagine my delight when he said "I saw that coming that weekend we went to Denver." (He's referring to the trip when I picked up the 5-foot tall paper cutter, the two large cabinets of metal type, etc.). In my world, that, my friends, is pretty much all the approval I need to start working on the plans for that little studio.

I saw this little summer house this morning over at Remodelista, and it is perfect! Wonderful natural light, a woodburning stove for stupid mornings like this where it is 22 degrees (bye-bye, plum blossoms!), and plenty of space for all my stuff. So much space, in fact, that I wouldn't be limited to just one little press...


  1. just found your blog, really interesting life you have led! i wish i had more time to surf, there is so much stuff i am missing, just not enough time in the day to take it all in...

    love this little cottage, tiny has such appeal to me~

    thanks for stopping by my blog, i see that the kite runner and 3 cups of tea must be close to your heart living in afghanistan.


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