Friday, August 31, 2007
Today's hot card is from Stationery Station in Highland Park, Illinois. They came to us with a great design idea, and we made something that exceeded even our expectations. Have a great weekend, everybody! We'll be back on Tuesday.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
To spice things up here today, we're offering a one-time-only contest. We recently (don't ask how) came into the possession of a "Lord of the Rings" movie poster, and we're feeling generous. The first person to leave a response on this blog entry to the following question will receive the poster via the U.S. Postal Service, shipping included. (Current employees of Luscious Verde are barred from entering the contest. Get back to work.)
What university did Liz, our operations manager, attend?
Go, go, go!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Say you have a stake in naming a future baby (like our co-owner Wendy, who is four months pregnant). We highly recommend a visit to the Social Security Administration’s list of popular baby names. It lists the most used American names (sorted a bunch of different ways), going back all the way to the 1880s. Want to know how many Jacobs were born in 1957? They have the info.
What turns out to be the most interesting is the information at the bottom of the list, that is, the least popular baby names. Did you know that 236 boys were named “Joy” in the 1930s? (They probably had a lot of joy in their lives, at least until they got beat up at school for being named Joy.) Or that one of the least popular female names of the new millennium is, in fact, “Unique.” There are a little over one thousand little Uniques running around out there. How, uh, unique.
-- Khalid Davian Maximo (a.k.a. Rob) @ L.V.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
This hot card comes to us from Parchment on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. In addition to doing great holiday, Bar/Bat and wedding cards, we can also do charming party cards, like this one for a party in London. The customer chose one of our motif options, turned it into a pattern, and changed the colors to make this delicious invitation. Cheers!
We'd like to take this opportunity to address a few rumors going around on the "blogosphere" about Luscious Verde.
- We will not be performing on the Video Music Awards with Justin Timberlake. On the day of the VMAs, we will hopefully be in Miami mixing our new album with Timbaland.
- We are not romantically involved with Brad Pitt. We are simply close friends, and we wish Brad and Angelina all the best.
- We will not be featured in R. Kelly's new chapters of "Trapped in the Closet," parts 13 through 22. Even though we traveled all the way to Chicago and used all of our contacts via our operations manager Liz, Mr. Kelly declined to feature us. We respect his decision and hope he reconsiders in the future.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Today's hot card comes to us from two members of the Luscious Verde family: Lindsay, assistant operations manager, and Megan, who says she doesn't have a title, but we all know she works extremely hard. Being good friends, they recently moved in together in Cleveland Heights, and decided to celebrate by getting totally cool moving announcements. They may be monsters, but they're our monsters.
Also, a few weeks ago, our head designer Jason married his lovely wife Sarah in Portland, Oregon, and now we have photographic evidence that it occurred. All the Luscious Verde bigwigs were there, and a wonderful time was had by all in attendance. All together now: Awwwww!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Jason, head designer: Recent honeymoon to the San Juan islands off the coast of
Jaclyn, materials manager: Riviera Maya, off the coast of
Mandy, graphic designer:
Beth, graphic designer:
Stacey, print production: Sailing in the
Kelly, print production: the Detroit Electronic Music Festival
Melissa, print production:
Mandy and Rachel, production artists: a forthcoming road trip to
Jesse, assistant to the plant manager: Legoland
Laura, production artist:
Megan, “I don’t have a title”: Trip to
Chris-Anna, co-owner: Backpacking through
Wendy, co-owner: Honeymoon in
-- Rob @ L.V. (whose favorite trip is the drive to work every day)
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
...isn't on fire. If you tried to get in touch with us earlier this afternoon, we were briefly indisposed with a non-emergency that nonetheless required the presence of good souls of the Beachwood Fire Department (again). Long story short, we had a faulty fluorescent light that was giving off a weird, non-toxic smell.
We got to hang out in the parking lot for half an hour after we evacuated, and many L.V. employees participated in an impromptu game of Duck, Duck, Goose. We're back now, and no cards were harmed in the making of this blog posting. (Thanks to the recently-married Jason for the cell-phone pic.)
Monday, August 13, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
P.S., we'd like to give a shout-out to Jason, our head designer, who's currently on a plane heading towards Portland, Oregon, where he's going to get married on Sunday. It won't be the same this next week without Jason's unique insights on life, love and contemporary R&B.