January 28, 2011

Lavender Postcards

Remember these? I decided to get back in the studio and print more of just the Flower Postcard. I love simple blank notes to send . . . maybe you do also.

January 26, 2011

Valentine's Day Winners

The winner of our Valentine's Day giveaway are Angela R. & Johanna B!! 
Congrats to these ladies!! I hope they find sweet ways to use their goodies. Thanks for all of the super sweet comments and stay tuned for more Giveaways :)

ps. I love roses. & Today at lunch, my sweet husband, stopped by to drop some off to me.


I've been learning to cook and bake since I was very young. And am slowly trying to learn traditional french pastry methods. I can't wait to try some of the most delicious looking recipes in this book from the French Bakery Ladurée. Oh, and the book design and packaging is just stunningly beautiful. I wish everything was made with such thought. I hope to visit one day soon.
ps. the winner of the Valentine's Giveaway will be announced shortly.

January 22, 2011

Sweet Valentines Hearts

A sweet friend of mine makes all sorts of beautiful pottery including these tiny Ceramic Hearts. We are hoping to open her an etsy shop of her own soon!

January 19, 2011

Valentines Giveaway!!!!

Hello there & Happy Wednesday!! I thought appropriately for the holiday of Love, we'd share some of our love inspired Humunuku Goodies

We will be giving away a set of I love You Gift Bags & a set of Romantic Love Notes, each to two different participants. If you'd like a chance to win please email us at humunukushoppe@gmail.com with the subject of the email VALENTINE'S DAY GIVEAWAY, letting us know you'd like to participate in the contest. We will stop taking entries on January 26th. 

January 18, 2011

Vanilla Cupcakes with Whipped Caramel Ganache Icing & Sea Salt

As a child, I always imagined becoming a pastry chef when I grew up. I took many candy making & baking classes and bought tons of books and tools. 

When I lived in Brooklyn, I started my own small baking business. I'm not sure I could do it again as a job, but in my own home, on a small scale, I am seriously in LOVE with baking still. 

January 13, 2011

Once Penny Black

We are so pleased to share that we have a new stockist! This sweet espresso bar in Newcastle, Australia will now be carrying our line Humunuku Shoppe goods. If you are in the area, please stop in and say hello, it looks like a wonderful place for coffee.

espresso bar
Handmade chocolates and stationery
111 hunter st mall newcastle

January 12, 2011

Salmon Nicoise & Sunday Brunch

This past sunday we had a few wonderful friends over for brunch. I made my fav. brunch menu Salmon Nicoise & Scones (lemon & blackberry). Also made a delicious Apple Cake.  It's so nice to be in the kitchen sometimes and even nicer to share delicious food with those you love. A perfect winter day, lots of wintery snow outside & warm espresso & tea inside.

January 7, 2011

Engagement Shoot

We shot Kevin & Janelle a few months ago in Utica, NY. Kevin is a painter and college friend. These two are planning a summer wedding & super cute together. See more photos here . . . 

January 6, 2011

Valentines Day Cards . . . .

"My bounty is as 
Boundless as the sea.
My love as deep;
The more I give to thee,
The more I have, 
for both are infinite." 

William Shakespeare

I know it's a silly holiday, but I love anything romantic. So I designed a couple of valentines. They'd also be sweet for a wedding . . . 

Hand Lettered

This year is shaping up to be a great one. I have an amazing new intern, set up a more efficient screen printing studio, working on some new projects for Humunuku, and am hoping to travel a bit more. 

I love hand lettered type and have always wanted to learn calligraphy.  It's pretty hard for me, but fun.  I'm also researching different materials to use in the future, like paper and envelopes that are sustainable and conscientiously made. We already do custom design & print through the shop, but this is the beginning of what I hope will be a beautiful line of WEDDING goods for the shop

January 2, 2011

Photos in the Snow

A friend and I had a fun day running around taking photos in the snow. It was very cold, but the light was beautiful and it was great starting to shoot film again.