4.24.2008

the dailies: angie from poketo.



So excited to bring back another exciting edition of The Dailies! I've been slacking on getting these together; my apologies, but we're back with a bang and Angie from Poketo! What a lovely, busy day she has, bursting with creativity--- see below! [Thank you SO SO much, Angie dear!]
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7:30 am: wake up. sleep some more

8:00 am : get out of bed. take shower.



8:30 am: make coffee. Don Francisco is our new favorite coffee. Today's breakfast is cottage cheese and strawberries. Ted liked the combination but I didn't. I wanted yogurt and strawberries instead.



9:35 am: get a few things from the garage to send out to online shoppers and drive to work. we live in Echo Park in Los Angeles and our studio is in downtown LA, which is only about 5-10 minute drive.



9:45 am: get to work. check email and flickr, our favorite thing ever. we're both totally addicted to it. Ted's been slowly posting pictures from our trip to Glasgow. It was a totally magical time. We were part of the Glasgow International Arts Festival, Scotland's equivalent to the Whitney Biennial. We worked with a Glasgow-based gallery, Hitherto, to put together a Glasgow Artist Series Wallets. At the opening night, Stevie Jackson of Belle and Sebastian along with Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub and 1990s played! We shot some videos and put them up on flickr and Youtube.



10:00 - 12:30: lots of little things. taking pics of the zines that we brought from Glasgow and Edinborough and putting them up online. there are so many amazing talents. Edited some texts and put up more pictures for the Travel Journal. we used it on our travel in Scotland!



12:30: lunch break. went shopping yesterday and bought food for work. i usually make lunch for our assistant and interns. we have a wonderful assistant, emmanuelle, who quit her much coveted yet "soul crushing" job at a top talent agency in Hollywood to come back and work for us. She was our first ever intern. she actually is the one that convinced us that we might need help. before her, having someone to work with us never even occured to us. i remember talking to a writer at NYTimes and saying "yes, we do everything... everything from start to finish, ideation, creation, packing orders for stores and individual shoppers, going to the post office, everything." and i murmured to myself. "we should really find an intern." he actually printed that line in the article!



Today, I made oven toasted open sandwiches with roasted bell peppers, sardines, sun dried tomatoes, fresh mozarella cheese topped with a little olive oil. It was yummy. We love food! If you look at our flickr, you'll see at least 50% of our photos are of food.



1:30 go back to work. take some more pictures of the zines. trying to figure out how to use facebook while ted is working on a short video of our trip. Talk to artists giving feedback, directions. Emailed with collaborators.



2:30 have a short meeting about the upcoming Poketo Warehouse $5-10 SALE on 5/10 at 510 S Hewitt #506 Los Angeles 90013 from 10am -5 pm(we thought about doing 5am -10 am but didn't think many people would show up and 5pm-10pm would be conflicting with too many people's saturday night schedules). so dorky i know but don't you find it so catchy and fun? [editor's note: YES!] we were very excited about all the 5s and 10s. haha.

this is our first warehouse sale ever. we'll be selling wallets, tees, plates, stationery and even some one-offs and archived items. And for those of you who missed the First Editions Prints Show, here's your second chance to check it out! we still have all the prints hanging on our wall. come over for some good tunes, cupcakes, and discounted goodies! [editor's note: I will SO be there.]



3:00 pm - 5 pm: do some more little things... emails, some more short bursts of brainstorming. looked at artists designs, feedback, art directions, and etc.



5:00: ted's working on a video promo. i take a little flickr break. i'm really addicted to it!



5:30: going back to work.

7:30: Tonight is a late night. Finished uploading all the zines and nervous system's jewelry. Ted finished making the video promo and is on our youtube.



8:00: went up to the rooftop for a little breather before going home. it's a warm night tonight. We never get tired of the LA's night skyline.



8:30: by the time we got home my mom was almost done making dinner for us. she comes over at least 1 or 2x a week. it's so nice to have mom's food. she's a phenomenal cook. tonight she made little pancakes with fish and squash along with some soybean paste soup with tofu and onion. yummm...



9:15 we don't have cable so most of our channels are always fuzzy, some slightly more(NBC) some very fuzzy(CBS), and some semi-clear(KCET, ABC). we just use rabbit ear antenna. We were flipping through the channels and found a show called "Secrets of Magic" that showed how all the magic tricks are done. now we know how a magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat, how a woman gets locked up in a box and comes out unscathed after all the knives go through her and etc. it was pretty fun despite how cheesy it was. =)



10:00 we tried hooking up the tv to the computer and tried streaming 30 Rock, our new favorite show, just discovered last week. We're pretty late on catching up with TV shows. We only discovered LOST about a year ago when all the hoopla had already died down.



10:30 my mom wanted to look at all the pictures from Scotland. We took over 1000 pictures so it took a little while.

11:30 Pretty beat. getting ready to go to bed now.

22 comments:

Krissy said...

Did I tell you how much I love the dailies? Seriously. Reading about her day just made mine better :)

design for mankind. said...

Awww, thank you, Krissy! I love them, too. :)

Nidhi said...

I love* Poketo. And I remember Angie being super sweet and friendly at the Prints Show. YAY for warehouse sale!

Nidhi said...
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erinn said...

I would love to work for them and have my boss make me oven toasted open sandwiches with roasted bell peppers, sardines, sun dried tomatoes, fresh mozarella cheese topped with a little olive oil for lunch. Yay for the Dailies being back, not that they ever really left. I am going right now to check out Poketo.

design for mankind. said...

I know, Erinn--- right? Will work for lunch. :)

Barbara said...

Love the dailies... and how cute are those mushroom pillows, and those plates with the illustrations, and lunch sounds amazing, and the gorgeous skyline at night...

becca said...

so glad the dailies are back!

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

i love poketo!! they are awesome!

heidi said...

love it! And, i wish Angie's mom would cook for me. YUM.

design for mankind. said...

ME TOO!!! :)

dailydesignspot said...

real fun day! i wish i could find your mumma at our place cooking up a beautiful meal like that.. yumyum! wish i was in LA for the sale.. sounds like a great event.. and just so you know.. i would have been there in the early am (getting up a 6am right now for work to bike there.. yikes!).. anyho.. thanks for letting us into your life.. and erin.. thanks for all your hard work to put all this amazing stuff together! erin erin erin erin (sort of like a cheesy chant where first one guy starts to clap in the quiet crowd and then someone else joins in.. and they .. hey.. what do you know.. everyone is stand ing, clapping and chanting.. ) maybe not.. ha.. sorry
ps- work is SO CRAZY.. i miss the 'blog world' so bad!

Samantha said...

Soo obsessed with Poketo, great to see who's behind it all. Angie is so nice.

Mrs.French said...

I love the "dailies"!!!! Thanks for introducing me to Poketo...why haven't I seen this wonderful site before?!

painted fish studio said...

i still love the dailies! it's so fun to see what how creative people spend their day. i hope you continue them forever and ever!

design for mankind. said...

Oh I will, dear--- don't you worry! :)

mado&co said...

Waouh! I love the "drawing the line the future is illustrated"

JinG said...

What a brilliant entry of the dailies! I'm totally jealous of your mum's cooking, haha!

Did you get to check out the Glasgow School of Art by Charles Rennie Mackintosh while you guys were up in Scotland? Hope you did!! =)

Kelly C. said...

AWESOME! i love the dailies!

poketo said...

jing, yes we did go to GSA. Took a tour of the school. Too bad they didn't allow us to take pictures inside the building but we'll upload some here soon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/poketo/

Marilyn said...

What a great daily! I'm totally craving strawberries and cream cheese now, thanks!

Shiny Black Shoes said...

ohhhhh i just love this! i love it when people share what they do in a day, i find it inspiring! thanks for sharing :)

welcome.

because beauty lies in the details of design. in the pencil shavings, in the blueberry waffles. the vintage dress, framed portrait, old postcard.

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4.24.2008

the dailies: angie from poketo.



So excited to bring back another exciting edition of The Dailies! I've been slacking on getting these together; my apologies, but we're back with a bang and Angie from Poketo! What a lovely, busy day she has, bursting with creativity--- see below! [Thank you SO SO much, Angie dear!]
--
7:30 am: wake up. sleep some more

8:00 am : get out of bed. take shower.



8:30 am: make coffee. Don Francisco is our new favorite coffee. Today's breakfast is cottage cheese and strawberries. Ted liked the combination but I didn't. I wanted yogurt and strawberries instead.



9:35 am: get a few things from the garage to send out to online shoppers and drive to work. we live in Echo Park in Los Angeles and our studio is in downtown LA, which is only about 5-10 minute drive.



9:45 am: get to work. check email and flickr, our favorite thing ever. we're both totally addicted to it. Ted's been slowly posting pictures from our trip to Glasgow. It was a totally magical time. We were part of the Glasgow International Arts Festival, Scotland's equivalent to the Whitney Biennial. We worked with a Glasgow-based gallery, Hitherto, to put together a Glasgow Artist Series Wallets. At the opening night, Stevie Jackson of Belle and Sebastian along with Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub and 1990s played! We shot some videos and put them up on flickr and Youtube.



10:00 - 12:30: lots of little things. taking pics of the zines that we brought from Glasgow and Edinborough and putting them up online. there are so many amazing talents. Edited some texts and put up more pictures for the Travel Journal. we used it on our travel in Scotland!



12:30: lunch break. went shopping yesterday and bought food for work. i usually make lunch for our assistant and interns. we have a wonderful assistant, emmanuelle, who quit her much coveted yet "soul crushing" job at a top talent agency in Hollywood to come back and work for us. She was our first ever intern. she actually is the one that convinced us that we might need help. before her, having someone to work with us never even occured to us. i remember talking to a writer at NYTimes and saying "yes, we do everything... everything from start to finish, ideation, creation, packing orders for stores and individual shoppers, going to the post office, everything." and i murmured to myself. "we should really find an intern." he actually printed that line in the article!



Today, I made oven toasted open sandwiches with roasted bell peppers, sardines, sun dried tomatoes, fresh mozarella cheese topped with a little olive oil. It was yummy. We love food! If you look at our flickr, you'll see at least 50% of our photos are of food.



1:30 go back to work. take some more pictures of the zines. trying to figure out how to use facebook while ted is working on a short video of our trip. Talk to artists giving feedback, directions. Emailed with collaborators.



2:30 have a short meeting about the upcoming Poketo Warehouse $5-10 SALE on 5/10 at 510 S Hewitt #506 Los Angeles 90013 from 10am -5 pm(we thought about doing 5am -10 am but didn't think many people would show up and 5pm-10pm would be conflicting with too many people's saturday night schedules). so dorky i know but don't you find it so catchy and fun? [editor's note: YES!] we were very excited about all the 5s and 10s. haha.

this is our first warehouse sale ever. we'll be selling wallets, tees, plates, stationery and even some one-offs and archived items. And for those of you who missed the First Editions Prints Show, here's your second chance to check it out! we still have all the prints hanging on our wall. come over for some good tunes, cupcakes, and discounted goodies! [editor's note: I will SO be there.]



3:00 pm - 5 pm: do some more little things... emails, some more short bursts of brainstorming. looked at artists designs, feedback, art directions, and etc.



5:00: ted's working on a video promo. i take a little flickr break. i'm really addicted to it!



5:30: going back to work.

7:30: Tonight is a late night. Finished uploading all the zines and nervous system's jewelry. Ted finished making the video promo and is on our youtube.



8:00: went up to the rooftop for a little breather before going home. it's a warm night tonight. We never get tired of the LA's night skyline.



8:30: by the time we got home my mom was almost done making dinner for us. she comes over at least 1 or 2x a week. it's so nice to have mom's food. she's a phenomenal cook. tonight she made little pancakes with fish and squash along with some soybean paste soup with tofu and onion. yummm...



9:15 we don't have cable so most of our channels are always fuzzy, some slightly more(NBC) some very fuzzy(CBS), and some semi-clear(KCET, ABC). we just use rabbit ear antenna. We were flipping through the channels and found a show called "Secrets of Magic" that showed how all the magic tricks are done. now we know how a magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat, how a woman gets locked up in a box and comes out unscathed after all the knives go through her and etc. it was pretty fun despite how cheesy it was. =)



10:00 we tried hooking up the tv to the computer and tried streaming 30 Rock, our new favorite show, just discovered last week. We're pretty late on catching up with TV shows. We only discovered LOST about a year ago when all the hoopla had already died down.



10:30 my mom wanted to look at all the pictures from Scotland. We took over 1000 pictures so it took a little while.

11:30 Pretty beat. getting ready to go to bed now.

22 comments:

Krissy said...

Did I tell you how much I love the dailies? Seriously. Reading about her day just made mine better :)

design for mankind. said...

Awww, thank you, Krissy! I love them, too. :)

Nidhi said...

I love* Poketo. And I remember Angie being super sweet and friendly at the Prints Show. YAY for warehouse sale!

Nidhi said...
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erinn said...

I would love to work for them and have my boss make me oven toasted open sandwiches with roasted bell peppers, sardines, sun dried tomatoes, fresh mozarella cheese topped with a little olive oil for lunch. Yay for the Dailies being back, not that they ever really left. I am going right now to check out Poketo.

design for mankind. said...

I know, Erinn--- right? Will work for lunch. :)

Barbara said...

Love the dailies... and how cute are those mushroom pillows, and those plates with the illustrations, and lunch sounds amazing, and the gorgeous skyline at night...

becca said...

so glad the dailies are back!

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

i love poketo!! they are awesome!

heidi said...

love it! And, i wish Angie's mom would cook for me. YUM.

design for mankind. said...

ME TOO!!! :)

dailydesignspot said...

real fun day! i wish i could find your mumma at our place cooking up a beautiful meal like that.. yumyum! wish i was in LA for the sale.. sounds like a great event.. and just so you know.. i would have been there in the early am (getting up a 6am right now for work to bike there.. yikes!).. anyho.. thanks for letting us into your life.. and erin.. thanks for all your hard work to put all this amazing stuff together! erin erin erin erin (sort of like a cheesy chant where first one guy starts to clap in the quiet crowd and then someone else joins in.. and they .. hey.. what do you know.. everyone is stand ing, clapping and chanting.. ) maybe not.. ha.. sorry
ps- work is SO CRAZY.. i miss the 'blog world' so bad!

Samantha said...

Soo obsessed with Poketo, great to see who's behind it all. Angie is so nice.

Mrs.French said...

I love the "dailies"!!!! Thanks for introducing me to Poketo...why haven't I seen this wonderful site before?!

painted fish studio said...

i still love the dailies! it's so fun to see what how creative people spend their day. i hope you continue them forever and ever!

design for mankind. said...

Oh I will, dear--- don't you worry! :)

mado&co said...

Waouh! I love the "drawing the line the future is illustrated"

JinG said...

What a brilliant entry of the dailies! I'm totally jealous of your mum's cooking, haha!

Did you get to check out the Glasgow School of Art by Charles Rennie Mackintosh while you guys were up in Scotland? Hope you did!! =)

Kelly C. said...

AWESOME! i love the dailies!

poketo said...

jing, yes we did go to GSA. Took a tour of the school. Too bad they didn't allow us to take pictures inside the building but we'll upload some here soon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/poketo/

Marilyn said...

What a great daily! I'm totally craving strawberries and cream cheese now, thanks!

Shiny Black Shoes said...

ohhhhh i just love this! i love it when people share what they do in a day, i find it inspiring! thanks for sharing :)