All posts in San Luis Obispo

Steven is awesome! Honestly, if you don’t know Steven you should. If I had to have a formal design “crew,” I would totally include him at the top of the list. He is a very kind person and a great designer, but I can’t tell you what he actually designs. Top secret stuff for sure. I am sooo thankful that AIM, Adium, iChat all that stuff exsists, because it is what makes it possible for us to say hello and share design links. Oh, we talk about life too and strategize. I get pretty sad when Steven has the day off, because I don’t have anyone to chat with about design!

Guest Artist: Steven Hasagawa
Designed and Mailed from: San Luis Obispo, CA

Steven’s words to me: “I hope you get to learn by succeeding every so often too!”
Thanks Steven! It’s ok to fail also, but you have helped to prevent that by promoting the project and supplying me some addresses to send to.

Lawren is fabulous! She is a new mom and a freelance graphic designer. She has encouraged me throughout this whole project. Even during my days when I like to try and bestow wisdom on my readers, which is usually very funny to me a few days later. I tend to think I am just crazy, but it’s fun, so hopefully you have enjoyed it. Thanks Lawren for taking time out of your newly extra busy and fun filled life by drawing me a postcard. PS – You get bonus points for using one of my favorite color combo.

Guest Artist: Lawren Ussey
Designed and Mailed from: San Luis Obispo, CA
Portfolio: - I forgot to mention Lawren is also flower ninja!
Follow: @mizManzanita

Karen had said this quote is exactly how she feels about life. As no two circles are the same, no two day in your life should be the same – variety is the spice of life!


Mmmmmm… Sando.

Some how last night San Luis Obispo, California came up in conversation. There are so many things about good ole’ SLO town that I will always love and miss after 6 year stint their for college + being a young professional. I still have many friends and designer-ly friends there, plus my parents still own the house I lived for all but my first two years. I have so many fun memories, but the thing I think of first is SANDWICHES. Ok, weird to you probably, but I now live where there is ONE, only ONE good sandwich shop in town and it is only open on weekdays. There is another one but its 40 minutes away, however it is always worth the drive to PDQ. San Luis Obispo is the land of fabulous sandos. Yum!

Honestly, I have been thinking of visiting for all the great food there, to see some awesome peeps and inhale many sandwiches! Favorite notable sandwich shops…
1. High Street Deli
( Cal Turkey, duh!)
2. Gus’s
(Make your own, always love that they have sprouts and cucumber.)
3. Lincoln Market & Deli
(The Tassajara Delight is a must! The HJ sauce… Yum!)
4. Gourmet Deli at Old Edna
(Turkey & Cranberry sauce… sooo good!)
5. Ben Franklin’s
(A childhood favorite. We always got a sando from here on the way home from Grandma’s in Santa Maria. Not everyone’s favorite, but I love the mountains of lettuce they put on their subs!)

So that is my list. I can’t wait to visit hopefully in the near future!

Lastly, a fun link, oldie but a goodie: Scanwiches


Mr. Robot and his Love Bug.

Don’t ask me how I came up with this one… but, I will say it’s inspired by two lovely people. One of which has signed up for the Wandering Poste mailing list. They are very fun loving, slightly dorky, but awesome people.

Anyways, just a little fun with a Robot and a lady bug. I am very happy with how it turned out, so they might just have to make another appearance down the road.

Happy Wednesday!


Congratulations to my designer in crime, Mr. Daniel Triassi!

Danny graduates tomorrow, Saturday, June 10 from California Polytechnic State University! I am so proud of Danny for working hard and pumping out some fabulous work in his last few months of college. He has grown so much as a designer in the short time I have known him and is well rounded with his fabulous writing skills!

Danny and I met a couple years ago, when he had tracked me down to talk about the “Unconventional Oddities,” which was my senior project at Cal Poly. We bonded instantly talking about design, Schwinn bicycles and style. Since then we have talked constantly, sharing ideas, critiquing work and hopefully will be attending a rescheduled Adele concert soon. I could talk for hours about this kid, but in the end it is all summed up by saying I am so proud and can’t wait to see all the work you produce in the future!

Happy graduation day and happy moving home to lovely San Francisco!

PS: If you are attending graduation from Cal Poly this year, get Danny’s autograph on your commencement program! He designed it!