Thursday Inspiration: Handwritten Notes

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helloluckyletterpressNataly was featured on the air waves this week (if you didn’t get a chance to hear the radio interview you can tune in here). A man called in to share that he’s created the habit of writing three positive notes to people every single day. It made me think about the last time I gave someone a handwritten note just because. His estimation of writing almost 30,000 personal notes over his lifetime inspired me to start writing. Whether it’s for upcoming Father’s Day, an “I miss you”, “Get well soon” or something to simply say you’re thinking of someone, try to send some notes this week. You can’t measure the amount of happiness you’ll bring to others.

Above are some letterpress notecards that inspire me, made by Hello Lucky, a San Francisco based letterpress and design studio.

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Thursday Inspiration: Bright Side of the Road

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Imagine our surprise when we stumbled upon this amazing public art installation right around the corner from Happier Headquarters. Our CEO Nataly happened to be on a photo shoot when she passed by this new garden space.

Titled Bright Side of the Road this “guerrilla gardening” is a part of Fort Point’s Art Walk and was created by artists Michael Moss and Claudia Ravaschiere. It brings a burst of color (and happiness) to a previously unused space. They chose to use the color orange because it represents enthusiasm, creativity and vitality – some of the same reasons why we chose Happier orange to represent us! I think this side yard is the perfect addition to our neighborhood. You can find it between buildings on 345 Congress Street. Feel free to stop by to see us too around the corner at 319 A Street.

Learn more about Art Walk here and see…

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Thursday Inspiration: Sky Art

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French artist Thomas Lamadieu said, “My artistic aim is to show a different perception of urban architecture and the everyday environment around us, what we can construct with a boundless imagination”​.

Lamadieu photographs architectural cityscapes and imagines characters within the space of the open sky. It reminds me of when I was a kid and we were told to look up the sky to see the characters appearing in the shapes of the clouds. Remember how happy we’d be spotting a whale, a rabbit, a dinosaur! I was delighted to find that there is a Cloud Appreciation Society that continues to document these findings! Take a minute to look up to discover something in the sky or the clouds. Perception and imagination can completely affect our happiness.

See more sources of inspiration on my design blog!

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