Jason Roussos T-Shirt Design Takes 2nd


I'm Number 2. I'm Number 2. Roussos takes 2nd.

My design took 2nd place in the company-wide T-shirt design contest.

The Shepard Fairey inspired design beat out 33 other designs to lose to a "I heart twins" dual tap kegerator design. Yep, it's that kind of company.

Original Roussos

I managed to get the President/COO Jason Roussos to pose in an Obama-like manner looking hopeful and up and to the left and traced his image in illustrator. Man, that was a lot of work. First place gets their design printed on shirts for the entire company and $250. Second place gets a pack of Hanes Beefy-Ts and 2 Ken's Tacos. This, unfortunately, was my idea. Had I known, I would have said second place wins $500 and a week's vacation.

Roussos T-Shirt Dark Grey

Roussos is a real character - in a good way. He's pretty hilarous and a good sport. He agreed to get the shirt printed because he wants to have a shirt of himself and I get one, too. I wonder if I can get it printed on a dress. Perhaps this can be my first foray into fashion design. Roussos screenprinted apparel. I like it.

Here's what happened the last time I won second.


Sick Day

Cover Your Cough stitch pattern by stitchdutchess on Etsy, $4.50

Lungs in a Jar by yourorgangrinder on Etsy, $18. Jar not pictured

I feel icky. I actually felt ickier last week, but went to work anyway because my vacation and sick days are one in the same and there are very few of them. Bad decision. I didn't get much rest this weekend and have a really gross sounding cough. So, I'm taking my sick day today and getting some rest.

Cute pocket tissue holders in pretty patterned fabrics will brighten a sick friend (like kathy phantastic)'s day.

Cheerful Pocket Tissue Holder NEW by LAMdesigns on Etsy, $9.38

I love the colorful buttons.

Enchanted Forest Pocket Tissue Holder by linascorner on Etsy, $5.50

Travel or Pocket Tissue Holder/Cozy by jennadesigns on Etsy, $8.00

Wood You Be Mine?

White faux bois log by somethingshidinghere on Etsy. Two things I love in one: faux bois and letterpress. I once wanted a faux bois mirror from West Elm. It sold out, and I was sad.

I still want a letterpress. Hint Hint.

Trend Watch: Elephants

Lil Phan bought a new tea elephant tea pot from Mod Cloth. It's really cute, and it's also available at Target.

I've been seeing elephants in housewares, furniture, home decor, jewelry, and accessories. Here are some of my favorites.

Elephant Trend

Which is your fave?

1. Elephant Cool Mist Humidifier, CompactAppliance.com
2. Striped and Spotted Elephant Giant Paperclips, cynicalredhead on Etsy
3.Giant Elephant Charm Pendant, lemonroom on Etsy
4. Gold Yoga Elephant Necklace, SeaUnicorn on Etsy
5. Couture Necklace, UntamedMenagerie on Etsy
6. Busig Tray, IKEA (discontinued)
7. Zoology Elephant Teapot, Target
8. Vitra Mini Eames Plywood Elephant, Unica Home
9. Welcome Baby Girl Card, imeondesign on Etsy
10. Elephant Pillow, Elsewares
11. Tails and Trunks Socks, Anthropologie
12. Dream Mullick Silver Elephant Charm Necklace, Max and Chloe