Introducing my favorite letter-presser & new good friend, Kristine Arellano of Presshaus LA. Kristine and I met through a website called Inker Linker when I was looking for someone to spruce up my business cards. I typed in my area code and BOOM, I saw that there was a print shop literally a few houses down from me. I emailed her and within an hour I was walking down to her house for a chat. It’s funny how things work out sometimes. Since then, I have used her for all my new branding materials and couldn’t be happier with the finished product. She was recently featured in a book called The Vandercook 100 – it celebrates 100 years of printing on the Vandercook proof press and showcases 100 of today’s most significant letterpress printers who use the Vandercook press. What an honor huh??

As soon as I got to know Kristine better, I knew she would be the perfect Lovely Lady as well as, drum-roll… The subject of the second STUDIO TOUR here on Emmadime. ( if you missed the first studio tour with Satsuki, go here to watch it ) I’m going to let the video tell the rest of Kristine’s story! Sit back & enjoy… It made my heart really happy when I watched it for the first time!

…and now her favorite piece and why
” My boots because they remind me of how I wore them all year in Germany through winter snow & through the summer – and the necklace because my mister made it!”

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A HUGE thank you to Wade Koch for shooting & editing this video. I was blown away at the time & energy that he put into this studio tour. If only you guys could hear his story about getting that rooftop time lapse – so hilarious and incredible initiative!!