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!”

Check out her —> Tumblr | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

 

 

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!!

27 Comments

September 12th 2012

this is amazing emma! loved the video. i’m curious what her house will look like when it’s finished!

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emmadime
replied on September 12th, 2012 at 9:55 AM

@alex,

me too!
From what I can tell… gorgeous!

September 12th 2012

This is truly lovely! and so inspiring. Thank you so much!

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September 12th 2012

i have a huuuge smile on my face from watching this! you’ve captured the essence of kristine so perfectly – the purity of her spirit & passion shines! and wade’s eye for detail is a-ma-zing.

kristine – i feel lucky to have crossed paths with you. architecture x paper.. yay!

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emmadime
replied on September 12th, 2012 at 9:56 AM

@VV,

I’m so glad you feel the video was true to kristine. She is pretty hard not to love so it was easy***

September 12th 2012

So good!!

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September 12th 2012

This video really is amazing! thanks for sharing, it really adds something to the post.

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September 12th 2012

Holy moly, this studio tour did not disappoint! What a fascinating lady with a fascinating job. This is an amazing post emma, truly amazing! xo

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September 12th 2012

oh my. i dont know what i love more- her boots…the dog…or that friggin’ awesome studio tour! so inspired.

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September 12th 2012

Love it! So inspiring. I kind of wish I was her bff. And I love that her dogs name is bagel!

xo

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September 12th 2012

This was so Inspiring. to watch this morning! She is adorable!

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September 12th 2012

she is -so- adorable!!!!! & her story of how she started her journey with letterpress… just amazing. i am such a geek for letterpress & seeing this just makes my blood go! thank you for sharing another wonderful feature. i’ll definitely have to keep presshaus in mind for my next letterpress project. :)

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September 12th 2012

Chills, loved this. Not only watching and hearing her story, but seeing her literally build her dream. please follow up and show another video when her house is COMPLETE!! xo

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September 12th 2012

such a rad feature! kristine is so crazy talented. her home looks like it’s going to be a total stunner. what a wonderful look into her craft + life. thanks for sharing emma!

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September 12th 2012

I totally dig this… she seems so rad!

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September 12th 2012

It was an absolute treat to see kristine on EmmaDime today, I absolutely adore her (and Bagel). It was wonderful to see Presshaus LA behind the scenes too. Fantastic post!

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September 12th 2012

Very cool, great video! I envy her – I learned letterpress in a short one month class this summer and fell in love with it!

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September 12th 2012

Oh I am so glad you featured Kristine, her adorable bagel and her soon to be fabulous home!! I got the change to hang with her recently in her studio as well! She is such a lovely lady!!!

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September 12th 2012

LOVED SEEING KRISTINE, WHAT A WONDERFUL VIDEO! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BUSINESS KRIS!!

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September 12th 2012

wow, what a beautiful person and artist! following your blog has given me such a greater appreciation for graphic design/type and all things paper related too! it’s so inspiring and uplifting to see individuals like Kristine who devote themselves to the core of their craft and do it with such passion and devotion. :))

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September 12th 2012

I love that you found an amazing craftsperson and (pretty lovely) friend just down the road! Beautiful clip Emma, I love this series – thanks for sharing…

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September 12th 2012

cutie! it kinda makes me want to get a pup and name him CROISSANT!

rachael

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September 13th 2012

Beautiful photography and editing in this video, Emma!! I can see why it made you so happy. And seriously… Bagel is the cutest pup ever! (and I have my own pup who is pretty darn cute, so you know I’m telling the truth). ;-)

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September 13th 2012

how lovely! she did a project for me and was the kindest gal and I’m pretty sure my heart is still with bagel…

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September 16th 2012

Wow. That was so fantastic. i adore her laid back style and that video was so well done and really inspiring.

Kacie

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September 24th 2012

Wonderful- seems like a sweetheart and your cards are fantastic! Most certainly keeping her in mind when its card time around here ! :)

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September 26th 2012

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