About Jamie Bartlett

Jamie is a graphic designer and co-founder of A Pair of Pears, a blog and design company based in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband started their blog as a way for them to share their adventures and all things design. Since college, they've both fallen in love with letterpress printing, and now have two presses of their own.

In a Word: Feathers

There is something about feathers that I just love. It’s probably the soft texture or lovely colors and patterns they have. They can be used just as they are naturally or modified to be bright and bold. It’s crazy to think these little beauties contribute to a bird’s ability to fly.

roundup of feathers by Jamie Bartlett / featured on dearestnature.com

I really love how feathers add a little bit of a wild feel whenever that are used. How do you feel about feathers?

About Jamie Bartlett

Jamie is a graphic designer and co-founder of A Pair of Pears, a blog and design company based in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband started their blog as a way for them to share their adventures and all things design. Since college, they've both fallen in love with letterpress printing, and now have two presses of their own.

In a Word: Wool

I know you’re probably thinking, “Wool? Jamie, really?” It’s still 90 degrees outside. I know, I know, but you see autumn is my favorite season and it’s just around the corner. I can’t help myself. I am ready for the cooler weather and everything that comes along with it, including lots and lots of wool.

wool roundup by Jamie Bartlett / featured on dearestnature.com

The last few days I’ve been knitting a friend of mine a wool scarf. It makes me wish the weather outside was a little drearier so I could cuddle in a chunky wool blanket and drink a nice mug of hot apple cider. We’ll get there. I guess I just need to be more patient. For now I’ll pass the time crocheting the granny square blanket I’ve been working on. By the time that is done it will be nice and chilly outside. Just the way I like it.

About Jamie Bartlett

Jamie is a graphic designer and co-founder of A Pair of Pears, a blog and design company based in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband started their blog as a way for them to share their adventures and all things design. Since college, they've both fallen in love with letterpress printing, and now have two presses of their own.

In a Word: Camping

I’ve been dying to go camping all summer. It’s the perfect way to have some relaxation time and get out and enjoy nature at its best. My favorite part is sitting around the camp fire with friends and enjoying good food and fellowship. We just got a Dalmatian puppy and I’m sure he would love to come along.

camping roundup by Jamie Bartlett / featured on dearestnature.com

I’ve only ever camped in Colorado and now that we live in Southern California I wouldn’t mind giving beach camping a try.

About Jamie Bartlett

Jamie is a graphic designer and co-founder of A Pair of Pears, a blog and design company based in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband started their blog as a way for them to share their adventures and all things design. Since college, they've both fallen in love with letterpress printing, and now have two presses of their own.

In a Word: Birds

I’ll be completely honest: birds scare me. Mostly the birds in the cities or zoos that are too comfortable around people for their own good. The wild ones, the ones still in nature aren’t so bad. They seems sweet and keep their distance but still come close enough to see and enjoy all their pretty colors. I can deal with those ones especially if they are perched in one of those typographic birdhouses.

birds roundup by Jamie Bartlett

About Jamie Bartlett

Jamie is a graphic designer and co-founder of A Pair of Pears, a blog and design company based in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband started their blog as a way for them to share their adventures and all things design. Since college, they've both fallen in love with letterpress printing, and now have two presses of their own.

In a Word: Basil

I’m kind of on a slight basil kick right now. Ok, maybe not so slight. Probably because It’s the only thing I’ve grow that seems to flourish.

I bought a large plant of it at Trader Joes. Not only does basil have so many uses, the smell of it is just devine. It might just be my favorite herb. I would highly suggest making strawberry basil lemonade or adding it as a topping to your next homemade pizza. Trust me on this one folks, you won’t regret it.

basil roundup by Jamie Bartlett

What are some things you use basil for? I would love to hear your ideas. I have a whole plant to use up.

About Jamie Bartlett

Jamie is a graphic designer and co-founder of A Pair of Pears, a blog and design company based in Los Angeles, CA. She and her husband started their blog as a way for them to share their adventures and all things design. Since college, they've both fallen in love with letterpress printing, and now have two presses of their own.