Update to Nemacladus tenuis Hook Pattern Design

By |2021-01-13T19:18:17-08:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Botanical Identification, Flower Design, Stories|

We aren't botanists, but we strive for botanical accuracy in our flower designs. It's a tricky business when you're dealing with slightly obscure flowers. So imagine our delight/horror/gratitude when a customer DM'd us about an inaccuracy in one of our designs! [Gasp!] [...]

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The Path of Ahiṃsā, and ‘Harm Less’

By |2020-12-30T23:39:44-08:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: Language, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We made a design for Ahiṃsā (अहिंसा) in the Devanagari Script (देवनागरी), and then we put the design on a shirt. A simple two color print with a graffiti-based style. So? What's the story, morning glory? What is Ahiṃsā (अहिंसा)? Ahiṃsā (अहिंसा), [...]

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What’s the difference between “color space” and “color profile”

By |2020-08-06T15:49:23-08:00September 16th, 2018|Categories: Stories, The Business|Tags: , |

We ran into this question as we were formatting our images for print. Here's a brief explanation on the difference between color spaces and color profiles. Basically, there are two primary Color Models: RGB and CMYK. RGB is based on a additive [...]

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Our favorite local BBQ place…

By |2018-08-20T16:49:42-08:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: Stories, Travel|Tags: , , , |

Is not a restaurant. It's actually a park: Cahuilla Hills Park in Palm Desert. We've been inviting friends for impromptu grillin' and BBQ parties for the past two months! We have our setup down—from folding table, lanterns, dinner & drinkware (comprised of [...]

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Night and Day…

By |2018-08-20T16:49:42-08:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Stories|

Yep, and there's a song that goes along with that... Frank Sinatra, and Ella sang it too.     Like the beat, beat, beat of the tom tom When the jungle shadows fall Like the tick, tick, tock of the stately clock [...]

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Aim 002: Parallel Pen

By |2019-10-02T21:17:16-08:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Saraswatī, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Yep, another aim, AING, aiṃ...(ऐँ) with chandra bindu for extra symbolism. The blue colors are for Saraswatī's affiliation with water. The composition focuses on balance without symmetry. Because of the way the glyph was constructed, I sometimes see an auṃ trying to [...]

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The Big Fagonia

By |2018-11-27T23:10:19-08:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: Botanical Identification, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A botanical geometry, by a maniacal geoffrey. Fagonia laevis (California fagonbush) has this awesome branching method with two leaves on the outside, followed inwardly by two sub-stalks, and then a bud/inflorescence/infructescence. Some of the pictures I've taken show two anthers out of eight [...]

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Trail Construction & Maintenance: Introduction

By |2018-08-20T16:49:44-08:00February 25th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , |

Introduction This is part 1 of a series of articles on Trail Maintenance. First off, you may be wondering why we're talking about trail maintenance and how it relates to ApothecaryCo or The Lazy Beetle. Well, for us, trail maintenance is directly [...]

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