Friday. How sweet it is.
Today's Fancy Friday is inspired by the launch of the new Tirz Bakeshop branding – and because staring at lovely photos of sweets all month have me craving a cupcake somethin' fierce.
You can sweeten your day by downloading this wallpaper for your computer right here :)
Tirzah (Tirz) Pfister is a really, really good baker. She lives for it, and you can taste it. She is bringing her passion to life by launching Tirz Bakeshop. Tirzah puts a special touch into every part of her baking – quality ingredients, melt-in-your-mouth taste and exquisite presentation.
Tirzah lives in Zurich, Switzerland and we were so happy to be able to work with her while she was visiting Canada. Tirz has an eye for beautiful aesthetics – beyond her sweet creations – which makes her a delight to work with. We explored quite a few different avenues for the Tirz Bakeshop logo brand. It had to be timeless, legible and appeal to a wide range of age groups. Hand lettering was a must, and we decided on a custom hand lettered slab-serif – friendly and not too trendy.
We look forward to seeing how her packaging turns out – gold foiling! Yes!
From the sketch book...
A secondary graphic was created to use as a sub-logo within the brand. We produced a rubber stamp for packaging to give that real made-from-scratch feel. Rubber stamps are... awesome.
Keep up with Tirzah on instagram ( tirzahpfister) to drool over her baked goods!
I worked on a few updates for City Chapel today and thought I should share. I have been so fortunate to work with the lovely folks at City Chapel to develop branding and identity, website design and some other graphics for them. City Chapel is a small (but growing) church in the heart of downtown Red Deer. The are lead by a team of great people who desire to engage in their surrounding culture.
The City Chapel logo is sleek modern and timeless. When beginning sketches, the goal was to involve meaning, without looking stuffy or typical. The mark displays a gathering, or community. It also represents the two C's from City Chapel. The rings of the C's also have twelve sections, representing the twelve disciples – discipleship being a core value of the church. A bold sans-serif typeface was selected for the text to appear strong and current. A bright palette was chosen to get noticed, and display the vibrancy of the church community.
The team at Redpoint Design helped bring this website to life – you can check it out at www.citychapel.ca
We created big colourful slides for the website outlining the church's main convictions.
As a family journeying in faith together, we agree and share that the focus of our ministry is to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) in the spirit of the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37–39) because of the Great Exchange (2 Corinthians 5:21). This is fulfilled as disciples of Jesus Christ are made. God is glorified as we manifest His presence in doing so (2 Timothy 2:2; 1 Corinthians 10:31).
An image for The Gospel of John was created to highlight a series that was going to carry on for over a year.
This is my first summer living in British Columbia. I can't even get over how much I am enjoying it. I love how most of the foods we buy, come from a farm within just a few kilometres of where we live. I especially love the abundance of summer berries. We've been spending quite a few sunny afternoons at are newly beloved Krause Berry Farms picking, eating and learning about berries. It is amazing. Nothing beats a fresh berry dessert in the summer, and to avoid having the oven on, I opened up a favourite cook book for inspiration and served our weekend guests a simple custard with fresh berries. You should probably make some too – recipe below.
I doodle – a lot. I go through ridiculous amounts of black felt pens and coiled sketch books. I love the way ink looks on paper, and how the curls of an uppercase "K" can go so many different ways. I am a believer in the lost art of hand-lettering. I just love it. Sometimes I doodle strange things, and the odd time it makes sense.
I've learned so much in the last few years. Tylor (my husband) and I strive to Live Simply – think more about what we're purchasing and where it comes from, Eat Well – think more about what our bodies need and where our food comes from, and Be Kind – that's kind of a given, even though it can be tough sometimes :)
Spice up your computer desktop with this little number – download right here.
Summer is officially here, and if you live in B.C. you will be enjoying some blissful hot, rainless, blue sky days. Ice cream is one of my favourite treats for any time, but it tastes even better enjoyed outside in the sun – pure summer.
One of our favourite places to get a cool cone is at Edaleen Dairy, just a quick zip over the border into Washington you can enjoy two scoops for $1.89. You also can't go wrong visiting La Casa Gelato in Vancouver – over 218 flavours – including oddities like blue cheese, fennel and malt vinegar.
If you're Alberta folk, make sure you indulge at Village Ice Cream in Calgary – probably the best cone I've ever had. Their salted caramel makes me weak in the knees, and their coffee ice cream uses Phil and Sebastian beans and brew – win. For the Reddeerians out there, be sure to track down Peppermint Andy's Ice Cream Wagon this summer. The wagon is often parked at the Wednesday Downtown Market and Food Truck Fridays, located at Cool Beans Bus.
What is YOUR favourite summer ice cream spot?
You can download this summery ice cream desktop wallpaper here.
When it is over +30 and humid, there are only a few things that you really want to do. To get out of our sweaty house, Tylor and I took some friends to visit what is becoming one of our favourite hangouts – The Fort Winery. Nestled in the beautiful Glen Valley area, the windy rural drive to the winery is a treat in itself. Founded in 2001 by a tugboat captain and a cranberry farmer, The Fort was born. The winery boasts a shaded green outdoor seating area, beautiful tasting room and places to enjoy picnics in the sun.
This place has changed our minds about fruit wine. You won't find "juicy" wine here. Their wines are grape-free, they are different, and they are excellent. The cranberry wines are our favourite, which seems fitting as there is a cranberry patch on the same land.
After a tasting we settled in on the patio with our packed picnic and a pitcher of sangria to share. It was crisp, refreshing and not too sweet. A perfect way to deal with the heat.
Thanks to Hannah, Tatiana and Tirz for spending the afternoon at The Fort with us and thanks to the awesome staff for serving us so well, as they always do :)
The Fort Winery is located in Glen Valley, 5 km east of Fort Langley village at 26151 - 84 Avenue, Langley, BC. You can learn more about them at thefortwineco.com.
Happily married to a handsome fellow named Tylor, she is a graphic designer, paper lover, hobby crafter, culinary adventurer and an all-round creative enthusiast.