Friday, March 16, 2012

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I've known Drew and Elise since my days in school. Drew and I worked together in the design department of the university library where he introduced me to the Fleet Foxes...for which I am forever grateful! Elise and Drew are a pretty dynamic duo. Drew is the voice behind the band Parlor Hawk,  a web developer/graphic designer, and the genius behind this newly released limited edition version of typography scrabble. Elise is a beautiful photographer, a blogger, and a monkey whisperer (one of my favorite of her posts, ha!). Thank you Drew and Elise for being a part of My Better Half!


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DREW
1) Often speaks in a stream of consciousness—but only in an accent.
2) Collects vintage anything and shoes. The man probably has more shoes than you.
3) Drew is a dreamer.

ELISE
1) Prefers big forks & little spoons. I did not even know you could have a preference.
2) Enjoys long conversations with self while sleeping.
3) Documentaries make Elise want to "Save The Dolphins."

THEIR STORY
The first time Elise and I saw each other, she was working at a cafe. I came in with a crowd of people after John Vanderslice insisted that we all meet him for gelato after one of his shows. When I walked in through the door of the cafe, all I could see was Elise, across the room, standing on a chair. Whatever happened beyond that night, to me now is a blur. She's all I can remember.

We later met each other, and coincidentally kept meeting. Soon enough, we were never not meeting each other. After so many times, we quickly became best friends and couldn't stand being without one another. Those that say true love isn't real—they are wrong.

Thank you Drew and Elise for being a part of My Better Half!

Photos taken by Elise Capener.



24 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I'm obsessed with that typography Scrabble game. Such a smart idea!

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  2. that scrabble typography is perfect. one of my favorite interviews yet -- such a fun couple! x

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  3. I always get this big smile on my face when I read this series.

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  4. Love it Amanda! Thanks again!!! xoxooxoxox (lovin the big illustrations! so cool!)

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  5. what a great series. its so inspiring to read different peoples stories.
    thanks
    -k

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  6. Oh my gosh! That's so cool Amanda. I just recently this week saw that typography scrabble version. It's beautiful! That's pretty cool that you know the designer behind that lovely piece. You know quite a few intriguing couples.

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  7. I love this! I'm so happy you introduced me to Drew - he is just the nicest, and they look like the cutest couple.

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  8. i love discovering amazing talents in your better half series! note to self must add 'typography scrabble' in my birthday/christmas wish list! ha ha ha. wow!

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  9. Wow! Drew and Elise are my buds and so I just found your site! This is one of my favorite things I've seen in awhile!! Amazing!!!

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  10. Yup, love this series!!! This couple is super cute-- and I love the graphics Amanda. So good!

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  11. Oh goodness, they're so cute and charming!

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  12. They are ridiculously cute and lovely. I'm so obsessed with this series!

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

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  13. What a sweet pair! And I teared up at the way they talk about love and each other!

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  14. This is really sweet!

    I prefer small forks & big spoons! ;)

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  15. such a romantic sentiment! i'm loving this series! xoxo

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  16. so, so glad you do this series. it's adorable.

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  17. everything in me wants to see those animating...

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  18. these are just so good. i agree, animation would just push you over the edge!

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