Monday, November 23, 2009

Dee & Lala

So, who's Dee and who's Lala?

Christen Cutrona is "Dee". A family nickname that was shortened from Christie Dee (a name literally given to her by her older sister the day she was born). A proud mom of one, owner and creative director of designeka, a boutique graphic design studio.

Mable Lee is "Lala". With an affinity for all things paper, she took a letterpress class and fell deeper in love with the paper arts. A few years and 7 presses later, she is the brains, muscle and proprietor of Lala Press, a design and custom letterpress studio located Los Angeles.

When Christen and Mable met in a design group in 2007, they knew immediately a collaboration was in the future and shortly thereafter, Dee&Lala was hatched!

Together these two produce some extremely fantastic letterpress cards and wall prints. You can find Dee&Lala's original artwork on their letterpress wares in over 200 stores across the US and abroad.

Here Christen answers a few random questions from the HHD crew.

What do the holidays mean to you?
A time to step back and spend quality time with family and friends.

What inspires your creations?
The observation of life and it's wonderful little quirks.

If you had to be an animal for one week, which animal would you choose to be? And what would you do?
No question, a bird. Who doesn't want to fly?

What's your favorite drink?

Coffee. I've been drinking coffee since I was 5.

Did you have a crush on a TV character when you were little? Spill it!

Randolph Mantooth from Emergency 1. Crazy.

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