The pen AND the sword are mighty indeed!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2009


Great news! There’s an awesome new shop at Etsy called Ink and Sword and you may see a few familiar things in there. Life with Tigers Creative Director and Chick-in-Charge Karen has teamed up with Illustrator/Photographer/Designer Jed Dore for a collaborative project featuring way cool art and design prints! Come by and check it out…you’ll see the ‘ol familiar Pet Public Service Announcement prints but you’ll also see the amazing Superstition Series. My favorite is the Naked Lady on a Boat, for sure!!!

…and yes, I was referring to myself in the third person. i HATE that! 🙂

Sniff, Sniff….Helllllllloooooo

Posted by on Oct 29, 2009


New item alert! New item alert! Woot. Woot. Woot.

Drop somebody an overdue “Hello” on some cool miniature note cards. These come in a set of 5 blank cards with matching envelopes. People would love to hear from you in a format that’s more personal and doesn’t include the words “tweet” or “thread”. Dogs say hello by sniffing each other’s butts. Before you try the same and land in jail, just send one of these “well, hello” butt-sniffing substitute note cards. Available in the shop today!

Ooooooh, that’s awesome!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2009


Everybody here at LwithT HQ was delighted to find that we’ve been on a few people’s radar lately. First, we were pleased as punch to see some familiar cards featured on Design*Sponge. Now, we read this blog daily, so we’re not sure how we missed it…must have been busy in print-making land. Then, it got even better, when we discovered some wonderful words about us on Ohdeedoh, which is in kahoots with Apartment Therapy. Thank you so much for taking the time to feature us!

Also, just so you know, there’s a few more prints in the shop and some awesome things to come!

I love print. I love TO print. Print is good.

Posted by on Sep 24, 2009


So it is with great pleasure that I introduce the newest line of goodies to the Life with Tigers shop…Pet Care Art Prints! Leash your dog, wash your cat, don’t kill your fish and a bunch of other designs are now in production. There are already 4 prints available in the shop, with 6 more on the way. Affordable. Cool. Informative. Did I mention cool?

Fresh off the assembly line!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2009


Meet Cosmo, Tweak and Blip. They are the first of the new “Softbot Series” of dolls developed here at LwithT HQ. They can be programmed to guard your remote control, monitor the ice cream levels of the refrigerator or simply keep you company. Best of all, they do so in “quiet” mode…which is great…because nobody likes a mouthy robot. Visit them in the shop.

Elephants on Parade

Posted by on Aug 26, 2009


Here they come…Hippety hoppety…but they’re not pink! A new blank greeting card design hit the shop today with more on the way. Joining them are, for the first time, topiary mobiles with bugs suspended from them. Head on over there to take a peek!

Behind the Scenes at LwithT HQ

Posted by on Aug 12, 2009

There is a new topiary design coming to the shop soon, and Ashes here is art directing the photo shoot. The first prototype did not pass inspection, and was promptly eaten by our Director of Operations, Shadow. Although these are not catnip toys, and are not intended for cats, marketing indicates that these tree topiaries have an appeal beyond their main target market.

1% inspiration

Posted by on Jul 29, 2009

There’s a bunch of new things being created over here at LwithT HQ, and while not all of them involve sewing, that’s still my main focus. Whenever I get too distracted by fancy new reciprocating saws or two-part epoxies, I take a gander at these fellows:


These rabbits are handmade from Kimono fabrics, and quite possibly one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. Just holding one in my hand all those years ago rekindled a long dormant interest in sewing and creating with fabrics. They fit in your hand and have such delicate little personalities. They watch over us here and remind us everyday…hey…you should be sewing!!!

Whew! Updates make us sleepy

Posted by on May 30, 2009


Yes, yes, we are aware it’s been a while, but it’s not like we were ditching school or anything. We were hard at work updating the Etsy shop with all matter of stuff. We got dogs. We got chimps. We got cards. AND we have the triumphant return of the severed leg catnip toys!!!! Updates are still happening over the next few days, so get your party hats on!

Roll out the Rollei

Posted by on Apr 11, 2009

A recent trip to California resulted in a wonderful surprise! It seems that my father remembered some obscure reference I made a year ago that I was looking for a certain old camera. On a recent trip to his local flea market, he found these…

JACKPOT!
I’m touched that he remembered my search for an operational Rolleiflex, and giddy that he picked up the Ricohflex as well for what he referred to as “decoration”. Now I need a little instruction from my favorite photographer, Jed, who turned me on to these wonderful cameras to begin with several years ago.

THANKS DAD for the VERY early birthday present. I’ll always think of you when I use or admire them!!!