hi everyone! thanks so much for your rad comments in the radisson hotel giveaway, i read them all. it was so great to get a peek into your lives and read where you’d go and why! there were also some stories that really pulled at my heart strings, i’m so grateful this was a random contest and not something where i’d have to choose! the winner has been chosen and notified. hopefully i’ll have more opportunities like this in the near future for those of you who didn’t win.
on another note, i have exciting news! i’ve been working with the amazingly talented aileen cheng on a blog re-design. we’re going to make this place easier to navigate, better to look at and add in a few new features to improve it overall. below is a sneak peek, the new logo! since we technically don’t live in the hills anymore, but i still have attachments to the name and the idea behind it, i wanted a new interpretation that better reflects where we’re at. aileen, you’re incredible. the logo is beyond what i could’ve hoped for, especially with the random mess of inspiration i gave you. how you manage to crawl inside my brain and produce exactly what (even when i have no idea what that is) is really incredible. thank you a million times over. blog friends, i hope you like it, i can’t wait until you see the rest!
Great job, Aileen! I agree, she's one of the most talented (not to mention sweet!) gals out there! Loving the new logo and can't wait to see the rest of the blog re-design!
congrats! new logo is awesome!
Digging the new logo, Sarah! How exciting
love love love the new logo!
Love the logo and I can't wait to see the blog's redesign! I agree about Aileen – she's one of the most talented (and sweet) gals around!!
So excited to see!!
awww, thanks sarah and everyone else!!! i always love our collaborations! can't wait to share the blog redesign with all of you!
So exciting! I'm working on a re-design no too and it's so nerve-wracking/exciting! Love your logo design!
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I'm curious why you chose that image for your redesign. I just recently went to a conference with a keynote speaker who spoke extensively about appropriation of native american symbols (his name is Ariel Luckey and he's an amazing performer/poet-check him out!) so it interesting that this would come up just as I'm returning from my trip!
thanks so much everyone, so happy you love it as much as i do!
@ashley- how cool, i bet that was fascinating! googling ariel luckey now…
i chose it because i wanted the home symbol to not be so literal (ie: a house with a triangle roof). you can read more about my colorful history of different homes here: http://www.ahouseinthehills.com/ahouseinthehills/2012/7/17/what-a-house-means-to-me.html
i also loved the graphic appearance of the teepee and am always a huge fan of triangles. i'm also obsessed with things that feel like summer camp, and for me this logo has that feeling. so there were a lot of reasons, hope that answers your question!
i love it! aileen did an awesome job! i'm bummed i missed out on the giveaway but i'll definitely be staying tuned for the next one!
LOVE the logo! cant wait to check out the rest!!