#1,785 Ben’s First Day + Apples.

I woke up to a day that was so absolutely wonderfully regular. No film crew to prepare for, no urgent work to do. Just a regular day.

With one exception—it was Ben’s very first full day on the self-employed full-time grind. He did so much that I normally would’ve had to do on my own that I don’t know how I was managing to get it all done before today.

And this afternoon we got a very special delivery from Quarry Hill, the apple orchard I’ve been doing all the branding, web design and packaging work for over the last several months.

I was blown away by how amazing the experience of opening up this enormous fruit crate of fresh apple varieties, honey, maple syrup, and apple sauce was. I felt nostalgic for something I’ve never experienced—which is the mark of a good product, I think. It was so cool to see all the pieces I’ve been designing come together in this one lovely, vintage-inspired package. You can find all their gift crates and boxes here if you’re looking for a yummy and unique gift to send someone over the holidays.

And then we had a little apple tasting party at Jim and Mal’s and tried about half the varieties in the box. Have you ever had a suncrisp apple??? Do yourself a favor and make that happen STAT.