Watch us make our The Bronx Map Print
I’m so excited that we finally did this! We took a little video of how we make the maps for our City Maps series. First we draw the neighborhood map (not shown because it takes for-ever), the we make the drawings into clipping paths. Next we import jpgs of our patterns until the whole map is bursting with bright JHill pattern. Here you can see how Juliana made our new map for The Bronx. Patterns in Play from jhill design on Vimeo. Here is a look at the final The Bronx Map Print. We also just finished maps for St Louis, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Coming up next… Austin and Dallas! Which city would you want a neighborhood map print for?
moodboard: cape town, south africa
The Cape Town, South Africa City Print pattern was inspired photos of sunlight glittering on ocean waves. Dancing bits of light in rays of sunshine. Magical right? I can almost feel the sun while imagining it.
moodboard: nashville, tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee inspiration for our Nasville, Tennessee pattern and maps.
imagine: the st louis Jewel Box
I love that this little greenhouse built in St Louis, Missouri’s Forest Park is named the Jewel Box. I imagine opening the art deco doors and being met with a wave of heat and sparkling, bejeweled flowers. It was designed by architect William C. E. Becker and built in 1936. The Jewel Box consists of over 4,000 panes of glass framed by patina-ed copper. A frequent, (and lovely), spot for St Louis weddings. CREDITS: Jewel Box sketch by moi, Jennifer Hill. // Bejeweled flowers a la Pinterest // love this moody instagram photo by Maureen Breena via STL Mag // beautiful straight-on photo by Mark Scott Alben // This HD photo by The Barbarian. Unreal.
pittsburgh muse : andy warhol
I’ve been a fan of Warhol’s forever. I loved his artwork, his sensibility and him as a socialite. My friend Ben has a bit of Warhol in him, you should check out his photos and follow him on instagram. The post pittsburgh muse : andy warhol appeared first on JHill Design.
how to make a sparkling peach cocktail
Having a liquor store open below our studio has spurned a few more cocktail hours over here. We planned on doing this peach cocktail because we’ve been inspired by our Atlanta pattern and the studio has been a gazillion degrees. Of course the day we made them it is 60 and raining. C’est la vie! They were just the right mix of sweet and savory. A great brunch cocktail to replace your tired Mimosa.
our Atlanta Pattern inspiration
Peaches, bikes and southern cooking - inspiration for our Atlanta pattern.
ALINEA // BUCKTOWN // THE CUBS // DOGS WALKER EVANS // FERRIS WHEEL // GIORDANOS // HUMANITIES FESTIVAL // ICE SKATING JAZZ FESTIVAL // KUMA CORNER // LINCOLN PARK // MUSIC BOX // NAVY PIER O’HARE // PEDWAY // “Q” // RIVER // SKYLINE TRUMP TOWER // UNION STATION // VENUES // WRIGLEY FIELD // XAVIER YACHT CLUB // ZOO (all images from linked websites or via wikipedia)
What to eat in Chicago
Dear Chicago, your food is so delicious. From the high to the low… I’m always excited to visit and always return to Boston 5lbs heavier. Thankfully I have in-laws and dear friends who live in Chicago, and at least once a year I get to put on a few Windy City pounds. Thank you to my Chicagoan sister + brother-in-law, Adriane and Anthony for putting this round up together. ~ JHill 1. TACOS With the sizable hispanic community in Chicago comes a plethora of delicious South American cuisines. Rick Bayless has made Mexican famous, as has the ultra-hipster Big Star in Wicker Park, but we prefer the corner places such as the El Milagro Tortilleria. 2. GIARDINIERA …because that’s what an Italian Beef is really all about. At least, it better not be for the cooked to death beef and soggy bun. Ew. Maybe that’s the East Coast talking. Like to pickle? Here’s a great recipe from the NYT. 3. GARRETT POPCORN Out here, popcorn is sold everywhere. The classic cheese and caramel combo is equal parts so – so Midwest and so, so delicious. Garrettpopcorn.com 4. PACZKIS (Pronounced, loosely, ‘punch-kee’). Basically the best jelly doughnut you’ve ever had. This was one of the first truly Chicagoan (by way of Poland) items we ate in the city. 5. DEEP DISH PIZZA Pequods. That’s it. Forget Unos. This is it– super fresh, oozy, slightly burnt crust at a no frills joint near Lincoln Park/DePaul Campus. Many will disagree. They are wrong. Pequodspizza.com 6. HALF ACRE DAISY CUTTER PALE ALE The darling of Chicago… A perennial from brewers located smack dab in Lincoln Square on the North Side. halfacrebeer.com