For Valentine's Day this year, we wanted to share the kinds of gifts we would get for each other, or even for friends. Gifts that have a little more thought or meaning behind them.
We love this quote by W. Somerset Maugham:
"To acquire the habit of reading is to create for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life."
We saw it in print at one of our favorite shops in Oakland, BOOK/SHOP, (which has since closed!), and the framed version has been hanging proudly in our home ever since.
When shooting at our house, our friend Marielle Chua snapped the photo of the frame, which had accumulated a leftover swatch of our early Canyon thank-you cards and a little prism Casey got for Ally as a gift.
We felt that the photo captured the spirit of Canyon Coffee, and so we did a limited-run print. We also added our motto on the back:
"We believe in the ritual of coffee to bring us together, adding beauty and warmth to daily life. Enjoy it, as with all things, in balance."