Archive for May, 2015

Our May Mixtape

Well, we sure waited until the last possible moment to post this, but this month’s jams are finally here. This mixtape is the product of campfire sing-a-longs, Big Sur road trips, new music from friends, college rock shows and of course, a little internet discovery. Kick back and click, tap or however you’re gesturing these days.

Dude, not seeing the cassette tape above? Listen here.

Mail Your Heart Out: 5 Reasons to Send Greeting Cards

Snail mail has been warming hearts and keeping the USPS in business for many moons, but most people wait for Hallmark holidays to send greeting cards. What’s up with that? It’s time to start a revolution my friends, and all it takes is a few bucks and some minimal effort. Here are 5 reasons to mail your heart out!

Because you’re feeling sexy

It might be easier to tell that special someone you’d like to get real close with a card. These ones will do the trick.

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ABLE AND GAME

i-like-sexually
PAPA LLAMA

koozie
LADYFINGERS LETTERPRESS

Because a friendship bracelet isn’t enough

Where would we be without our most amazing friends? If it’s been awhile since you called or paid your cross-country companions a visit, send them a card to remind them that you’ll be homies for life.

tina-fey-amy-poehler
FAREWELL PAPERIE

thank-you-friend
THE GOOD TWIN

forgetting
FAREWELL PAPERIE

Because someone needs a reminder things will get better

Saying the right thing when times are tough isn’t always easy, but your loved ones need it now more than ever. Whether it’s making them smile or reminding them that you’re here for support, these cards will help.

well-sucks
EMILY MCDOWELL

oregon trail
ODD DAUGHTER PAPER CO

ice-cream
HARTLAND BROOKLYN

Because you’re over the Internet

Look, we all spend a lot of time browsing the ol’ www, but it should never compromise IRL relationships. Give these to your friends when they need a reminder that birthday greetings existed before Facebook.

facebook birthday
RANDY WALKER

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LADYFINGERS LETTERPRESS

online-profile
GREENWICH LETTERPRESS

Because…because!

At HM, we’re big fans of sending greeting cards just for the hell of it! So go ahead, go nuts, go apeshit.

saw-this
NICHOLAS JOHN FRITH

flawless
THOUGHTFUL PAPER

larry
GREENWICH LETTERPRESS

Sugarlump Coffee Lounge Mixtape

Sugarlump Coffee Lounge on 24th St in San Francisco is my go-to coffee spot. It’s bypassed by many in favor of Philz, but to me it’s a haven to read, relax, get some work done, or even eavesdrop on an interesting AA member conversation. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they’re into ecological, sustainable and green business practices. But perhaps one of the finest reasons to stop by here for your caffeine fix are the jams their baristas are bumping. With everything from punk rock to classical and new wave, I’m always pleasantly surprised by the selection and reaching into my pocket to Shazam a ditty to download later. I asked each of my friends there to select a few of their favorite songs to contribute to a mixtape that reps their wonderful cafe. Let them know what you think next time you stop by.

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sugarlump-coffee-lounge-mixtape

Listen on: Rdio | Spotify | YouTube

p.s. Thanks to Mary, Jordan, Don, Tosh, Marisela and Ryan for contributing to this playlist. Y’all are the shit.

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