Making Memories new Decorate Life: Home Décor book! It’s DONE!!!! Last Wednesday we got the call from our friends at Paragon Press that the book was on the press and we would be starting the first of 12 press checks. Jihae Kwon (the book designer) and I were excited that we would finally see “our baby” come alive….and it was fun for the first 24 hours (and the last hour). Every four to six hours they would call for us to come and check color, etc. and sign off. I felt like I was an on-call doctor for a few days. The pressmen that we worked with were awesome. They made sure that in the middle of the night we didn’t have to take any more time than absolutely necessary (and didn’t make any smart remarks about how bad we looked). The whole process took 41 straight hours (at the end we were going in every 2-3 hours). We were all so exhausted at the end, but the book turned out fabulous.
Jihae is now famous at the press for being able to spot a flaw (anything from a spec on the page to color or registration) 10 feet away…stuff these seasoned pressmen had to use a magnifying glass to see. A BIG thanks to all the project designers, photographers, writers, graphic designers, pressmen and even the attendants at the McDonald’s windows who served me VERY late at night while going back and forth to the press checks. I can’t wait to start this entire process again. Look for this book in stores at the end of April.