Monday, December 20, 2010

Coat of Arms

Don't know what to get the person on your list who seems to have everything? Why not celebrate his or her familial heritage by commissioning a modern crest from artist Happy Menocal (yep, that's her sweet name). To get know your giftee, Menocal asks a multitude of questions–everything from music tastes to one's connectedness to nature.

After her sleuthing, she will impart a uniquely personal shield perfect to brand anything from T-shirts to holiday cards to flesh.

Available by e-mail order (, $400.

Illustrations: Courtesy of Happy Menocal