Monthly Archives: August 2008

glasses

glasses from alldesignerglasses.com

 

So today I have an optometrist appointment. I always get super stressed out when I choose glasses. It can take me hours. It’s time to replace the glasses I have (dark tortoiseshell Chanel frames) because they’re a little heavy, and I am ready for a change. I’d like to go for something lighter in color, like maybe the Gucci glasses at top left (they’re green! my favorite color!). But I’m afraid I’ll get tired of them. I like the top right glasses, but they’re a lot like what I have now. The Prada ones (bottom left) are a cool grey color, but I ithink the wide sides might be annoying? And I love the slight cat eye look of the Kate Spade glasses (bottom right) but maybe that won’t look good on my round face? Suggestions? Help? Please!
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in the press: HOW award


For the third year in a row, delphine has won a HOW design award! Thanks, HOW! This year our adorable squirrel business card holders were honored. They’re letterpressed in soy-based chocolate brown ink and are pressed on super fun German wood-grain textured paper. Simply fold along the scores and voila: a nutty case to hold your business cards.

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card store


I am thrilled to announce that our new line of birth announcements and wedding save the dates are live at CardStore.com. Check them out here and let me know what you think. Holiday, thank yous, and more save dates coming soon …

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beautiful day


First of all, forgive me for not posting this past week+. I have been a little under the weather.

Emily of Orange Beautiful emailed me her LATTICE Line lookbook and I was blown away by the photography (and the card designs, too!). Congrats, Emily, on a brilliant product line. Not only are the patterns ORIGINAL (yay!), but the custom packaging is beyond amazing. I especially love the “warm” and “cool” stamps. You can purchase her cards at her Etsy shop here. Can’t wait to see what she is dreaming up for the next stationery show!

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2009 calendar


After five long years of wanting to letterpress my very own calendar, today is the big day! We start printing it today. I’m guessing it will take a few weeks, since we have to squeeze the press runs in between “real” (read: invitation) jobs. I’ll take photos and show the progress. Hoping to have them in stores next month.

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business and creative exchange


As a small business owner running a creative company, I get questions from “fans” about starting or running a business often. I try to answer as many as I can via email, but sometimes I just don’t have time to get to them all.

My dear, talented friend Mel Lim gets questions all the time, too. She decided to start sharing the answers with the general public and founded BACE: Business and Creative Exchange along with her husband (also an artist), Joe Keylon. BACE’s mission is “to help other aspiring start ups and designers on how to get their products launched by offering them insights to challenges and day-to-day questions faced by creatives who have all the talent in the world but no clue to running a business or launching a line.”

BACE tackles issues like how to price your products, how to deal with rude buyers, how to decide if a trade show is right for you. Mel and Joe are always candid and honest, and I highly recommend BACE as required reading for anyone considering getting into the creative biz.

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back to school


all products shown available at target


All the products show above are from Target. How cute is that alarm clock? I have a natural alarm clock that wakes me up around 5:30 a.m. every morning (my four-year-old!) so I guess I don’t really need it. But how cute! The Samsung 8GB USB power drive would come in super handy. I looked at the Target store yesterday but they didn’t have any good ones in stock.

There is something about the Back To School season that literally makes my heart race. All those bins of brand new pencils, pens, protractors, rulers, elmer’s glue. Oh, my. I think I am not alone in my school supply obsession, as I was certainly not the only person shopping the back to school section at Target with no school-age children.

I bought myself a brand new box of 64 crayons ($2!), a pack of white pencils with green erasers, and some storage cubes … all for the studio, of course. J’s desk chair broke (he’s been sitting precariously on the edge of his seat for weeks) and I think we’ll finally replace it with the chartreuse swivel chair above (the one in the middle). The green “pod chair” on the left would look awesome in a trade show booth, but it’s hard to tell from the photo how much of a footprint it would consume.

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