Monthly Archives: September 2008

who is delphine?



One of the questions we get asked here at the studio almost every day is, “Who is Delphine?”
Well …

Delphine is Erika’s mémé (grandmother). She is a source of inspiration and strength, and thus, our company’s namesake.

From the occupied South of France during WWII, to the jazz nightclub scene of 1950’s Paris, to starting a new life in America, nursing school and raising two daughters, Delphine has just about seen and done it all—all while looking fabulous.

When she is not tending her rose garden or playing with her great-grandson, Delphine can often be found in the studio reviewing new designs, or in the kitchen, preparing “un petit snack” and café for everyone. In these photos she is whipping up a tarte au pomme (apple tart); I’d give you the recipe, but in typical mémé fashion, when I asked her for it she said “you know, you make the crust, then add the applesauce and the apples, et voila. Simple.”

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font geek moment: archer

 


Archer, by Hoefler & Frere-Jones, is an impossibly cool font, right? I love all the different weights, especially the thin italic and light small caps.

 

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cool weirdness: duck mirror



Imagine checking your makeup in this “duck” mirror by David Dear. Suddenly, the wrinkles (or “cracks in your eyes,” as our 4-year-old calls them) wouldn’t seem so serious. The mirror is available at risdworks.com, where all products are designed by Rhode Island School of Design grads and all profits are returned to RISD.

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adorable for baby

giraffe teether from Land of Nod


While shopping for a baby gift the other day I was distracted by all the crazy colors and tackiness. So refreshing to see this adorable little giraffe teether from Land of Nod. I love the retro feel and the simplicity.

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letterpress: up close


photos: delphine


We just discovered had a macro lens in the closet … yippee! Stay tuned for more shots of our eco-friendly 2009 letterpress calendar…

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fall chic


top left and bottom two images: ralph lauren; brown leather tote: cole haan


Ever since I was a little girl I have always been fascinated by the uber-chic, super-sophisticated socialite. You know, the women you see in head to toe winter-white cashmere, lunching at the department store café with her girlfriends; the women who can eat a croissant in said winter-white outfit and not get a single crumb on themselves. My mom is one of those women (Hermés scarf and all … though decidedly not a socialite), while, alas, I am more of a jeans & t-shirt kind of girl.

The Cole Haan bag is actually a men’s briefcase/bag, but I think it would make a chic tote bag and would be pretty convenient for carting around files & magazines & sketchbooks.

And you must check out the short film “Notorious” on Ralph Lauren website. Stunning.

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