Monthly Archives: February 2009

things i heart, but first purchased because of the packaging

Honestly, I haven’t bought this lip gloss by MOR just yet … but it’s on my list. Available at ShopDreamy.com. I love all the colors, but the apple green is my favorite, of course.

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i heart paper


design by delphine; photographs by Vallentyne Photography


I’m so pleased to announce that we were chosen as this quarter’s featured letterpress studio by Strathmore! I was honored to design their call for entries for the Strathmore Show graphic design contest, and was really happy to have a chance to work with their beautiful new thistle logo, which was designed by the uber talented Marian Bantjes.

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delphine at the national stationery show

delphine will be exhibiting at the National Stationery Show! Mark your calendars: May 17 – 20, 2009. We’ll be in booth number 3327. See you there! Meanwhile, if you’d like to get a reminder postcard with our booth number, please contact us at the studio by emailing info [at] delphinepress [dot] com. Thanks! (this show is open only to the trade).

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designing moms: booklist

Check out my new post over on Designing Moms today about S’s favorite book, “The Caboose Who Got Loose.” I’m so honored to be a part of this wonderful new blog!

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fleur de lys

The fleur de lys (or fleur de lis, in English) motif is near and dear to my heart because of my French roots. Fun fact: when my mom became an American citizen she wore fleur de lys earrings! I took the photo in San Francisco on my last trip. I can’t remember the building, but I do remember it was a column and I love the watery celadon background color paired with the stone.

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snapshot

Here’s a quick snapshot from the writing desk in my bedroom: home décor magazines, remotes, The Lion King dvd, and a toy gun. Oh, and a (warm) beer. Wonder what this says about me?

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orla kiely at target


What do y’all think about the new Orla Kiely stuff at Target? I feel sort of eeeeehh. Underwhelmed. The quality is nice, but the patterns are a bit too Brady Bunch? I wish she had done the straight up stems pattern … now that I would get excited about. I overheard a woman telling her daughter, “look, it’s like dishes from Grandma’s old kitchen.” Agreed? (I am).

Am I being too harsh?

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dreaming of champagne in Paris

I’ve been dreaming of Paris lately, which inspired this little montage.

The dress (which I could never wear because I’d be afraid to sit down in it, but love) is by Alice & Olivia. The gold J. Crew heels remind me of a pair I love to borrow from my Mom (she’s had them for more than 30 years). The triple coil earrings are from GirlProps.com. The champagne is Perrier-Jouet. And the Roost Golden Berry champagne flutes (which I LOVE and want sooooo bad) are available at Dreamy.

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designing moms unite


I am so excited to announce the launch of designing moms! It’s an online space where creative moms can unite. The blog is Cat Seto‘s lovely, wonderful idea and I am so honored to be one of “the” designing moms regular contributors.

The blog will cover where being a mommy and creativity intersect, including stuff like fun projects to do with (or for) your kids, decorating kids rooms and parties, favorite baby and kid “stuff” (including baby gear and kids toys), and favorite kids’ books. We’ll also try to tackle heady subjects like balancing work/life/family. But we’re all about having a good time.

I hope you’ll check it out, and please feel free to email me or the designing moms with story ideas or wish-lists for what you’d like to see covered. Come visit and be creatively distracted with us!

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