Just a reminder that our anniversary sale ($250 off!) on our letterpress Meeting Street design is almost over. You can check out the details here. Enter code: ANNIVERSARY during checkout. Offer expires May 31, 2009.
Monthly Archives: May 2009
Wishing you an extremely relaxing weekend!
One of the best things about my job is getting to know lovely people like Megan and Casey. Last year about this time I was printing invitations for their August wedding. After their Big Day they shared their photos with me, and I’m so happy that their beautiful, beautiful wedding is featured on The Knot here so you all can see it, too. (photos by Thia Konig).
The final mockup (above) of the invites we designed printed for Megan and Casey, and a few pics of the final design (below). I had a great time designing these invites for them (and you can see that one of the motifs eventually turned into our Meeting Street design, which you can read about here and see here on our site).
I snapped this picture under a bridge in New York City (New Yorkers, can you tell me which it is?). I love grey and pattern; I think the infrastructure of the city is beautiful!
Over the Memorial Day weekend we visited the Valley Railroad Company in Essex, CT. Our five-year-old loved the trip, and it was lovely for John and I to get out of the Javits Center! I fell in love with the rail line’s logo, which is hand painted on the side of the steam engine.
Before we left for New York for the stationery show I snapped this photo of our studio courtyard. The red flowers are on our pomegranate tree. We’re going to have a lot of fruit this year! I never noticed before, but the skin around the flowers is hard, like the skin of the fruit. Really neat! If they’re still around when I get back next week I’ll take some closer shots.
Happy Birthday to … me! It’s my birthday today. I’m spending it at the National Stationery Show for the fifth year in a row, and I can’t imagine it any other way anymore!
(new birthday cards by delphine).
Our 2009 delphine National Stationery Show booth: 3327. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, including Marisa, Darcy, Amy and Shaina from Martha Stewart Weddings (below).
Lionel Flax (of Delphine and Sam Flax) and Joan Schnee (of Green Paper Company) at Monday Morning Mimosas yesterday.
Here’s a sneak peek at our new Illuminated Initials letterpress cards. This photo is of makeready — the sheets that we use to get the press setup. Sometimes I end up keeping and framing a few pieces of makeready – the happy accidents that happen can be inspiring! We have a few more examples in our paperie.
2: Our NSS booth (3327) as it looked when we arrived. Note the random equipment and the slightly damaged crates. All the wheels were busted off of both crates, so we had to wait an hour for a Freeman to move the crates into the aisle with a forklift. One crate also had a whole in the top. Not a nice feeling. Luckily the contents only suffered minor damage.
3. This is what we paid for … an empty 20 x 10 booth with concrete floors, no lighting, and some pipe and drape. It’s up to us to make it interesting!
4. Holy purple, Batman. When the back wall went up it looked a little more purple than we had originally planned– but after the lights went in we realized it was just because it had been dark. We used metallic paint by Ralph Lauren.
5. Our organized mess.
6. One wall, sort of complete. End of day one of setup!
I’m on my way to the Jacob Javits Center to set up the booth for the Stationery Show, but wanted to quickly let y’all know that most of the wedding invitations we designed for Cardstore.com are live. You can check them out here. They’re all printed on recycled 130lb cover (for you non-paper geeks, 130lb cover is super thick and lovely!).
Can you feel it? Summertime is around the corner! Today I’m on my way to the National Stationery Show in New York (booth 3327), and when I return home it will be Memorial Day already! We decided to take our son, who starts kindergarten this fall, out of preschool for the summer so that we can spend a lot of time with him before he starts “real” school.
I predict we’ll be spending a lot of time at the San Diego County Fair, which is a few miles from our house (and they have a new season pass that costs less than 2 hours of preschool!).
How cool are these behind the scenes peeks over on the J.Crew website? I love that they are not afraid of color. They’ve come a long way since those roll neck sweaters and barn jackets I wore in high school!
Welcome to all the new visitors referred by decor8. I’m so honored to be in such lovely company, and truly appreciate all of your support. Thanks, Holly!
And for my regular readers, I highly recommend you check out decor8′s newly updated blogroll — Holly has just added a bunch of new blogs. Just be sure to grab a cup of coffee first because it could turn into an all day project!
hummingbird letterpress bookmark by delphine
Last year we introduced some neat oversize gift tags (we had wine bottles in mind when we designed them). At the National Stationery Show lots of buyers asked us to develop boomarks, so, voila: cute bookmarks. This hummingbird one is letterpressed in champagne ink on pale magnolia pink 100 percent post consumer waste stock. It will be available in stores next month.