Monthly Archives: April 2010

color palette: aubergine dream

The purple/dull metallics and neutrals color palette is one my wedding invitation clients have been loving lately. I like to call it “Aubergine Dream.”

Top row, l to r: Amelia wedding gown by Vera Wang; cardigan by Leifsdottir; eggplant photo by La Tartine Gourmande (photo from La Tartine Gourmande’s Flickr stream) — Bottom row, l to r: Capri rings by Pomellato; Roman Capital from Restoration Hardware; Lilac lustre water glass from Target; Plum Magnolia gown by Vera Wang.

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information is beautiful

This infographic by David McCandless and Always With Honor (I found it via FastCompany) is wonderful. From this one chart you can learn about which colors mean in 10 different cultures. The chart shows 62 different emotions and states (including anger, fertility, success and truce). You can see a large version of it on the Information is  Beautiful website. Fascinating stuff, and super useful to graphic designers. The image is on the cover of the new Information is Beautiful book … on my wishlist in case you’re looking to stock my shelves.

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delphine tag sale

We have soooo many goodies packaged up for the tag sale. If you love letterpress, stationery, paper, and love digging for treasure, please swing by our tag sale this weekend. We’ve cleared out our warehouse, organized the studio, and unearthed a lot of fabulous goodies for sale.

While we were at it, we decided to Spring Clean the house, and found lots of other amazing treasures (some we kept, like a photo of my great great grandfather), some we’re putting up for sale (vintage skis… with bamboo poles!) We live in a four-generation household, so we have everything from baby booties to granny slippers for sale! Please leave a message here with your email and I’ll give you directions (or email me directly erika [at] delphinepress [dot] com.

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delphine updates

Please check out our new Delphine webites. We’ve redesigned the homepage and added a brand new Save The Date section with 15 new designs! What do you think? Please also let me know if you find any bugs/broken links etc etc. Many thanks! The Party Goodies section will be up next week, along with a couple of new invitation designs. (And I know what you’re thinking, and no, we never sleep).

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clear your calendar: solo is having a sale

Clear your calendar, borrow a truck, empty your piggy bank … it’s time for the famous annual sale at SoLo. The merchants are Spring cleaning their warehouses & are sure to unearth many a treasure.

Friday, April 23 & Saturday, April 24: 10am – 6pm   |   Sunday, April 25: 11am – 5pm

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time out for technology

I love technology. I didn’t say I was good at it, and certainly don’t qualify as an early adopter (just yesterday, with the help of a friend, I set up the Delphine Facebook page) … but I heart the new Stickybits app and can’t wait to try it. The concept is brilliant, and the branding on the Stickybits website is adorable, to boot.

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north county graphic designer meet up: tomorrow

Just a reminder … the North Couny Graphic Design Meetup is tomorrow morning. See here for details.

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real wedding: pacific beach bloom save the dates

I love seeing how clients make our designs their own. Above: two versions of Pacific Beach Bloom save the date design. Coming very soon … 15 new save the date designs, plus some other fun party goodies.

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wedding photog crush: will keeler

Looking for non-traditional, non-cheesy, non-crazy expensive wedding photography? Will Keeler is your guy. He’s LA based, but don’t fret if you don’t live in Lalaland: he does travel outside of Southern California. His style is raw & real, yet maintains the romance of the Big Day. Love it.

photo by Will Keeler.

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