Last week I visited the South Carolina Aquarium with my son after school one afternoon. We were both smitten with Liberty, a rescued Bald Eagle. Isn’t she a stunner? I love the lemon color of her beak.Pin It
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Here’s another end of summer, faded beach green inspired color palette. My favorite, can’t you tell? This one is a photo my son snapped in the Charleston Harbor. I love the distressed, faded cement grays and sea green colors … with a teeny tiny pop of yellow.Pin It
Hello, September! There’s something about Back to School season that just gets me going. I love lists, schedules, planning, and, of course, school supply shopping. There’s a lot of all that going on here in the Delphine studio this month. Let the big plans, strategy meetings, and brainstorm sessions begin.Pin It
Charleston Stitch is an invitation design near and dear to my heart. I designed at the request of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine (my all time favorite magazine … I’ve been a fan since the very first issue), with my once and again hometown of Charleston as the inspiration. This example is shown letterpressed in gorgeous keylime and champagne inks on thick off-white 100 percent cotton paper.Pin It
Our signature Ava design (a variation of our Amelie) is hands down our most ordered design. Here are three variations of the same design shipping out on the same day. Changing the ink colors totally changes the feeling, doesn’t it? I imagine the left one for a garden party, the center one for a fun bash, and the one on the right for a black tie ball.Pin It
Chevrons and the color gray … two of our favorite things combined for one super chic wedding invitation! Many thanks to The Knot for featuring our Chevron wedding invitation in their Spring 2012 magazine.
The Knot’s editors suggest green and yellow as lovely accents to gray and white color palette, and we couldn’t agree more. The best thing about gray is that it matches everything. I think it would be trés chic for bridesmaids to all wear gray dresses, with colorful heels of their choice. Pretty, right?
Chevron is one of our newest (and favorite) designs here at the studio, and I’m very happy to announce that now it’s also available in our favorite printing method: letterpress.
Last weekend I went to the Gem Faire at the Del Mar Fairgrounds with Mom. I picked up a few strands of crystals and beads. Can’t wait to show you what she makes for me. I’m particularly excited about the big natural crystals (the white ones that look like rocks). I’m going to have so many shiny and sparkly new necklaces that I will just have to find reasons to leave the studio so I can wear them.
I think the vendors at the show (which is open to the public, by the way … you don’t need to have a wholesale license) picked up on the colors of my outfit—comfy jeans, grey sweater, pale green + taupe purse, neutral accessories—and kept showing me strands of the same color beads. It totally worked: I liked their suggestions and they made sales. It’s a great tip to remember when you’re exhibiting at a trade show: make suggestions to buyers. As a buyer, shows are totally overwhelming. A little nudge in the right direction is welcome in my book.
My favorite things all have to do with the sea: walks on the beach, snorkeling, swimming, uni, tide pools, fish tacos, sand in my toes, waves, sailing, and oysters. I’m not one for resolutions, but I do think I could get on board with more ocean in my life in 2012.
Have a sparkly New Year!
//photo by Alexander (7 years old)
Happy New Year! I’m so excited for 2012. It’s going to be great, right?
Sidenote: Our 2012 calendar is now in stock! It’s our most colorful one yet, and is printed on cozy 100 percent cotton paper.
Our bedroom is slowly coming along. We installed gray-blue curtains nearly the same color as the “Heavy Goose” walls (and no, they don’t always look crazy like that — just were pinned back behind the door handles to let in some light for the photo shoot earlier this week). The curtains are from Ikea.
Today I ordered a gray chevron rug and zig zag pillow shams from Urban Outfitters. I realize that at some point I will tire of chevrons, but I think a $100 price tag for both zig zag-a-riffic pieces is keeping it under control.
Sidenote: did you know that Urban Outfitters has free albums and streaming music? Nice. I’m listening now (Phoenix … excellent). Thanks, UO!
We’re in the middle of photographing all the new designs, so check back soon for shots of the rest of our new designs, including Carnival, Succulent, Watercolor and New Orleans.
As shown: letterpressed in purple and gray inks on white 100 percent cotton stock, with a beet purple liner. //design ©Delphine, LLC. //photo by Courtney Yee for Delphine.
Every day beautiful letterpress crosses my desk. Every single day. I know. Get out the violins. While I’m always excited to see how Delphine designs translate into print, it’s not often that an invitation makes shout with joy. I actually shouted “WOWZA” out loud to an empty studio (everyone was at lunch except me and Ajax the cat) when I saw the stack of samples from the pressroom.
Holy Fluorescent Neon Pink Edge Painting! It’s even more bright, beautiful and electric in person. I’m in love with edge painted letterpress invitations. Don’t ask me how it’s done … it’s a magical process that involves scary looking clamps and magic dust. But isn’t it oh so pretty and worth all the headaches and extra work?
These letterpress invitations are printed in hot pink and gray on extra thick 220lb white 100 percent cotton paper, and are edge painted in neon pink. Not shown: the back is solid hot pink with the website knocked out in white.
I designed The Beauty Social‘s logo for them last month, with high end fashion world in mind. The typefaces are about as classic as you can get, but the shocking hot pink and the large scale really make it clear that The Beauty Social is a fun brand.
Lucky beauty, fashion and press industry Angelinos will be getting invitations soon. The event is open to the public, so check out The Beauty Social for the scoop.Pin It
Exciting news! Delphine is on The Knot TV. (Check us out at at minute 20). I love the color palette from this episode: sky blue, stone gray and honey yellow. It’s super romantic without being fussy or overly feminine. I can totally envision it for an elegant barn wedding or a casual garden wedding.
The gray, blue and yellow look chic together on our Rose wedding invitation, don’t you think? I’d love to see the palette played out with a yellow rose bouquet tied with a blue velvet ribbon. I’m envisioning floaty gray bridesmaids dresses with blue shoes and dreamy wrist corsages tied with the same blue velvet ribbon. I think it’s time for wrist corsages to make a comeback!
Merci beaucoup to the ladies of The Knot for including us in this episode. It’s a great one (love the cocktail recipes!).
We’re busier than ever at the studio, so why should it be any different at home? who needs to rest? We’ve been working on redecorating our bedroom these past few weeks (every night, any available minute not working on client projects weekends). What do you think so far? I’m SOOO happy to finally be rid of the dijon mustard walls —and ceiling. John repainted in a beautiful light gray color: Martha Stewart Gray Goose paint.