We love this bold approach to wedding invitations with our Seagrams design. This design was inspired by the mid century modern Seagrams building in Manhattan, where Erika’s godmother worked for decades. It’s shown here flat printed here in red and gris. Right away guests will know that this isn’t going to be a traditional wedding. Fun and modern are the adjectives that come to mind … it’s killing me to know what the Seagrams bride has in store for her special, stand-out day!Pin It
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A few weeks ago I played hooky from the studio and went to Florida with friends for a few days of fun. One of the highlights of the trip was a visit to the crazy, kooky Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Isn’t the water gorgeous?! I could have stared at the cool green blue water all day. Oh, and there were mermaids. Real ones. Loved it!Pin It
Kat Creech, wedding + event planner extraordinaire, is such a joy! I’ve worked with her and her fab team many times to design wedding invitations, so I’ve seen first hand the passion she brings to each and every event she plans. When she told me it was time to bring her own brand to the next level, we both said “yellow” at the same time. It just fits. Yellow is optimistic, bright, exuberant, clear and warm all at the same time … just like Kat.
When she showed me her signature, I just knew we had to incorporate it into the logo. Its bold, cheerful and fresh look is just the message we were going for. Kat loved her look so much she decided to throw a rebranding party! I could hear the champagne popping all the way from Houston, Texas. Love that!!!Pin It
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
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
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
Last weekend I went to the Gem FaireÂ 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 outfitâ€”comfy jeans, grey sweater, pale green + taupe purse, neutral accessoriesâ€”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: OurÂ 2012 calendarÂ is now in stock! Itâ€™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!