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
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 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.
It’s hard to believe it’s MAY 2011 already! It’s my favorite month … my birthday month, NSS month, Spring turns to Summer month.
Photo and 2011 calendar ©Delphine.
I spent nearly all day last Friday prepping for Saturday morning’s wedding invitation photo shoot. The light is best in our home kitchen (we love to shoot in natural light), so we have to transport everything from the studio on boards.
Unfortunately, we had a very rare rainy day on Saturday, so the light wasn’t that great. We had to pull in lights to get the shoot finished. Normally, we’d just postpone the shoot, but our friend Adrianne Smith delivered some amazing flowers and special boutonnieres, and we wanted to use them before they wilted away.
Here are a couple of quick peeks. I’m still sifting through the hundreds of photos to find the handful that will end up on our website.Our WONDERLAND invitation, shown flat printed in a truly classic black and pink wedding invitation color combo. Adrianne made a beautiful classic white anemone boutonniere for us, and I think they complement each other perfectly.
Our PACIFIC BEACH invitation, shown flat printed in one of my all time favorite color combinations for wedding invitations: yellow and gray. Adrianne made a charming yellow feverfew boutonniere for us. Isn’t it darling? I love boutonnieres. I tried to convince John to wear it around the house after the shoot was complete, but he said it didn’t go with his holey sweatshirt.
For most people, the book on holidays is shut, done, over. But for those of us who design wholesale products, the holidays are never over! In fact, I’m thinking about my next Christmas holiday collection already. I’m taking inspiration from this photograph I shot last week near Angeles State Forest of a cute café. I think the color palette of faded turquoise and reddish-pinkish-orange will be lovely for a series of holiday cards. Peppermint, spruce, cinnamon, ginger and marshmallow — the perfect wintery color palette. I can see the snowflakes, candy canes, cups of steaming cocoa, and gingerbread men dancing across cards already.
Photo by Ryan Ray Photography
Here’s a peek at one of our newest wedding invitation designs, ROSE. It’s not yet live on the site, but you can order it by request. Shown here in jet black, sand and cantaloupe ink. We printed these for Janelle and Scott’s wedding, which was featured today on The Wedding Chicks. J’adore the black and coral color scheme at the wedding, so we used a jet black background on the invitations.
Many thanks to B&K Designs, Krista Jon Couture Designs and Archive Vintage Rentals for asking me to be a part of this fantastic day. And special thanks to For Your Party for printing all the fab party goodies for us! Please visit The Wedding Chicks to see more of this gorgeous wedding!