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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This house on Beaufain Street in Charleston is for sale. Buy it for me? Pretty please?Pin It
Graphic Designer-create custom proofs for clients 2.Describe why you went into graphic design.
I actually studied costume design in school, but always had a knack for visually communicating ideas. I got an internship with a magazine in graphic design and haven’t turned back. 3.Where do you draw inspiration from?
Everything- but my background in costume design makes me look at fashion designers and fabrics for inspiration. 4.What would you do if you won the lottery today?
Start a men’s clothing line 5.What is your favorite font?
Right now..script: Aphrodite Slim Pro ……..Serif: Prestige….Sans Serif: Erik Sans 6.How do you stay organized?
I write everything down 7.Which super-power would you like to have … mind reading or invisibility?
Neither. I think people should keep some thoughts to themselves and I love to be seen. 8.What do you listen to while working?
Florence and the Machine-Pandora Station 9.What is your favorite Delphine design and why?
Meeting Street. I love the shape of the frame-very rococco 10.Name 3 things you can’t live without.
My moleskin sketchbook, chicken salad, and color 11.What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten? (include who it was from)
“Do what you love to do.”-Andrew Walker of Entropy Arts/Ensemble 12.What is the latest book that you have read?
The Great Gatsby (again) 13.What is your favorite to place eat in Charleston?
The Macintosh for a nice dinner or Fuel for casual. 14.What keeps you going throughout the day?
The Delphine Crew and Diet Coke 15.How do you get past creative blocks?
If I get a creative block, I have to step away from the project for a second (and if possible enjoy a glass of wine) then revisit it after I’ve cleared my head. 16.Are you a Twilight, Hunger Games, or Harry Potter series fan?
Harry Potter and the Hunger Games for sure! 17.What is your favorite thing about Charleston?
The culture and the community 18.What is the craziest line of text a client has ever asked for on an invitation?
When referencing their wedding attire: “like something you would wear to a fancy restaurant” 19.What’s your favorite color?
Turquoise and yellow (like Van Gogh’s “sunflowers”) 20.What’s your favorite movie?
Marie Antoinette by Sophia Coppola (for visual purposes only) 21.What’s your favorite book?
The Great Gatsby 22.Some things you might not know about me are …
I make handbags with Libby Ganong and Add Libb Designs, a local Charleston Handbag company 23.My pet peeve?
When people pass you on the sidewalk and do not say “hi”. 24.Where were you born?
Anderson, SC 25.Best advice for a bride?
Chill out 26.Favorite magazine?
Neiman Marcus’s “The Book” (catalog/magazine)
The Satorialist // photo by Nesbitt Photography & Design Pin It
// photo: Erika Firm | DelphinePin It
I’m soooo happy to report that we FINALLY have a meeting space here at our new downtown Charleston, SC digs. We found a vintage drafting table to serve as a conference area … and, drumroll … stools to sit upon! Want to come for a studio tour, check out wedding invitations, talk about graphic design projects? Drop in any time!Pin It
This amazing store front is around the corner from our downtown Charleston, SC studio. I haven’t had a chance (yet) to stop into Seafood Alley, but it claims to be “Fresh & Above Da’ Rest” … so I think a field trip is in order.Pin It
I couldn’t help but to snap a picture. The pretty combo of the sun faded orange, turquoise and green colors together made me smile.
//photo: Erika Firm | DelphinePin It
I’m (re)settling into Charleston. The other day a lady told me she was happy to hear that I design stationery because she is hosting a Geechee Supper for her Ya Yas and wants to gift correspondence to one of them who is having a birthday. I totally understood what she was saying without a translator! Also, a few weeks ago I had my first honk – n – wave from a friend driving by, I’ve become a regular at a coffee shop, and last night I sat next to someone I know at the movie theater completely by accident.
One of the things I really adore about this beautiful city is all the wonderful hand lettered signage. I’m not sure how much longer this beauty, from a now closed pawn shop on Upper King Street, is going to be around.
//photo: Erika Firm | Delphine
The “commute” to downtown Charleston, where our son goes to school, from our place on John’s Island means crossing three bridges and several Lowcountry tidal creeks and marshes. They have cool names like Stono and Wappoo. Everything is fun to say here. Even with the heaviest morning rush hour traffic it takes less than 30 minutes (15 of which is spent at the light outside our neighborhood). The scenery varies from pretty to spectacular. I don’t miss California freeways for one second!
I’m not exactly sure what The Battle of Charleston is all about. I’m envisioning a bunch of crazies dressed up in Confederate uniforms, spitting tobacco and drinking whisky. But I’m totally intrigued and have to go check this out.
This sign is beyond amazing. It’s new but looks like it has been around for ages. It’s hand-lettered, not made to look hand lettered. Every line is a different font. LOVE! It’s nailed to the side of a shack. I saw it and literally pulled the car off the side of the road so I could inspect it more closely.
Happy March, friends. It’s been a crazy week so far. We moved all the way to John’s Island (a couple of minutes outside of Charleston, SC) from Southern California!!! March is a month for new beginnings: rainy days lead to my favorite thing: spring green everywhere. I live across the street from a tidal marsh now, and CANNOT WAIT to see the Lowcountry turn from straw brown to spring green over the next few weeks.
Sidenote: That’s our 2012 calendar in the photo. We’re out of stock now, but after we open all our boxes we may come across a couple more. Shout if you’d like to order one and we’ll set it aside for you.
Sullivan’s Island is one of my favorite floral wedding invitation designs. It’s not one of our most popular, but I still love it. I was inspired by the sweet butterflies and pretty wild flowers along the sand dunes. Every time someone orders it I am reminded of walks along the beach on the South Carolina coast, where I consider home.
We’re celebrating in the delphine studio: today is my wedding anniversary! John and I were married ten years ago in Charleston, South Carolina on Meeting Street at the Circular Church; our reception was across the street at the lovely Mills House Hotel.
John and I would love to celebrate by offering $250 off and free matching place cards or info cards with your Meeting Street wedding invitation order.
Part of our brand new “Charleston Collection,” the Meeting Street design was named for the street where we were married in Charleston. The swirly motif is inspired by ironwork details on the famous balcony of the Mills House Hotel, where General Lee once had his headquarters during the Civil War; the double design elements evoke a sword arch formed by a dozen Marine Officers greeting a new bride (that was me!). It also works great for a seaside wedding, as the curves also look like waves.
Check out our newly updated website with new online ordering. You can view photos of the designs, get a quote, customize every piece instantly, preview and order online…it’s pretty fun to use!
I love to see couples make our designs their own by customizing them for their own special day with just about any combination of inks, papers, envelopes, and fonts …. We don’t have any pre-set color combinations or pre-printed stock; every piece is printed to order for each bride.
The code to enter upon checkout: ANNIVERSARY. Offer expires May 31, 2009. Offer applies to the Meeting Street design only.