I’ve been honored to do some calligraphy for the Parisian luxury skin and beauty line, Darphin. Here’s some images of the latest displays and advertisements we’ve done together that are currently on display in shops across the world.
They also planned a yummy and colorful ice cream bar as a part of the wedding festivities and I created some fun signage for the display.
All photography by Jen Huang.
This wedding was one of my best projects of 2013. And thanks to a huge spread in the current issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, I can now share these gorgeous images with you, all shot by Jen Huang.
Sierra (of Poppies & Posies floral and event design) and Michael (of Michael Stuart Catering) are good friends of mine and cherished event-world colleagues. They were married last February in Dominica, Costa Rica, a place dear to both of them and invited a small group of close friends and family to join them for a week.
It called for a unique invitation — less of a classic announcement, and more of a welcoming experience to kick off everyone’s anticipation for the special trip.
Sierra gave me free reign with the concept, so what developed was this kit of goodies and information, each piece created just for what we named “A Field Guide.” It opened as a box, with all the trip essentials pinned artfully inside.
The invitation elements:
- Invitation — gold engraving on a dark steel grey stock, listed the coordinates and key details
- Map of the region — hand-illustrated and watercolored, then folded square and stamped with their personalized crest
- Mini compass
- Route details — a roll-out illustrated list of each of the steps that would lead them to a final destination, jumping in the pool at the private villa
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- Field Notes pencil
- Essential (and silly) Spanish language guide — letterpress printed on soft ivory stock with a dusty rose ink
- Blank pocket notebook — illustrated with tropical plants and bougainvillea and printed just for their wedding (now also available in my shop!)
- Tropical spice rub — seasonings prepared by Michael to get the flavors of the trip going before takeoff
All photography by Jen Huang.
Write a note by hand today to celebrate. And take some inspiration from these famous hands.
Above, Walt Whitman. Below, Lewis Carroll:
Emily Dickinson (left) and Franz Kafka (right):
This custom invitation suite was such an exciting process. We were able to combine two printing methods: gold foil for the hand-drawn floret pattern and ivory engraving for the text of the invitation and reply card. So happy with how these came out and excited to now be offering them as a part of our invitation collection.
This was one of my favorite new additions to our invitation collection: two variations on the oval watercolor theme, both with custom calligraphy for the full text of the invitation. The menu design mirrors the angled writing as can any other pieces in the invitation suite. This suite was featured in a shoot at the Brooklyn Grange.
This suite with reply card and envelopes starts at $1290 for 100 invitations. Receive a full sample set for $5.
I’m a bit in love with this season’s full collection of holiday wrapping at the Paperfinger shop!
Above, antique black tins that we use for packaging our wood-handled custom stamps. They’re so appealing and classy! (Add $11.95 for gift wrapping on any order.)
Below, our newest addition, “Handmade for You” Masking Tape ($15 for a roll of 55 yards):
Get real fancy with custom-made double-face satin ribbon ($200 for 100 yards):
Our best-selling oval kraft gift tags, useful year-round ($10 for 20 labels):
Another new item, the calligraphy kraft wrapping paper, which contains the first verse of the classic holiday carol, The Holly and The Ivy ($12.50 for a 6 ft roll). I’m using this on all my gifts this year! Classy but understated with the black printed words on natural kraft paper:
Last, but not least, the best packing tape for your holiday parcels, “Don’t Open Til Christmas” masking tape ($15 for 55 yards):