Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: books, design, paper, things | 2 Comments »
My friend just put me on to the quarterly Cereal Magazine. Thank goodness she did. The magazine covers food, books and travel topics with care and beauty.
Here’s a glimpse of images from the current issue, in a piece they did about the Korean alphabet and language. I’m so excited to see what else Cereal is up to, online and on paper.
Posted: April 17th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, paper, wedding gifts, weddings | No Comments »
New Ketubah just launched with a fresh site and some beautiful and cool new offerings.
I love Tsilli’s work–she brings a modern aesthetic to her ketubah designs but with some classy handmade elements, like stitching, polaroids or unique personalization. This design, In the Stars, is my favorite from the Classic Collection, but you should definitely explore the others. Not to mention, Tsilli is an awesome lady all around and runs Portland, Oregon’s Creative Mornings chapter.
Posted: April 10th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: handmade, paper, weddings | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
The Green Vase, a floral studio and styling business based in Riverdale, NY, also offers beautiful handmade paper flowers from their online shop. Items range from single flowers for $38 to custom bouquets for $300.
Posted: April 8th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: calligraphy, paper, paperfinger | No Comments »
A couple weeks back, I co-hosted a workshop with my paper-friends at Regas Studio, a boutique letterpress studio and stationer in Manhattan. We had two evenings of calligraphy + letterpress, where attendees learned some basic calligraphy techniques and then took a turn running the antique Vandercook press to print a few different bookplate designs. All with plenty of breaks for wine and cookies.
Thanks Regas for hosting in your beautiful studio space and to all the nice folks who came! For all upcoming Paperfinger workshops, sign up for announcements.
Posted: April 3rd, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, paper, things | No Comments »
Why do I want so many straws?! These floral ones are the sweetest.
$4 for 25 from Poppies & Posies.
Posted: April 2nd, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, books, paper | No Comments »
Nina Katchadourian creates poetry and comedy from the spines of library books. Her collection of work is available in print: Sorted Books (about $14 from Amazon).
Nina describes how she began this project in 1993:
I suddenly recalled a moment in the university library when, looking for a book, I had turned my head sideways as I walked down the stacks and thought how spectacular it would be if all the titles formed an accidental sentence when read one after the other in a long chain. Standing amidst the bookshelves in Half Moon Bay, my next move was simply to make this imaginary accident real. I spent days shifting and arranging books, composing them so that their titles formed short sentences. The exercise was intimate, like a form of portraiture, and it felt important that the books I selected should function as a cross section of the larger collection.
(*via Brain Pickings)
Posted: April 1st, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: design, paper | No Comments »
An April Fool’s postcard from the Geo. W. Parker Art Co. of Minneapolis in 1914.
Posted: March 14th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, illustration, paper | No Comments »
A dear friend and super talented lady, Susa Talan, just launched her new site, susatalan.com. It is art, illustration and a magical series of daily drawings, 365 Days of Gratitude.
Every day, Susa draws and shares a quote and illustration, some of my favorites are pictured here. It provides a beautiful, serene moment for the recipient and I love her choices in quotes. You can follow online or Facebook. Many of these illustrations are available as prints on Susa’s Etsy shop.
Congrats Susa! So excited to see more of your work every day.
Posted: March 12th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: handmade, lettering and fonts, paper | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
I have an undying love for piñatas.
Oh Happy Day posted instructions and templates for making your own Italic Monogram Piñata. Brilliant!
(*via Oh Happy Day)
Posted: March 6th, 2013 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: calligraphy, design, handmade, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger | No Comments »
Seats are selling fast for our next workshop — an exciting collaboration with my friends, the talented letterpress goddesses of Regas Studio. Tuesday, March 19th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Regas Studio in Manhattan.
We’ll do an intro to modern calligraphy with Paperfinger, then hands-on demos of how to use a traditional Vandercook letterpress. Each participant will get to print some beautiful bookplates and adorn them with their new calligraphy skills.
All the details here: paperfingerworkshop.brownpapertickets.com. Registration is $150 per person, including all supplies, complimentary glass of wine and the much needed cookie accompaniment.
Hope you can join us! If you can’t, or no spots remain, let us know if you’re interested in another Paperfinger/Regas workshop and we will try to schedule another one within the week! (Email email@example.com).