flowers & bubbly : poppies & posies workshop

Posted: September 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: brooklyn, design, handmade, new york city | No Comments »

Flowers & Bubbly

Enjoy an afternoon of flower arranging and bubbly with my dear friends and event industry colleagues, Juliet Totten and Sierra Steifman, owners of Poppies & Posies. The best of the bunch!

You will learn to create lush, garden-inspired arrangements. From selecting the perfect product, to technique & composition, attendees will leave with a in depth knowledge of the art of floral design.

All materials including clippers, flowers, and vessels are yours to take home at the end of the course. Refreshments & snacks will be provided. All levels of experience are welcome.

Sunday October 6th from 1pm-5pm for $500. Register here. Wish I could be there!

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the museum of you : jake barton TED talk

Posted: September 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: doing good, new york city, places | No Comments »

Yesterday I watched a moving and interesting TED Talk by Jake Barton, design principal of the firm Local Projects, who was behind the development and design of Storycorps among many other major projects.

His current focus is on the exhibits of the 9/11 Memorial Museum and this talk explains their approach as well as his view of the significance of story in how we remember history. Hope you enjoy it too and that it adds something to your awareness of today’s significance.

new calligraphy workshop! : aug 29th in brooklyn

Posted: August 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: brooklyn, calligraphy, new york city, paperfinger | No Comments »


I’m excited to be hosting another beginner’s calligraphy workshop later this month at the Poppies & Posies studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn!

Sign up and find out more at

About the Workshop:

This class will focus on getting you comfortable with how to use the traditional instruments of calligraphy, but with Paperfinger’s modern and laid-back style. We’ll get acquainted with nibs, ink and paper and then dive into the art of elegant correspondence with techniques and styles for writing a beautiful note.

Ideal for: Calligraphy newbies

You’ll learn:
– How to use the classic tools of calligraphy;
– Paperfinger techniques;
– Tips on writing a beautiful note

Take-home goodies: A complete calligraphy starter kit full of Paperfinger’s favorite supplies! Included with each ticket purchase.

What it’ll be like:
Informative and fun! BYOB or enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and some cookies. Gather up some pals and do it together. Or come on your own! The Poppies & Posies studio is a really cool place to spend an evening. You’ll practice, play with inks and paper…and then write a pretty note to a friend or dream up some cool lettering.

** Can’t make it to these dates/location or sold out too soon? Drop us a note at to let us know and we’ll try to book something convenient for you soon!

Stay tuned for more classes coming in Brooklyn and Portland, OR this fall. And thanks for spreading the word!

To sign up:

equipment : homme for femme

Posted: August 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, design, new york city | No Comments »


Wouldn’t mind a closet full of these.

The line EQUIPMENT was originally established in 1976 by Christian Restoin whose primary idea was to create menswear shirts for women. EQUIPMENT was recently relaunched in 2010 by Serge Azria with the same vision, plus new designs and a bunch of other developments, like a cashmere collection and men’s line. Here’s a few from my wish list.

Shop online or in their NYC or LA boutiques.





brooklyn grange rooftop farm : collaborative wedding shoot

Posted: August 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: brooklyn, calligraphy, design, new york city, paper, places, weddings | No Comments »


I am so thrilled with the images from Ro of Les Loups Photography from a recent wedding shoot at the nearby Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm. As soon as I heard the line-up of collaborators, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

The shoot was produced by Viva Max Weddings; florals and design by Molly Oliver Flowers; catering by Parker Red; make-up by Blades Natural Beauty; hair by Jackie Schneider Beauty. (Additional vendor and shoot details below.)

Paperfinger contributed new designs just for the shoot — a tall and narrow slanted calligraphy invitation with watercolor border; a coordinated modern slanted menu design with watercolor heading and matching table numbers. It all came together so well, here’s a look at lots of wonderful images. What a killer spot!

Thanks again to Les Loups for all the photos and to this amazing team.













Dress: Carleen
Jewelry: Erica Weiner
Shoes:Dieppa Restrepo
Suit & Groom Styling: Brooklyn Tailors
Tent & Rentals:Atlas Party Rentals
Table Top Rentals: Little Vintage Rentals
Furniture Rentals: Patina Rentals
Plant & Vase Rentals: GRDN
Linens & Props: John Derian Company

abe & frank : wedding calligraphy at the foundry

Posted: June 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, menus, new york city, paperfinger, press, weddings | No Comments »


Abe & Frank’s wedding at the Long Island City Foundry was featured yesterday on Design*Sponge!

I’m so happy to see the pics (nice work by Scott Clark!) from their beautiful day, particularly with gorgeous flowers by my pals Poppies & Posies.

I provided calligraphy for Abe & Frank’s invitation addressing and had the fun task of writing mirror and zinc menus for the cocktail bar and dinner tables, which you see pictured above and below. The Foundry makes for such a great venue as always.

And of course, seeing these pics after yesterday’s Supreme Court decision just adds to the joy of them. View the full post on Design*Sponge.