Posted: April 13th, 2012 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, calligraphy, places | 1 Comment »
Shadows cast by pooling ink on my page.
A morning walk to work in DUMBO.
A car in my neighborhood that is literally sinking into the pavement of someone’s yard.
A Javelin show at Brooklyn Bowl.
A rainy view uptown.
Alabama Shakes performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Brittany Howard (lead vocalist) blew my mind.
Posted: April 2nd, 2012 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, brooklyn, design, handmade, places, things | No Comments »
This floating cabin is an art project called “Manifest Destiny!” by Brooklyn based artist Mark Reigelman, with architect Jenny Chapman and engineer Paul Endres. It is a temporary installation (through October 2012) of a cabin placed on the side of a building in downtown San Francisco at 446 Bush Street.
The installation’s concept statement:
Manifest Destiny! is about our God-given imperative as modern explorers, to seek out parcels of unclaimed territory and boldly establish a new home front in the remaining urban voids of San Francisco.
(*via Tiny House Blog; images from Dezeen)
Posted: March 29th, 2012 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, paperfinger | No Comments »
Paperfinger is looking for an intern!
Paperfinger is a successful and growing calligraphy business based in Brooklyn. We’re a small and energetic team of two, and are looking forward to bringing someone on board this spring, and ideally into the summer as well. It is our goal to find someone who is interested in small business adventures in calligraphy and design, and provide you with an experience that will help you in your own life and career. It is a great opportunity to learn about all the different aspects of running a small, creative services company. Every day will be a different mix of responsibilities.
Paperfinger’s DUMBO, Brooklyn studio
10 hours / week (approximately 5 hours / 2 days)
Some in-office and out-of-office time
(must be available on Monday or Thursday for in-office time)
$50 weekly stipend, fun times, occasional treats from our neighbor One Girl Cookies, and an overall cool location by the F and A/C trains — plus we’re happy to sign off on school credit if you make arrangements
- Interested in design, stationery, and paper
- Strong communicator
- Super organized
- Design sense
- Adobe Creative Suite experience would be nice
- Available for the rest of the spring semester
(If you’re available for the summer too, let us know! that’s a big plus)
What you’ll be doing:
Administrative tasks; research; PR projects; preparing materials for the website; supply and post office runs; portfolio assembly; and exposure to many facets of the business.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Paperfinger Spring Intern” by April 6th. Attach a resume and tell me why you’d be a good fit for the position.
Posted: March 20th, 2012 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, design, eats, places, travel | No Comments »
The Wythe Hotel opens May 1st. It is a new space built out of an old waterfront factory in Brooklyn and is a project from the geniuses behind Marlow & Sons, Diner, Marlow & Daughters and Romans. I’m excited!
The rooms feature 13′ high ceilings, custom beds made from the building’s reclaimed ceiling pine, custom made Flavor Paper wallpaper and Common Good bath products. The hotel will also have a new restaurant, Reynards, a screening room and a roof-top bar. Can’t wait to check it out.
Posted: March 5th, 2012 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: bloggin', brooklyn, places, weddings | No Comments »
Yesterday was Brooklyn Based’s annual Wedding Crashers fair, held at The Green Building, a beautiful old industrial space on the Gowanus Canal. Here are a few snapshots of the Paperfinger table.
Paperfinger was alongside a great group of wedding vendors and when we weren’t too busy chatting, we got to sample some amazing eats from all the incredible catering companies represented — Naturally Delicious, herb-n-peach, Shelsky’s Smoked Fish, Mile End, Marlow & Sons Events, The Meat Hook. For sweets, we enjoyed yummy treats from One Girl Cookies, Bee’s Knees Baking Co., and COOLHAUS.
Our table neighbor, Fox Fodder Farm, creates beautiful floral garlands and arrangements. And By Brooklyn was there with some great welcome-favor sets. Also great to see our friends from Lion in the Sun. We met lots of friendly Brooklyn couples — all in all a good event and a non-stop day. Time to collapse.
Posted: March 2nd, 2012 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, bloggin', brooklyn, calligraphy, paperfinger, places | No Comments »
My photos on Instagram never make it to the blog, so I’m going to start posting some weekly. Instagram is so much fun and one of the most uplifting forms of social media.
Above, the koi fish at the Greenwood Cemetery. Such an incredible place.
Below, The perfect set of gifts Margaret gave me for my birthday.
An astounding fact from my book, The Tiger, by John Vaillant.
An invitation I designed that was engraved, and now I’m adding each guest’s name, calligraphed on the blank line. ‘Sup.
Posted: February 20th, 2012 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: bloggin', brooklyn, calligraphy, design, paper, paperfinger, places | No Comments »
Paperfinger will be holding it down at Brooklyn Based’s annual wedding fair, Wedding Crashers, at The Green Building on Sunday, March 4th. All the details here – I’m excited to be a part of it again this year along with so many great folks in all walks of wedding details.
Posted: January 10th, 2012 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: art, brooklyn, handmade, paper, things, wedding gifts, weddings | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
A new bud and DUMBO Brooklyn neighbor, Erika, recently launched Esoterika Designs to offer commissioned designs in fabric and paper for special occasions and gifts, such as weddings, new babies and some specialty Judaica work. I’m a big fan of her paper cutting.
Explore her site for more images and information: esoterikadesigns.com
Posted: January 9th, 2012 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, design, handmade, things | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
I’ve had an OLYOMI necklace on my wishlist for ages. Made by hand in Brooklyn by my friend, Allison, her long-necklace designs are always clean and dramatic, without being over the top. The geometric shapes come through with the unique beads she sources from various shops across the city.
Explore online at the OLYOMI shop. Prices range from $70-110.
Posted: December 15th, 2011 | Author: Bryn | Filed under: brooklyn, calligraphy, handmade, illustration, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger, things | Tags: gifts | No Comments »
Announcing a new Care (about you!) Package from me and my pals Good Fight Herb Co. and Blades Natural Beauty! This one has a winter theme — enclosed are each of our hand-crafted selections for extra care needed at wintertime:
Winter’s Night Bath Soak
by Blades Natural Beauty
Take some time to relax the mind and body in this warming bath blend for cold winter nights. Soothe tired muscles, soften the skin and stimulate gentle purification for the body while you soak in the healing ingredients of: Epsom & Sea Salt, baking soda and essentials oils.
Cold Season Support or a Winter Blues Blend Tincture
by Good Fight Herb Co.
Keep your immune system supported during the cold & flu season with this blend of ethically wildcrafted & organically grown Elder berry, Astragalus & Echinacea.
Hand-Drawn Winter Stamp & Letterpress Notecard with Envelope
A hand-drawn “be warm” stamp with an illustration of a holly branch. And a letterpress printed card on 100% cotton cardstock to present a cheerful celebration of the winter season. An intricate stage curtain parts to reveal a gleaming, proud pinecone on stage. “And now presenting….Winter” is written in elegant calligraphy.
Check them out online to learn more and place orders. The sets are only $45 and include four special treats, enclosed in a cute little cellophane bag with a gift tag tied on for immediate gifting.
Orders placed by Monday will get to you by Friday, Dec 23rd. Enjoy!