cure for the common place card

Posted: March 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paperfinger, the earth, weddings | No Comments »

carrieadam4I’m always on the lookout for alternatives for escort cards and place cards. This one stood out to me in a recent feature on The Bride’s Cafe. I’d love to bring some Paperfinger style to a rock or two!

Bride & Groom: Carrie & Dave
Photography: Imaginative Studios



reading the mail

Posted: March 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: art, handmade, paperfinger | 3 Comments »


This was written on the back of an envelope from my aunt Joan who is AMAZING (see her art) and HILARIOUS (see image above).

no rss feed ! swissmiss at pecha kucha ny

Posted: March 26th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: bloggin' | No Comments »


Pecha Kucha New York is cool and so were their presenters at this past Monday’s evening event, held at Le Poisson Rouge.

One of the highlights was swissmiss herself, Tina Roth Eisenberg. She spoke on her sources of inspiration and professional progression (view the full 6 min, 40 second presentation) and revealed that during her daily exploration of the web and blogosphere for material, she uses all tabs and no feed! Interesting.

Keep an eye on Paper Tastebuds for more highlights from the event.

how clever : new math

Posted: March 25th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: bloggin', design | No Comments »

oh, hello friend put me on to these funny graphic statements from Craig Damrauer. A few of my favorites are below. Craig posts a new one every Monday and you can subscribe to them here.



conor & david : the "& poster"

Posted: March 25th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: art, lettering and fonts | 1 Comment »


I am a fan of this image from Conor & David, designers from Dublin, Ireland. A floating ampersand.

(*via No Hidden Message, who I heard about from Type Neu)

dinner at : vinegar hill house

Posted: March 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: brooklyn, eats, paperfinger, places | 2 Comments »


I really like this place.

For one, it’s settled on quiet, cobbled, Hudson Street, not far from Paperfinger’s favorite hangout, DUMBO.

Secondly, the food is excellent. Highlights at my last dinner there were tender, charred brussel sprouts, baked in the wood fire oven; sherry-dosed chicken roasted in a cast iron griddle; and grapefruit pound cake topped with creme fraiche and freshly peeled grapefruit slices.

Reason 2a is that this menu of beautifully-executed, straight-forward food is short. Four entrees listed, three sides, a few appetizers and maybe two specials to announce.

Third, the folks behind this restaurant (former Freemans folks) did an expert job at ambiance and decor. Every corner and angle could make a beautiful cover photo for Edible Brooklyn. The mason jars filled with flowers, the rustic wooden tables and warm, dim lighting. The wooden serving boards stacked along the open kitchen’s bar counter and a platter piled with large blocks of cheese and cured meats.

Lastly, I love their logo.

** Why Vinegar Hill? The neighborhood was named Vinegar Hill because it was settled primarily by Irish immigrants and the Battle of Vinegar Hill was a turning point in the Irish Rebellion of 1798 against the British.

i like organizing : russel+hazel/anne chertoff wedding organizer

Posted: March 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: things, weddings | 1 Comment »

russellhazel-annechertoffWedding guru, Anne Chertoff, teamed up with the organizational genius of Russell + Hazel to develop this wedding organizer. I wish I had something like this for every project I take on. After all, half the fun of getting things done is checking them off an aesthetically pleasing list.

when in australia : hello naomi

Posted: March 23rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: eats, handmade, travel, weddings | No Comments »


The Naomi behind the bakery “Hello Naomi,” is (as last reported by the cupcake connoisseur blog, Cupcakes Take the Cake) a PhD student in Computer Engineering in Newcastle, Australia who has a passion for baking. These beautiful rose cupcakes are just one of the many styles she displays in her enticing photo sets on Flickr.

Learn about her cupcakes and cakes (weddings too) at

product picks from blades natural beauty

Posted: March 23rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: bloggin', the earth, things, weddings | No Comments »

jessa-blades-headshotI am a fan of anyone that says I should be using more Dr. Hauschka products, but that’s not all I like about Jessa Blades of Blades Natural Beauty.

In addition to offering her clients makeup and beauty consulting so they can look and feel their best, she is an educator and an activist who is helping women make good choices about the products we use. She is a resource on the ingredients and chemicals that make up mainstream beauty products and a knowledge bank on which ones are most harmful to our health and our environment.

Last week, Feelgood Style, invited her to highlight her top five natural beauty product picks for Spring.

Check out the full article here.

rasmus snabb : coffee cup design

Posted: March 22nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: design, eats | No Comments »


Check out these fresh coffee cups designed by Rasmus Snabb for a Finnish restaurant chain, SIS. Deli + Cafe. Their site is in Finnish so I had a tough time doing research, but I did grab a winning quote via Google’s translation tool, “We prefer the tasty organic.”

(*via Lovely Package)