Friday, March 27, 2009

KMPT TV Segment

Modest Chic from Justin Fone on Vimeo.

Recently, television channel KMTP interviewed some of our friends for a wedding-related segment called Modern Chic. Nancy from Nancy Liu Chin Designs, asked if I would contribute some of the paper goods for the tablescapes.

I was so honored to be a part of this wildly talented team: Wildflower Linens, Gloria Wong, Enhanced Lighting, Justin Fone and Kevin Chin Photography.

More photos here.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Porter Hovey

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From the "Here Comes the Bride" series by Brooklyn photographer Porter Hovey. Made me laugh. This one was titled "Wedding Planner".
Bride's Parents

More of Porter's work on her blog.
via Paris Hotel Boutique

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dustin Edward Arnold

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In awe of the work of Dustin Edward Arnold: LA-based design extraordinaire and creative consultant.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Blog Love: Snippet and Ink

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Thanks Kathryn for featuring Iris + Travis's wedding. Birch did the flowers for my own wedding and I couldn't be more proud of Torryne! More pics at Anna Kuperberg's blog.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Upcoming Photoshoot in Maui!

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Evonne of Events by Evonne and I became blogger friends a while back and when I finally met her in person a few months ago, she was just as darling as I had imagined. We hit it off and before long, we were hatching plans to work together.

Here's a sneak peek of table goods I've been designing for her photoshoot in Maui.
The menu above was for a table inspired by Mediterranean opulence and grandeur.

the quintessential Hawaiian beach table...

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and of course, my favourite... the Balinese table. Some of the patterns were inspired by my personal collection of batik textiles.

Thanks Evonne, for including me in the whole shebang!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Re-inventing Lace

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Not your grandmother's lace. Love how these designers are giving lace a "face-lift".

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Butterflies Aflutter

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These butterfly-inspired pieces by Koi Suwannagate cheered me up. Spring is almost here...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Invitations on Style Me Pretty

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Thank you Style Me Pretty for posting about the Wedding University and featuring our new flat-printed eco-friendly invitations!!

We know the economy has been a hard blow for many engaged couples so we wanted to provide an eco-friendly, budget-friendly option for the design-conscious bride. All of these invitations are printed on recycled paper with eco-friendly vegetable inks.

(The invitations have not "officially" launched but please feel free to email me for more information.)

Monday, March 09, 2009

Alessandro Mendini

An architect by training, italian designer and image consultant Alessandro Mendini built a name for himself by collaborations with the likes of famed design house Alessi, Swiss watchmaker Swatch and luxury fashion label Hermes, among others.

More recently, he created these whimsical plates for Corsi design.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Mollydooker Wines

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Lovely wine labels designed by Australian agency Mash for Mollydooker Wines. Inspiration came from antique books and advertising illustrations of old; all type was hand-drawn. Working with John Englehardt, Mash created their own illustrations based on the wine names. Nice!

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Jorine Oosterhoff

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Dutch artist Jorine Oosterhoff works mainly in ceramics and porcelain, creating these mischievous tableware with fun names like Three Mad Hatters (shown above), Creamy Bastard and Milky Major. In her words:

My products become characters, like individual things that seem to live their own life.
They have their own identity and personality.
Sometimes they seem to come from a fairytale-world.
Products making us feel like being in a different world.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Colette Paris: Men

Fun pattern ties from Thom Browne
How cute are these keyrings from Jack Spade?Alexander Olch bowtie
chic wallets from Comme des Garçons

Deck your man with these offerings from Colette Paris.