Monday, August 31, 2009

Musubi Aoki

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Amazing art-directiong and styling from Japanese Creative Director/Prop Stylist/Flower master and artist, Musubi Aoki.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Inga & Chris at Beaulieu Garden

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Sneak preview of a wedding we worked on in July at Beaulieu Garden. Inga and Chris were just wonderful to work with and I couldn't have wished for a better team!
Planning: Stacy McCain Event Planning
Floral Design: Atelier Joya
Catering: Paula LeDuc

More pics at the fabulous Anna Kuperberg's blog.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger

Falling Garden / San Staë church on the Canale Grande / 50th Biennial of Venice, 2003

Soul warmer / Abbey Library of St.Gall, 2005

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Love the ethereal quality of these installation pieces by Swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger.

Some of the components used in their art: Plastic berries (India), cow pads (Jura), waste paper (Venice), baobab seeds (Australia), beech, elder and magnolia branches (Uster), thorns (Almeria), pigs’ teeth (Indonesia), seaweed (Seoul), orange peel (Migros shop), fertilizer crystals (home grown), pigeons’ bones (San Staë), silk buds (Stockholm), rubber snakes (Cincinnati)...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Barnaby Gates

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English painter Alice Gates and Living Editor at Vogue Vanessa Barneby teamed up in 2009 to set up wallpaper brand Barneby Gates. I love how they've infused quintessentially British prints with a modern twist and shown thought and innovation in their printing process.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Gift Presentation

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Homemade gifts for my girlfriends...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Free Wedding Websites

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Many of you have asked where you can find free wedding websites. A wedding website is a great way to keep your guests up to date on your plans, and communicate information that you may not want to include in your invitation.

We are excited to announce that chewing the cud has teamed up with Project Wedding to create website templates based on our signature collection.

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The website design above was inspired by our All Aboard! invitations.

More designs here, here and here.

Other sources to create your own wedding websites:
the knot

Friday, August 14, 2009

Days with My Father

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Heartwrenchingly beautiful visual story-telling by photographer Phillip Toledano in a series called "Days with My Father". I shed a few quiet tears as I followed him on his journey. My dad lives thousands of miles away from me; I think about him everyday.

via Uncle Beefy

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

NYC Highlights

Beautiful hand-lettering

Two weeks ago, we were in New York city, for pt's race. When we weren't carb-loading, we were roaming all over the city.

street painting in Soho. The passer-by's coordinated color palette was sheer coincidence.

store signage for Le Labo, an olfactory heaven.

retro street ad on Lower East.

coffee run at El Beit in Williamsburg. A-mazing coffee.

Coffee run #2

we finally got smart and bought in bulk.

my favourite wall in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

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Friday, August 07, 2009

Anu Tuominen

Alphabets (found stone and twig)

Red Currant – The Idea Of a Funnel, 2001

book page, 1998

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Loving the playful works of Finnish artist Anu Tuominen.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Alice Mara

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These witty "hanging people" pieces from ceramist Alice Mara made me smile...

via Tea for Joy

Monday, August 03, 2009

Public Transit Branding

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We were in New York last week so the subway was on my mind a lot. It was a nice refreshing change from driving.

There was a time when wearing a subway-branded t-shirt might have gotten you beat up on the subway, but these days, it's cool. Especially when the branding is more than putting a logo on the item.