Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Counting down to NSS...

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...less than a month till the National Stationery Show...
May 17-20 at the Javits Convention Center, NYC.

Come say hi... we will be at booth 2158!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


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Battersea is the brainchild of interior designer Will Wick. (What a great name.) A retail-oriented space centered on his globe-trotting merchandise and design inspirations. As it turns out, this incredible treasure is located right in my neighborhood. Dangerous...

If I had $12,500 lying around, I'd buy this Chocolate Maker's Table for Jo.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday Treats

My dear friend, Stacy McCain invited me to an afternoon of sweet treats and eye candy at the studio of Loop Event Arts.

Creative Director of Loop Arts Events, Mary Lois created these lovelies to enhance the rustic and whimsy look of the afternoon. (I want that couch!) She has a blog here.

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Cake maker extraordinaire Krista Markell of Sugarcoat It Studio created this cake inspired by the invitation designed by Etienne Lehrer of Stolen Plate Press. It's so lovely when an idea comes to life through various forms and materials. The vellum leaves that Etienne had sewn onto her invitations were translated onto Krista's cake in the form of edible rice paper. Yum!

I finally had the chance to meet renowned calligrapher, Barbara Callow in person.

Thank you ladies for inviting me to this sweet event.
Such an amazing pool of talent... what a way to begin the week!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pen Pencil Stencil

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Pen Pencil Stencil is the studio and workspace of Oakland-based designer Mark Giglio. Gotta love that pencil pirate.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Lizania Cruz

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Smart bookbag design by graphic designer Lizania Cruz.

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Also love the thinking behind this piece.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Flea Market Finds

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I always look forward to the first Sunday of each month. The Alameda flea market never disappoints.

I scored big (the bench i mean).

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Photographic Dictionary

Good stuff... via swissmiss

"the photographic dictionary is dedicated to defining words through the literal, figurative and personal meanings found in each photograph."