These Ork Posters are impossible to resist. I was instantly obsessed with them the moment I saw them. They combine my love of cities with my passion for typography. My favorite so far is Philadelphia of course because that’s where I live. They’re a great way to remember places we’ve lived, traveled, and dream to visit. I hope Chicago graphic designer Jennifer Beorkrem designs Baltimore and Little Rock too. Their graphic quality would add a splash of interest to my office walls. Wouldn’t these make great Christmas gifts for your buddies?
Thank you to Mary on Etsy for featuring Timeless Paper in the Etsy Weekend Deals email promotion this weekend. Keep an eye out for the email. We’ll also be featured in the Etsy Storque article and Etsy Gift Guide. Everything in the shop qualifies for 20% off when you mention code WEEKEND DEALS in a “message to the seller” at checkout or by sending me a message. Please email me if you have any questions. This is such an honor! Thanks Etsy!
I’m was so honored to get a call from Get Married magazine today. Timeless Paper has been selected to appear in the January 2010 issue. They’ve requested a photograph so I’ll be doing a new photo shoot over the next few days. You can sign up on the Get Married website for a free issue of the magazine. Keep an eye out for the issue.
Yesterday Mike and I took a day trip to Stamford, Connecticut to see the Juliska flagship store. Juliska sent out a memo this week announcing their annual warehouse sale so that gave me an extra incentive to go. The perfectly displayed shop blew me away. The shop is also a cafe to make it a “sip and shop”. Mike and I drooled over the café’s mouth blown glass cake domes and jars of colorful candy.
A nine foot Koi fountain displaying Juliska glassware is the first thing I noticed when I entered the shop. Each glass piece is mouth blown by artisans in the hills outside Prague. Juliska also carries ceramic dishes that are made in Portugal.
Jardins du Monde (shown above) is my favorite Juliska ceramic line. The elaborate details and unusual shapes get me every time. This collection is inspired by gardens in Italy, France, Spain and England. Luckily, I found a few gorgeous serving pieces in the warehouse sale for a fantastic deal. I also found some gigantic black Christmas ornaments (for only $1 each) that will be perfect on my black and white Christmas tree in the upcoming months. The ornaments must have been old store displays. If I had a truck I would have purchased so much more! There was everything from furniture, glass lighting, pewter stoneware, table linens, to every dinnerware line.
Juliska’s latest line is pewter stoneware that is dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. It was Mike’s favorite. If you’re getting married soon, consider Juliska for your registry. If you’re not getting married but love quality design, stop by their shop. They also have locations in Dallas and Atlanta. You can also find Juliska in other retail shops.
Photos courtesy of Juliska.
Don’t these beautiful books look vintage? When I first came across images of these graphic covered books, I assumed they were out of print. I did a little research and finally found that they are the latest for the Penguin Designer Classics line (also called Waterstone’s Hardback Classics). They’re hard to find in the United States but have been released in the UK and Canada. Amazon and Barnes & Noble have a few that you can pre-order for an early November ship date. I ordered the few I could find. Their interesting graphic patterns (designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith) would add a special splash of color to a white bookshelf in any room. I can’t decide which one is my favorite. This is such a perfect collection.
High school sweethearts Abby and Blake are engaged! It is so exciting to welcome Blake to our family. Blake popped the question to my sister Abby this weekend at “the rock” overlooking DeGray Lake near Arkadelphia, Arkansas, at sunset, surrounded by candles. She was surprised and thrilled!
Today Abby asked me to be her maid of honor! One of my main projects will be designing the wedding stationery and programs. Abby and Blake are a couple who stand out from the rest. I’m already dreaming of unexpected accents for the invitations to reflect their style. I’ll keep you posted as the stationery progresses. In the mean time… We’re so excited to go dress shopping!
Congratulations Abby and Blake! You truly make a perfect couple. I can not imagine a better fit.