introducing: shhh my darling

April 27, 2012  /  cards, custom, european design, illustration, introducing

I was very pleased to receive an introductory email from Jenny and Gra of SHHH MY DARLING this week. A young Italian creative duo based in Italy, offering unique stationery and gorgeous custom suites. These two are definitely a pair to keep your eyes on, they aren’t currently selling in the US, but I suspect that won’t be the case for long!
I’m also quite excited to begin C&C’s 4th annual National Stationery Show coverage beginning in May. This year I’ll not only be blogging about the show, but also exhibiting with my rep group – I’m exhausted just thinking about it! Luckily, my crazy awesome friend, Amy Ferguson of Old Sweet Song, will be helping out on the blogging front. A more formal introduction of Amy to follow, but I just wanted to reassure you that you won’t be missing out on all the usual May paper goodness you may have come to expect.

{images via shhh my darling}

custom stationery from dear hancock.

September 13, 2011  /  custom, dear hancock

I couldn’t possibly be any more pleased with my new custom stationery from Dear Hancock. Gwendolyn and Earnest, the talent behind Dear Hancock, are two of the nicest people I’ve ever met in the industry and they were kind enough to find time in their busy schedules to paint my desk. They added some C&C cards to “my desk” too which has to be the most perfect touch ever.
If you’re having a case of envy, don’t fret — DH offers an entire desk collection to suit many tastes and hobbies. They also offer (impeccable) custom design if you’d like your own desk immortalized in stationery infamy. I highly recommend it!

hanky panky

May 4, 2011  /  custom, wedding

I’m in Los Angeles this week visiting my dad and was delighted to discover this lovely and unique wedding invitation on his desk, from his friends Matt and Megan. The handkerchief is such a fun idea and I love that it reads “Please retain this hanky to dry your tears of joy” at the bottom. I was also struck that their return address stamp was made by a personal favorite, NoteTrunk.

UPDATE: Megan kindly sent me credits to all the amazing folks involved. Lexy of Scissorhands designed the invitation suite. Spoonflower printed the design on fabric and the hankies were finished by Danice, the “Sewing Lady”. The vintage postage was purchased through Stamp Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA – an ever appreciated detail.

Please note: Whaler Vineyard is a private residence, they do not offer venue rental to the public.

{image by crow and canary}