european design

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}

{shop} los angeles: yolk

April 21, 2009  /  etsy, european design, featured shop, los angeles

{tray by Marimekko | cutting board by ISAK}

{birds of a feather mobile by Ige Design}

{hand-painted ‘bloks’ by Rebekah Potter}

{van bank by Dutch designers Pakhuis Oost}

Yolk, located in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, is not to be missed for those who fancy themselves a fan of Scandinavian Design. There’s definitely something for everyone in this well-appointed shop. Luckily, for all of us not residing in Southern California, Yolk is in the midst of building up their online offerings. Hooray for e-commerce!


pretty, pretty park haus

March 5, 2009  /  european design, felt

Berlin’s Park Haus speaks to two of my favorite things: felt and a complex color palette. While shopping at Canoe in downtown Portland yesterday, I rediscovered my love for this line. It’s functional, affordable and just so pretty. I picked up a set of coasters in aqua and lemon and now I can’t stop daydreaming about what my next purchase will be — Perhaps this stylish laptop case, but then comes the real challenge, in which color?