Inspired Holiday Gift Wrapping

For adorning the perfect gift, we love a combination of bold patterns and natural beauty. Happy wrapping everybody!

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PHOTO CREDITS; SmartFurniture, Lauren Kelp, DIY Network, Panduro Hobby, Shopgirlmaria.blogspot, Paper Source, Onefabday.com


Kathleen Deery Design + Urban Parlour

Check out the new logo we designed for the famed Kathleen Deery’s offshoot from her incredibly successful floral and event design business, Urban Parlour. You can now rent out her sensational furnishings, chandeliers, etc, to create a memorable event of your own. Below you will see our new logo along with the very cool invite we designed for her Urban Parlour launch. All lovely illustrations by Ya Wen Chien. Calligraphy by Michele Papineau.

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California is for lovers

IN THE STUDIO

Check out this fun twist on Virginia’s famous bumper sticker. All in celebration of The Hamel Family Winery (The Hamels hail from Virginia, of course) event in Sonoma, California.

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A budding photographer, Graham Ornstein

Check out these wonderful photographs from Lesley’s very talented godson, Graham Ornstein. We are so proud! He’s a true artist in the making.

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Dave Eggers – artist & author

Eve’s friend Dave Eggers is best known for his writing but what many people do not know is that he received a degree in art and is also a graphic designer. He currently has a show at http://julesmaeghtgallery.com and 100% of the proceeds from his show go to Scholar Match.

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Marshmallow Madness

INSPIRATION

We love this holiday gift from one of our clients, the terrific AR design. Check out these sling shot marshmallow launchers intended to go direct into a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Love it.

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Creating watercolor note cards with the kidos!

HOMELIFE

I loved this “gratitude” post on Meri Cherry.

http://www.mericherry.com/2014/11/24/gratitude-boxes-handmade-gifts-kids/

If you’ve never been to this site, take a moment to poke around a bit. It’s full of absolutely terrific crafts to do with your kids. For this craft, it was almost impossible not to create something lovely. We ended up with such a gorgeous collection of little cards – our big dilemma now is whether to frame them or pair them with pretty envelopes and give them as gifts!

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Color, color, color

INSPIRATION

Is it just us, or have coloring books gotten much cooler lately? Check this one out, THE MINDFULNESS COLORING BOOK. It’s designed to reduce stress for busy adults. Who knew?

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Classic San Francisco

IN THE STUDIO

Gretchen and Spencer were planning a beautifully classic wedding day in San Francisco, complete with a trolley ride for their guests and a ceremony in the iconic and stunning Grace Cathedral. We designed a graceful and whimsical monogram for the centerpiece of their invitation and added in an iconic trolley illustration for their transportation card. The color combination of a bold purple and a rich, dark gray helped strike just the right balance between the traditional, the iconic, and the fun.

Event Planner: Stacy McCain
Photography: Gertrude and Mabel
Ceremony: Grace Cathedral
Invitation Suite: A Day in May

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Lobster Dinner

IN THE STUDIO

We had a blast designing for this rehearsal dinner. The wedding was all about seaside elegance but the Friday night event embraced a more casual tone, complete with summer classic lobster rolls, corn on the cob and clam chowder. We loved playing with the red lobster iconography and an informal and friendly font for their invitation, menu, and drink coasters.

Event Planner & Designer: Bellafare
Photographer: Ira Lippke Studios
Invitations: A Day in May

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A Cape Cod Wedding

IN THE STUDIO

Heather and Mike were planning a wedding on Cape Cod complete with sailboats, lobster rolls and sweeping sea views. To emphasize the seaside nature of the weekend, we used a classic sailor blue for the invitation and day of details. The seaside theme really shown through elegantly on the wedding day thanks to the event designers at Bellafare with the navy striped tent, gorgeous bridesmaid dresses, and hydrangeas lining the aisle.

Event Planner & Designer: Bellafare
Photographer: Ira Lippke Studios
Invitations: A Day in May

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Gorgeous in Gold

INSPIRATION

One of the many fun things in design is to see how old trends come back around in new ways. “Foil” falls into that category. Until a few years ago, foil was reserved for overly flashy pieces and perhaps the occasional New Years Eve invitation. That’s all changed and we’ve been using foil like crazy over here. Done right, it’s a gorgeous way to bring a touch glamour and fun to any design. It’s easy to incorporate the flash into the party day as well – with dessert, fashion, jewelry, and even utensils.

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Tiffany Shlain

HOMELIFE

Tiffany Shlain is one of the the most inspiring, engaging individuals I’ve ever met. She’s an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and all-around creative powerhouse. She uses film to raise questions and engage people in discussions on everything from friendship to the pursuit of happiness. On Friday, I was lucky enough to see the premier of her new short film, The Adaptable Mind. Not only did I love the issues it presented, but it was such visually creative way to convey her ideas.

http://www.letitripple.org/adaptable_mind

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