What I’ve Been Up To
This is mostly the fruit of my weekend! So so happy to finally get a bit of downtime from shop tasks. I’ve been sitting on an earlier version of my parrot illustrations for months now, thinking it was mostly done and just needed a bit of polishing. So I did (well, tried) and ended up just re-doing the whole thing from scratch (naturally). I’m liking the earthier pallet and richer strokes on this new one, and I’m calling it done! This is one of a few designs I’m working on for our new set of stationery products. The creative juices are flowing—I seriously cannot wait.
A few photos from our studio these past few weeks:
1. Our production table basically became a very large shelf while we prepped an Anthropologie order. You can soon find our birthday cards in a a few of their stores across the country. Very very stoked to be working with them again!
2. We had a bit of fun test-printing our monster cards as miniature litho prints. We’ve been working on having our whole line printed offset. Hopefully we’ll get it all done at the end of the month. I can’t tell you enough how happy and excited I am. I’ve been doing a lot of illustrations with full color coverage, and they just look so much better litho printed.
3. C’est moi! Pretending my table is always this neat and spritely looking. About time I have a proper photo on our about page.
4. A sneak peak of one of our newest wedding suites. I’ve been horribly behind on properly styling and photographing our latest custom works. You can blame the instant gratification that is instagram.
Thanks for reading! Happy weekend everyone! :)
Valentine’s Day Cards 2013
Here are some of our best sellers for this year’s Valentine’s Day. If you haven’t had the chance to snag a few of these lovelies for your special someone (or to simply keep for yourself—we do it too!), it’s not too late. Visit our shop here !
Etsy Holiday Shop
We’re so pleased to share with you an exciting news! Etsy has launched its first ever Holiday Shop in SoHo New York, just in time for your holiday shopping. As the event aptly sums it— “It’s Etsy in real life!”. No kidding!
You can find and purchase our General List Notepad among the amazing array of products. In fact, it might just be the first thing to purchase to kick start your holiday shopping list. *wink*
The event features a beautiful mix of goodies from your favorite Etsy shops and some specially handpicked collections by guest curators like Martha Stewart and NBC’s Style Editor Bobbie Thomas. If you’re in the neighborhood (we’re officially jealous!), do stop by. The Etsy Holiday Shop goes on from November 29 to December 9.
Holiday Recipes Set
I’ve always been obsessed with illustrating food (add that to my fascination for miniature and toy food—which is a separate nerd out altogether!). I’ve been waiting for a perfect project that can lend me that excuse to draw as much food things as I can fit in a page.
Because the holidays always evoke a sense of togetherness and family for me, I thought it would be fun to have people contribute their own recipes to complete this nice set. I was lucky enough to have some of our old friends participate, together with some of the really great people I’ve met in the paper community. I love how a lot of these recipes started without names to them, with very intuitive directions. They’re quite literally a peek at each of their family’s tradition. Again, I’d like to thank these awesome guys and gals (and their mom’s)— Anastasia, Fancy, Jordan, Donaville, Emmy, and Jen for sharing and passing on these treasured recipes for the holidays! :)
You can find the Holiday Recipe Set in the shop.