Monday, June 29, 2009

whitney speir (brown sugar design) interviewed on sage wedding pros

my friend and fellow stationery designer, whitney speir -- co-owner of brown sugar design -- was interviewed on sage wedding pros. it's a very interesting read. most so because of her business and industry tips. go to it!

Friday, June 26, 2009

blog love! NicEvents on julia newman's blog

julia newman, a fabulous photographer and a sweet friend, posted a vendor review of NicEvents today on her blog. check it out!

also, don't forget to have a gander at the photos she took of my darling daughter anna jae (and myself) earlier this month.

have a fabulous weekend!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

sugar-inspired interior

in doing research for a current illustration project, i came across this candy-cane inspired room by toby fairley design. i'd love to live here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

my pages in 100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers

without further ado, below are my spreads in the book 100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers. what an amazing opportunity. i'm so proud to be a part of this publication with so many extraordinary creatives.

anna's life in front of the camera

so one of my most favorite photographers, julia newman, came over today to photograph anna! what an exciting shoot. she got to eat, play, discover, and cuddle, all in front of the camera. how exciting for her momma. =)

julia is going to be sending over the images soon, and blogging about it even sooner, so keep your eyes peeled for the results.

Monday, June 1, 2009

stationery show, 5.19.09

well, while i truly enjoyed this year's national stationery show immensely, i did not get to go through the entire space. little miss anna jae was with me, and between all the attention she received from the exhibitors and her needs to eat and sleep, i only made it through half the show before we needed to go home.

i will definitely be back next year, quite possibly without the little miss, and i hope to get really in-depth views of all the work.

but for now, i did want to show off some exhibitors that caught my eye (and my ear) with their work.

thanks to all that i spoke with, especially those who doted on my daughter!

local stationery designers, sub-studio, create all of their screenprinted goods in their tiny manhattan apartment. you would never know it! their cards and posters were clever and beautiful.

twig&fig's display was quite a lot of fun. clean, environmentally conscious, and different. their new cards, on wood and chip board, were tactile -- you truly wanted to feel them.

smudge ink's new totes were quite fun and colorful, and roomy enough for groceries. i do love my totes. =)

one of my "best in show" picks in 2008, old school stationers came back with new calendars and a few new cards.

i did love ODS's new elephant card! yes, yes, i know i'm obsessed with elephants...

fab notebooks by girl of all work.

bobbin had quite fun stuff! the felt cards (sewn on) were made from recycled plastic bottles! there were also custom-made illustrations and framable objects, with the frames made from recycled barnwood. i thought they had great objects for kids and kids' rooms.

two trick pony's cards were, as always, fabulously fun (and green).

and, finally, my best-in-show (or, half a show) pick for 2009 goes to L2 Design Collective. i marvel at their work year after year. they look like they have so much fun creating their goods. new this year -- lettered sign packs, either standard (like "happy birthday") or custom. they displayed their product in their own sign, pictured above.

also new -- totes! and, again, i love me some totes.

i want this card for myself. it applies! =D

the lettered-sign packs.

some fun notebooks from L2.

ok kids, that is it for this year. i'm so sorry to all the other exhibitors that i missed. but i promise to see you all in 2010!