Smock paper sent me samples of their work, and I am blown away by their loveliness. Besides being an extremely ecologically savvy company, using vegetable and low-voc inks and an entirely wind-powered facility, they use beautiful bamboo paper. Their attention to detail is impeccable, and their line is gorgeous something I wish I could show you up close and personal. Check out their letterpress work here, and if you are in the market for pretty wedding invitations see their selection. Thanks Smock! (photos by me)
Here is my favorite book find of the week, "Nothing Ever Happens on my Block" by Ellen Raskin. (yay.. only $.25 again.) I dig the thin black and white line drawings with flashes of bold color throughout and the quirky story adds to its charm. Ellen was an extremely gifted artist, designer, and writer, who won many awards during her lifetime, including the Newbery Award for this cover. She stated, "I try to say one thing with my work: A book is a wonderful place to be. A book is a package, a gift package, a surprise package -- and within the wrappings is a whole new world and beyond." Love that quote.
I like this kid's room from Cookie. I think what makes it appealing is the fun rug, and slightly unexpected color combinations. The ripped up Olivia book on the wall is a nice touch too. (via a new favorite blog A Merry Mishap)
My sister had this shot (what I think is an old Tommy ad) on her inspiration wall and before she left for NYC, she gave it to me. ;) (Thanks B.) You must also check out these recent polaroids that Vanessa took while taking her very own balloon ride. They are gorgeous.
I am not usually a big potato chip girl, but on occasion I will reach for my favorite kind... Kettle chips. On the Dieline, I spotted Kettle's new exotic line; what a packaging delight, and some of the flavors sound quite interesting. I don't know if they sell it anymore, but you used to be able to order the whole passport chip collection here.
This month, Elle Decor featured this spectacular weekend retreat in the Hamptons which belongs to Chris and Cristina Cuomo, and was decorated by Emma Pilkington. It really makes me wonder what their day to day home looks like? (via Everything in its Place)
My sister, brother and sister-in law all flew off to NYC on Friday for the summer. This card from Rarrar Press would have been perfect for the occasion. (via Vane) (p.s. you can customize where you want your hearts)
I came across little people today. Slinkachu, the master mind behind the project, places real actual little people scenes all around London to leave them as he states, 'to fend for themselves.' His upcoming book, "Little People in the City - The street art of Slinkachu" can be pre-ordered here in the UK. Be sure to check out his other scenes too.
I am digging the vibe of this super fun and happy music video, "Run Run" by Those Dancing Days. It reminds me of grade school when kids played horsey with jump ropes. Did you ever do that? The whole clip makes me want to jump up and have a fun weekend. It is officially summer tomorrow... ya-hoo!! Have a good one. (via here)