June 23, 2008
Last week I attended the "Unveiling the Best" event at Kate's Paperie on the UES. It was a lovely event, with gorgeous floral & tabletop displays by Michelle Rago, delicious hors d'oeuvres from Laurence Craig Catering, and to top it off, Darcy Miller was on hand to greet brides-to-be. My photo does not do it justice, but here is small segment of one of the colorful tabletop displays from the event. As you can see, chartreuse remains a strong trend!
June 17, 2008
Since I've been obsessed with early twentieth-century art recently -- if you are having a wedding at an art gallery or museum, I think this abstract rose petal design would be a lovely choice:
("Cote d'Azur" offset-printed invitation ©2008 Blue Ribbon Design; contact Blue Ribbon for ordering information and pricing.)
June 11, 2008
The lithographs downstairs have me dreaming of the South of France and revisiting some of my visual memories from the 2005 exhibition, Matisse: The Fabric of Dreams - His Art and His Textiles. Matisse's palette seems extremely fresh right now and I'm entranced by the artist's ability to capture the essence of both form and pattern in an elegant and idiosyncratic way. Funny how certain things take a while to resonate.
Images above via Adrian Searle's review of the exhibition while at London's Royal Academy for The Guardian: Odalisque with a Screen, oil on canvas, 1923, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, © Succession H Matisse/DACS 2004; Odalisque with Yellow Persian Robe and Anemones, oil on canvas, 1937, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, © Succession H Matisse/DACS 2004.
Along the same line, this iconic Robert Capa photograph of Picasso and Françoise Gilot in the South of France recently popped into my head. Despite what we know about Picasso as a companion, isn't it a lovely image; so glamorous in a truly bohemian way. I wonder what type of stationery they wrote to each other on during during their romance...
Above image via the New York Times ("A 1948 gelatin silver print of Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot in France by Robert Capa, a part of the I.C.P.'s collection.")
June 6, 2008
Philip Williams Posters is a vintage poster dealer two doors down from our new space and there is always an eye catching assortment on display in the windows facing Chambers street. Right now I'm drawn to these small format exhibition posters for the work of Miró, Picasso, and others.
(Photo of the current window display at Phillip Williams Posters, located at 122 Chambers Street.)
June 5, 2008
I am slowly adding the new releases to the website. The letterpress notebooks are now available for purchase and here's a look of one of the newest greeting card designs.
(Greeting Card above by Blue Ribbon Design, Thank You, style no. 08-022P)