February 20, 2009

Bonnard, Calder & Saint Laurent

Looking for a little visual inspiration? There are two great exhibitions at the Met right now and if you don't feel like leaving home, you can browse the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé auction catalogues online.

Pierre Bonnard: The Late Interiors (through April 19, 2009)

The White Interior, 1932, Photo: Musée de Grenoble, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADADGP, Paris (via nytimes.com).

Calder Jewelry (through March 1, 2009)

Caged Crockery, ca. 1945, Silver wire and ceramic; Loop: 18 3/4 in.; element: 5 x 2 3/4 in., Collection Harold and Emily Starr © 2008 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York (via metmuseum.org); Anjelica Huston wearing The Jealous Husband (c. 1940), by Alexander Calder, in a 1976 photograph by Evelyn Hofer (via Art + Auction, artinfo.com/artandauction).

Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé (the three-day sale begins Monday, February 23rd).

February 19, 2009

Quince Blossom Branch Display

It has been such a crazy week that I have not had the opportunity to post any pictures from last Thursday's event at Lion in the Sun until now. Thank you to Melinda and Jessica for organizing such a fun little party - I can't wait to do it again! Above is a photo of the quince blossom display I set up at the shop. The samples are hanging from ribbons, which are looped over the branches. This type of arrangement works well with just about any type of forced branch (forsythia, dogwood, magnolia, etc.) and would look very pretty if used as a seating card display.

February 10, 2009

Fran's Chocolates

Valentine's Day is almost here and if you like to give the traditional gift of chocolate, Fran's offers some of the best in the country. My personal favorite is the gray salt caramels (pictured below), but they have lots of other delicious offerings including chocolate stuffed figs and single malt whiskey truffles. Unless you live in Seattle, Fran's delicacies can be difficult to find (I've only seen them consistently at one specialty food store in Great Barrington) so it is best to order directly from the company's website, www.franschocolates.com.

February 9, 2009

Purple Palettes

I was very excited to spot my Wallpaper invitation pinned to the purple section of the color inspiration board in the current issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. Personally, I really like the subtle combination of different shades of purple, such as lilac & lavender, but purple also looks beautiful when combined with chocolate brown, black, silver, chartreuse, and even pale yellows and golds. Below are some details of pretty purple pieces.

Clockwise from top left: North Moore Menu Card, Kimono and Trellis Gift Tags, Chinoiserie Invitation with lined envelopes, Wallpaper Invitation, Printemps Invitation, Custom Invitation printed with lavender & chartreuse inks, Custom piece printed in lilac & espresso, Wallpaper Seating Cards, Printemps Seating Cards (center).

February 3, 2009

Blue Ribbon "Meet the Designer" event at Lion in the Sun, Park Slope

Do you live or work in the New York City area?

Join me at Lion in the Sun on February 12th from 7:00-8:30 pm for the store's first ever "Meet the Designer" invitation trunk show. There will be lots of beautiful samples from the letterpress collection and custom portfolio on display, and I will be on hand to personally answer all of your etiquette, design, and printing questions. Best of all, all invitation orders placed during the event will be 10% off. RSVP to shop@lioninthesunps.com or 718.369.4006.

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