Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chronicle Books : Paper Patisserie

For those of you who don't know we've been honored to have partnered with Chronicle Books on a total of SIX projects. Each one more exciting than the last we encourage you to check them all out on their website ! It's never too early to start to think about Mother's Day! So if your mom is crafty like ours are she'll appreciate any of these items.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Got the Knack?

Stephanie over at the knack posted about our stationery line at 3am this morning! Busy girl! Head on over to her blog to read more about what's new & what's hot. We were so smitten with all the nice things she had to say about our line we're going to just put her words here....

"I have a lot of notes to write, thank yous to send and general warm wishes to distribute this week.

And I'm doing it all on beautiful Peculiar Pair Press stationery.

Created by graphic designers Mary Beth Fiorentino and Amy Elizabeth Hayson, this exquisite line has everything you could want in stationery. It is elegant, refined, pretty and timeless.

Their designs are intriguing and completely original. Even the name for their colours are unqiue- bark, beet, carbon, creamsicle and fresh - how can they not make you smile?

The card range covers all the occasions - thank you, happy birthday, happy bday kids, congrats, special day congrats, sympathy, get well and gift enclosures.

I love the Nature Series, which includes a beetle, frog, shell, moth, rooster and octopus. the series was inspired by things such as collections of vintage documents, entomology and silver-tone photography. They are simply wonderful.

And even their Blank Cards are stunning. Calligraphy swaths over botanical images creates a truly lovely image. And of course, the writer in my just can't enough of these!

I send a ton of thank you cards every month, so I am grateful for the alluring Thank You Boxed Cards. One set has a laurel wreath and the mix of Bergamot and Saffron has great visual impact. Another has picnic bloom and the tiny flower print is so sweet. It would make a great wallpaper...

And I am truly swooning over the Petite Journals. Striking colours, calligraphy designs that swirl and twirl across the covers, these make amazing presents, but be sure to keep some for yourself! These are way too beautiful to just pass along!

Peculiar Pair Press makes luxurious cards and journals that will impress any recipient!

I'm off to send some right now!

Posted by the knack at 3:00 AM"

Thanks Stephanie! So happy you loved our line enough to share.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Destination Wedding Planner

Alison Hotchkiss of Alison Events teamed up with our favorite book publisher Chronicle Books and the talented photographer Thayer Allyson Gowdy of Little White Dress to create an ultimate guide to planning a wedding from afar!

It's a fabulous book filled with so many wonderful ideas and suggestions that Alison has put together over her many years of successful destination wedding planning. Chronicle Books did a amazing job with the design and layout while Thayer's photos are so captivating that we can't stop flipping through the pages. Enter to Win a "Dream Honeymoon Vacation" at Jade Mountian Resort, St. Lucia. Valued at over $11,000 by visiting Chronicle Books where you can also order your very own copy.

We were honored to offer our "expert" advice for her invitation section and were recently asked to design the invite for a small private book release party coming up soon! We'll keep you posted on the event and will be sure to share pictures of the good times.

Real Simple Weddings 2009

Sara & Evan's custom wedding invitation was recently featured in Real Simple's Wedding Book! Seeking to help brides narrow down their invitation search they suggested simple categories for you to connect with.

Our design listed under the "whimsical" category is described as being used "by Couples who love to stray from convention-think clever type treatment's, unique materials and unexpected embellishments."

Are you looking for a unconventional invitation for your big day? We can design a custom invite to suite any personality type. Check out our website for more custom examples!

The Knot: Spring Summer 09

Don't forget the details! We partnered with Anne at Mira Aster to create these gorgeous, modern table numbers that you'll definitely want to find another use for after the wedding! Lettepressed summer yellow blossoms grace the border with hand sewn edges and an appliqued 8 takes center stage. A delicate thread of the contrasting thread holds this card in a tented position. Please contact us should you want these delicious cards for your own wedding!