June 27, 2012
June 22, 2012
Sarah Drake, a Chicago-based designer and stationer, has a beautiful line of personalized linens, stoneware, and fine china called The Monogram Collection...and I love it all! Here's a little peek (much more to see here): Belgian linen table runner with custom monogram (above); Linen-cotton Bistro Apron with custom embroidery (below).
This playspace is inside a houseboat! Below: Another angle, showing one of the built-in sleeping nooks. See more of this family "water loft"--a fabulous example of space planning with no shortage of charm--here.
June 19, 2012
June 14, 2012
A rubber stamp set that includes a Parisian Daschund and his very own scooter? Yes, please. Ink + Wit's charming rubber stamp sets feature original designs on maple wood blocks. Top to bottom: "A Day in Paris;" "Arctic;" "Berries & Weeds." More to see here and here. Amuse-toi!
June 12, 2012
At Avalisa, you can buy vibrant artwork for yourself and for children's hospitals (through a partnership with CURE International). After you browse through a fun inventory of stretched canvas art, make a selection then click "I would like to buy this for CURE International" (below the "add to cart" button). A drop-down list of children's hospitals then pops up, giving you a choice. Above: The "big dots," "green wonder," and "diamond" patterns. Many more designs and colors here.
June 7, 2012
Speaking of monograms, the classic look, below, is updated with the added layer of a floral pattern. Below: The colorful West Village, NY bath of Kemble Interiors designer Anna Burke (photo: Patrick Cline for Lonny; paintings by Burke; floral hand towels from D. Porthault).
June 5, 2012
June 4, 2012
I'm inspired by the beautiful gallery of custom stationery at The Printery--so many unique, original designs! At The Printery, the traditional craft of hand-engraving marries well with updated, vibrant designs. View many more samples here.