Category Archives: Stationery
I can’t help it – I am a total stationery nut job. Whenever I get given a business card, before I’ve read it i’ll have have gauged its thickness and assessed the finish between thumb and finger. When a brand new print job arrives hot off the press, the first thing I want to do is give it a smell…
*Ahem* confessions over – let’s talk design…
Two of the most popular emerging design trends in recent years have undoubtedly been typography and illustration. The evidence is all around us – in the media, in our glossy magazines and even lining the streets upon which we walk.
The Not So Olden Days.
A few years ago if a designer had presented a concept for a new billboard campaign that solely relied on a few well chosen fonts with no images at all, they’d be laughed out of the boardroom with a P45 wedged up inside their little beanie hat (all designers wore a little beanie around this time – outdoors, indoors and regardless of season). Likewise, if asked to create some loosely hand drawn imagery for a new brand or product launch, said designer would scratch at head through beanie hat and wonder why you hadn’t gone to talk to an illustrator instead.
Of course the art of typography and indeed the art of illustration are not new ideas – they are art forms from a bygone era, a time of letraset, letterpress and pens, ink and paints – a time long before MacBooks and Adobe Photoshop.… View the full post.
I love a quirky W-day item me. A little bit of hand-made decor, something personal and unique, a piece of of pretty that is essentially a family heirloom….
When Leckie and Jack of Pocket Typewriter (and of the Notebook inspired photoshoot fame) sent through their Love Lust List application I instantly fell in love with their delicious designs. But the item that really caught my blog queen eye was the love notes.
So whimsical, so dreamy, so very very Rock My Wedding.
AND WE HAVE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!!!!!!
See? How good are they?
I’m thinking super cute to attach to favours (pots of jam anyone?) tied around fancy napkins, incorporated into escort tags to send you to that particular “love” table…..
Hell, wear them as earrings if you like*, you will have ONE. HUNDRED. AND. TWENTY. OF. THEM!!!
And here are Leckie and Jack to tell you all about how you can enter.
Pocket Typewriter’s Love Quote Competition!!!
Breaking News!!!! Pocket Typewriter, creators of loveable wedding stationery have launched these fantabulous love tags on NotOnTheHighStreet and to celebrate they are giving away 120 for you to use at your very own wedding!!!
They are perfect for using on your favours, as your place names, for a hanging style table plan or for little messages to make people smile throughout your romantic day!!!
All you have to do is submit your favourite love quote in the comments box below and the winner will be selected based on the most original, quirky but romantic quote!… View the full post.
I’m having a bit of a moment with paper recently. Being a personal obsession of mine, I do love finding a new stationer that makes unique and pretty wedding invitations. Paperbird does exactly that, and I’m really excited to be introducing you to their gorgeous origami stationery – something I think guests would love to receive and that is perfect for setting the tone for a contemporary wedding…
How pretty? I love…
Of course, Paperbird don’t just create Origami invitations but there is something really special about the lightness of these designs and the clear effort that goes into origami, that just makes them stand out massively amongst the sea of often uninspiring invitations available.
And it’s not just invitations that Paperbird offer – the range extends to place cards, menus and everything you could need to set the tone for a beautiful day. I’m thinking they would look stunning in an all-white scheme punctuated with super bright accents… soft and modern all at once.
Eve, the creative genius behind Paperbird, told me a little bit more about her designs…
We make each origami invitation by hand in the UK. Each design is created from a crisp cotton organza and hand folded, we then stitch a ribbon to each and add a personalised tag. We can create some bespoke ideas as well which have ranged from microphones to boats!!
We actually also have a very broad range of clients with many from abroad – Australia, France, Italy and America.… View the full post.
Today, we’re introducing on of our latest sponsors… Eva Slade.
And instead of just letting her do her thing, I decided I would chip in, because I’m really excited to be sharing Eva’s beautiful letterpress designs. I am a bit of a stationery geek and these designs are just beautiful. Ranging from the vibrant and bold to subtle and sophisticated, very pretty or modern cool, each one is as impressive as the last.
Eva Slade was born out of a passion for pattern, paper and design. Wedding stationery should be so beautiful it makes your heart skip a beat. We offer a full suite of co-ordinated stationery or a bespoke service where we create a design especially for your day. Based in London, we cover all of the UK and Ireland.
From traditional elegance to vintage chic our collections have something for everyone. And at the moment we have a 20% launch discount on all orders placed before 1 July 2011!
Wow – that’s a great discount and makes paper pretty that you thought might be out of reach, that bit more affordable.
Brides, bring back the paper pretty!
Well, Good morning readers! Have we got a treat for you today! Remember way back in June (My! How time flies!) when we shared the Wedding Tea Towel with you? Well, today we get to exclusively show you their new design range… and I don’t mind saying, they are fabulous!! The range launches today on their site so do head on over and have a look around (in the Gallery) if you’re still uuming and ahhing about Save the Dates or Invites.
Always a brilliant idea, the Tea Towels started off with a very individual style, which unique though it was, was quite specific. Since expanding the range there are heaps of new designs in really varied styles to suit nearly every type of wedding you can imagine!
Via Email, Karen from Wedding Tea Towels told me about the inspiration behind the new designs…
‘We have teamed up with some of our amazing designer buddies and asked them to create their own designs so they are in a totally different style to our original designs and they are just brilliant!’
I’m absolutely thrilled Wedding Tea Towels have expanded their range of designs, particularly as they make a great way of being eco friendly in your wedding choices. Previously being suited to quite a relaxed and rustic style of wedding, there are now options which lend themselves to a more traditional day in the elegant scrolling design above, or the majestic Peacocks below.
Vintage wedding? Try the postcard design (particularly clever when it arrives in the post I think!) Or if you’re still looking for a really fun vibe, the top two designs would be hard to beat.… View the full post.