+ Gorgeous ribbon art from Ribbonesia via Swiss Miss
+ I loved Oncewed‘s cake week! Such cute ideas!
+ Congrats to Grey Likes for her new stylist site design…looks great Summer!
+ I can’t wait to check out this and this
+ Excited about the launches for Rue and Anthology magazines! Congrats ladies!
+ Smock is donating 100% of Isle sales this weekend to help Oceana’s efforts in the Gulf…read more here.
And the Mélangerie totebag winners are: #2 Melissa + #23 Jennifer
Have a great weekend! I’ll be finishing up a dance studio remodel in TriBeCa and enjoying Wife Appreciation Day on Sunday! teehee
[image from Ribbonesia]
Name: Amy Graham Stigler
What is your aesthetic? Classic with a modern edge. With a good amount of vintage quirkiness thrown in.
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? Its a true mix – modern, vintage, classic, playful, formal, organic, stylized…which is what I hope to convey in the Smock collection. I just can’t commit to one look…it must be the art historian in me.
Favorite part of your studio? My showroom…because its filled with great windows and light. And Smock products. And there is a tiny balcony, which I adore.
Where do you go for inspiration? My “library” which is a walk-in closet at my studio filled with books and miscellaneous ephemera. I also frequent flea markets and thrift stores (in order to replenish my library) and any and all museums. And my morning runs always leave me feeling inspired. Especially if I am in the woods.
What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? My Mac and my ultra fine black sharpies.
Is there anything you’d upgrade to? A full time assistant would be nice.
[images from Smock]
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[images from Smock and The Wedding Chicks]
For Wednesday and Thursday this week [Jan 20-21], Smock is donating 100% of all sales [with the exception of custom printing] to Doctors Without Borders to help aid in the Haitian relief. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing anything off their fabulous website, these would be the days to do it!
[image from Smock]
God, I seriously LOVE the stationery show…having that and ICFF in 1 week is like heaven for me in NYC. I think the best part this year is that I knew so many more people, and got to hang out with some B-Listers, which is always fun! But I digress, you’re here for the paper right?
It was nice to meet the group behind Smock (Cyd, Debbie, Harold, and Amy) in person! Isn’t that Graham invite beautiful? And as an extra special treat, they had their master calligrapher, Debi, doing some calligraphy! Thats her writing Brooklyn Bride.
Dauphine Press had some lovely pieces as usual…love these birds on a wire!
I just loved these designs from Press New York! That first one in orange and grey was just stunning.
Elum Designs introduced some new patterns in addition to a new personal stationery book…this bottom pic was my favorite from the series!
[images from Brooklyn Bride]