1. Wedding Stationery Inspired by Japanese Textiles
Maybe one day I will have a wedding invitation suite featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, but for now, I settle by drooling over the suites featured there now. Here’s my favorite suite out of the 50 Great Wedding Invitations, designed by the bride herself. The way the two main colors of brown and a dark salmon pink work with the miscellaneous florals and patterns is just beautifully done.
2. Beerly Beloved
A design collaboration between Erin Mercurio and Krisna MacDonald 50-page book covering six different types of beer, including history, facts and reviews. Production includes a laser-cut cover, spine, belly-band and hand-binding. I couldn’t even choose a selection of photos so I saved each one in my Evernote! The overall layout of the cover alone is so full of textile elements, I just want to hold one, but then the design and composition of the inside page layouts are so clean and well put together, I just can’t choose what I love more—and I don’t even like beer! Here’s just one for your viewing pleasure but you should check out the rest on Erin’s Behance.
3. Crow & Canary
Here’s a snippet of some stationery materials recently sent to Kathleen of Jeremy & Kathleen. I love the blind embossing of the bird cage and the ampersand. It adds a whole another dimension to the printed piece. This was sent to Kathleen by Carina of Crow & Canary. More photos on Kathleen’s blog.
4. Trey Anastasio
I am not into many CUTESY designs, but this pirate is CUTE and I love him! Andy and I love to collect pirate memorabilia, but it’s more in the tone of vintage, eclectic maps and wooden chests (filled with treasure hopefully), not so much the cute little pirate bucanneer! So I thought this is one way for this pirate to me recognized for all his illustrated, textured goodness! Designed by A. Micah Smith for Phish, found via Eight Hour Day Blog.
5. Amanda Carver’s Pallet Shelf
I love finding old stuff and making it look new (or at least the idea of that as I don’t seem to actually DO this)… But this wooden pallet turned wall decor/photo frame holder seems like a good first step. Found via pinterest.