Amazing business cards should be collected like baseball cards. When you’re out and about making connections, the card isn’t the only thing that says something about you and your work. Why not treat yourself to a case worthy of those little paper pieces of yourself? – Julie
2. Tsubota Pearl
3. Kate Spade
4. Masakage Tanno
5. Tanner Goods
6. Kate Spade
Today, I’m excited to share with you the work of Plume Calligraphy and Design‘s Aileen Fretz. She’s a Toronto-based calligrapher and trained graphic artist which means she’ll not only design a bespoke piece just for you, she provide the show stopping calligraphy as well! Once you peruse some of her work, you’ll see why she’s the perfect one-stop-shop for a stunning suite that’s perfectly you. – Julie
Follow Plume Calligraphy on Instagram for beautiful calligraphy delivered straight to your feed, and if you’re in the Ontario region, perhaps you’ll luck out and nab a spot at one of her workshops!
Photo credits: 1, 2 Sally Pinera; 3 and 6 left Aileen Fretz; 4 Milton Photography; 5 Amanda Berube Photography ; 6 right Caitlin Free Photography
Depending on the task, a blank sketchbook could actually add work. Grids, guides, and other helpful organizational tools are definitely your friend if you’re sketching out ideas for a new website, drawing up plans for your next build, or planning the opening scene of a video. There are sketchbooks to aid you with most any job these days, with interior pages designed to help rather than hinder creativity. – Julie
2. Best Made Co.
3. Friends of Type
4. Laurence King
5. App Sketchbook
6. Princeton Architectural Press
The art of calligraphy typically brings to mind pointed pen or broad edge styles, but it also extends to lettering by brush… which I realized I haven’t showcased as much of, surprisingly. There’s no better time to correct that than now! Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete came to mind instantly. Lauren has a way with watercolor and brushwork that transforms a single word into a fluid, dynamic stream of tone and beauty. – Julie
To keep up with the latest from Lauren and A Fabulous Fete, follow along on Instagram and Facebook, check out her blog, or peruse her shop which includes some fantastic calligraphy cocktail stirrers.
Photo credits: 1 Odalys Mendez Photography; 2-6 left Lauren Saylor; 6 right Rustic White Photography
Your office can be pretty much anywhere nowadays. Depending on what you do, you may need a entirely different set of tools to get to work – or to stay organized. Today I’m rounding up a tried and true workspace companion: the toolbox. It’s difficult to resist simple yet stylish storage that allows you to take your workspace with you wherever you go! – Julie
3. Aaron Poritz
4. Sung Wook Park for Umbra
6. Kaufmann Mercantile