Let’s Go!

Perhaps its the impending winter and cold weather, but lately I've had a serious case of wanderlust — so I'm definitely feeling this letterpress print by Cindy Tomczyk:

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Although I'm definitely not limiting myself to Europe.  Last summer, my husband and I went to Peru for our honeymoon, but I've always wanted to visit New Zealand and Madagascar among many, many others.  Have you also found yourself with a bit of a travel bug — and where would you go?

{image credits: Cindy Tomczyk}

{today I love…}

…this white bedroom:

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Don't get me wrong, I'm a girl who loves pattern, color, and texture and often prefers that over clean white walls.  But I've been plagued by insomnia as far back as I can remember, so when I saw this serene bedroom on desire to inspire today, it made me stop and consider a relaxing white room as a better way to get a full night's sleep.  Doesn't it look peaceful?

What about you – do you prefer white or a bit of color on your bedroom walls?

{image credits: Maura McEvoy via desire to inspire}
  

2010 Calendar Round-Up, Part 2

Hi everyone!  I've been a busy bee the past few days compiling even more fantastic 2010 calendars to share with you.  So once again, you might want to settle in, get comfortable, and prepare yourself for more calendar goodies!  

First up, Sarah from Parrott Design Studio switched from gocco to letterpress for her calendar this year, and it's absolutely beautiful!  But there are only about 15 left (and it's definitely a one-time limited edition run), so hurry over to Sarah's etsy shop to pick up your copy:

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{Parrott Design Studio}

Postal Press also debuted its first calendar this year, and I'm loving the entomological and botanical specimen theme:

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{Postal Press}

Catlin Keegan's 2010 calendar features her beautiful signature illustration and hand lettering, and is printed in a wheel format with space to write birthdays and other important dates below each month:

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{Caitlin Keegan}

The 2010 Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar calendar by Noah Bembribre continues to be one of the coolest calendars available — almost guaranteed to be a favorite for any designer friends: 

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{Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar; images via maquette}

Decoy Lab is offering a combination clock and calendar this year — the calendar can be replaced with a photo at the end of the year:

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{Decoy Lab}

The Lark Press 2010 calendar features letterpress illustrations and hand lettering:

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{Lark Press}

I love the letterpress illustrations and woodgrain texture on the cover of this year's calendar from Paisley Tree Press:

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{Paisley Tree Press}

One of my favorite calendars last year was the fabric panel calendar from Cicada Studio — which is back this year with two fabric calendar choices:

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{Cicada Studio}

This hand-illustrated calendar from Nisee Made is just darling, and is printed on 100% recycled paper with soy-based inks:

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{Nisee Made}

Pistachio Press is offering two versions of its 2010 letterpress calendar — a tear-away version and a traditional version with different artwork for each month inspired by vintage china patterns:

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{Pistachio Press}

Albertine Press took a slightly different direction with this year's letterpress calendar, incorporating overlapping illustrations with a unique color scheme for each month — requiring to 29 (!!) separate color runs for the calendar — with a lovely result.  Each calendar has rounded corners and is hung with fine ribbon and printed onto 100% recycled paper:

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{Albertine Press}

Both Suzy Jack and Snow and Graham are offering coordinating desk and wall versions of their 2010 calendars:

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{Suzy Jack}

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{Snow and Graham – click on "stores" for online retailers}

These pocket calendars from Sub-Studio are a perfect calendar-on-the-go — just tuck them into a pocket or purse for a handy reference whenever needed.  The calendars feature 24 different proverbs printed on the front, with the full 2010 calendar printed on the back: 

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{sub-studio}

Another favorite from last year, this eco-chic calendar from Cat Seto is printed on 100% recycled paper and includes a wood block stand made from reclaimed lumber:

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{Cat Seto via See Jane Work}

Also, I'm afraid I kind of lied — I'm going to have to break my calendar coverage into a 3-part round-up since there are so many calendars!  I'm working on gathering the rest together now and will be back with Part 3 of the 2010 calendar round-up a bit later this week.  In the meantime, if you'd like to catch up on the previous calendar round-up, you can find Part 1 right here.

{images from their respective sources}

Bella Figura Election Sale!

Hey there voters!  In honor of Election Day (today!) Bella Figura is offering a special limited time promotion for orders placed in November — send Bella Figura an e-mail with a photo of yourself voting at the election booth and youll get 25 free invitation sets when you order 75!

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Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on November 30 — check out the Bella Figura blog for all the details.  Happy voting!

{image credits: Bella Figura}

Silhouette Holiday Ornaments

I love, love these custom silhouette ornaments – the result of a collaboration between Le Papier Studio and Paloma's Nest.  For those of you with children or planning to have children, you could even order a new set every couple of years or so and watch your family grow:

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Each ornament is hand crafted using white clay and then hand painted with black paint.  You can find them in the Le Papier Studio shop right here.

 

And speaking of the holidays…

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Are you interested in advertising on Oh So Beautiful Paper for the holidays?  I have a few spots left for holiday sponsorships.  To request rate information, please read this page and then e-mail me to request rate information.

{image credits: ornaments from Le Papier Studio}