Katy & Jeff: Wedding Website

It may seem a little strange, posting a website on a site dedicated to all things paper, but this is too good not to share.  Almost always, wedding websites do not get the care and consideration that wedding invitations do.  Katy & Jeff’s wedding website, which was designed by Stitch Design, is as beautifully simple as their save the dates.

Design Credits: Stitch Design Co. via Head vs. Heart


I’ve noticed lots of stitched paper around lately, from beautiful embroidered patterns and calligraphy, to more tongue-in-cheek renditions of typographic fonts.  I love the combined texture of paper and thread.  Here are some of my favourites:

1. From pi’lo
2. From Stitchographie
3. From Painted Fish Studio
4. From aQuick Study

1. From Curious Doodles
2. From aQuick Study
3. From Crooked Sister
4. From Stitched Cards

“Stitched” is a guest post  by Jane Flanagan of Ill Seen, Ill Said.

Inspiration Board: An Eclectic Golden Wedding

I’m currently working with a bride on her invitation suite, and we recently put together an inspiration board to help articulate her vision. We’re going for a laid-back, vintage elegance look, with golden tones and charcoal accents.

Image Credits: 1: Foundry Collective, 2. Cherry Blossom Girl, via Dress Design Decor 3: Antique packaging by Josep M. Garrofé via Blue Pool Road 4: E. Tautz Identity Program by Moving Brands, 5: Bee-Raw Honey, 6: Dai Due, via Bonnie Tsang, 7: image via Dress Design Decor

Books in Art

For me, the love of paper reaches its pinnacle in book form.  While I easily surrendered buying newsprint in favour of consuming the days news online, I will be the last hold-out clinging to the printed book.  To me there is no greater pleasure than losing oneself in a book and that pleasure is as sensory as it is cerebral; turning the pages, cracking the spine, hugging the book as I carry it on the subway or to the coffee shop… And when I visit a friend’s home, it’s the bookshelf I always make a beeline for, hoping to find something surprising or revealing.  It’s no wonder, then, that I love these artworks that depict book collections.

Cookbooks, 2009, acrylic & oil on masonite, 14 x 18 inches by Holly Farrell

Les rencontres #2 2009 Sérigraphie / Serigraph by Paul Beliveau

Ideal Bookshelf 16, JMM (11×14 print) by Jane Mount

Spineless I, oil on linen, 2010 & Spineless II, oil on linen, 2010 by Victoria Reichelt

“Books in Art” is a guest post by Jane Flanagan of Ill Seen, Ill Said.

Matt + Amanda: Wedding Details

Using a unique graphic system is one of my favorite ways to personalize a wedding.  Minneapolis-based designer Matt Travaille created an illustrative pattern and monogram for their invitations, and applied them appropriately across a variety of applications.

{image credits: matt travaille}