A Modern Eden Nursery Poster Series

Ryan Clark from A Modern Eden sent over this super-cool series of stylized animal posters that they recently created – each of which is screen printed in five bright (and kid-friendly) colors on French Pop-Tone paper:

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a modern eden peacock poster detail 500x312 A Modern Eden Nursery Poster Series

The poster series is actually part of a broader collection of art and educational tools for children – all of which emerged from Ryan’s desire to create things that he would be proud to hang in his son’s nursery.

a modern eden lion poster 500x312 A Modern Eden Nursery Poster Series

a modern eden lion poster detail 500x312 A Modern Eden Nursery Poster Series

a modern eden frog poster 500x312 A Modern Eden Nursery Poster Series

a modern eden frog poster detail 500x312 A Modern Eden Nursery Poster Series

In addition to these three posters, the series also includes flash cards, tote bags, and even an educational iphone app!  So cool!  Learn more, and check out the rest of the collection, over at A Modern Eden.

{image credits: a modern eden}

Dingbat Press Giveaway

Adrienne from Dingbat Press wrote to tell me about a very special fundraising giveaway that she’s currently running to help her friends and neighbors cover the hospital bills for their 18-month-old son, Adam.

dingbat press pink letterpress wedding invitations Dingbat Press Giveaway

We have had a tragedy in our neighborhood and our little friend Adam who is 18 months old is fighting for his life in a children’s hospital far from home.  I am offering a FREE set of one hundred 2- color invitations and reply cards – or baby announcements and thank you cards – for every $2,000 raised on Adam’s behalf  (Ed Note: meaning if $10,000 is raised then Adrienne will give away 5 total sets of invitations or announcements). 

Each person will receive one giveaway entry for every $10 they contribute, so the more money donated per person, the higher their chances of winning.  This is going to help pay hospital bills for a humble family in need and a sweet child fighting for life.

Head on over to Adrienne’s blog for more details on the fundraiser and how to enter, as well as for a link to Adam’s paypal fund.

{image via dingbat press}

Geometric Summer Prints

I’m a proud subscriber to the Satsuma Press mailbox monthly – I wait patiently for the little surprises that Lynn sends our way each month.  This month I’m super-excited for these geometric note cards (I’m loving the gorgeous color combinations!) and print to arrive in my mailbox:

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satsuma press june geometric print bicycle 500x335 Geometric Summer Prints

You can sign up for Lynn’s mailbox monthly right here – or pick up the note cards and prints in the Satsuma Press shop!

Also?  I would so love to get a bike this summer.  We finally live in a more bike-friendly neighborhood – and it would beat riding the metro every day, particularly now that I’ll be working entirely from home.  Maybe as a present to myself for moving to full self-employment? 

{image credits: satsuma press}

Winged Wheel

I can’t think of a better way to start off the morning than with beautiful stationery from Winged Wheel in Tokyo, Japan.  From elegant wedding invitations to softly patterned stationery to animal note cards and floral business cards, I’m having a really hard time picking just one favorite!

gold nautical wedding invitation 500x375 Winged Wheel

washi paper wedding invitation 500x375 Winged Wheel

wildlife calling cards 500x375 Winged Wheel

wildlife animals stationery 500x375 Winged Wheel

gray patterned stationery 500x375 Winged Wheel

floral stationery 500x375 Winged Wheel

colorful animals stationery 500x375 Winged Wheel

color pattern stationery 500x375 Winged Wheel

candy pattern stationery 500x375 Winged Wheel

animals stationery 500x375 Winged Wheel

I just can’t stop staring at the wedding invitations with traditional Japanese floral paper – or the soft letterpress details (on cotton paper produced at the foot of Mount Fuji, no less) on the calling cards.  All available over on Winged Wheel.  Thanks Rumi!

{image credits: winged wheel}

Nikki’s Navy + White Dessert Bar

Back in April, I featured Nikki’s awesome navy and white wedding invitations.  Well, Nikki’s wedding took place over Memorial Day weekend (Congrats Nikki!) and she’s back with a few of the lovely details from her wedding!  Nikki decided to incorporate a dessert bar into her wedding reception, so she created a tiny cookbook full of family recipes to give out as favors as well as corresponding signs and labels for each dessert.

wedding dessert bar ideas bag 500x333 Nikkis Navy + White Dessert Bar

From NikkiI designed these cute little 3″ x 4″ 12-page cookbooks as wedding favors, which were placed at the seat for each guest at our reception.

wedding dessert bar ideas favor box 500x334 Nikkis Navy + White Dessert Bar

Along with the cookbook each guest received an empty box that had a small note telling them to go to the dessert bar to try any of the recipes out of the book.

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On the dessert bar itself, I designed tags to go on each jar or to stand as signs.  Each dessert was given a clever name, like “Mother of the Groom Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies.”

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wedding dessert bar ideas 300x449 Nikkis Navy + White Dessert Bar

There was a big sign placed in the middle of the table that tied it all together with the cookbook that also read “Love is Sweet”.

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We made TONS of desserts for everyone to try, but people loved the concept so much that we were out of everything two hours before the end of the reception!  Everyone was talking about how cute it was and asking if we had extra cookbooks for them to take home.

Don’t forget to check out Nikki’s blog for a full list of desserts (and recipes!) as well as some additional how-to info.  Thanks Nikki!

{image credits: 1 + 6 by jimmages photography, all others by amy barry photography}