Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
I wish I had a buck for every time I've written and spoken about the power of the thank you note. I'd be long retired. So rather than write another piece about one of the foundations of civil society, I'll give you a link to an article in today's Washington Post.
This from the owner of a very successful stationery business.
Whether you own a business or not, don't take my word for it, but take note.
Monday, June 21, 2010
A little while ago, I shared some tiny details in Peggy Wong's letterpress stationery for Crane's STUDIO collection. Today, we'll focus (literally) on engraving and fine-line detail as expressed in Christine Ferrante's heavyweight folded notes.
Friday, June 11, 2010
I had seen mock-ups and low-resolution images of the letterpress notes Peggy Wong was designing for Crane's STUDIO collection. But it wasn't until the National Stationery Show that I was able to fully appreciate the delightful little details that command you to touch and look closely. The photos that follow have been shot in close-up mode, so you can appreciate the details in teeny tiny type.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
For those of you unfamiliar with the 365 Weddings project, I've been regularly posting photographs of some of my favorite Crane wedding papers with the ultimate goal of 365 - hence the name. With today's entry, I'm up to 18.
Here are the design details: Crane's Embassy Invitation (5 1/2 by 7 1/2), letterpressed on ecru heavyweight Lettra paper (LWC9326). Fonts are Coronet and Citadel Script with black ink. The duogram is Crane style LWM439AC.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Crane's Semi-Annual Clearance Sale is under way. You can save up to 60% on stationery, gifts, accessories and more. Quantities are limited, so dive in! Here are a few that I'm going to snag:
Monday, June 7, 2010
There is a major piece in today's New York Times detailing scientific studies that say our love affair with instant information technology is befuddling our brains, resulting is a wide range of mental afflictions.
Here's a link to the article. The story can be deeply disturbing for many reasons, not the least of which is the realization that this may mean you, a family member or a close friend. I'm betting we all know someone impacted by this flood of information that has outpaced the ability of our brain to process.
As sidebars, there are opportunities to test your own ability to focus. I did really well on one; the other? Not so much.
Time to sit down and write a couple of letters.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Muffy and Biff are dancing for joy with the news that there will be a sequel to The Official Preppy Handbook.
True Prep is scheduled to be published in September, just as the nation's prepsters head back to school.
So, aside from a turned-up collar and penny loafers (no socks!) what would the well-turned-out preppy covet most? Here are some thoughts:
And for the ladies:
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The walk around the Crane booth at the National Stationery Show has become known as the Fifth Avenue of Stationery. Every few feet, decorative windows show off all that's new at Crane and how these new papers can be merchandised in stores around the country. Here are some of this year's windows. The displays are behind glass, so the photography doesn't do them full justice.