Tuesday, May 25

Fun Wedding Touches by Checkerboard

{images of new Unveiled elements from Checkerboard...coming soon}
Some of the most kicking parts of a wedding are the little touches that accompany the invitation and all things paper. These items from the new Checkerboard , an inspired wedding collection called Unveiled, help you make all the little details sweet.

Alicia Bock

I really enjoy the photography of Alicia Bock. Her new Collecting Clouds work is just lovely.

Although, I can’t help falling in love with Paris in the Springtime either…

{all images, Alicia Bock Photography}

Tuesday, May 18

Thursday, May 13

Pink Chandelier

Hello and happy Thursday friends! Today I wanted to remind you that eInvite is having a sale on all eInvite digital lithography cards until May 17th. There are hundreds of beautiful designs available at a great price, that are suitable for any occasion. I’ve featured here the lovely Pink Khandilir design which is perfect for either a rehearsal dinner, or even a bridal shower.
I absolutely adore the color pairing of a peachy pink with a subtle grey. The combination is feminine, yet cool and sophisticated and will help to turn any event into a classy affair. The chandelier motif is especially charming, since it lends a fun but elegant vibe to the announcement, making it perfect for a casual chic dinner party, or even a night out with the ladies. So, be sure to visit eInvite and check out the whole selection, perhaps you’ll find the perfect invite for your special event. Happy Shopping!

New York : National Stationery Show

{images nss at javits 09}

Some of our team left for the The National Stationery Show today. It 's so exciting to be getting things together for the biggest paper event of the year. With over 1000 vendors, this show attracts over 11,000 attendees. The NSS has started using twitter and facebook as well, so if you are heading off to the show, don't forget to tweet to #stationeryshow!
It is The Core 77 Design Week in NYC. So there will be designers, vendors and buyers galore all over the island. Simultaneous with the stationery event upstairs at Javits is the ICFF downstairs.

Wednesday, May 12

David Stark: (purely paper) Flower Shoppe @ West Elm Broadway

{image: event designer david stark for west elm pop up shop}

The folks over at William Sonoma-West Elm sent us an invite that we thought was super cool and wanted to share. If you are in NYC for the National Stationery Show this week... The (purely paper) Flower Shoppe will be taking place inside the West Elm Broadway store. Created by renowned event producer David Stark, The (purely paper) Flower Shoppe will feature floral creations made entirely from the pages of recycled books!

The pop-up shop will be open to the public on Thursday and Friday (May 13 and 14) ONLY.

West Elm: 1870 Broadway at 62nd

Hours: 11 a to 8p

Tuesday, May 11

Another Checkerboard Sneak Peek

{images: rings, xo, seating, boy & couple: michèle m.waite photography; cake: Something Sweet by Michelle; silver brunia: sprout}

Checkerboard is about to "unveil" their new concept for wedding invitation presentation at the National Stationery Show in New York, opening Sunday. Here is a sneak peek at one of the new items that will be featured. Inspired by runway shows of fashion week, trend watching, and the surge of personal expression as couples invite, Unveiled brings creative invitation suites to life with incredible visual inspiration. Beautiful imagery makes us all excited, especially those looking for special touches to enhance their event.
This collection is different. The ensembles tell stories of the bride and groom. From mentions of their inspiration for the wedding back to intimate stories about how they met, bringing guest right into the wonderful experience they are invited to be a part of. The suites include bachelorette parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, save the dates, engagement parties, personal stationery, bridal calling cards...all eclectically fashion forward, complete with envelope linings imported from Italian paper mills that have been in existence since the 1400's.
The collection, called Unveiled was inspired by couples looking for something different, who admire fine papers, interesting typography and unexpected details. For those who love custom boutique styling, the price points in Unveiled are unmatched!
This is just invitation suite numero uno. Stay tuned for mas y mas....

Monday, May 10

The National Stationery Show 2010

We're only a week away from this year's National Stationery Show! We'll be looking for emergence of trends, that we've been following in other industries, into the stationery and announcement market. We can't wait to see what all of the manufacturers will be bringing to the show this year, not to mention the Louie Awards!

If you're not familiar with the Louie Awards, they are an annual award ceremony in honor of Louis Prang, a Prussian-born immigrant whom became the "father of the American Christmas card" and introduced color lithography to the greeting card industry in the United States [from: The Greeting Card Association]. He helped create a well known card company in Boston that lasted about thirty years after his death in 1909.

More than eight hundred fifty vendors will be there! It's a stationery buyer's paradise!

Hope to see you there!