I am a font addict. One of the first jobs that I had after high school was in a sign shop. While I wasn’t the arty kind of sign writer – I worked with a computer rather than a paint brush – I did get to know that font choice plays a big role in the success of a sign. I became font obsessed and over the last twenty years I’ve been adding to my font stash. As it’s spring down under I thought I’d put together a quick list of my favourite spring’ish fonts. Do you have any favourite fonts you’d like to share?
Every day I get a lot of email from designers, stationery creators and artists telling me about their pretty pieces. Some, I write down to peruse later but the email I received from The Adventures Of recently got my attention immediately. Why was this email different? Three words for you – rose. gold. foil. I’m obsessed with it and I know I’m not the only one.
Amanda and Benjamin – you’ve got me hooked.
This week’s Instagrammer – Blonde Baking Mama – is from my neck of the woods (Western Australia) and while her feed has nothing to do with paper/planners/stationery it is one of the most mind-blowing, creative Instagram accounts that I’ve seen. Ever.
Kate is the self-taught queen of extraordinary cakes and cookies and I guarantee that you’ll be gobsmacked at her brilliance. Oh, by the way, it’s probably not a good idea to view her feed on an empty stomach.
If you keep a bullet journal (or bujo) you know how important icons are to distinguish between different tasks. Standard icons include things like tasks, events or appointments. I personally keep track of lots of different things in my bujo – from bookmarks, websites to remember, quotes that I like, things that I have to pay and my freelance writing deadlines. I’ve noticed that if I’m in a rush my icons tend to be a little messy and that started to annoy me big time. So I created some bullet journal stickers to keep everything nice and neat.
The bullet journal stickers I’ve created come in two sizes – 5mm and 10mm, and you can choose from 14 different colours. If you pick the smaller icons you’ll get 792 stickers. If you choose the larger set you’ll get 252 stickers. Either way, you’ll be getting a lot of stickers!
Oh my gosh. Have you guys seen the gorgeous Lamy Lx fountain pens that were released recently? They are so pretty! The LAMY Lx is a sophisticated fountain pen that features a harmonious highquality character with an impressive tone-in-tone design. There are four colours to choose from – gold, rose-gold, palladium and ruthenium – and wow – they are beautiful. I’ve got a real rose-gold crush happening at the moment so I know which one I’d choose. What about you?
I’ve spied a lot of gorgeous wedding suites on Pinterest lately. I’ve been really drawn to invitations that feature handwritten or scripty fonts in gold and rose gold foil. When they are set against darker backgrounds the words pop off the page.
Floral flat lays also seem to be popular at the moment too. I’ve seen a lot of designers are using big, full blooms and deconstructed botanicals. The result is a design that is both striking and distinctive.
Have you seen any wedding invitations that have caught your eye lately? Leave the details in the comments below.
Hi paper nerds! Thanks for stopping by. I’ve had lots of problems with my web host over the past few weeks but I believe everything is back in working order now. Whew! If you can suggest another hosting company that I can switch to leave a comment!
Now, lets get back to the good stuff…
Matt Shlian is a paper engineer and has been commissioned by everyone from Apple to BBDO to Queen Rania of Jordan. His work is perfect. With each sharp, precise fold his pieces marry art and science. “I use my engineering skills to create kinetic sculpture which have lead to collaborations with scientists at the University of Michigan. Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principles; I see their inquiry as basis for artistic inspiration. In my studio I am a collaborator, explorer and inventor.”
Another Sort of Infinity
Ara 117 Silver
(All images sourced from Matt Shlian)
Now as you are already well aware I am a journal junkie. I don’t even want to try and put a figure on the number of beautiful, blank journals I have sitting in the cupboard to the right of me. The lure of a new journal is way too great for me to ignore much like shoes and handbags are to other people.
I was going through my bookmarks on the weekend when I found a link to a fabulous artist, Evelyn Henson. She creates beautiful art that inspires people to create a brightly coloured life. Now, she has a whole lot of awesome stuff on her website (art prints, greeting cards and mugs and more) but what I’m really loving are her journals. If you’re a journal junkie I think you’ll love them too. ♥
The world created by Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen, a Danish paper artist, freelance designer of haute couture fashion accessories jewellery and interiors, is soft and ethereal, full of ruffled petals and textured layers that cascade to the ground or down the body. While a lot of the work she shares online are large format installations, she also has an amazing eye for detail. Her small, refined pieces – which she describes as jewellery/garment hybrids have been worn by A-listers, fashionistas and ballerinas. Regardless of the format, whether big or small, her work exudes a certain softness – a dreaminess that makes you want just to nestle in between the petals to sleep.
(All images sourced from Marianne’s website)