Monthly Archives: April 2011

Week Sixteen: Cooking with Gwyneth

I admit it: I bought Gwyneth Paltrow’s new book, My Father’s Daughter, sight unseen because I adore her, and after watching On the Road Again, decided she knew a thing or two about cooking. I also knew it would be gorgeously designed, so if nothing else would make a lovely coffee table book. But My […]

Week Fifteen: A Sugar Paper Baby Shower

There is nothing I like better than looking at party pictures, and I especially love baby showers: they appeal to my girlier side in style (decorating/stationery) and substance (What can I say? I love shower food!),   This baby shower, held recently for Sugar Paper‘s Jamie Grobecker and her husband, is just the sort of […]

Week Fourteen: Gigi Press

California’s Gigi Press has won me over with its classic, simple letterpressed designs accentuated by an appealing modern color palette. Offering personal stationery, boxed notecards, and custom designs (with ready-to-write stationery coming soon): any would make a most elegant impression in your favorite recipient’s mailbox. Because who doesn’t like getting something pretty in the mail? […]

Week Thirteen: Lotta Jansdotter’s Open Studios

I love books that unlock desires. Books that show me places I don’t have access to, living in suburbia. That’s why I’m completely enthralled with Lotta Jansdotter’s latest book, Open Studios. Just released, it’s a behind-the-scenes tour into 24 artists’ spaces, full of beautiful photography, interviews and anecdotes. I found myself nodding my head in […]

March Flickr Faves

Once again, I am belatedly getting around to posting my monthly Flickr favorites. Perhaps it’s because, though time is churning along, it feels like we’re stuck on winter mode. The only evidence I have to the contrary is that spring sports are here, complete with outdoor practice. Without further ado, and as an antidote, have […]