April 30, 2012

creative crush: modern rubbish



























I find this series of cards by Modern Rubbish particularly charming. You know how some things just strike your funny bone in exactly the right way? After reading more about Charley and Pete (the geniuses behind Modern Rubbish), I'm even more smitten: "They are prone to fits of creativity such as making extravagant halloween costumes, fixing up thrift store furniture, organizing adult field trips and making cards. Flipping through her teenage journals, Charley got the idea to turn her bad poetry and melodramatic rants into cards." I so wish Charley and Pete were my neighbors.

{images via modern rubbish}

April 27, 2012

introducing: shhh my darling







I was very pleased to receive an introductory email from Jenny and Gra of SHHH MY DARLING this week. A young Italian creative duo based in Italy, offering unique stationery and gorgeous custom suites. These two are definitely a pair to keep your eyes on, they aren't currently selling in the US, but I suspect that won't be the case for long!

I'm also quite excited to begin C&C's 4th annual National Stationery Show coverage beginning in May. This year I'll not only be blogging about the show, but also exhibiting with my rep group - I'm exhausted just thinking about it! Luckily, my crazy awesome friend, Amy Ferguson of Old Sweet Song, will be helping out on the blogging front. A more formal introduction of Amy to follow, but I just wanted to reassure you that you won't be missing out on all the usual May paper goodness you may have come to expect.

{images via shhh my darling}

April 9, 2012

spring is here.



I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend. Here in Portland, the weather has finally begun to act a bit like spring (for the time being) and I was loving every second of it! The mister and I also made time to dye eggs together, which I haven't done since childhood. My grandiose ideas didn't really translate, but we sure had a ball with the process and it inspired the mini photo shoot above. Speaking of eggs... Did you catch the PANTONE eggs that Jessica Jones crafted for her blog? Definitely one of my favorites this year.

{images by crow and canary}

April 6, 2012