Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New arrival!

We're taking a little blogging break to enjoy our little arrival... Maika Olivia Ting.

P.S. The giant elephant in the photo was part of our baby shower decor, made by the amazing girls at Joya Atelier and Stacy McCain. It now resides in the permanent collection in Maika's room.

Photo by Gertrude and Mabel

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Satsuma Press Giveaway!

Our dear friend Lynn, from Satsuma Press has put together a fantastic giveaway here.

Lynn's son, Liam has a neuromuscular disorder called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 and they are raising money to remodel the bathroom for him this summer.

The prizes are all donated with love from over 50 designers, including chewing the cud,, enormous champion, rifle design, heath ceramics... etc. Please take a moment to read Liam's story and make a donation. We're sending you much hope and love, Liam...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Art of Tim Burton

A compilation of 40 years of Tim Burton's artistry... click. buy.
Check out his delightful website. Lead the way, stain boy!

Monday, April 19, 2010

World's tiniest Library

this is such a neat idea...
a classic red phone booth as a tiny public library...
(and the booth was purchased for a mere 1 pound!)

Friday, April 16, 2010

TGIF: It's a Wrap!

Today we'll be using our "Give Luck" wrap to demonstrate a technique for gifting a long rectangular box.
1. Lay wrap face-down and place the box off center, and with its length parallel to you.

2. Start rolling box away from you. Take the longer end.

3. Start twisting till you reach about 4 inches from the end.

4. Fold over to opposite end and tie a knot.

5. Fluff ends so the "Give Luck" message shows. Voila!

Happy friday and happy wrapping, folks!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


"... silly, seriously, joyful, graphics, dreams..." from LuckyBoySunday.

yup. my kind of design philosophy...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Culinary Flags

The Sydney International Food Festival, together with Whybin TBWA Australia used iconic foods from participating countries to represent their respective flags... so clever! Guess which countries these are and many more here..

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Heather Chontos

Loving the bold lines of Heather Chontos...

From prop styling to art direction to set design, her skill sets are highly impressive. Read about her beginnings here...

image source here

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hot off the press: Daily Candy

it's a rainy monday but we're smiling from ear to ear here at the studio.... thank you for the shoutout Daily Candy!

check out our full wedding collections here and here.

Friday, April 09, 2010

TGIF: It's a Wrap!

Today we'll be learning to wrap 2 books in a chic carry-on style. Shown here is our Give Joy wrap, but any square-ish fabric will work too.

1. Place fabric wrap face-down. Lay the 2 books in the middle.

2. Turn books outward. Repeat.

3. Take the ends of the wrap and tuck them inside each book.

4. Lift the books and fold inward until they are next to each other again.

4. Take the opposite ends of the fabric and bring them towards each other. Pull across opposite ends.

5. Still holding the 2 ends, flip the whole thing over. Tie a knot with the ends.

6. Voila! a tote to tote your books!

TGIF and happy wrapping, folks...

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010

No wrapping tutorial today as we're busy wrapping up a few projects... no pun intended. Happy Easter everyone!

image: Elizabeth Messina

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Curious Pages

Curious pages is a blog that catalogues strange and wonderful children’s books which are, in the words of its keeper ".... recommended inappropriate books for kids."

Above images from recommended book Grammar can be fun, by Munro Leaf.

I'm a sucker for end papers...

And how about this fabulous cover, folks?