I am loving this playful serif font, with awesome rounded terminals. BONUS: it comes in so many different weights, to fit many needs. It has a very elegant feel and would be awesome for prints/posters. Download Glamor here. Have a great weekend!
[top image from here]
Font Friday 4.8
March Calendar Downloads
I love seeing what people create for downloadable desktop calendars. This month, I decided to do a round up of some of my favorite designs. Check them out below, with links to their sites!
1. This fun, floral calendar from Oana Befort.
2. Loving this colorful watercolor/hand-done feel from Evelyn Henson.
3. Sarah Hearts designed this adorable St. Patty’s day inspired calendar.
4. Super into this water color calendar as well, this time in blue hues by Paper Squid.
5. I love the mix of photography with type on this mountain inspired calendar by Paper Leaf.
6. Lovely. Healthy. Whole. designed this adorable spring + St. Patty’s day infused happy calendar.
[Images taken from the various sources listed above.]
Oscar Dress Infographic
Some of you may have seen this floating around, and I just can’t get over how well done it is. It is a drawing of every dress worn by a Best Actress Academy Award winner. Interesting to see how dresses have evolved. I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVED the show last night, and Ellen may be my new favorite individual.
I met Garance Doré at Alt. Summit last month after she gave her key note talk. What an inspiring, positive woman who is talented beyond belief. When I found out she was teaming up with Rifle Paper Co. to release her own stationery collection, I was ecstatic. The line was shown March 1 in Paris, and will be available in the states soon! I can’t wait to get my hand on some of her cards. Check out some of my favorites below!
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[Top image from Garance Doré]
Font Friday 4.7 / Oscars 2014
This week, I had the privilege of attending The 2014 Oscars Winner Envelope preview party hosted by Marc Friedland Couture Communications. In the last few years, the creation of the award envelope has become a work of art, and quite a big deal. Updated in 2011, Marc Friedland has revolutionized the look and feel of the Oscar awards. (Check out this USA Today article here for a more information about the new envelopes/awards.) Attending the event with my good friend Troy of Simply Troy, we got to see a first hand look at the creation of the most famous envelope in preparation for this Sunday’s Oscars!
[This week's font Friday is dedicated to the award show. Download this font, Born, here]
Three envelopes are made for each nominee in every category. After the winner is announced, all other envelopes are destroyed, other than the one given to the winner. Pretty special!
Mock-up of what the winning card and envelope look like. The envelope weighs about 1/4 pound and is about 1/8″ thick. It makes quite an impact.
Delicious desserts, bits and drinks filled the room. (The party was sponsored by Ciroc and Beverly Hills 90H20).
Me with Marc Friedland, the creative genius behind the Oscar envelope, and many other brilliant stationery designs.
Findings on FFFFound #3
Font Friday 4.6
Happy Friday! This quote is particularly resonating with me today, and is a good reminder to take chances and go after what we want. I think we all are trying to find ourselves, and thinking about what we want is a good way to discover who we want to be. I really like this font, Baron Neue, and all the weights that it comes it. Check it out, and download it from here. Have a great weekend!
Featuring: A Pair of Pears
Sometimes, I come across a site that immediately inspires me. I want to see and read everything they have to say. That happened when I found A Pair of Pears. The pair of designers behind this awesome blog is a creative couple who shares fun finds, inspiration and their work (which is really good). I picked Jamie’s brain about what makes their blog tick.
Be sure to check out A Pair of Pears, and all of their awesome hand lettering and design. Seriously good stuff!
Font Friday 4.5
Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy Friday to all! I hope you have a great weekend, whatever your plans may hold! It’s supposed to be nice here in LA this weekend, so I’m hoping to get some much needed outside time!
I love the playfulness of this script font, Motion Picture. It is versatile, and works well in medium to large sizes. Enjoy!
Featuring: Shop Sweet Lulu
Last month when I was at Alt. Summit, I had the privilege of meeting the girls of Shop Sweet Lulu. If you haven’t been to their site/don’t know who they are, stop reading, and go check it out NOW! They are an awesome (like, seriously awesome) company with a wonderful online party store and overall positive aura. I chatted with them a bit about the brains and beauty behind this happy and colorful company.
[Stevie + I at Altitude Design Summit]
1. What was the inspiration behind the creation of Shop Sweet Lulu?
Jessie: I was a crafty, stay-at-home mama that found a creative outlet planning parties for my children. I loved sourcing unique products, as well as creating handmade elements for the parties. I was lucky enough to turn that into a business!
2. What is a motto/quote Shop Sweet Lulu tries to follow?
Jessie: Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.
3. What is your favorite holiday to celebrate?
Jessie: I think Valentine’s Day has recently been bumped to the top of the list!
Stevie: I really love Valentine’s Day because of the colors. I consider my kid’s birthdays holidays too… the day they were born is my most favorite day to celebrate!
4. Favorite product(s) available?
Jessie: Everything. I love it all.
Stevie: That is hard, can I say all of it?! I really love the things we are probably most famous for: paper straws, oversized balloons & the glass milk bottles. However, I love our assortment of party crafting supplies & all the goodies we have to package presents & treats up all pretty.
A HUGE thank you to Stevie for all of her help with this post. Shop Sweet Lulu is a great resource for any party, event or holiday gathering that you need awesome decor for. As a special treat, they are offering 20% off until Valentine’s Day! Put in those last minute orders and use promo code PARTYLIKEALULU. Can’t wait to decorate my next party with all they have to offer.
[Photo credit: All photos provided by Shop Sweet Lulu except the first posted image. Thank you Stevie + Shop Sweet Lulu!]