Friday, October 30, 2009

A little inspiration for your weekend in the form of French art deco packaging and advertising graphics - luv 'em! Images from Steven Heller book, stolen/borrowed from Doug's studio.

Pretty pictures from All The Luck In The World via Daydream Lily. So light and precious - a really fun little site of handmade and found objects from Holland.

Simply gorgeous images from amazing photographer Julian Wass. I love these tramp-art frames in the first image - makes me want to go out to the junk stores and hunt some down this weekend.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Good morning - thought we'd check out some interiors today. I clipped this image a while ago - thought you might like it. The poster, the cream painted furniture, the shoes and the symmetry - very nice - don't you think?

I love the simple rustic warmth of this Dutch interior. I'm definitely keeping this one on file - especially the kitchen. If I can't have authentic BoHo then I'll go with Euro Rustic :-)

Photographer - John Dummer
I love this green and white striped jug of white bell flowers. These pictures are gorgeous aren't they?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Shameless self promotion - the holiday edition!
Here at Cartolina, Christmas is almost over! Any of you involved in the wholesale stationery and gift industry are probably pretty exhausted right now - I know how you feel! We've been putting in 10 hr days for the last few weeks. So now that all the holiday cards are out at the retailers I am ready for the reveal - Ta Da! Here is our 2009 holiday collection. I based the designs on a couple of vintage Xmas tree light boxes that I had - with die cut windows on the lids(sort of a shadow-box effect.) It's hard to see in these pictures but all of this year's christmas cards are GLITTERED - and so is everything else in the studio now! There's glitter everywhere! The cards are available as single cards with sparkly gold envelopes and also as boxed sets - 8 in a box. The cards are 100% recycled with recycled envelopes and recycled kraft boxes. And, as always, our products are FSC certified too. We also have matching glittered gift tags that come in pretty packs of 8 and retail for $5.99. You can check for retailers near you on our retailer's page and if you'd like more specific info on where to buy them you can email me.

Just between you and me, this is my favourite in this year's collection - Geisha's in the snow.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I couldn't resist posting this big pink cupboard for all the cupboard junkies like me. How fun - I'd fill it with piles of pretty paper! How about you?

This curious object is, in fact, a vintage, pin-back mirror. It looks like it is litho'd on tin. Very sweet. And I love the way this Etsy seller photographs her pieces with miniature furniture and interesting vintage props - very clever.

Tuck in!
Let's look at some some gorgeous bedrooms. We got our first taste of snow yesterday which immediately makes me want to start nesting for the season - starting with the bedroom . . . .

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