Alright. So usually when I think of stationery companies, I just think of a company that sells pretty paper. When I came across Seven Swans Stationery Studio from Cape Town, South Africa, I thought it might be some of the same.
I was wrong.
These guys don't just sell paper, but they straight-up create. Looking through their samples on their website, I fell in love with nearly everything I had seen. Their invitations are incredible--each one is thought out and executed per
Due to a set of two rather intense storms that rolled through the Twin Cities on Friday, I was one of the lucky 450,000 to lose power Friday night. Saturday, I was one of the lucky 250,000 to STILL not have power. Now it's down to some 75,000 people without power, but I AM NOT ONE OF THEM!! HOORAY!!!!
It was actually kind of an interesting test to see how dependent I was on technology and electricity. Friday night wasn't too bad- I grabbed The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
This week, we have a Monday post, solely because I was too lazy over the weekend to get around to posting last night. Whoops! Even still, I came across some pretty great stuff for this week. Mostly, I leaned towards finding exceptional illustrations, and I found just that in Steve Simpson's work. Even from his main logo on his website, I could tell that this man has talent. Looking at little more around the site, I quickly discovered my positive opinion was not left alone. He
For my first Pinterest Find of the Week, I came across this pin from a company called Botanical Paperworks in Manitoba, Canada. I liked this pin for a variety of reasons. The illustration is beautiful in its simplicity, and the colors chosen blend well together. The packaging is clean and very pleasing to the eye. This is something I would love to receive as a gift.
I clicked through to their website to find this design is actually printable (and free!), which I liked. Then
Ok, it's more of a new idea. I just wanted to make a reference to Arrested Development. ANYWAY!
To make this website a little more entertaining (alright, probably a lot more entertaining), I thought I would start a new weekly project. As my designs have fallen a little into the background, I wanted to bring something fresh to the site. I'm ramping up my Pinterest boards, and finding inspiration from a lot of the pins I'm finding. It's amazing how useful Pinterest can be. Yo
It's clearly been awhile since my last update, huh? I've still been busy working on my design portfolio, so that's taken up a lot of my free time. Although, as of late, I've just been lazing around and (re)watching the new season of Arrested Development. Can't keep all of my Anns in one basket, now can I? Gotta spread out my time between a few things. I have just a few pages left on the website to update, and then it should be pretty much set. I'd like to also get a