Sweet treats by Sweet Art!
Happy Cupcake Friday and weekend everyone!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I love these collector espresso and cappucino sets by artist William Kentridge for Illy. If you take a close look, he has illustrated the effect of the images "reflecting" from cup to saucer!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I had some emails requesting more images from the M. Clifford line when we posted up our Tuesday Threads yesterday. Here are a few more of their handbags...all in lush leathers!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Good patent leather can make a girl go weak in the knees. We just got in some M.Clifford handbags made of gorgeous leathers. My favorite happens to be this purple gem so we've elected it for our Tuesday Threads!
copper bow/charm necklace $36.50. Available at Cat Seto.
Cadenza: "I'd swing this bag over a great patterned coat and comfortable tunic for one of those days I want to look effortlessly chic, and at the same time secretly as comfortable as can be!"
Julie: "This matte shiny leather bag makes almost everything you wear look hip. I matched it with this comfortable jewel enhanced top with different shades of purple and grey fleece jacket. It feels just like it looks; Fun and Comfortable!"
Monday, February 23, 2009
You may have remembered a couple I posted about who had the sweetest story about how they had known each other since grade school. Tien and David sat side by side in their grade school pictures but it wasn't until much later (after they'd graduated from college) that David rang Tien up by phone and asked her out. The rest was history, and they planned a school house themed wedding to celebrate their love story. Click here to see the post, as well as the post of Minhee at Paper + Cup (whose own school house wedding was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings) helping out with some creative tips and ideas for their wedding.
I asked them to catch me and the team up with their newlywed life and they sent over these pics of their wedding. I gave a huge awwwww...when I saw those "Giving Tree" programs. So perfect!
And here is what Tien wrote to me about their newlywed life:
"Life post Wedding Day has really passed by in a flash--every once in a while, as I'm sure any newly hitched couple will tell you, you sort of catch your breath looking down at his hand or yours, seeing a ring and wondering in amazement: "holy moly, we're Married!" You feel overwhelmed with this rush of adulthood, all heady and heavy but still just as exciting as the first day you got behind the wheel."
I am so lucky to meet couples that grace our Paper Studio with such connected spirits. Congratulations to you Tien and David, we wish you only the best!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Anyone having one of these weeks...running around like mad but can't seem to make heads or tails of what was exactly finished? I bookmarked this beautiful installation by Tim Knowles and Catherine Morland for just such a week. Willows with pens, writing in serenity of their own time and accord! A nice visual for the weekday hump...
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I saw Sophie Berge's work in Domino and the recent issue of House Beautiful featuring her butter soft, lambskin bookends. What a genius idea! Her company, Sophie Nova, uses exquisite metallic leathers in the most beautiful shades (my favorites are the coral and silver).
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
w/ chain strap: $43. All available at Cat Seto.
Cadenza: "This is a great dinner-date dress. I'd drape this cozy, fitted grey wrap cardigan and let the dress ruching show off in front. To add a special touch to this classic look I'd add this fun feather necklace and finish off with a smart clutch."
Wood bangle: $19 available at Cat Seto.
Ready for Friday dress
Julie: For early spring weather like this, it is nice to keep yourself warm in the office with this charcoal grey sweater while still revealing some color and design. After work, off with the sweater and it can be a girls' night out dinner and drinks dress matched with the gold and wooden bangle to add a little sparkle.
Monday, February 16, 2009
It was a labor of love and a big team effort, but we are happy to say that our new Cat Seto website it up! You can glimpse more of our wedding invitations as well as our boxed stationery and calendars. Click here to go to our website!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Have a Happy Cupcake Friday and V Day everyone!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I am late in posting this, but the Chanel '09 Spring show in Paris looked ever enchanting and dazzling. Of course, my eyes zeroed straight in on the paper flower backgrounds made of their signature camelias. I would love to paper one wall of my office with that!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
If you love the Ankasa textiles (I go nuts over their pillows), then have you seen their new Sachin Babi for Ankasa ready to wear collection? The husband and wife team have created beautifully embroidered and lightly textured pieces that evoke travel and their love of pattern.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
So here we are...swooning from their romantic ceremony. What a trip for guests to trolley over to the very tony, 30's inspired Bix restaurant in the financial district of the city. The interior of the restaurant was inspired during the time of luxury liners like Cunard and if you've ever been, then you know it mixes glamour and speakeasy all into one.
They danced to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
Leah says that David calls her his "Princess of Sparkles" so how appropriate to end the night by lighting two foot sparklers outside of the restaurant!
Thank you so much Leah for sharing your beautiful story and wedding. We wish you and David continued verve, laughter and love!
Monday, February 9, 2009
If you got a peek into Leah & David's newlywed pad last week, then you got a good feel for their personality and spirit as a couple. Well...as promised, their wedding was not only an undeniable ode to them, but what I feel is a San Francisco city wedding in its truest form....done with panache, wit, depth and an effervescent sense of celebration and joy.
Their story starts with a wish:
"We started dating in October of 2005. By the time Thanksgiving rolled around, we were on the verge of breaking up. Sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with my family in NC, my father offered to let me pull the wishbone for him. As I pulled, I made the wish "I hope David and I are able to make it work." I got the bigger piece and saved it. Things improved between us to the point where I told David the story and gave him the wishbone, telling him my wish had really come true. He promptly put it in his coat pocket over his heart and has carried it there ever since.
I snuck it out before the wedding and had them dangle it from my bouquet...
"The theme of our wedding was actually expressing the way David makes me feel: beautiful, fun, full of verve + elan, vibrant, elated to be alive!"
"I have had a love affair with peacocks ever since I was a little girl--while my parents were at work, I stayed with my nanny on her farm in Texas. She raised peacocks and I have very vivid memories of chasing them, trying to pull the feathers from their tails..."
"Our 3 year old niece Mia was adopted from Japan, hence her origami flower bouquet!"
Photography by John Griffin. Flowers by Loop Design.
"We had friends read selected poems during our ceremony, including an excerpt from Plato's The Symposium--a nod to our fervent support of gay marriage."
Ready to attend the reception? Hop on the trolley (where guests were transported to their posh, sparkly reception at Bix) and stay tuned as I post up pics for tomorrow!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Wow, a smores keyboard complete with marshmallow keys... Now that's a way to end the week!
Happy Cupcake Friday and weekend everyone!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I love getting a chance to catch up with our brides after their weddings. And I was so thrilled when Leah and I met and she shared with me the glorious photos of her wedding (which you must stayed tuned for when I post them up next week!).
I was equally as floored when I saw photos of their newlywed nest because every detail spells out the story of why they belong together. When you first meet Leah and David, they are fun, eclectic, playful. But they also have a soulful connection that reaches down to the depths. Below is their dining room and if you look closely at the wallpaper that their interior designer Lawanna (of Lawanna Cathleen Designs) found, there are tiny monkeys that symbolize their love embedded within.
This is pure "Leah and David" to me. Wit, boldness, charm with a twist of classic modern all at the same time. A graffiti mural painted by Eustinof spells out "SexyM***F***." Now that's a pretty awesome newlywed nest. Be sure to check out their wedding story and photos next week!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
above, clockwise: personal stationery with faux croc envelopes, Miu Miu wallet,
Alexander Mcqueen Skull scarf, Carrera aviator sunglasses
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
If you ask me for my top five favorite wedding designers, Jenny Packham is most definitely one of them. And if you happen to know about our custom invitation line (where we offer brides the option to embellish their invitations with crystals), then you'll probably be able to figure out why. I go gaga over her designs which always offer embellishment, but just a touch or so here and there. Enough to melt me...and I'm sure any guest (and the lucky groom!) who watches the bride walking down the aisle.