A little over a year ago we did a blog post on some of the most beautiful calligraphy we’ve seen in a while, which was created by Molly of Plurabelle Calligraphy. You can imagine how thrilled we were when we found out Molly was coming out with a book, now available and called Modern Calligraphy.
Molly’s publisher sent us a copy of her book, which is just as lovely as her calligraphy. The book is the perfect primer on how to master this fresh modern lettering style. It includes 20 DIY projects where you can apply your new talent.
We love how Molly’s book breaks the calligraphy process down into simple steps so anyone can learn to create their own wedding invitations, thank you cards, gift tags, and more. She starts with an overview of the supplies—from paper to ink to pens—you will learn how to form letters, words, and then phrases by following Molly’s clear step-by-step instructions, and by practicing with the provided templates.
You can purchase a copy of Modern Calligraphy here. Congratulations on your beautiful new book Molly!
Lately we’ve been obsessing over the beautiful bedding and pretty home goods from Crane & Canopy. Besides coveting their lovely products we’re also big fans of their story. Like so many great founders Karin Sheih created Crane & Canopy when she was looking for something she couldn’t find. Shortly after purchasing her first house she was so excited to start decorating but quickly got frustrated when she couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for without breaking the bank. So she did what most sensible people do when they can’t find what they need, she started a company that produces exactly what she was looking for — high quality, innovative bedding and home goods, all available at a great price.
How pretty are these designs? We also love that many of their collections are named after San Francisco neighborhoods. Below is the Ashbury Pink, great name and great color palette.
We’re smitten with their new collection called Floral Belles, which allows you to mix and match with detachable flowers– perfect for people who get bored quickly with their bedding, and a really fun way to freshen up bedroom decor.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out their collections head to their site now!
They’re also extending a discount to all Hello!Lucky friends, enter the code CRANEANDCANOPY+HELLOLUCKY for 10% off all orders over $150.
For this installment of our Local Love series we headed to Valencia street and visited one of our favorite new stores, Little Paper Planes + Owl Cave books. Little Paper Planes opened earlier this year in May and it’s such a great addition to the bustling Mission neighborhood.
Little Paper Planes is owned and operated by Kelly Lynn Jones, who ran LPP as an online shop for years before launching this brick and mortar version of her store. Kelly is joined by Viniita Moran who brought her online bookstore Owl Cave Books into the shop. Owl Cave Books has a wonderfully curated selection of hard to find art books and magazines.
One of our favorite things about the shop is the space, which was transformed with fixtures and hand built pieces created by Kate Pruitt.
The shop also has a print gallery which features a new artist every month and a residency program which can be found in the back of the store. The residency program offers space to artists, makers and curators.
If you’re visiting the bay area or if you’re a local who hasn’t been to LPP + Owl Cave Books yet definitely make a trip there. They have such a great selection of goods and they’re so well curated and displayed, you’ll definitely leave feeling inspired and hopefully with something fun you didn’t have before.
Little Paper Planes + Owl Cave 855 Valencia Street in San Francisco,
This weekend we made a trek out to the Outer Sunset in San Francisco and visited one of our favorite shops, General Store.
General Store has a wonderful collection of locally sourced and well designed goods for sale. We love the feel of the shop and the carefully selected items.
How amazing is this wall of cards? We love the simplicity of the wood and rope. Such a great design, there’s something about the General Store that makes us feel like we’re on a ship, which is pretty fitting given how close it is to the ocean.
Fat bags of local beans.
Terrariums and tea towels.
If you visit the bay area definitely make a trek out to General Store, it’s worth the trip! And while you’re out there stop next door and grab some cinnamon toast and something hot to drink at Trouble Coffee.
4035 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122
11-7 Monday – Friday
10 – 7 Saturday – Sunday
Today we’re bringing you a wedding inspiration board for one of our most popular and dare we say favorite wedding invitations, Nouveau Peonies. If you’re planning a celebration around this invitation you can go all out feminine or emphasis the 1920′s vibe this design showcases. Pretty pink petal cupcakes above from All Things Cupcake.
If you love your wedding suite and really want to bring the design to the table there’s no reason not to print up menus, they’ll add to the place settings and reinforce your theme of the day. Big paper poofs in whatever color you chose for your invite are always a lovely addition to the decor. And how’s this for a classic wedding getaway car?
There are so many different directions you can go for a wedding dress to match the charm and sophistication of Nouveau Peonies. Go all out 1920′s with this flapper wedding dress or chose a more soft and subtle style like this pretty cream colored gown.
To see more curated inspiration for our Nouveau Peonies wedding suite check out our Pinterest board. Is there a wedding suite you’ve got your eye on that you’d like us to create a mood board for? Tell us in the comments and we’ll get to work on it for you!
We need your help! We’re in the process of designing some new cards and we can’t settle on a caption for this one. We’re planning to release it for Valentine’s Day so we’re looking for something with a sweet sentiment.
Ideas we had include: Are You for Real?, You Amaze Me, You Dazzle Me. Would you vote for one of those or do you have a brilliant suggestion that would pair perfectly with this design?
If we chose your words for the card we’ll send you a years worth of cards (12 total). If we don’t chose any new suggestions we’ll pick one winner at random who will win 12 letterpress cards from us.
So have at it and tell us what you think! We’ll pick a winner this Friday 7/19.
We can not wait to get our hands on Rebecca Thus’s new book, Paper to Petal. Rebecca’s book features 75 projects to create with paper flowers. There are craft recipes for everything you can imagine from party decorations, bouquets, to floral centerpieces. Even if you’ve made paper flowers before — as we have many times, this books looks like it has some sweet new takes on turning ordinary paper into gorgeous flowers.
Buy Paper to Petal here.
Head to Rebecca’s blog for constant inspiration.
If you follow us on Pinterest you know we can’t resist a good wedding inspiration board and we’re always creating new mood boards based on some of our favorite wedding suites. We thought we’d bring some of those inspiration boards to the blog and do a regular feature showing how you can style your wedding based on your invite. Once you decide on your invitation it can really be the anchor for all of your wedding decor and design– from the wedding flowers to the bridesmaids dresses. Today we’re showing off one of our favorite invitations for a summer or spring wedding, La Vie En Rose. We just added this suite to our collection and we love the pretty elegant feel of this floral invitation. La Vie En Rose is a versatile design that can be perfect for a rustic outdoor wedding or a more formal affair.
If you go the rustic route for decor this dessert table is a great addition, it’s casual and cool with just some burlap and vintage pieces added to the table. We would carry the soft pink color from the invites to the treats and think these pink heart cookies would pair lovely with the feel of a La Vie En Rose wedding.
This line up of bridesmaids in mix and match colors and floral dresses is a lovely way to keep a variety of colors in your wedding decor and not commit to just two or three colors. And what bridesmaid doesn’t love getting to chose her own dress? Flowers picked fresh from the garden and roses in mason jars and vintage bottles would pair well with the original floral wedding design.
To see more wedding inspiration check out our Pinterest boards. To see the full La Vie En Rose wedding suite head here. To view all of our floral wedding invitations click here.
Is there a particular design on our site you’d like us to create a mood board for? Let us know in the comments and we’ll feature it here next.
The image of the flowers is from Style Me Pretty, the bridesmaids dresses were found via 100 Layer Cake as was the pretty dessert table.
Yes! We’ve still got more photos to share from the National Stationery Show. Above, is Fugu Fugu Press, a husband and wife team that makes these clever letterpress cards. We wanted all of them.
We were lucky enough to get to know the ladies of Ladyfingers Letterpress at the Louie Awards ceremony where we got to sit with them. They were so much fun and we love how their personality comes through in their colorful and clever designs.
This was the first time we had heard of Permanent Collection and we loved their colorful booth and great letterpress designs. They were as nice as could be and we’re so glad we know about them now, we’ll be following along and checking out what they continue to do for sure!
Sapling Press never fails to make us laugh, we spent a long time in their booth reading all of their new cards. Geniuses they are. We couldn’t decide which cards to share with you so here are some of our favorites.
We know the NSS ended a few weeks ago but we have some many more photos to share with you from the show! We’ll try to get through all of them this week. Above and below some shots from the shiniest, most colorful booth at the show The Great Lakes. We loved their hand painted ornaments, bright colors, witty cards and blinged out booth.
No surprise that the Rifle Paper Co. booth was expansive and lovely. We’re big fans of their recipe boxes, calendars, and new cards. Photos from their beautiful booth below.
We also had a great time checking out Banquet Atelier & Workshop’s booth. We liked how their posters and cards popped off the dark walls of their booth – and how great are those big bold prints? We’re coveting that whale print.
Stay tuned for more photos from the show coming soon!