We just stumbled across the work of Mr. Finch, a textile artist from Leeds in Yorkshire, and were immediately enamored by his ethereal and whimsical creations.
Finch says he is inspired by British folklore, shape shifting witches, and moon gazing hares. We love that he believes the animals he creates come to life at night when everyone is sleeping. It’s no surprise that his creatures feel so magical.
He has had no formal training which is completely inspiring.
Love this sea horse…
This charming hare reminds us of the Velveteen Rabbit.
Check out more of his work here and here. You can pick up some of his pieces at his Etsy shop.
Watch out crewcuts, these images from Marimekko’s kids collection are reaching the top of the cute chart. It’s not unusual that we are caught wishing kids clothing came in adult sizes, but once we see those little bodies show off those fashionable threads, they’re definitely making a spot on our wish list. Marimekko has always inspired us with their colorful patterns and bold decor, but now that we’re seeing more of them in our every day lives, we’re even more in love.
And with all the little boys in our H!L family, we’re obsessing over their toy car illustrations. Who wouldn’t want to trek that backpack to the first day of school next year!?
Visit their beautiful US website right here, and be sure to check out the kids collection here!
After the holidays wind down and we return to our regular routine, we welcome 2013 with open arms. There are many events to look forward to this year, many resolutions to keep and many achievements to reach. As we look forward we always like to start off right with an organized, refreshed state of mind. We picked a few of our favorite 2013 wall and desk calendars from around the web to share with all of you. We’re noticing a geometric theme in our calendars so expect to see a new trend! Happy New Year!
1. Linda and Harriett Quilt Calendar 2. Kin of Kin Lunar Calendar 3. Darling Clementine Harvest Calendar 4. Frankie Press Calendar 5. Julia Kostreva Prisms Calendar 6. Leah Duncan Shapes Calendar
These lovely illustrations by London based artist Charlotte Trounce have us giddy with design envy. The whimsical, hand-painted illustrations are definitely up our alley, and we’re crazy about her compositions and bold color palettes. Plus, they embody some of our favorite things about Hello!Lucky’s second home.
Charlotte created this alphabet in honor of the 2012 London Olympics. Hilarious! To see more of her work, head over to charlottetrounce.tumblr.com
Agesandages – No Nostalgia from Philippe Tytgat on Vimeo.
Is there a new genre brewing in the design world? It seems the art of chalk lettering has become quite the trend, so we’re unofficially crowning this video the king of the unofficial genre “Chalkography.” The music video for Agesandages called No Nostalgia has to be one of the most inspiring typography videos we’ve seen lately. French artist Philippe Tytgat hand lettered the lyrics to No Nostalgia making for a totally original and compelling visual story.
But don’t take our word for it, watch and see for yourself!
Found via Molly Jacques Illustration
Wedding season may be coming to an end soon, but we know how important it is to plan ahead. Seasonal trends will come and go but once you’ve chosen your wedding invitations it’s easy to create a complete look. We’re still busy pinning inspiration around some of our most popular wedding invitation designs. Our Pinterest Wedding Inspiration Boards are a great way to develop a look without aimlessly scrolling through image after image. Whether you’re having a bright modern wedding or a rustic, natural wedding, our inspiration boards have lots to offer. Above is a mini collage of our favorite images from our Big Day Inspiration Board. This wedding invitation speaks loudly to our fans, and with the whimsical wording and bold typeface it’s a shoe-in for a splashy event.
Photo credits clockwise from top left: Drink Straws / Favor Bags / Wedding Shoes / Big Day Wedding Invitation + Save the Date / Heart Programs
Our Lavender Harvest wedding invitation has all the sweet and delicate details that make a rustic wedding look elegant. Designed by Shelley Laband, its colorful illustrations make coordinating wedding details a cinch. Check out the Lavender Harvest Inspiration Board for more matching decor ideas and lovely photos.
Photo credits clockwise from top left: Lavender Harvest wedding suite / Lavender Boutonniers / Wedding Photo / Lavender Cake / Lavender Lemonade
By now Pinterest has become the most inspirational search engine and idea web on the internet, and we’re still amazed by all the style and design popping up every day. We use Pinterest to not only gather inspiration for our own work, but to also give our followers a place to gather ideas for your own use. We’ve taken our favorite and most popular wedding invitations and curated a collection of inspiration pieces that match the aesthetic of our designs. The best way to start planning a theme for your wedding is to start with paper products – and we’ve got you covered. Figs is the perfect design for a casual outdoor event, and for all you brides having a cozy, rustic wedding, the Figs Inspiration Board might be the ideal place to gather tips for table displays or floral arrangements. You’ll find everything from neutral color palettes to delicious looking treats.
If bright colors are more your style – or if you’re planning a desert wedding – check out our Desert Skyline Inspiration Board. We’ve taken our classic Desert Skyline design and transformed it into a bright and festive picture palette. Here you will certainly feel at home by all the warm sandy backdrops and gorgeous succulent bouquets. Visit us on Pinterest to view more inspiration boards and to find links to all the images above!
This week I’ve been getting into the idea of a fun and fresh spring wedding. It all started with the launch of our new wedding invitation lines with the ever fabulous Jacqui Lee & equally lovely Susy Jack*. From left to right and moseying down: Our brand spankin’ new save the date from the Flora & Fauna invitation suite by Jacqui Lee, love this beautiful, beautiful girl – so happy! Details from this adorable wedding (shot by Sweet Little Photographs), this handsome guy is so casually hip (Jenna Trapasso of Red White and Green Photography), and a snappy striped bow tie from Forage. Fun, graphic shoes from BHLDN, polka dot blusher veil from Sibo Designs, this lovely bouquet by Flowerwild (photo by Jose Villa Photography), simple ruffles (photo by Elizabeth Messina), and Flyaway Confetti from BHLDN. Susy Jacks*’ Daisy save the date from her brand new line with us! Love these plaid bows by the Belle and the Beau, and these cute graphic napkins from Merriment Events. Also love this fabric photobooth backdrop from Lena Corwin’s gorgeous wedding…and last but not least, how cute would this little vintage beetle be for a getaway car? (Stephanie Williams Photography).
These photos from Nancy Liu Chin‘s Anatomy of Today’s Bride for Today’s Bride SF are to die for! We were approached by Nancy awhile ago in efforts to come up with a classic and whimsical invitation and day-of paper suite for her ultra-sweet photo shoot. It was a piece of cake once she shared her inspiration with us, and knowing which amazing vendors were also on board, we knew it would be a hit.
You can see our working files below. We were really into mismatched patterns and folded cards. If you look closely, the invitation reads Christian & Dior, tres chic!
Visit Nancy’s Brown Bag to view Anatomy of Today’s Bride Part I and Part II, and watch the amazing video by Luke Goodman here!
Photography by Kevin Chin
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This week I’ve been loving succulents, the perfect thing for a romantic desert wedding. Our Desert Skyline invitation would be perfect for the occasion, as would this super cool and minimalist tumbleweed bouquet by JL Designs (photography by Gabriel Ryan Photographers), and fabulous sparkly purse – very 70′s disco halter top but in the coolest possible way (photo by Max Wanger from this inspiring Palm Springs weddding). The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs (photo: Lane Dittoe) would make for a hip wedding venue, and I love this bridesmaid’s dress (photography by Gabriel Ryan Photographers). Gorgeous and simple cake (from Whole Foods! Photo by Jose Villa), fabulous signs by Lorie Marie from Pretty Little Things, cowboy boots are an obvious shoe choice and a brilliant option for dancing the night away hobble free (Nicole Chatham Photography), these pretty centerpieces by Air Plant Supply Co. (photography by Brandon Kidd), and brilliant dahlia and succulent wedding bouquet recipes from the Wedding Chicks.