Tag Archives: alphabet

Books. They’re like crack. This is my (partial) fix for today.

Thanks to design*sponge for clueing me into The Sugar Monster’s Flickr page, I just spent the better part of my morning obsessing over her “ffffound favorites” photostream. Those photos containing books, in particular.

In case you need a fix, here you go:

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Wordshop Wednesday: Raquel Masri!

Thanks to my new BBFF (Best Blogger Friend Forever), Mme Perpetua, for introducing me to the lovely porcelain creations of Raquel Masri, which you really should check out if you know what’s good for you (and I think you do).

The following images are borrowed from Raquel’s Etsy shop:

My love for this "Majuscule" alphabet dish would not exist without Mme Perpetua's prompting. :)

My love for this "Majuscule" alphabet dish would not exist without Mme Perpetua's prompting. 🙂

Pen + Ink + Porcelain alphabet = Perfection

Pen + Ink + Porcelain alphabet = Perfection

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And, finally, the following tiles with the WWII message that has gained a noticeable increase in popularity in recent months:

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I kind of resent this statement (“Keep calm and carry on.”). It sounds somewhat dismissive to me. Sort of like, if you’re calm about what’s going on right now (or during any wartime — which, to me, is a time of great unrest and injustice to some/all), then you’re not paying attention.

Maybe I’ll write more about it on my other blog.

But, for now, enjoy the ceramics. They’re cool regardless. 🙂

Wordshop Wednesday: Linea Carta!

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Linea Carta is the brainchild of Diva Pyari, an artist, calligrapher, and designer living in Northern California. Her beautifully illustrated gift tags and uniquely elegant calligraphy are sights to behold. I particularly enjoy beholding the Italian influence on her creations. 🙂

All images below are either taken from her website or her Etsy shop, both of which I encourage you to visit soon and frequently. Enjoy!

Alphabet gift tags:

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Calligraphy:

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Letterpress:

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Pencil cases that I need to buy:

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French Friday: Famille Summerbelle!

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Famille Summerbelle consists of Julie & Simon Summerbelle and their adorable daughter Ophelia. Their designs, as you will see below, are intricate, whimsical, and always impressively crafted (see, particularly, Julie’s papercuts!). The following images are graciously borrowed from both their online store and their blog, which I encourage you all to visit immediately. And often. Just trust me. 

Family trees…

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… and “Learn For Fun” prints…

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… and cushions…

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… and papercuts…

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… and decorative tape…

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Saturday with Sycamore

Thanks to the Poppy Talk site, I just discovered a ridiculously creative letterpresser by the name of Sycamore Street Press, which you may access HERE. They offer everything from letterpress greeting cards to gift tags to calendars to bookplates — and all with a unique sense of humour. Here are some samples: