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Bonjour Mon Coussin’s awesome pillows

For this installment of French Friday Monday, it is my distinct pleasure to present you with some of my most prized pillows from the fabulous online store, Bonjour Mon Coussin. They involve tantalizing type, delicious design, and  clever colors. But enough alliteration. On to the images. Oh wait, did I mention that some of the pillows are scented? True story. The scented ones are marked with “PARFUM” like the burlap one below, which smells like coffee!

French Friday: StoriesDivinations on Etsy

Fabulous vintage papers, notebooks, and collage items over at StoriesDivinations’ Etsy shop. I encourage you to check out their items, which are beautifully photographed and often accompanied by interesting little stories. I have my eye on some vintage paper packs that include a variety of foreign language pages.

Some French highlights:

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San Francisco: The Literary City

This just made me way too excited. Even though I kind of wish there were a Boston version.

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The image appeared as an accompaniment to THIS ARTICLE in the San Francisco Chronicle, which reveals that the man behind the 2005 design is Paul Madonna.

Thanks to the always-inspiring and photographically fabulous WeLoveTypography for introducing me.

DIY travel-inspired wedding invites

The melange of vintage and modern stamps and the map-lined envelopes are just two of the many reasons why I’ve been fawning over these travel-inspired wedding invites made by Holly from Nothing But Bonfires (a new find). Please check out Holly’s blog HERE. It’s brilliantly entertaining.

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I just discovered the clock stamps (above) sitting nonchalantly on my dad’s kitchen counter. I thought they had to be the coolest, most aesthetically pleasing items in my dad’s possession. (No offense, Dad.) I immediately thought they were vintage, but he quickly corrected me. So now I need to hightail it to my local post office and see if I can get my paws on some of my own.

French Friday: Paris map by Mark Andrew Webber

Thanks to swissmiss for introducing me to the amazing linocuts of Mark Andrew Webber’s typographic map of Paris. The following images are borrowed from his Flickr stream:

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MAW maintains an ongoing series of linocut maps and other carved wonders. Here are some additional examples from his Linocuts Flickr Set:

Amsterdam map…

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London map…

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Misc….

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Wordshop Wednesday: Found Paper Co.

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I am much indebted to Poppy Talk, who today introduced me to the EXTREMELY drool-worthy Found Paper Co.. Their products represent PRECISELY what causes me to foam at the mouth and, inevitably, pass out from overstimulation. I mean that in only the best of ways. I absolutely LOVE ephemera and the repurposing of vintage papers. Or just gazing fondly at them for hours and never repurposing them at all, because it seems pretty clear that their overall purpose is to exist solely for me.

Unsurprisingly, I basically want to buy out the entire store. So you better get it while you can.

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All images above borrowed from the Found Paper Co. Etsy store.

Go forth and purchase!

French Friday: French maps

Above: Map of France (1720)

Above: Map of Normandy (1712)

Above: Wine Map of the Loire Valley (1946)

Above: Map of Paris Monuments (1880)

Above: Map of Strasbourg (1745)

Mme de Scudery's 17th-century "Carte du Tendre"

Mme de Scudery's 17th-century "Carte du Tendre"