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on originality

Do you ever feel pressure to be original? If I can be frank, I'm kind of sick of that word...original. There's so much pressure to summon the muse, to conjure from nothing groundbreaking thoughts and sights. I call BS. If these are examples of plagiarism, then we want...

Seth Gould

Seriously. How gorgeous is this cleaver from Seth Gould. Inspiration is...

scented invitations

Have you ever noticed how powerful the effect of scent is? It's amazing, the memories and feelings a certain scent can elicit. My morning routine would be all together disquieting without the comforting aromatic melange of coffee and nag champa incense. A scent can...

now accepting bitcoin

You know what? You're pretty hip. You're what "experts" call an "early adopter" and I think that's pretty cool. That's why we now accept Bitcoin as a way to pay for your custom wedding invitations and stationery. There are all sorts of great reasons to use Bitcoin...

is this update beautiful?

Can we talk about this for a second?It appears that Vitra (the source for Eames goods overseas) is offering the classic lounger and ottoman in black/black. It's certainly striking, but how do you think it stacks up to the original? It kind of reminds me of the...

invitations for the end of the world

Our local afr location contacted me about creating the invitations for their annual showcase/networker. Since the theme was "Countdown to Chaos," we decided to create a networking "survival kit" that was hand-delivered to the event's VIPs. I wanted these survival kits...

what matters

To photograph your parents, who will hold hands and cry on the first row of the chapel. To photograph your sister dancing with that boy she will marry in three years. To photograph those kids who will grow up so, so quickly. To photograph your grandfather, who will...

how much is enough?

Striking the balance of adequate information information and adequate whitespace is the Stationers' Dilemma. On a recent menu project, the input I received from the client and the chef were pretty far removed from one another. (Fortunately, the client and the chef...

creative mornings

If you're a creative professional (and I think most wedding planners, designers, caterers, et al are) and you live in a town with a regular Creative Mornings meeting, you should be attending. They're free, there's food, and tons of inspiration. If, like me, you don't...

this guy gets it

We all get email that leaves us shaking our head. I think this is the first time I've done so in amazement. The subject was "No finer press than A Fine Press." What a way to grab attention! G'Day (evening for you in FL) Matthew! Love the Facebook, website, and, most...

collaboration

I love collaboration. Also, I love space.   This:

squeamish?

Please go read this and come back and tell me: Do you find this inspirational? Horrifying? Absurd? I'd like to hear your thoughts on this intersection of fashion, art, and body...

connection in the age of brevity

I intended to simply post a link to this short read, but I think there's some deep irony in that in which I can't abide. The questions were short and the answers nearly as short. And it ended with this: Why are your responses so brief? If I had worked less diligently...

marbin

It was the oddest thing. I was having daddy-daughter dinner downtown last night and had decided to succumb to the beauty of Florida winters and chose a sidewalk table. As dinner ended, some familiar melodies started drifting our way. We detoured on our walk home to...

ditch the mallet

There is a wonderful story of a group of American car executives who went to Japan to see a Japanese assembly line. At the end of the line, the doors were put on the hinges, the same as in America. But something was missing. In the United States, a line worker would...

This is not what letterpress is

I received this in the mail this week. It's from a company that does presentation materials: folders, packaging etc... I'm usually content to let other people do their thing, but I couldn't sit by on this one. From the obnoxious marketing speak to the  un-educating of...

hand-deliver

If you're reading this, it's likely that you already appreciate taking the more personal route. The extra step of the handwritten versus electronic. The call versus text. The visit versus call. So why not hand-deliver? Getting mail is nice, but a visit from the host...

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