Saturday, January 31, 2009

new products

We're super excited about these journals by Brooklyn designer, Andy Pratt. Fabric hardbound journals and mini journals (that even come with a mini pen) come in a bunch of adorable designs. They feature Brooklyn rooftops, fangs, creativity juiceboxes and bottles.

Our favorites?

The vegetarian dino makes us smile :) and this gorgeous Queens skyline

Available in store or online here. They make a perfect gift for the writer or doodler in your life!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

more brooklyn love

Anyone in Carroll Gardens or Red Hook knows the Kentile sign. Now you can show your Gowanus pride with these new tee shirts for men and women by local Brooklyn designer Live Poultry. Available in our brick and mortar, soon to be online.

Ladies, this is a great way to show your man how much you love him this Valentine's day!

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Designer

We're so thrilled to welcome Kristiana Pärn, a Brooklyn based artist and card designer! Her prints are so sweet and make the perfect note card for any occasion. Available in-store.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Card Design

Our newest birthday card design features a blue bird in wintry branches. Available online here.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hot off the Presses

Our newest wedding invitation design is this lovely "henna inspired" invite. The bride and groom wanted to incorporate some Mehndi artwork, including a peacock, which symbolizes love and fertility, so we came up with this design, a simple flat card, with the peacock design organically flowing through the text. The invitation was printed on a bright white eggshell card stock, with matching white envelopes. Congratulations Ramona and Patrick!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

new product alert

We've just added this line of earrings by local designer, omï martens, to our online boutique. Made with sterling silver or 14k gold fill and beautiful semi-precious stones, they add just enough sparkle. We heart the garnet hoops and peridot ovals. They also make a great Valentine's Day gift - wink, wink, nod, nod gentlemen!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

a time for sweet nothings

Nothing breaks up the doldrums of the dead of winter like a little romance on Valentine's Day. We've got some new card designs, and some of the oldies but goodies. Available online, on, on supermarket, and of course at our brick and mortar in Carroll Gardens.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hot off the Presses

Another of our newest custom designs: an invitation for a mother blessing / baby shower. The idea for this design was to convey that this event was about celebrating the mom-to-be, and this important transition in her life. We selected a poem, entitled "Willow Tree" and set it against the curve of the woman's stomach. Inside, we utilized the soft green, a bright turquoise and brown text, and the envelope was a matching soft green with brown text. Next up: the birth announcements once the little boy arrives!

Monday, January 12, 2009

another local treasure lost

Starting around the summer, when Shakespeare's Sister closed, our neighborhood has been losing one local business after another. Today, while walking to work I noticed a sign in Brooklyn Artisans' window with a store wide clearance and a note to their patrons of 14 years. This is a hard time for everyone, and they will be sorely missed!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Hot off the presses

Here's the latest of our custom designed stationery - Save the Dates for Jessica and John.

The couple chose a sweet whimsical graphic of love birds for the theme of their save the dates. They were flat printed on a warm white card stock in the colors of their nature inspired wedding this summer. To complete the look, we addressed the matching envelopes with our digital calligraphy, matching the font and color of their names. Next up... the wedding invitations!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Biggest sale in the littlest store

We're having one big blowout clearance - up to 60% off!

In-store purchases only. If you're in Brooklyn, stop by our littlest store. We carry so many more items than what's on the website!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

a little love

We're really into getting some love... even better when someone writes about loving one of our products, we get the warm and fuzzies!
The Peach Tree hearts our brooklyn bridge onesies, and wrote to tell about it! Aw shucks, thanks!