Gertrude & Mabel

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As long as we are giving shouts out to wedding photographers, I feel I must mention the wonderful photographers at Gertrude & Mabel Photography who shot Owen’s and my wedding a few years ago.

Not only do Heidi and Judy take fantastic and artistic candid shots, they are also total pros at making portraits not look super posed.

I’ll try to add a few of their shots from our wedding, but for now the shots above are all from Gertrude & Mabel Photography’s site. All images are ©Gertrude & Mabel.

engagement photos

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If I ever get married, I would love to have Max Wanger do the photography. I love that the personalities of each couple comes through in each of his photo sessions (and that the majority of them are done outdoors).

Grain Edit’s Mid-century Modern Sticker, Label and Stamp Club

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I was just looking around on Grain Edit and found a rather old post about the Mid-century Modern Sticker, Label and Stamp Club. I figure since the images in the club are all from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, it it OK that I’m a little late on posting about this. It is an AWESOME collection of, as the name would suggest, stickers, stamps and labels. The collection is beautiful to look at, but could also serve as a great resource for inspiration.

The images above were submitted by Max Friedrich Hartmann.

UPPERCASE Magazine

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I was so excited to receive my copy of UPPERCASE Magazine (a brand-new quarterly magazine published by Uppercase Gallery in Calgary) in the mail last week. I haven’t been able to read it super thoroughly yet, but from my few cursory looks, it is fantastic. I was a little nervous about subscribing without ever seeing it, but went ahead because the UPPERCASE blog is so well curated. So far, I have not been disappointed. Definitely check it out if you can — the magazine is available at a few retailers and, of course, at UPPERCASE.

The cover illustration is by Madrid-based artist Blanca Gómez; her work is available for purchase at her site and at her etsy shop. The lovely script on the lower-left corner of the cover is Mary Read (which Owen discussed in last week’s Font-y Friday).

installation art wonders

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This piece by collaborating artists Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen is breathtaking. Makes me miss doing installation art when I was back in college.

patterns

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These patterns/textures by Jeroen are lovely.

Sunday inspiration

Since I was feeling a little blue about coming into work on a Sunday, Paul cheered me up by taking me for a walk on San Francisco’s Coast Trail that runs along the Presidio to the Cliff House. These little snapshots are nothing exciting, but the walk reminded me to not take for granted the interesting and beautiful things that are all around us.

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Etsy Day: Etsy Greetings!

As we’ve mentioned before, we are members of the Etsy Greetings team. Here are a few great selections from a handful of our team members. To view tons more cards from Etsy Greetings, click here.

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Row 1: Armato Design & Press; Spotbear
Row 2: Melissa Kate; AJKArtistry
Row 3: LiSo Cards; Half Empty Press
Row 4: Two Hand Design; Twin Ravens
Row 5: Wheeler Studio; Grey Moggie Greetings

Etsy Day: Scherenschnitte!

Many cultures have many different names for the art of cut paper: Scherenschnitte (German), Kirie (Japanese), Sanjhi (Indian) and Papel Picado (Mexican) are just a few. In honor of etsy day and my love of silhouettes, I’ve chosen some papercuttings that range from semi-traditional and folky to super-intricate and modern. All of these amazingly delicate works of art are cut by hand.

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Row 1: papercutdiecut, Papercuts by Joe
Row 2: Miss Macau, papercutdiecut
Row 3: Pen and Paper, Tina Tarnoff
Row 4: MyPaperCutting, Lisa Loo
Row 5: Arabesque Arts By Darcy, olympicsparrer88
Row 6: vanillarp, Jenny Lee Fowler

Etsy Day: Fun with Faux Bois

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Row 1:
Plush Tree Stump from Little Seedlings; Bump on a Log Cufflinks from Block Party Press

Row 2:
Tree on the Wall — No. 9
from Creative Exploits; Natural Stump Tote from Small Stump

Row 3:
Bluegrass Birds Letterpress Print from Cindy Tomczyk Art; pick-up sticks / bundle o’ three cat toys from spellwell

Row 4:
Tweet Woodgrain quilt wallet/card holder from Coco + Milkweed; Stump Gocco card from Off a Tree

Row 5:
Log and Owls Cross Stitch from The Great Northern; Wood Frame Thank You cards from Design des Troy*

Row 6:
Horse Ribbon Button from tiniest j*; Brown Screen Printed Wool Log Pillow from My Imaginary Boyfriend

* Typically we wouldn’t include our own products in one of these Etsy features, but we are all so into woodgrain that we just had to.

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