Monday, March 28, 2011

Have a seat!

How amazing is this rainbow chair? Wow. Jaw dropping. From Alexandra Angle Interior Design, spotted over on Thoughtful Day's blog. They also created the really cool chairs below...

Trendy trends

This week is a little nuts over here at Fine Day Press headquarters - I'm cranking out lots of fun ideas for the upcoming National Stationery Show that I can't wait to share (once they're done, that is!) Our kitchen ceiling is being replaced (yep, replaced) this week, adding an extra dose of chaos to an already packed week. On top of that, my poor 15-year-old kitty is undergoing some not-so-fun medical procedures. Whew! It's gonna be a crazy one.

Here are some pictures I've been meaning to post for a while now - Fine Day Press featured in Stationery Trends magazine. Our work is featured not once, but twice, in the Winter 2011 issue. Our Ceylon wedding invitation is featured in the "Fresh Picks" section, and our Yoga Cards collection is part of a "yoga lifestyle" highlight. Thrilled!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


There's a fascinating article in the New York Times about the demise of the telephone call. While this is not new information - we've all noticed the trend towards texting, emailing, using email to schedule phone calls to avoid any unwanted, unscheduled interruptions - but it's nice to see it dissected a bit. Do you miss the phone call? I do sometimes. Luckily I have some close long-distance friends and family (some not-so-far-away) who enjoy a nice chat. Often a phone call is seen as an intrusion, but hearing someone's voice can be a nice break from silent, faceless emails. Every once in a while, when I get an unexpected call, I actually pick it up, and end up having a good spontaneous conversation. Happy Friday!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Morning Commute

I found this amazing picture of the Stockholm subway over on 2nd Floor Living (via Gothamist). A good way to start the day!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Peace + Love for Japan

All proceeds from the Lotus Flower Peace letterpress card (part of our YogaCards collection) AND the Modern Love art print will be donated directly to Red Cross for Japan Earthquake Relief.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Chris Duncan

Loving the colors and shapes in these works by Oakland, CA-based artist Chris Duncan. I'd love to see some of his work in person, so I'm keeping my eyes peeled for any word of an NYC-area show.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Collage Card Sets

A bunch of collage card sets have been added to the Fine Day Press etsy shop! I've been wanting to get these up in the shop for a while now, and I finally had some time Saturday morning to do a little photo shoot. I think the gray background really helps the cards pop, and the fuschia ribbon makes for a fun visual detail.

These all-purpose blank notecards are printed on sturdy, recycled stock and are great for thank you notes or just saying hello. They come packaged in a labeled clear box and make a fun gift.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dive in

I love this collage piece, 125 Swimming Pools by Jenny Odell. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


It never ceases to amaze me, the quality and variety of artwork available on etsy. I love these quietly explosive abstract works from Toronto-based shop, Siiso.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Carrot-ginger goodness

It's been a while since I've posted recipe-related items on the blog, and that's just because I've been mega-busy and eating too much takeout food (but trying to keep on the healthy side.. most of the time). One of my usual takeouts is sushi, and I'm enamored with ginger-carrot dressing. It makes even that sad little iceberg salad that accompanies my takeout so delicious... Plus, you're getting an extra little bit of veg in there. I've always wanted to know how to concoct a batch of it myself, so I was glad to see this recipe for homemade carrot-ginger dressing in the latest Real Simple magazine. yum.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Singin' in the Shower

I've been a fan of Leanne Shapton's work for a while. The girl's got an incredible knack for turning simple visuals into objects of more meaningful beauty. She's just begun a series of illustrations for the New York Times that will debut the last week of each month and will contain a work for each day of the month. Her current selection, "Monday Shower Songs", is all about singing in the shower; each one features a shower-esque still life accompanied by a seemingly random song lyric (much like the way tunes float into your head while shampooing). Just reading through these lyrics got a few fave songs (Prince, the Stones, INXS...) stuck in my head for the day (in a good way)!