Tuesday, May 31, 2011


It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to go from a full-tilt, crazed work schedule to doing absolutely nothing. Well, not absolutely nothing - our first three days here on beautiful St. George Island have been filled with swimming, sunning, marathon paddleball sessions (briefly cut short when our ball rolled right down a crab hole on the beach, which we took turns tentatively digging out, all the while anticipating a painful crab pinch on the ends of our fingers), reading and more reading. We've also enjoyed fresh-off-the-boat shrimp and devoured our fair share of oysters. It's been a blissful way to kick off the summer season, and the perfect escape from our usual workday routine. I hope you had a winderful Memorial Day weekend!

Images via right here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Some inspiration

Today I'm admiring the work of Spanish illustrator Manuel Rebollo. Aren't these images gorgeous? And he sure has a way with hair.

I'm working on getting back up to speed on projects post-Stationery Show; it's been quite a whirlwind! Will be posting more images soon.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Rad is not a word I use every day but it's the first descriptor that popped into my mind when I saw these crazy repurposed plastic dinosaur succulent planters. The planters are priced around $20; they also have "party package" of a bunch for $200. These would make the coolest table toppers for an offbeat wedding or hipster baby shower... You can read more about here on etsy's blog. Looks like the shop itself is taking a break for a few weeks but I'm sure they'll be ready for new orders soon.

I'm off to tie up a few loose ends before we kick off our second year at the National Stationery Show, starting this Sunday here in NYC!!!! I can't wait for the show to begin, and I promise to post pics of our new products ASAP.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chalk it up

Poor little blog! It's my busiest time of year over here at Fine Day Press, prepping for the National Stationery Show. I can't wait to share some of the new products here. We'll start setting up for the show late next week, and then it's showtime, baby! Between that and some wonderful freelance clients, I have been a bit lacking for time in the blog department.

One of the final details I have been working on is signage for my booth - very important stuff! Communicating my logo/brand and designs to our booth visitors is crucial in getting our messages across. I've seen Dana Tanamachi's chalk lettering pop up around the blogosphere - isn't it amazing? The Mad Men Holiday Soiree sign = dream job! And with her fabulous sense of typography, it's no surprise that she works for the legendary Louise Fili. She does custom projects, large and small. You can learn more about her and her work right here.