MATS – Week 2 – A Suzani of Dishes

MATS – Week 2 – A Suzani of Dishes

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Holiday, S'Wicked Blog | No Comments

On to week two of Lilla Rogers’ MATS course. This week’s industry: home decor. And, the theme inspiration? Suzanis—traditional textile designs of Uzbekistan. (“suzan” means “needle” in Persian.) Our job this week was to take inspiration from traditional suzanis and apply them to plates. The stunning, intensely-embroidered and highly-decorative works of art provide tons of […]

A belated congratulations to the Trendys Winners!

A belated congratulations to the Trendys Winners!

Last week, Stationery Trends announced the winners of The Fifth Annual Trendys Awards. The work represented by the finalists was outstanding (be sure to check out all the designs out, here). But only six winners could be chosen, and they are: Baby category: Andy Warhol So Many Stars Board Book by Galison/Mudpuppy Green category: Letterpress […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 3

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 3

This is a continuation of coverage of the “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992)” exhibit, curated by Ellen Rubin, The Pop-Up Lady, and taking place at The Grolier Club through tomorrow, Saturday, March 15th, 2014. (For more information, please see Part 1 and Part 2 of this […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 1

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 1

Let me start right off by saying that if you’re anywhere within a day’s journey of New York City, and can carve the time out between now and Saturday to get downtown, then plan a trip to go see the “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992)” exhibit […]

It’s official: Up With Paper teams up with Robert Sabuda!

It’s official: Up With Paper teams up with Robert Sabuda!

The first two projects they’ll team up on are a twentieth anniversary edition of Sabuda’s iconic Alphabet book, as well as a mini Christmas book (think stocking stuffer). You can read the entire Up With Paper press release here. * Total Transparency Statement

Which year is this?

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Calendars, Holiday, S'Wicked Blog | No Comments

So, if you’re anything like me, and the holidays passed in a verging-on-chaos jam-packed celebratory to-do list sort of way, and you’re sitting there feeling slightly dazed and genuinely confused, wondering to yourself “Just what exactly happened to 2013?” And, if your holidays had the added benefit of the unexpected, in the form of, say, […]

Christmas Cards 3 – Ho, Ho, Ho!

Christmas Cards 3 – Ho, Ho, Ho!

Seasonal sniffles, snow, and scheduling have all invaded the S’Wicked household, recently, so I haven’t been able to post nearly as often as I’d like. But there’s still time to order and send some Christmas card cheer. And, how better to cheer people than with a little holiday humor? The Nic Studio offers several sweet […]

Christmas Cards, Part 2

Christmas Cards, Part 2

Continuing the Christmas cards theme…more luscious designs for your viewing pleasure…. Letter C Design’s lovely, hot hand foil-stamped designs are simple, clean, and homey. Moss Green Christmas Tree and Kraft Wreath are from their folded notecards series. I love these nifty Christmas postcards from The Paper Cub Co. by Sass & Peril: Reindeer postcard and […]

Christmas Cards, Part 1

Christmas Cards, Part 1

It’s a most wonderful time of the year, especially when it comes to stationery, and there are so many beautiful Christmas card designs out there, this year, I’m going to post in several installments. (And even then, I’ll be able to share just a tip of the Christmas card iceberg with you.) Smock Paper’s line […]

December 1st Approaches…Time for Advent Calendar Fun

December 1st Approaches…Time for Advent Calendar Fun

It’s really, really hard (and somewhat terrifying) to think that December first is only four days away. Meep! And, while the idea of December strikes some fear into my seriously-unprepared-for-the-holidays heart, it also means that it’s—yippee!—time to open the first door on the Advent calendar. Haven’t had time to get yours, yet? You still have […]