Monday, June 29, 2009

Vacation

Just wanted to let you know that I will be out of commission due to vacation and prepping for renegade. The list of vendors is up and you should check them out!

In the meantime, you can follow what I'm doing on my twitter and tumblr, where there will be daily updates.
Also, once i get back, new photos will up on my flickr.

I hope everyone has a great week and I'll be back soon!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pucker Up!


My sister had a spiked lemonade party this past weekend.
I stamped some drink signs for it and I think the bar set up turned out really cute.

Ingredients for the Cherry Vodka Sours

Lemon Drop Champagne Punch

Lemon Drop Jello Shot! First you wash and cut a lemon in half , scoop out the pulp, make the jello then pour into the halves.
After the jello sets, you can slice them! We also had bourbon lemonade jello shots.


Scorpion Punch: 1 1/2 ozs. Trader Vic's Orgeat Syrup
6 oz. orange juice
4 oz. lemon juice
6 oz. light Puerto Rican rum
1 oz. brandy
Mix together and serve over ice.






Great way to start the summer!

all photos by paper pastries

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dear Old Dad


Father's day is Sunday June 21st this year!


For the awesome dad.



For the Frank Lloyd Wright (font) loving dad.
Imagine the patience it takes to cut this out, I'm amazed. Tracy Chong how do you do it?



For the wisest dad.



For your papa bear!



For the dad who loves displaying, this would be a winner.



For the body builder dad.



For the Guzzler dad.



For the animal lover dad.



For the classic dad.



For the typography loving dad.



For the generous dad.



For the Lumberjack dad.
Also from Dude & Chick.



For the Folk music dad.



For the dad whose always rocked the mustache.



For the flashcard loving dad.
Hijirk (free shipping!)



For the chow hound dad.



For the dad who feels on top of the world



For the handy-man dad.


For the all around dad.

For the best dad.

My personal favorites later this week.

all photos from linked sites

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Paper Cakes


I am almost done with a batch of new stamp designs so I should have new cards by July!
This week has been pretty crazy but I made these cakes out of paper and they were really fun.
There are going to be a lot of additions soon so keep a look out.





all photos by paper pastries

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Twig & Fig-North Berkeley


More often than not, a place or person can only be great at one thing.  This is not the case at Twig & Fig. They combine a fully functioning letterpress studio, custom design space, and stationery store in one. 


Their pressroom: I couldn't think of a better place for that poster.



Original Heidelberg: The myth, the machine, the legend.



The most intense-heavy-duty paper cutter. 



Hand poured plaster/resin letters from England



White + Gold file folder cases and candy colored binders. Useful + Beautiful make the perfect office supplies.



I was talking to one of the owners and he designed and built all of the curved wooden shelves.



I love these simple pink school supplies.





Luxurious papers.



I want this writing desk!



Lots of pens and pencils.


While I was in the press room, I saw their current project:


Oak and Koa wood greeting cards!

They weren't packaged up yet but I loved them and asked if I could buy them immediately.


They are even better in person.


I love gold.



The wood is so pretty!



And this card just blew me away.
Its part of an original collection of animal portraits by Rigel Stuhmiller.
First, the image is carved out of linoleum, then a polymer plate is made to letterpress the image.
I can't imagine how long this takes! Plus I love the little preview on the envelope (above)
A custom carved pet portrait would be such a caring original gift for a pet lover.


I love the shop, I love the pressroom, I love the people! 

510.848.5599

Hours:
Closed Sundays
Monday-Saturday 10pm-6pm
info@twigandfig.com


all photos by paper pastries

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