Love Notes by Wiley Valentine

My heart was set aflutter when I spotted the launch of the new Love Notes collection by Wiley Valentine over at Style Me Pretty. Pretty pinks, gorgeous type and illustrative elements, and a beautiful quote about love by Voltaire — how very appropriate for a collection called Love Notes! And I’m in love with the inspiration board behind the collection, which includes a swoon-worthy book cover, designed in part by the awesome Marian Bantjes, for a collection of love poetry by Pablo Neruda:

Wiley Valentine Love Notes

Images from Wiley Valentine’s Love Notes Collection:

Wiley Valentine Love Notes

Wiley Valentine Love Notes

Wiley Valentine Love Notes

Wiley Valentine Love Notes

Wiley Valentine Love Notes

images from Wiley Valentine

Ruffian Paper Doll

Eloise Corr Danch Ruffian

Eloise Corr Danch, whose work I’ve admired since I first laid eyes on it earlier this year, recently gave me a head’s up about her latest historical costume paper sculpture, and it’s incredible. The sculpture is a collaboration between Eloise and New York designers, Ruffian, whose book, Ruffian: Inside Out, was used to create the 19th century silhouette. A-mazing!

Ruffian Paper Doll was created to be a part of the opening gala for the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ exhibition, Slash: Paper Under the Knife. If you’re in New York City, you can stop by from now until April 4, 2010 to check it out, and find out more about this sculpture and Eloise Corr Danch’s work here.

image from Eloise Corr Danch

2010 Calendar Roundup, Part 2

My list of awesome 2010 calendars just keeps growing, and today it’s time for part two (part one is here). Keep them coming!

A rainbow of colorful, modern botanical silhouettes awaits in SusyJack*’s 2010 wall (below: top) and desktop (below: bottom) calendars:

SusyJack* 2010 Calendar

SusyJack* 2010 Calendar

Saddle Stitch Studio’s colorful calendar is full of fun shapes and modern patterns, and once each month has passed, you can cut out the design to create an A2 sized flat card which can be framed or sent to a friend. So clever!

Saddle Stitch Studio 2010 Calendar

Pretty blues and illustration inspired by Royal Copenhagen dishes, Scandinavian folk art, and the intricate tile work of San Diego’s Balboa Park have come together for this swoon worthy, poster sized letterpress wall calendar by Sycamore Street Press:

Sycamore Street Letterpress 2010 Calendar

Sycamore Street Letterpress 2010 Calendar

A lovely palette and pretty, modern pattern and illustration decorate sweetbeets’ 2010 printable calendar:

Sweetbeets Printable 2010 Calendar
Sweetbeets Printable 2010 Calendar

Organic and geometric shapes in a palette of yellows, oranges, and blues (sweet!) embellish the limited edition 2010 letterpress calendar from Seesaw Designs:

Seesaw Letterpres 2010 Calendar

Seesaw Letterpress 2010 Calendar

Wall calendars from Melissa Design (Van Hoose) are a color lover’s dream come true, and a number of options are available. Choose a pastel themed calendar for a more subtle look, or go bold with almost literally every color of the rainbow!

Melissa Design 2010 Calendar

Melissa Design 2010 Calendar

Nisee Made’s 2010 wall calendar features a little elephant in picnic paradise. Such sweet illustration work, and a sweet pink and brown palette to match:

Nisee Made 2010 Calendar

I can’t get enough of Elsie Flannigan’s super cute illustrations, and the Elsiecake 2010 wall calendar includes a different one every month:

Elsiecake 2010 Calendar

Elsiecake 2010 Calendar

Jessica Gonacha’s “Make Your Year Abundant” (below: top) and pattern (below: bottom) calendars are filled with her fun, vibrantly colored illustrations and patterns:

Jessica Gonacha 2010 Calendar
Jessica Gonacha 2010 Calendar

Find crafty inspiration while you’re looking at the fantastic photos featured in Whip Up’s 2010 calendar. Contributors include Maya Made and Soto Softies:

Whip Up 2010 Calendar

Whip Up 2010 Calendar

Little Brown Pen spoofs the “Keep Calm and Carry On” phenomenon with two printable calendars that are sure to make you smile:

Little Brown Pen 2010 Calendar

Little Brown Pen 2010 Calendar

And Snow & Graham have three calendars this year: a lovely flat printed wall calendar (below: top), a desk calendar (below: middle), and a mini desk calendar (below: bottom). You can pick them up at Luxe Paperie:

Snow & Graham 2010 Calendar

Snow & Graham 2010 Calendar

Snow & Graham 2010 Calendar

Part three of the calendar roundup next week!

images from their respective owners

Jessica Claire’s Vintage Book Invitations

I was perusing recently relaunched blog, The Sweetest Occasion, written by Cyd Converse and filled to the brim with wonderfully inspirational party and wedding-centric eye candy, when I was stopped in my tracks. You see, I’d spotted the post on Jessica Claire’s wedding invitations, and I couldn’t go on until I’d explored every pixel of one of the most amazing invitation suites that I think I’ve ever seen. Squee, copper paper and wax seals! Double squee, hollowed out vintage books that hold the invitations! Every invitation is unique and fits perfectly into the vintage 1920′s, lock, and key theme of the wedding (see more images here):

Jessica Claire Wedding Invitations
Jessica Claire Wedding Invitations
Jessica Claire Wedding Invitations
Jessica Claire Wedding Invitations

images from Jessica Claire