We are a big fan of Rifle Paper Co. and it is exciting to recognize bits of cotton ribbons or twine used in their packaging or simply as props in their products shooting. And we are honored to find some of our products in the Rifle Paper Co. Notable collection just launched for the holidays! In preparation of our Holidays Open Studio this Saturday, December 7th, we paired some of Rifle Paper Co. gift wrapping paper with a selection of our metallic ribbons, for a special price, now available for sale in our studio and in the shop. We are busy getting ready for the studio event and making space to feature work by Susy Pilgrim Waters, Jill Bent and a new guest Kirsty Allore with her hand-made candles. The weather should be cold and sunny, but no snow. Love this New England fall days. So stop by to say hello and have a cup of espresso and treats with us. Everybody is invited, bring a friend!
All above photos by Rifle Paper Co. below by Studio Carta.
Stop by to say hello and have a cup of espresso with us! Save the date for our annual Holiday Open Studio on Saturday, December 7th, from 11 to 4, we would love to see you. The studio is open and we will also feature work by Susy Pilgrim Waters and Jill Bent. We are excited to see you soon!
After many requests, we are excited to be able to offer the wood spools cotton ribbons at wholesale, as well as in the shop. They are available in twenty, assorted colors + Silver and Gold Metallic Line. The wood spools are made in USA and I dye them with black tea in my kitchen to have a warm, wood color. When completely dry, they are back to the studio, ready for assembling. They look great all together, they do brigth my studio with colors and they are fun to photograph! Thank you to continue to inspire us to create new products!
While the giveaway is still on for a few days, we launched our fall Wholesale Catalogue with new products and colors ribbon as Jade green and Peacock blue. They look great when combined with Natural and Red! I had some help with the text catalogue by friend and blogger Justine Hand. I was lucky to get to know her during the Remodelista photo shooting last winter, and hopefully now every product is clearly described in the catalogue, without mistakes. Thank you for your patience with my English! I think Justine is a great writer and she is also working on the shop products description, soon to be updated. Free shipping is now available through November 15th for all wholesale, domestic orders. The studio is very busy assembling new products, shipping orders and almost every day there is a new box of materials arriving at our door. It is hard to keep up with inventory and it is my new challenge! We are honored to be part of the Martha Stewart American Made online shop, and a selection of our designs and products, rigorously made in our Brookline studio, are now available in the shop, along with other great sellers. The last news for today, we would like to announce our annual studio holidays sale, on Saturday, December 7th, featuring work by Jill Bent, Pikku Wares and Susy Pilgrim Waters. More details soon on the event, but please save the date. Thank you, now back to work!
I'm excited to announce that our new product is ready in the shop and for wholesale orders. We decided on the Rotolino Greetings as a product name, and we have the letterpress spools available for the holidays and to celebrate love. It was a long process to have them designed, made and complete with their packaging, but I hope you will like the result. Please let me know what you think and leave a comment below, I will be happy to hear your option! A winner will be announced on November 18th and will receive a copy of the Rotolino of your choice. Grazie!
There are a lot of new colors ribbon in the shop in Peacock Blue and Jade Green, Metallic, the new Ric Rac in Silver and Gold and the Fabric Tape. It is time to celebrate with 25% off on the entire shop collection, now through November 11th. Enter code fall2013 at checkout. The offer is valid on the online shop, only. Thank you!
It was a gloomy day when I arrived at Albertine Press, that kept the light rather dark and yellow in the printing studio, but I didn't mind while taking photos around and following the printing steps of the project I have been working on this fall. The Canon camera kept me focus on the details in a new prospective and I loved checking ink shades of gray and the delicate balance of letterpress printing. Emily big smile was the light of Albertine Press and I couldn't resist holding her, before she would run away again. Stay tuned on how the wood spool + letterpress + calligraphy project will progress. Any suggestions on how to name it is more than welcome. We are thinking "Rotolino Greetings" might be an appropriate name, for a project that is half Italian and half American! A giveaway will soon follow, when the spool will be dry, assembled and ready in all the details.....
I'm working on a new product to launch for the holidays and it is something I had in mind for a long time. If you have been following our studio's projects for a while, you might remember the Calendarbook, with the measuring tape, designed in collaboration with Silvana Amato, under our imprint of Edizioni Almenodue. This project is the sequel of the same wood spool wrapped with paper. A few weeks ago I dreamed about the little spool, wrapped in calligraphy and I decided it was time to make it happen! I asked dear friend Susy to submit some of her beautiful calligraphy, and these are the first few steps of the design process, after many hours spent on InDesign for the overall layout, size and dimensions. Stay tuned for updates on the letterpress printing with Albertine Press, next week. I'm very excited about this new product and can't wait to move on to the next step and hopefully everything will be ready for the final assembling, soon. And last, I love taking photos with the new camera Canon EOS with a macro lens. It makes a world of different to take products shooting, but much to learn!
A new destination for our studio's products is Cathy Penton Atelier in Australia. Her styling is such an inspiration and I love Cathy's image collages for her blog. I hope you will enjoy them and if you live in Australia, it might be a new source of materials and vintage.
New in the shop,: Fabric adhesive tapes in Red, Indigo, Pink and Sky blue stripes! after using the tape on the Vintage Glassine packages, I'm happy to offer them, in the shop, for your own projects and in several colors. Happy packaging!
A project by Justine Hand for Gardenista with a step by step tutorial and beautiful photography. My little contribution was a touch of Metallic cotton ribbon and a glass head pin for the packaging. I was lucky to see the final project in person and work with Justine on the last step of making the candles!
Found a file of images from the studio windows display, collected over the past year. It is fun to see the different light of the day, different seasons, arrangements and changes of the two spots in the studio, that I keep changing every week. All photos are taken with Instagram, follow us for the studio behind the scenes!