Have you heard of Cocodot, a hot new online greetings company based in Los Angeles? Cocodot is a lovely group of very talented people who are passionate about photography, graphic design and online communication that reaches the heart — and I think for online greetings Cocodot has the best (so fresh!) look/feel out there currently. I love how they collaborate with both emerging and established “names” from small companies like event planner Amy Atlas to massive brands like DKNY and David Stark — fantastic! Here are a few of the online greetings that I like from their current seasonal collection — violet, green and silver is my palette for the winter this year so I particularly love these hues together and of course, the whole handmade look is always a favorite of mine.
With Cocodot, you can send ad-free greetings and invitations online but you can also send them via Facebook (I love this since I’m a huge fan of Facebook). You can also add your own music, track and manage your guest list, upload your own logo, include your own photography AND now you can even have your cards professionally printed and tucked inside of beautiful vellum envelopes after you’ve finished designing them on the Cocodot site. Fab!
I keep seeing Rifle Paper Co. popping up around blogland and I’m loving their stuff. And well, like all things I love, they end up right here on the blog as they should! Rifle Paper Co. has the best product styling and the photography is just divine — so fresh and clean. I really like what they design — the colors are so vibrant against crisp white. From cheerful cards to playful posters and recipe boxes (my favorite), it’s hard to not fall in love with something on their website.
Once I move and come out from under this packing cloud (ha!), I can finally think about things like buying pretty paper again. I really look forward to that because my stationery supply box is looking soooo lame. I opened it the other day looking for a suitable card and nothing worked so I had to make one — I had about 5 minutes — and then I raced out to give it to my friend. I still wonder if she opened my card once she got home to view my cut and paste Holly version and thought, “I thought this girl had taste!”. Moments like that one, scrambling to find a card, reminded me of the importance of keeping stock as I did in my more organized days, which I really want to get back to once I have a dedicated office space again. Chaotic work spaces are such downers, man!
(images: rifle paper co.)
Don’t you adore the idea of having a custom calligraphy stamp to press on all of your envelopes before popping them in the mail? I do. I came across these recently designed by Patricia Muman for Primele and I heard my credit card squeal in delight followed by a brief happy dance! Credit cards love to come out and play, don’t they? It’s hard to keep them contained, they are such social little creatures! :)
Patricia also does custom work, which I think is divine and perfect for a special event! I particularly adore her Thank You flat note set for only $18.
Yellow Owl Workshop is such a sweet source for eco-friendly paper products and art. I first heard about them recently when Traveling Mama mentioned them in a comment that she left here on the blog and so I checked them out and loved what I found! Yellow Owl Workshop creates wedding invitations, custom stationery, limited edition paper goods, paintings, ceramics, rubber stamps mounted on wood and more.
Yellow Owl works with 100% PCW recycled paper and non-toxic water-based inks and create everything you see in their Bernal Hill studio in San Francisco. The owners, Christine Schmidt and her husband, Evan Gross, run the show. Christine has her BFA from the Corcoran School of Art and has exhibited her work across the US and she is the lead designer and Evan handles the rest so together they are successfully running a small business – it’s beautiful to see couples doing business together isn’t it?
(images: yellow owl workshop)
Tara at INK + WIT recently launched so many sweet new things in her collection that I simply must share them briefly with you. Stamps sets, tea towels, posters… it’s all uniquely Tara and I think they would make such grand gift ideas, don’t you?
The mobile is very nice – for adults or children – and the rubber stamps can lead to many fun and inspiring craft projects, can’t they? Do you use rubber stamps and if so, what for?
Psst: Tara shared some of her favorite things on decor8 last September, if you missed that post here you go! (images: ink + wit)