Colour Calendar 2008.

I’m obsessed with the 2008 Colour Calendar for so many reasons.

“This appealing, spiral-bound desk calendar is a bit like a Pantone book with room for notes; each day’s color brings its own scent, taste and sound, the implications of memory, the possibilities of the future. A beautiful little object, impeccably printed, for the desk or attaché case of a design aficionado, promising enjoyment long after 2008 is history. The appendix includes a calendar overview for 2008-2009, Pantone codes for the 365 colors, and blank pages for memos.”

:: via Monoscope


Gentlemen’s Jotters.

I’m in love with the design of these Gentlemen’s Jotters from Russell + Hazel. The front left side has numbers and months so you can circle the date. Form, I’d like to introduce you to Function. I think you’ll get along really well together.


HD in 3D.

HD is Hester Designs, the design shop where I work. And 3D is our holiday card this year which extends to a specially designed 3D web site. No worries, if you don’t own 3D glasses you can request a pair from the site and we’ll send them your way. Cheers!


Round Up: Holiday GIft Tags.

Besides the actual buying of gifts my favorite part of getting prepared for the holidays isn’t wrapping paper or bows. It’s not even the cards in the mail. It’s gift tags. I can’t get enough of them and this year is no exception. Here’s a round up of my favorites from around the web-o-sphere this season.

Happy Holidays tags from Pictures of Lily

Holiday Gocco gift tags by things are better with a parrot

Partridge gift tags by Sycamore Street Press

Graphic number gift tags by Sugarcube Design

Joy tags from Jane Says


Round Up: Christmas Cards.

I’m pumped because even though we’ve been in the throws of an ice storm for more than 24 hours my holiday cards are sitting the mailbox awaiting pick-up. Woohoo! There were so many beautiful designs out this season that I wanted to share some of my favorites.


Lunalux Fortune Folio.

Take-out Chinese is my go-to for lunch if I’m A.) too busy to get away from my desk or B.) I have a cold. I’ve amassed quite the collection of fortune slips in the process (My favorite: Let’s finish this up now, someone is waiting for you on that) which end up shoved somewhere on my desk because I can’t bring myself to toss them. The Lunalux fortune folio would be a great cure for my Fortune Disease. There’s a place to attach said fortune as well as spaces to fill in specifics.


paper + cup Photo Cards.

I’m not a big fan of photo cards. I’m firmly against them.

I’m happy to say paper + cup finally got it right for their holiday photo cards. I adore the modern take on something that become very generic and clip-arty. I would happily use any one of their designs, but these are my very favorites. They didn’t stop there though, oh no. You can also customize your photo card as a flat thank you cards and mailing labels. Nice.

PS: Thanks to everyone who left a comment about my useless-ness! Much appreciated. And needed!