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There is something so indescribably awesome about receiving something in the mail. Even if you order it yourself online, and you know its coming! The feeling is still there. Maybe for me it’s because I’m packaging obsessed, so all the little bits, bobs, stickers and handwriting fascinate me? Par example:
I ordered two prints from Karolin Schnoor. A screenprinted poster, and a little screenprinted card. I’m super pleased with the prints, but more than anything, I’m really enjoying the attention to detail, and the effort that has gone into this shipment. Like the awesome handwriting above, and that branding on the postal tube. To this business card that came with the greeting card…
It’s so simple and so inspiring. I’ve been doing research into printing my own set of cards, but the costs have so far been prohibitive. This is printed in one color and loses nothing in terms of impact.
But wait, there’s more! Have a look at this sweet thank-you that was slipped into the poster tube.
I mean, how awesome is that? Details, people, details. But I’m waffling. Let’s move on to the meat of the post – the actual prints. The little greeting card is now happily residing in a simple frame I had lying around.
Hmmm, that’s more like it. That my friends, is pretty much perfect as far as I’m concerned. And the poster, you ask? (Types the author knowing full well no one has indeed asked anything of the sort) Well here it is. That’s as much as I can show you for now. I’m going to leave it to my framers to straighten it out, as it is much too pretty to crease up!
If you’re interested in getting in on any of this pretty action, visit Karolin Schnoor’s Etsy here. Beautiful, handmade products plus excellent customer service and attention to detail. Can’t recommend it enough!
Everyone (and by everyone I mean designer furniture enthusiasts) is familiar with the Tolix Model A Chair, but I’d like to shift the spotlight to Model A’s lesser known cousin – the Tolix H stool. Crafted out of sheet metal, these stools possess the same qualities as their famous cousins. Namely unequalled lightness, easy maintenance, and availablity at a relatively low price.
The Tolix range was designed by Xavier Pauchard in the 1930′s. Pauchard was a pioneer in galvanization. Benefits of the various Tolix models are that they are rustproof, robust and stackable. Tolix chairs started out their lives in factories, offices and hospitals, but have now become synonymous with modern-day bistros and cafés.
I think the H stools look marvellous in a variety of interiors, but I especially enjoy them when there is a high-end/low-end mix employed with the Tolix H stools bringing an industrial flavor. Like the image above.
The H stools come in a variety of sizes. I like the taller ones for simple seating, but the shorter ones are great in terms of versatility – I’m thinking duel use as a seat, and/or a side table.
If you’d like to own a piece of French design history, or just learn more, hop on over to the Tolix site.
Had a bit of a tough day today. But also a really great one, thanks to my lovely friends. This typography by Simon Walker kinda matches the zen feeling I’m cultivating. His general body of work is amazing, and I look forward to featuring more of his work here.
Going for a super saturated feel on this gloomy Sunday! I seriously love this campaign for Copenhagen based Libertine-Libertine shot by Sacha Maric and art directed by Marco Pedrollo. Also the long hair. Hawt.