Pastels! Spring 2016 Color Trends from Trendstop

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Today’s peek at color in 2016 comes from London’s Trendstop, a specialist trend agency that combines a leading online trend platform with hands-on custom trend support. Looks like we’re in for a dose of pastels…

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2015 Calendar Picks

Call me old fashioned, but I like having an actual calendar – you know, one made of PAPER – in my life. Hung up in the kitchen or propped on my desk; it’s a sweet, gentle reminder of the passage of time. (As always, click to shop!)

2015 Calendar - Wall - Floral by ModernPrintedMatter on Etsy
Modern Printed Matter – $17
Green Chair Press - $22
Green Chair Press – $22
Hello Maupoo - $22
Hello Maupoo – $22
Melissa Boardman - $30
Melissa Boardman – $30
Garance Doré - $26
Garance Doré – $26
Rifle Paper Co - $22
Rifle Paper Co – $22
Linda & Harriet - $34
Linda & Harriet – $34
Honizukle - $34
Honizukle – $34
Igloo Letterpress - $32
Igloo Letterpress – $32
Snow & Graham - $27.95
Snow & Graham – $27.95
Red Cruiser
Red Cruiser
Mary Meyer - $25
Mary Meyer – $25
Clementine Creative - $10.99
Clementine Creative – $10.99
Mr Pike - $19
Mr Pike – $19
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iSkelter Products - $39
iSkelter Products – $39
Slanted Publishers, Germany - €16.80
Slanted Publishers, Germany – €16.80
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Hallelujah Flash Mob in Paris

You can keep your Jingle Bell rock. To me, Handel’s Messiah is the essential holiday musical fare (with respect to the Nutcracker Suite and the Black Nativity, both of which come in close behind). And being a sucker for a good flash mob, I thought I’d share this footage from the Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall in Paris, where the Paris Choral Society members and friends gathered last year for a seemingly impromptu mini-concert of the rousing Hallelujah Chorus. Enjoy the holidays!

Christmas in Black & White

I subscribe to the “Christmas is supposed to be red and green” theory of holiday decorating. And when I first started noticing black and white entering the fray, I couldn’t imagine that anyone would go for that – least of all, me. Now, of course, I’ve fallen head over heals for the look! It’s got that modern yet rustic flavor that keeps it from appearing too severe. Oh, and it mixes nicely with a good old-fashioned dose of red & green too.

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Today’s Track – Your Love, Ohmega Watts

Something dancy today to provide a little extra energy going into the holidays next week. Your Love by Ohmega Watts (featuring Tiffany Simpson) from the album The Find, 2005.

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Wrapping Up the Holidays

I’m in a bit of a pickle. This is due to the fact that I got a jump on holiday shopping, and proudly began the wrapping process a couple weeks ago, getting more than halfway through before running out of wrapping paper. Which did not impact my continued shopping – that’s been going full steam ahead; without a list and apparently with very little regard to what I might have already purchased. Because, of course, I can’t remember what’s in all those lovely packages. So now that I’ve procured more paper (and more gifts), I’m mostly just staring at the whole mess in hopes of an epiphanal moment. Note to self: wrap everything at the same time. Make a list. And buy plenty of gift wrap. (As always, click to shop!)

Pemberly Pond, Italy - Gift wrap set, $8.32
Pemberly Pond, Italy – Gift wrap set, $8.32
The Container Store - Christmas Ikat Dots, $9.79
The Container Store – Christmas Ikat Dots, $9.79
Paper Source - Dashing Reindeer, $7.95
Paper Source – Dashing Reindeer, $7.95
Wrappily - Reversible trees, $5
Wrappily – Reversible trees, $5
Wrappily - Reversible geos, $5
Wrappily – Reversible geos, $5
Crate & Barrel - Fiesta Flag, $5.95 (sale)
Crate & Barrel – Fiesta Flag, $5.95 (sale)
Laurie Clark Designs - Deer Wreath, $11
Laurie Clark Designs – Deer Wreath, $11
Sea Urchin Studio - Fox, $8.50
Sea Urchin Studio – Fox, $8.50
Ruff House Art - Holiday Text, $6.50
Ruff House Art – Holiday Text, $6.50
Target - Snowflake, $5
Target – Snowflake, $5
Target - Deer, $5
Target – Deer, $5
Snow and Graham - Mistletoe, $6.50
Snow and Graham – Mistletoe, $6.50
Snow & Graham - Pinecones, $6.50
Snow & Graham – Pinecones, $6.50
Norman's Printery - Midcentury wrap, $14 / 12 sheets
Norman’s Printery – Midcentury wrap, $14 / 12 sheets
Blessing & Honor - Olive leaf, $2.52
Blessing & Honor – Olive leaf, $2.52
Crate & Barrel - Ornament, $5.37
Crate & Barrel – Ornament, $5.37
Paper Source - Dots, $4.95
Paper Source – Dots, $4.95
The Paper Kit - Black trees
The Paper Kit – Black trees
Paper Source - Flicker, $4.95
Paper Source – Flicker, $4.95
The Container Store - Prismatic, $11.99
The Container Store – Prismatic, $11.99
Wrapped by Alice - Red Turtle Dove, $2.90
Wrapped by Alice – Red Turtle Dove, $2.90
Norman's Printery - Metallic silkscreened collection, $35 / 7 sheets
Norman’s Printery – Metallic silkscreened collection, $35 / 7 sheets
Flower Seed Paper - Silver Branches, $9
Flower Seed Paper – Silver Branches, $9
Blessing & Honor - Snowflake, $2.52
Blessing & Honor – Snowflake, $2.52
World Market - Striped Snowbirds collection, $6.49 (sale)
World Market – Striped Snowbirds collection, $6.49 (sale)
Smock Paper - Trees, $9
Smock Paper – Trees, $9
Smock Paper - Tweed, $7
Smock Paper – Tweed, $7
Wrapped by Alice - White Deer, $2.66
Wrapped by Alice – White Deer, $2.66
Norman's Printery - Winter Forest, $14 / 12 sheets
Norman’s Printery – Winter Forest, $14 / 12 sheets

Today’s Track – School of Eyes, Wye Oak

A little indie-rock out of Baltimore today, with just enough chill flavor to match the temperature outside. School of Eyes by Wye Oak from the album Shriek, 2014.

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2014 Holiday Card Gallery

I was doing some math in my head (yes, really) and calculated the fact that if one is in the mood to send out greetings of the season, ye best start picking out the cards! Here are a few of my favorites from this years crop… (As always, click to shop!)

Print & Be Merry - XOXO, 12/$24
Print & Be Merry – XOXO, 12/$24
Minted - Noel (custom), 100/$115
Minted – Noel (custom), 100/$115
Pera Press - Triangles, $4
Pera Press – Triangles, $4
Ruby Press - 13/$5
Ruby Press – Merry, 13/$5
Ruby Press - 75/$135
Ruby Press – Jolly, 75/$135
The Birds & the Bees
The Birds & the Bees
Chatham and Caron, Joy Custom Letterpress, $125/50
Chatham and Caron, Joy Custom Letterpress, $125/50
Chatty Press - Happy Holidays, 6 cards + custom address stamp $45
Chatty Press – Happy Holidays, 6 cards + custom address stamp $45
Hello Lucky - Christmas Cars, $5
Hello Lucky – Christmas Cars, $5
Shh Maker Designs - Holiday Printable, $4
Shh Maker Designs – Holiday Printable, $4
Rifle Paper Co - Custom printed and illustrated cards, price varies
Rifle Paper Co – Custom printed and illustrated cards, price varies
Kat n' Drew Cards - JOY, $4
Kat n’ Drew Cards – JOY, $4
Bremerton Letterpress - Merry, 10/$12.50
Bremerton Letterpress – Merry, 10/$12.50
Vandelia Street Press - Simple 12/$248
Vandalia Street Press – Simple 12/$28
Vandalia Street Press, Trees, 12/$28
Vandalia Street Press, Trees, 12/$28
Print Smitten - Merry, $4.50
Print Smitten – Merry, $4.50
Madamoiselle Yo - Tiny Trees, 8/$8.50
Madamoiselle Yo – Tiny Trees, 8/$8.50
Tabletop Made - Merry, $5
Tabletop Made – Merry, $5
Sugar and Type - Gold Reindeer, $4
Sugar and Type – Gold Reindeer, $4
Paperchase - Reindeer, £2.75
Paperchase – Reindeer, £2.75
Rifle Paper Co. - Customized Stockings, price varies
Rifle Paper Co. – Customized Stockings, price varies
Ink & Iron - Noel, 10/$9
Ink & Iron – Noel, 10/$9
Elum - Dashing, 6/$16
Elum – Dashing, 6/$16
Rock Paper Ink - Comfort & Joy, $2.50
Rock Paper Ink – Comfort & Joy, $2.50
Madavale - Merry & Bright, $3
Madavale – Merry & Bright, $3
Klee Press - Fa La La, 8/$20
Klee Press – Fa La La, 8/$20
Pineapple Press - Glad Tidings, 4/$7.50
Pineapple Press – Glad Tidings, 4/$7.50

 

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