Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Year of Pagodas agenda

As a part of our first season of paper products for Libretto Group, we have also designed an agenda, A Year of Pagodas, that features a dozen spreads of our Chinoiserie fantasy watercolors, one for each month of the year (below is a sample spread for October).

Pagodas is a B5 format, hardbound notebook (7" x 10") with 144 ruled pages, twelve double-page spreads and a ribbon marker.

The cover features a crisp blue-and-white toile de Jouy pattern, reversed for the endpapers (bottom), which also include a whimsical bookplate. The page ends are gilded and each month's ten lined pages are crowned with that month's pagoda silhouetted in miniature.

As with the other items in the collection, please follow this link to find a retailer near you or contact Libretto Group directly.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Table lanterns are back

In our last post, we mentioned that we have a new design partnership with Libretto Group of New York, manufacturers and distributors of innovative paper products. Libretto's other design partners include Christian Lacroix, the New York Times and London's Victoria & Albert Museum.

In addition to the Chinoiserie note cards featured in our last post, Libretto is also distributing our ever-popular table lantern designs: the Belvedere (above, a neoclassical pavilion), the Tea House (below, a Chinoiserie pagoda) and Mr. Jefferson's Folly (bottom, a Georgian/neoPalladian pavilion). These paper lanterns have been extremely popular and unfortunately they have also been out of stock for some time, but we are delighted to announce that they are once again availableand worldwide at that.

Also, Libretto will be launching a new series of lanterns early in the new year, with an even greater variety of designs to choose from, and we will be posting about them in due course.

If you wish to purchase, please look here for a store near you or contact Libretto Group directly for your nearest retailor. Also, Libretto will shortly be expanding their website to include an advanced store finder to make finding a retailer an easy task.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Chinoiserie note cards in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest has featured our new package of Chinoiserie note cards in their latest issue (screen capture below), available at The Frick Collection museum shop in Manhattan and at select retailers worldwide.

There are two folding cards each of four motifs, reproducing our watercolors of fantasy pagodas framed by a deep red Chinoiserie fillet/border. The reverse of the cards feature the pagodas in silhouette against richly colored grounds (below). The images are printed on a heavywieght laid paper and are packaged with envelopes in a handsome paper wallet.

The card set is part of our first season of designs for Libretto Group, manufacturers of innovative stationery and paper products. Libretto is a dynamic company based in Manhattan with a worldwide distribution; their other design lines include Christian Lacroix, The New York Times and the Victoria & Albert Museum.