Archive for May, 2011

Our first booth!
May 25th, 2011
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Last week we were in New York at the National Stationery Show for the official launch of the company, where we put together a bright white booth to display our collection. The concept was to create a simple, modern space in which we could show off the cards as miniature artworks. And it seemed to work … We had a terrific reception to all the fresh vibrant colors – especially the wall of bright cards – and we signed up nearly 20 new stores! We couldn’t be more thrilled about all the wonderful shops that will soon be carrying our collection.

Lovely gingko leaves
May 12th, 2011

I had the good fortune to live many years in New York, on the doorstep of Central Park. There was nothing more delightful that to find my favorite bench dusted with the fallen yellow gingko leaves. I always loved their pure form and beauty, and then I learned that in the East they’ve long been considered a symbol of hope, resilience and peace. So what better illustration for the sentiment on this card: “Thinking Of You.”

A Star Is Born
May 12th, 2011

I’ve always loved the brilliant colors of Matisse’s cut-outs — that wonderful, graphic juxtaposition of colors. This card was inspired by him, and also by those gorgeous starry nights you find deep in the French countryside. The kind of night anyone would be delighted to have on their birthday.

Flamingos found!
May 5th, 2011
Flamingo Boxed Sets

Often our best cards start out with our friends. A wonderful new friend here in Palm Beach recently told me how much she loved flamingos, but how rarely she found a good flamingo card. J. Falkner to the rescue! We designed a small correspondence card specially for her, and then created an everyday and birthday card that we can share with all our customers — and the other flamingo fans out there.