I am from an old world thought when it comes to greeting cards, thank you notes, and messages in the post. I love the thought of receiving a personalized, hand written note in the mail. So you can imagine my delight when I stubble upon the path of Michele Carter who has been handcrafting cards for over a decade and right in my back yard.
The decor of these cards is elegant with simplistic beauty. Upon first glance my heart literally skipped a beat. I'm forever amazed at how the supple beauty of an alluring card design can make me feel. It truly is about the small joys in life and with designs rich in opulence such as Biellafiore small joys produce monumental sentiments.
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Here is a fun and simple way to liven up your Thanksgiving table, with a rustic Italian flare!
And of course mini pumpkins...
It has been some time since we've had a contest and with Christmas right around the corner this is the perfect time.
Enter to win this one of a kind, fabulous yellow pendant necklace!
Here's how, first find us on Facebook and Like us. Second send us a message describing your favorite article on Decor and Wine. Winner will be chosen at random. Deadline to enter is December 7th, 2013, winner will be announced December 8th, 2013.
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I came across this winery a few years ago. They are a fabulous organic vineyard in Mendocino County. I really enjoy their Sauvignon Blanc but alas tis the season for reds. This is a lighter Cabernet, as far as Cabs go. It has a pillow-y mouth feel with a sweet plum taste. There are no added sulfites which means you can spend a little more time enjoying the flavor and subtle nuances.
Stefan Sagmeister, Graphic Artist/Designer
I find myself drawn to Stefan's work because I see his vision for change (in the world and design) as being one of empathy, self-compassion, and a certain level of raw emotion. One aspect where his vision comes to play is in ‘fighting fear’, which is an idea I connect with all too well. As a creative I am always battling with the inner critic who uses fear as a tool to hold me back from innovative expression. (In all aspects, I feel strongly that fear holds us back from heighten and illuminated greatness.)
Stefan's introspection has a great deal to do with his voice as a designer. What I appreciate is he seems to take the time he needs for himself in order to be a better person as well as a better designer. By taking the time to journal or implementing a self imposed sabbatical it likely gives Stefan time to reflect and really see the world around him. In his book “Things I have learned in my life so far” he has taken what he has learn through his process and visually communicated it back to the world.
Stefan clearly takes his work personally, using himself within the work (physically) and in such a venerable way, I feel most graphic designers would not be willing to push themselves that far . By evaluating his thoughts through the process of journaling it allows Stefan continued insight into change and forward thinking. These elements are what make Stefan Sagmeister a compelling designer.
"Design is conceived when an inherent need to be creative manifests itself into physical or visual form."