Strawberry love

1. A bowl of strawberries, in ►i.Anton‘s pic.
2. Chocolate covered strawberries, via skinny taste.
3. Inside pretty boxes, in Laura Praseutkoun‘s pic.
4. Black Pepper Sponge Cake with Strawberry Balsamic Whipped Cream, pic (and recipe) via California Strawberries.


paper surprise: Paperview

The other day I was talking (on this post) about the act of sending and receiving  “real” letters, the ones you send by post and that fill our hearts with joy when they arrive in our doorsteps. I also talked about my love for stationery, that many of you share with me. It seems that Paperview has been reading my thoughts – and my posts!

Paperview papelaria fina

Paperview is a fine stationery online store, specialized in high quality customized products. Maria Angela Bufarah – also passionate about stationery – wanted a company in Brazil that could offer differentiated products and therefore created Paperview. Better for us, who now have access to so much beautiful products. Look what arrived to me yesterday. How can you not fall in love?

Paperview papelaria fina: produtos

Thanks Paperview for the lovely products! And now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to write a few letters …


bracelets: Cursive Design

Cursive Design bracelets

Beautiful bracelets from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection of Cursive Design. The Comet and Foothills bracelets go so well together! 


bedroom: a simple idea

Ten Broeck Cottage

Sometimes beauty lies in the most simple ideas. I really love the simplicity of this bedroom.

Ten Broeck Cottage, via this is paper.


movie crush: Planet of the Apes

movie crush: Planet of the Apes

A few things I love about the movie Planet of the Apes:
(1968, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner)

· The glowing fluorescent lights that float around in space.

· The astronauts beautiful vintage uniforms.

· Charlton Heston’s crazy laugh (after seeing his fellow astronaut setting up a tiny American flag into the “unknown planet”).

· No computer-generated monkeys! The film had a team of over 80 makeup artists.

· The apes’ village was modeled on the work of legendary spanish architect Antoni Gaudí.

· “Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.


Little Shinning Man

Little Shinning Man

Little Shinning Man is a buoyant sculpture created by Queen & Crawford, based around Alexander Graham Bell kite designs. Magical, isn’t it? And the sculpture is even prettier in motion, watch the video to see it in action.

Via pleat farm.


The Hand Written Letter Project

The Hand Written Letter Project book

Lately I’ve been increasingly interested in “real” mail exchanges, compared with the virtual ones. I find admirable that people can dedicate a small (or large) part of their day to cultivate a more personal – and personalized – relationship with their loved ones. And on top of that, there’s my love affair with paper, which makes me buy lots of stationery each year. For all that, I was really charmed by this project created by designer Craig Oldham, that turned into a book: The Hand Written Letter Project.

The Hand Written Letter Project letters

Craig invited designers and creative thinkers alike to simply write handwritten letters and then gathered all the correspondence in the book. I love and fully agree with what he says about the act of receiving letters:

“There is always something nice about receiving a letter, especially these days when email, text, status updates and tweets dominate our communication, leaving many to lose sight of the things that have been around for a while (like ink and paper).”

Make your contribution to the Hand.Written.Letter.Project here.


giant-flower DIY + giveaway winner

DIY: giant paper flower

Do you want a giant flower to decorate your home (or your office, your birthday party …)? Get inspired by this gorgeous project designed by Ruche‘s creative team for their spring collection and fill the house with these beauties. Check out the full how-to in this Design Sponge post.

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And the Tutu du Monde giveaway winner is:

Tutu du Monde giveaway winner

Thanks to everyone that helped me with the 2012 Blog Survey. You’re all very kind! Have a lovely weekend.


paper esculptures: Bianca Chang

Bianca Chang is a real paper genius. I love her beautiful hand-cut graphic paper sculptures. 




Dyamond, by canadian photographer Hana Pesut. Love!