Printmaker Elizabeth Corkery has started a new creative venture, called Print Club Boston, a source for affordable and limited edition silkscreen prints.
Released as a series, each collection of prints has a thematic cohesion and production. They are made in small editions, accessibly priced, and all handmade in Elizabeth’s small studio in Somerville, MA.
The first collection The Grid, The Trellis is an eight-print series, which is based around the structural geometry of the garden trellis.
Also, be sure to check out Elizabeth’s blog.
My cousin got married this summer on her now-husband’s beautiful family farm in the Catskills of New York. Betsy thought of every little detail — and I was honored to be asked to help with her wedding stationery, monogram, and programs!
It was a very memorable and sweet wedding, full of DIY projects as you can see. Betsy and Raul wisely chose all their DIY projects not to save money (and obviously, not to save time) but because they wanted a personal touch to their wedding that money just can’t buy. So family and friends all pitched in!
Betsy wanted watercolor invitations so we created these together and wrapped them up with dried flowers and twine.
We created fan menus to match — designed by me with a map on the back drawn by Raul’s brother, and assembled with friends.
After the ceremony, we created two lines for a confetti throw — one of my favorite parts! Betsy’s dress and headpiece were made by Jenny Packham.
Then, we headed down the hill for popcorn, watermelon, and slider snacks with cocktails and yard games.
Betsy and Raul are vegan, so we enjoyed a family-style vegan dinner — delicious!
Vintage mix-and-match china, along with wildflowers, made for beautiful tables at the reception.
There are birch trees near Betsy’s home, and so her parents gathered fallen trees to create these birch candles. Her Dad and I worked together to design this monogram, which he branded into the bottoms of the candles as wedding favors.
Perfect, right? Congrats you guys!
photography: Nadine Rovner of Love Me Do Photography / venue: Family Farm Catskill Mountains, New York / event design: the Bride + family / month-of coordinator: Catskill Weddings / event rentals: Big Top Tent Rental / vintage china rental: Something Borrowed Vintage / floral design: Catskill Flower Shop / wedding dress + hairpiece: Jenny Packham; purchased at Allegria Bridal / bridesmaid dresses: 3 Nanette Lepore print dresses & 1 Diane Von Furstenburg / bridesman outfit: BarIII suit, J.Crew Shirt, Fine & Dandy bowtie + pocket square / hair + makeup: Tiffany Abercrombie / groom suit: Phineas Cole by Paul Stuart / videography: Crystal Arnette, Adventure We Can / paper goods: Ellie Snow of HelloTenfold / catering + cake: The Cinnamon Snail / dj: Obey City
More photos and details on Green Wedding Shoes.
Pork shoulder is one of my all-time favorite cuts of meat. You may also see it labeled as Boston Butt, but don’t be put off by its bootylicious name. Its affordable and flavorful, and when you trim the fat a bit and throw it in a slow cooker, the result is reliably tender and delicious. This week Adventures in Cooking’s Roobios-Smoked Pork Tacos with Plum Grapefruit Salsa caught my eye…smoking pork in roobios tea sounds like a curious and fabulous experiment. I also love these cute Vietnamese pulled pork sliders with Asian slaw from The Food Dept., which sound like the perfect blend of savory and fresh.
A little messy, a little artsy. Inspiration for my work today.
Paper Stock Stationery & Ephemera by Sarah Thorne / Creative Confidence / Ashley Goldberg / Dallape Chant
Juna’s turning six months old this week, so I thought it was time for an update to our list of newborn favorites. As you can tell from the images above, Juna’s a lot more active these days and so unlike our last list, these have less to do with eating/sleeping and more to do with daytime activities. The things we couldn’t imagine going without.
1. We still love our Aiden and Anais burpy bibs, better than all of our other burp cloths and bibs (in other words, worth the extra expense).
2. Finding a good looking activity gym is not easy, and word on the street is that the uglier the better the baby will like it. The Skip Hop gym was a good compromise, and Juna’s been in love with it for months. Even now that she’s sitting up, she still loves it. Hours of entertainment.
3. The Ergo baby carrier is something we still love for when a stroller is not convenient, or when Juna wants to be held close.
4. We have a different Johnny Jump Up but you get the idea… entertainment, exercise… Juna loves it. The tray is nice for holding a toy or book.
5. The HoMedics Sound Spa has been a perfectly good sound machine (also add light-blocking curtains to our sleep favorites — an inexpensive set of white velvet ones I found at Target).
6. Forget anything that doesn’t tie! For winter, our favorite Sckoon booties were too light-weight so Juna got these Misha and Puff beauties for Christmas. Handmade with leather bottoms, and ties so they stay put.
7. We haven’t purchased a high chair yet, so this is cheating a bit, but now that Juna’s starting baby food we plan to go cheap with an Ikea option that has good reviews. Can’t believe my little one is eating solids already!
8. We got lucky and found a Bumbleride stroller half off at a store closing sale. Although I don’t think we would have paid full price for it, we’re very happy with our Indie.
9. Juna loves this Lamaze turtle! When you touch the different blocks on his shell, a note plays. Less irritating than a full song playing, and more interesting to Juna, too.
10. Halo sleep sacks have been wonderful for Juna to sleep in (shown in fleece, but there are lighter weight options, too). We aren’t swaddling her arms anymore but continuing to swaddle around her middle has been helpful.
11. Dr. Seuss is a definite favorite at our house. (Check out this picture of Juna reading on the train! Kills me!)
12. So ugly. And so worth every penny (and every square inch this beast takes up in my living room). How would we ever get dinner made without our exersaucer? Be sure to check Craigslist first.
Anything we’re missing out on? Do tell!