7.07.2009

giveaway + an interview...




Some great news! I have a lovely stationery giveaway from Linda & Harriett. I first came across Liz's site when I found this wedding invitation - simple and chic, I really like the clean, hand-lettered script. Loving this invite featured in the new Martha Stewart Weddings this month too! Ah, so much stationery to love... I couldn't wait to hear Liz's answers to all my questions too...

How did you become a stationery designer?

I've always loved making stuff. Arts & Crafts camp when I was 10 was heaven. The stationery part came about when I started making invitations for friends & family while working at an advertising agency in New York. I loved it & decided to pursue it full time. Now it's hard for me to think about making stuff without thinking about color & paper.

Where do you get inspiration?

Everywhere. I see patterns in everyday experiences - like running in the park & noticing the cracks in the pavement or the iron gates on brownstone doors or fallen leaves on the horse trail. I also look to fashion for color trends. I like to see what colors are being used & pair that with some of my designs.

What do you love the most about stationery?

It's timeless. It says something about the person - in the design, certainly - but more importantly in the act of letter writing. Mostly, I love that written communication exists. Because nothing is more gracious or appreciated than a hand written note.

How does it feel to be running your own business?

Liberating and busy.

What's your favourite item of clothing?

A Marc Jacobs blazer I bought five years ago at Saks with a gift certificate. I would have never bought it without the gift certificate, but it was a good lesson in investing in special pieces because I wear it pretty much all year round. And I shouldn't leave out my Asics running sneakers. They are dependable & allow me a little piece of mind. So they're crucial.

Is there a designer that inspires you?

For illustration, I love the work of Julia Rothman. For textile design, I love Lena Corwin, Virginia Johnson, Cath Kidston, and Kerry Cassill. For fashion, my eye is drawn to Loeffler Randall and Rodarte. The prep in me loves the colors of Kate Spade and the J.Crew catalog.

What do you love best about your home?

Our backyard. I'll do anything for my dog - which includes moving to Brooklyn from the city for a yard. I also love that our home is in Brooklyn.

Liz has tons of great designs from notecards to wedding stationery, including these Mermaid Note Cards in Pink & Gold for one lucky winner. Check out Linda & Harriett and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random this upcoming Friday at noon. Good luck! ... and thanks Liz!

Photos: Linda & Harriett

26 comments:

Isa said...

Oh, I love these! So pretty!

Fabulously french said...

They are gorgeous, I love the colours of the cards.

Leeann

A Life More Fabulous said...

Oh how I love pretty stationery! - and thanks for the amazing interview. I just love hearing stories of young entrepreneurs - so inspiring!

kim said...

Lovely! There's just something about sitting down to write a letter on a beautiful piece of paper.

Anne @ The City Sage said...

I just ADORE linda and harriet papers! i sent out some of their holiday cards last year and they were a hit with my family!

fab interview and giveaway m'dear :)

Maggie said...

What gorgeous work.

heather{dot}com said...

Love those note cards - funky, but still simple.

Jamie said...

Oh, I definitely need new notecards! Those are beautiful.

Magchunk said...

I love pink and brown together. So feminine! These note cards are so sweet!

missrantsypants said...

I love the ZigZag notepads on the site as well. Everything is just so lovely.



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mindee said...

Their stuff is so fun, andI love these notecards!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

These are lovely designs and I really enjoyed the interview. It's always so much fun to learn more about everyone.

Cookie Cutter said...

Oooh nice!I love how simple they are,yet still so lovely!

Amanda~Weekend Host said...

This is fantastic Danielle, thank you for going to the effort to interview Liz. I love reading these sorts of insights about someone else's work and motivations.

Karin said...

Simple chic is what I live by. Love them !

miss_liddy said...

really pretty stationary, will have to keep it bookmarked for future :)

Liz Libré said...

Don't chose me! I just wanted to say thanks!!

Britta said...

I'm expecting my Linda and Harriett wedding invitations in the mail any day now! I love their products. So sophisticated yet fun.

Alison said...

Ooh, fabulous! I love L&H - do they deliver to the UK? I'm desperate to get their 2010 calendar.

Daniella said...

Hi Alison - I'm not sure if they ship to the UK directly from the Linda & Harriett website, but if you go to the "Stores" section on the site, there's a few online shops that look like they do!

Ine said...

I would love to win these! They look gorgeous!

Kanika Bahl said...

hey there!! i love the customised wedding stationary over at linda and harriet!

i am planning for my own wedding and got some great ideas..i might even get in touch with them and check on pricing...and the fact that i am from India should be restricting now should it??
thanks for sharing..i love your blog!!

kanika
www.thebigfatindianwedding.blogspot.com

Kate said...

I just love the Summer Strawberries design...may have to scoop up a set or two. When your last name is Berry, these are a must!

Rebecca June said...

I adore these cards! Pink and gold is so sassy! I love just about everything on their site though. i keep on trying to place orders but I can never narrow it down. My husband woudl freak if there was a bill for $200 and it was all stationary and cards!

Love it!

xoxo

Rebecca June

dagmara said...

These are too cute. I would love to win some.

hannah maple said...

They are so talented! I LOVE the designs!! Oh how I'd love to write little notes on these :)

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