Here at Sesame, we love the traditional art of letter-writing and the luxury of fine stationery. With an affection for all things paper, it’s hardly surprising that we are still massive fans of printed books. Even in the age of virtual books, we love turning actual pages! The bookmarks from our selection of products were designed specifically because we want to perpetuate the traditional notion of a book. And we were delighted to be asked by our good friend, Matt Singer, to print a range of book plates that he designed.
The color palette and handwritten font caught our attention and the whimsical illustrations made us smile.
We now want to stick these into all of the books on our shelves!
There’s something really wonderful about getting married beside the sea (or a lake!). Perhaps it’s the soothing sound of the water or that pleasant breeze that cools down even the warmest weather. Many of our clients want to incorporate maritime imagery into their designs, as well as colors that are reminiscent of the ocean.
Stephanie – one of our lovely brides – chose a few different motifs and illustrations for us to include on her invitation, RSVP and information card. We think this stationery looks wonderful: informal yet elegant!
With Valentine’s Day almost around the corner, we’ve been creating some really sweet gifts for all the people you love most! And don’t forget: these aren’t just for February 14th! Stationery makes the perfect birthday present or host/ess gift. And we’re also big fans of giving gifts for no apparent reason: just because we want to show somebody how much we care.
So, without further ado, here are some of our top picks…
For your dad / husband / boss – THE MARINER SET
For your boyfriend / brother / workmate – THE EXPLORER SET
For your sister / best friend / niece – THE PRETTY IN PINK SET
For your girlfriend / mom / great aunt – THE LA VIE EN ROSE SET
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Tagged bookmark, coaster, gift, journal, letterpress, present, printing, sesame, set, stationery, tag, valentines
One of my 2014 resolutions is to carve out time each month to step out of the studio and see more art. New York City has so much to offer and it is wonderful to spend a day (or even a few hours) being inspired.
In attempt to make up for lost time, a friend and I visited two museums last week – The Metropolitan Museum and the Frick Collection (also one of our favorite clients!). It would be impossible to see every work in their galleries so we focused on the Northern European still-life paintings, a favorite subject of mine. It was delightful and I went home inspired to add another couple cards to our “Painted Still-Life” series. The Swans would be particularly nice for Valentine’s Day!
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Tagged flamingo, frick, inspiration, letterpress, metropolitan, museum, printing, sesame, swan, valentines
We really enjoy working with other small, independent businesses to help print branding and labeling materials. We’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to regularly work with innovative, creative entrepreneurs who are making beautiful products.
Fox Fodder is no exception. We were asked to print bands, stickers and labels for their stunning flower fragrance and wood fragrance. We love the simplicity of the design and that ochre color makes us weak at the knees!
Here are some photos of the printed items and the finished products:
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Tagged fox fodder, fragrance, label, letterpress, perfume, printing, product, sesame, sticker
We love when our invitations appear in magazines. It allows us to see all the other details about the wedding we were working on. We recently printed items for a lovely bride and groom and we adored the colors they chose for their invitations: matte gold and green.
It was even nicer to see the other details from their big day in the photographs in the magazine. We made some bespoke coasters for the couple which were included in their gorgeous goodie bags:
And we had the opportunity to swoon over Meaghan’s beautiful dress and the stunning ceremony venue:
Congratulations Meaghan and Conrad!
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Tagged 2014, invitation, letterpress, magazine, martha stewart, press, printing, sesame, stationery, wedding
Just when it feels like we’ve emerged from the holiday rush, we have another nice little burst of busy-ness in early January! All of a sudden, it’s time to start thinking of the year ahead and – more specifically – a pretty new calendar!
Our 2014 calendar has been flying off the shelves and we are delighted! Our customers love the small scale of it, the bright colors and the pretty, seasonal illustrations.
We’ve had quite a few online mentions from some of our favorite blogs and we would love to share some of our favorites with you:
We often hear from clients that they would love to buy bespoke stationery for a friend or family member but the recipient is a little – shall we say – specific about the type of design they like.
Well, we like to play the role of problem solvers so we have designed and printed these beautiful luxury gift certificates that will solve the present-giving dilemma for even the most picky of your loved ones.
That’s right; we’ll fill in the details and beautifully wrap the card with twine and our pretty ‘writer’ gift tag.
And voila, you’re all set for another holiday season!
You can purchase a set value gift certificate directly from our online shop ($150 covers the cost of a gorgeous set of 50 bespoke notecards and matching blank envelopes). If you would like to buy a gift certificate for a custom amount, please get in touch!
Each year, we enjoy the process of selecting images and collating our little 12 month calendar. The small format is perfect for a teeny office cubicle or a bulletin board in a nook at home.
For 2014, we’ve added lots of awesome new imagery, including a beautiful seascape in navy for July and a cheery bright lobster for August.
Display your calendar on the enclosed tack and tear off the pages as the months go by or arrange all 12 sheets in a frame for a pretty collage of the coming year.
And don’t forget to fill in the list of resolutions! You can buy a calendar straight from our website here.