Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wallpaper Accordion Photo Albums - Soon to be seen in Country Living Magazine

Many months ago I was contacted by Country Living Magazine about making something for their April 2009 issue. So here is a preview! The issue has a lead article about wallpaper and its many uses. I was asked to come up with a large accordion photo album (10 X 12) to accommodate wallpaper samples. Here are the recently returned to me albums:

The Yellow album on the left is covered with a Farrow & Ball St. Antoine paper and the pink Hydrangea pattern is a Thibaut paper.

Here is the inside of the yellow album with an assortment of vintage and new wallpapers.

This is the Hydrangea album with more wallapapers. The album leans because they actually cut it up for the photo shoot!

Here are some examples of the wallpapers. This is a vintage pattern (above) - can't you just see Carmen Miranda performing at a club wallpapered in this pattern? This vivid green Pierre Frey "Odalys" pattern (below) is my favorite. The colors are so vibrant and the flowers so large and detailed!

I can't wait for the April issue to come out. It should be to subscribers by mid-March. A big thanks to Brooke Walis who worked with me. It was a pleasure to collaborate on this project.

Since there were some leftover pieces of paper, I am making smaller versions of this album for sale in my etsy shop. Stay tuned for details!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Techno Book Cloth

I am in total denial, my supplier just let me know that my favorite bookcloth is being discontinued! Techno is a bookcloth made out of ballistic nylon - the stuff your messenger bags are made out of. It is super durable, shiny and just plain fun. I have a little of the grey and blue in stock. Red is no longer available. Here are some things from my shop made out of Techno:

The back of this journal is covered in the silver techno cloth.  I sure will miss the great texture of this cloth.

This is an address book made with paste paper. The spine is covered in the silver tecno. Alas, the paste paper is also no longer available.

The cherry red was my favorite of the techno colors. Here it is being used as the cover for a daily planner.

Goodbye techno, I'll miss you and will enjoy using up every last piece of you I have left!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It must be Love...

Yes, it is that time of year again: the time to acknowledge the one you love. To help you with your Valentine's Day needs, Moonlight Bindery has come up with a few special treats.

This new LEGO® book design is something I came up with for a client in Australia. The black paper, red stitching and red LEGOS® make it the perfect geeky gift.

I found this fabulous blackboard oilcloth at Bell'occhio, a fun San Francisco specialty shop. I turned it into an accordion photo album that can be used to display your thought or emotion of the moment.