Friday, December 17, 2010

The Gift of Rody

Do you know Rody? He's an awesome little blow-up horse for kids! Perfect for Lyla's age (20 mths) and beyond as you blow it up more as your child grows. Good times all around!

{images from rody}

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lovely Lucky

Ah, the Danish brand Lucky Boy Sunday gets it. Their soft goodies are full of wit, color, happiness and sweetness. Browsing through their site, I smiled and wished I could hurry up and buy something for Lyla, but it appears they aren't available in the US. Please, some fabulous US merchant, hurry and stock these goodies!

{photos from lucky boy sunday}

Monday, December 13, 2010

Rustic & Pretty

I love these recycled wood trees by Wood & Wool Stool. Rustic and pretty make the perfect combination.

{photos from wood & wool stool}

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Small & Good

I was gifted one of these Comme Des Garcons wallets a while ago. And my friends, it is the perfect wallet. It's small, efficient and easy to keep organized. If you are searching near and far for a nice little gift for your stylish, but hard to buy for friend, sister, brother, etc. this is perfect. And the great thing is they are available in a variety of price ranges.

{from opening ceremony}

Monday, December 6, 2010


Um, this is someone's home, and a lucky someone that is. Can you imagine living here?! We are overloaded with beautiful homes on the blog circuit, but this one in particular might be the most beautiful I've ever seen. I love all of the white. A lot of times church to home renovations are dark and woodsy, but this is just perfection. And it's for sale. I won't even go there with the cost.

{photos from freshome}

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bedtime Stories

My husband and his partner (a.k.a FAILE) have an exhibition up right now in Chelsea. It's up until Dec. 23rd, so if you're around you should check it out!

I'm super proud of Patrick. He is above and beyond the most talented person I've ever known. And he's my husband! I feel so lucky and thankful to have him in my life. It's been an amazing journey together since our youthful days in art school. And to witness him become a successful artist has been nothing short of inspiring (and at times, tiring).

A sweet tidbit about us - This weekend marks the 10 year anniversary of our first date. I can't believe we've been together for a DECADE. Whoa. He took me to a jazz club and we drank tea. I wore an itchy turtleneck and velour boots. Don't ask ( I was only 20!)

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. To me Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year. It's about food, family and friends. No gifts, just love.

Happy Happy Thanksgiving!

{fyi - each of the paintings shown is made up of 2" x 2" solid wood blocks. To say each painting is heavy and extremely labor intensive is an understatement!}

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thankful Goods

Mike Perry and friends (Anna Wolf, Hugo Marie & more!) are having a little garage sale at their studio starting this Saturday, Nov. 27th - Dec. 1st. There will be lots of good goodies, so be sure to stop by!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fall Harvest Invitations

This past summer I worked on an invitation suite for this lovely couple. They were married on the bride's family farm. The invitation suite was all hand drawn illustrations and type. All sweetly packaged in a screenprinted burlap sack to fit with their Fall harvest theme. The paper goods were a 3 color screenprint on a thick kraft paper. I was so happy with the way they turned out and I'm thrilled to show you them! I'm very lucky that Thoughtful Day gets to work with such lovely and talented couples.

Check out 100 Layer Cake for the incredible photos of Sarah and Joe's gorgeous wedding! Every detail was perfectly executed by the lovely Jillian of Jillian Event Design and Styling.

For more information about Thoughtful Day wedding invitations, please contact me through here.

{photos by the talented robert sukrachand / check out his blog for even more photos!}

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pretty Sweet

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London based cakestress Peggy Porschen is a masterful genius of hand crafted cakes. Each and every cake on her website is a work of art; they are all truly breathtaking. Pure perfection.

{photos by the amazing georgia glynn smith via peggy porschen }

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thoughtful Day in Brides New York!


An invitation I designed for a lovely couple last Spring is in the Fall issue of Bride's New York! I'm always thrilled and honored to get into a print publication, especially amongst so many amazing vendors in the wedding industry. Be sure to pick up a copy and thank you Bride's New York!

Please check out Thoughtful Day for more examples of my wedding invitations. And a website update will be coming soon with a lot more of my designs!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Inspired Hope

This photograph has so much hope and magic associated with it. What an inspiring moment.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

{photo by victor fleming}

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Deceptively Simple

I think this vase from ibride might be the perfect wedding gift. It's a beautiful vase made up of 6 functional bowls with gorgeous patterns. Who wouldn't love to receive this?

{photos from charles and marie}

Monday, October 18, 2010


Whenever I visit London, Beyond the Valley is always on my to do list. It's an amazing little design & clothing shop in London's Soho district and it's a favorite of mine.

How awesome is this hyper-color umbrella. Black and white when dry and drenched with color when wet. I love it.

{photos from beyond the valley}

Friday, October 15, 2010

3 years ago...

3 years ago (yesterday) I started Thoughtful Day as a blog. It's amazing to think of all that's happened in the last three years, and I feel very fortunate. I've met so many wonderful people through my tiny little blog and I'm so thankful for all of the support I've received throughout the years. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I hope throughout the years you've been a teeny bit inspired by something I've posted.

This photo by Alexander Girard was the first blog post I ever created. I titled it "Sweet Little Couple" and it's still a favorite of mine.

I don't post as often as I used to. And for a while I felt a bit guilty. Why? I don't know. I'm not on the internet as much as I used to be (thankfully) because of my sweet little Lyla Belle, my stationery work, travels, and well just living life. And I couldn't be happier. But I do try and post 2-3 times a week, so please don't give up on me!

I have family coming in town this weekend and we are going to the Turkish Kitchen which might be my favorite restaurant in all of New York City. We pretty much go whenever family or friends come in town because it's just that delicious. If you ever have the chance to go, try the Manti (yogurt dumpling soup) and the Lahmacun (Turkish pizza - DELISH).

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sweet Kiss

Recently a reader sent me a photo of her wedding cake. Her cake topper was inspired from a post I did a while back about salt and pepper shakers as cake toppers. She told me her husband was Dutch and that as soon as she read my blog, she rushed over to the ebay site and snagged these little gems up! I'm always so happy and thankful that people are occasionally inspired from my blog. I've been a long time fan of S&P shakers as cake toppers, and I'm happy to see that others are as well! Thanks Lindy for sharing your sweet cake!

{photo by kimbe photography}

Friday, October 8, 2010

Inspired Love

I'm sure by now, most of you have seen my friend Brittany's amazing wedding photos. They've been a huge hit on all of the blogs, and deservedly so! Back when I was a designer at Jonathan Adler, Brittany was one of our interns and she is as sweet as can be. I'll always remember our first lunch date. We experienced our first Calexico taco together with crack sauce and all - clearly it's a memory I'll never forget!

All of the Brittany's details were above and beyond creative. Clearly the big design hit of her wedding were the fabulous over sized flowers. Good bye paper pom-poms, and hello over sized paper flowers! A new trend is set! Another amazing design detail were all of the banners her friends and family thoughtfully created. They are all so beautiful and personal. What a pretty little day for a pretty little lady.

Congratulations Brittany & Paul!

p.s. Brittany was one of the designers behind this magical event...

{photos from the very talented ali degraff photography}

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cover Pretty

Anthropologie has a few amazingly beautiful shrugs available right now that would compliment any fancy dress just lovely.

{photos from anthropologie}

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Southern Charm meets Brooklyn Modern

Last Spring the ladies from 100 Layer Cake asked Thoughtful Day to be a part of their creative team to design the stationery for a fabulous wedding shoot for Southern Weddings magazine. I was more than thrilled (as you can imagine!) to work with the creative team they put together of Jillian Event Design, Anna Robin, Love, Jenna Calligraphy, Quatre Coeur flowers and so many more!

The theme was a romantic and modern take on the Great Gatsby meets modern Brooklyn. The shoot was full of romantic, southern charm with details like the lovely biscuit bar, and a signature cocktail called the Fitzgerald. And to make the shoot even more charming, the lovely couple was serenaded by Brooklyn's very own Two Man Gentleman Band.

Thoughtful Day designed the invitation to look like a vintage movie poster with bold headline type treatments, surrounded by a romantic, ornate border faming the two loving silhouettes. The talented Love, Jenna complimented the invitation event details with her calligraphy. The typography on the invitation set the tone for the rest of the signage and items that I designed such as the Cocktails and Biscuit Bar signs. But I think my favorite item that I designed for the shoot was the menu fan. The background was a subtle damask pattern with a bold type treatment for Menu which was then delicately complimented by Jenna's feminine calligraphy.

I'm so thrilled to finally show you all of these details! A lot of love and creative thought went into planning this shoot. Thank you so much to the lovely ladies of 100 Layer Cake, what an honor to be included in this issue. And be sure to pick up a magazine for yourself. A couple of other amazing wedding blogs like Once Wed, and Green Wedding Shoes have gorgeous features as well!

{photos by Anna Robin for Southern Weddings dreamed up by 100 Layer Cake}

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Shapes & Motion

I love this identity for the fashion label G T B designed by the fantastic design studio Hort. The colors, movement and subtle graphic shapes are amazing.

{images from hort}