Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Tidings of Great Joy

December 10, 2014
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The holiday season is officially here and like many, it is my favorite time of the year. I adore the smell of pine trees and home baked cookies that fill the air and the glow of the streets as the lights transform our neighborhood into a little winter wonderland.  To start off the season I am sharing our […]

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Type Feature: Mrs Eaves

June 10, 2014
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Every designer has their short list of favorite fonts and for me, Mrs Eaves is at the top of that list. When I need a clean, elegant, and charming font that adds a slightly historical feel, Mrs Eaves is my girl. Mrs Eaves is a transitional* font designed by Zuzana Licko. * What are we transitioning […]

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Smitten Life : The exotic world of ikat

May 20, 2014
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Like most design lovers, I am an avid fan of pinterest. Lately many of my pins have included ikat patterns. Wether it was a dramatic set of curtains in an otherwise sleek and simple room, or a statement chair that added just the right amount of flair, I can’t seem to get enough. So, I […]

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Type Feature: Univers

May 14, 2014
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This weeks type feature at Smitten Owl is one of my favorite go to sans serif fonts. When I need a clean unfussed look that will relay my message to the reader without confusion or unecessary fanfare, I call upon Univers. The poster child for post war modernism across Europe, Univers was created by it’s […]

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The Smitten Life : Eyelet Crush

May 8, 2014
Summer weddings are quickly approaching and here at Smitten Owl we are loving  eyelet details. Eyelet is soft, sweet, very feminine and pairs well with soft summer hues.

Looking for the perfect charming details to accent your summer wedding? Why not consider eyelet? Below are a few eyelet details we’re crushing on and the graphic elements they inspired.   1.Oscar de la Renta Eyelet Bikini 2. BHLDN Eyelet Medley Sheath 3. Scrumptious eyelet cake. 4. Eyelet table setting.

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Type Feature : Emily Regular

May 6, 2014
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She’s elegant, she’s sweet, a bit delicate and absolutely delightful. Smitten Owl’s type feature this week is Emily Regular! I fell in love with Emily’s curly caps and girly but not overly feminine nature at first sight. It has a destinctly Parisian feel and as it turns out is loosley based on the 1920 Deberny […]

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The Smitten Life : What we love for spring 2014.

May 1, 2014
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1. Floral skirt from Anthropologie. 2. Joie sandals. 3. Brown leather tote from Stacy Leigh’s Etsy shop. 4. Aviator sunglasses from Coach. 5. Toddler chambray shirt. 6. Pink tulle skirt from Kohl’s. 7. Sam Edelman glitter ballerina flats. 8. Smitten Owl Mother’s Day card.

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Smitten Owl’s Type Talk : What is typography?

April 28, 2014
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Here at Smitten Owl we are passionate about Typography and would like to use our blog as a space to explore type related issues. Our first post will break down the term typography. Typography is the craft of arranging type (letters, numbers, and characters) in a way that is clear and pleasing for optimal knowledge […]

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Mother’s Day Love

April 25, 2014
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Smitten Owl is happily preparing to celebrate all of those hard working, loving, and devoted women out there who proudly call themselves Mothers. I consider myself very fortunate to have a great relationship with my own Mom, and always have. After becoming a Mother myself I have an entirely new respect and appreciation for how […]

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Baby Michael’s First Birthday – Inspiration

April 23, 2014
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Smitten Owl was asked to design custom birthday party invitations for a very special little man and his proud parents. Mom and Dad, Kiersten and Michael picked probably the coolest venue to celebrate a monumental year, Jane’s Carousel located at Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, New York. Not only is the carousel rich with beauty […]

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