Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas from a couple of legends

A Christmas card from Ray and Charles Eames
Last night for their season finale, the PBS series American Masters aired a new documentary about the work and lives of Charles and Ray Eames, called "America's most important and influential American designers" in the PBS description--a claim I'd be hard pressed to argue with. Watch the trailer for the film here:

Bob Wirth
There's a brief shot of the two working around what looks for all the world like Ward Kimball's train room, though I'm pretty sure that's just a coincidence of layout and fun functional organization. Who knows. Most famous for their eponymous chair, the couple did much more than that, and if you don't already know them, you should. Everything about this pair seems stimulating.

Also displayed are two other holiday cards that were sent to the couple, from the collection of the Library of Congress:
Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Icons of Animation-another great Fred Moore piece going, going...

Profiles In History's "Icons of Animation" auction is happening right now, 11am PST, Saturday the 17th, so you still have a shot at acquiring the Fred Moore piece pictured above.
[5pm PST: it sold for the low-end estimate of $3,000]

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas in Manhattan, 1934

...as imagined by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Woody Van Dyke, inspired by Dashiell Hammett and interpreted by Myrna Loy, William Powell and Asta, I give you Christmas morning with the Charles family.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Enzoani Dream Gown Giveaway

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Have you ever dreamed of walking down the aisle in an Enzoani couture dress but just can't seem to make it a reality? Enzoani is giving away an Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani, or Modeca gown, plus one accessory piece to not one, but three hopeful brides across the world.

Here's how it works:

1. Upload a one minute long video onto YouTube mentioning where you are from and why you are an "Enzoani Bride". Title it "Enzoani Dream Gown -The Name of Your Country". (ie. Enzoani Dream Gown -USA) 

2. Tag Enzoani and the name of your country on YouTube and share the link onto your personal Facebook Page

3. Each Enzoani Office (US, UK, EU) will select their favorite five by Jan. 15th and upload them onto Enzoani's Official Facebook Page

4. Followers will vote for their favorite story from each office 

5. Enzoani will announce the winners on the official Enzoani Tumblr on Feb. 27th!
*Refer to the Terms & Conditions before entering

Bridal Give Away -Term & Conditions: Link

Great Deal: Chair Covers, Table Covers

I am so excited to share my experience with eFavorMart.com! My package came Monday and this is what I ordered: 

2 banquet chair covers ($2.38 each). Available in 4 colors

Taffeta Flocking White/Black Chair Sash ($1.99 each). Available in 8 colors

Taffeta Flocking Table Runners ($4.29 each). Available in 8 colors

I read some reviews on this company that were hit or miss but, based on the prices I decided to take a chance. I was not disappointed. Come to find out the distribution center is located in Southern California. My order was placed Dec 9th and delivered on Dec 13th! The quality of the the items I ordered didn't disappoint either. I was a little worried, based on the price, (you know the saying "you get what you pay for") but, I was completely thrilled and I would recommend ordering from them for any event.

Free Printable: Holiday Label Tags

I created this label for you to print! Click here to download a free pdf version. It will print on Avery 8293. Enjoy and happy holidays!

Also, from PrintYourParty.com you can download this very cute set of Freebie tags! Click here to download the complete set! Thank you so much to PrintYourParty.com

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Merry Christmas from Disney's in 1955

 This is a repost of one of my earliest entries, shortly after I began this blog in 2005. I think it suits the season and so merits an encore.

This is the front of the Disney Studio's 1955 Christmas card.  It's quite a beautifully done thing; printed on a soft, high-quality paper, it's a large card that opens into a double-spread of the brand-spanking-new Disneyland, with a calendar running down the sides.  I was unable to scan the entire thing, as it's just a bit longer than my scanner is.  Great artwork--I don't know whose...anyone have any ideas?

May your fifty-years-on New Year be merry and bright!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

TODAY ONLY! Get Bride's Magazine for $4...a YEAR!

Attention, all Brides to be!! This is such a great deal: Brides Magazine for only $4.00/year (up to 3 years) with code KRAZY
This special rate will be live through Sunday (12/11) through midnight (EST). You can purchase this deal as a new subscription or to renew your existing subscription. You can also purchase additional subscriptions as gifts! This is such a great price for this magazine, and you are getting an entire year for the same price as the cover price of one issue!
Just head on over to DiscountMags and enter the code at check out! But, ACT FAST! This deal is only good today until midnight (EST). 

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Although it won't be on shelves for another seven months, last week Amazon put up the cover art and a short description for "The Art Of Brave", which I had the pleasure of authoring. It's going to be quite a beautiful book, one that I only wish could have been twice as long as its 160 pages. I'll write more about it here as publication time draws nearer.

In other Brave-related news, Brenda Chapman began using Twitter and has started a Tumblr blog. There's not much there yet as she only just began it, but it does link to a new, very good two-part interview with Brenda on the site Pixar Portal. Her thoughts on art, work and storytelling are a must-read.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Enter to win: Free Sheet of Wedding Postage - $25.00

Win a free sheet of custom postage
Perfect Postage is giving away one sheet (20 stamps) of .44 cent first class USPS wedding postage! All you need to do is follow their blog or like them on their facebook page! Then let them know in the comment section which sheet of postage you would like to win. It’s that simple.
Your choice of one sheet of postage stamps (20 stamps) in one of 4 fun wedding designs:
  • 1. Pink and cream Eiffel Tower with a decorative heart background
  • 2. Two Golden hearts with I Do! in fun casual font
  • 3. Burnt orange calla liles in a beaded vase with Love in gold script font
  • 4. Two delicate white orchids
Once you have followed their blog or liked their Facebook page, simply leave a comment letting them know which one you did and on which sheet you would pick - I would be leaning toward the Eiffel Tower - Pink and Paris...two of my favorites! One lucky winner will be selected on December 11, 2011! Good luck!