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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Nicole Farhi & Su Blackwell Collaboration

We are thrilled to announce we have been working on a fantastic project wih Nicole Farhi.
All will be revealed next week, when the cards are back from production.

We were lucky enough to be invited to the private view at the flagship store on Bond Street, on Tuesday evening. The store was transformed with its beautiful windows and pieces from Su's latest exhibition (which just opened yesterday) on display.
Champagne, canapes, and some fantastic live music (from the effortlessly cool Bluey Robinson) all made for a lovely evening, it was lovely to put face to the people we have been working with throughout the project.
Editors from Harpers and Tatler were also present so it may be in the press shortly!

The Christmas windows were transformed with stunning interpretations of Su's exquisite paper cuts, The windows tell the story of "When Lady Hare meets Su Blackwell…" and celebrates the collaboration of paper sculptor Su Blackwell and Nicole Farhi.
(Nicole Farhi told us that as she is married to the playwright Sir David Hare that she is in fact Lady Hare herself). The story was created by writer Stephen Doig, from Harpers Bazaar and we received a beautifully illustrated little booklet telling the story in our Goody bags at the end of the night!

Su Blackwell is an artist and art director, having recently worked on advertising campaigns for Volvo, Pilsner Urquell, and Cartier Store, Paris.

"I often work within the realm of fairy-tales and folk-lore. I began making a series of book-sculpture, cutting-out images from old books to create three-dimensional diorama’s, and displaying them inside wooden boxes".

"For the cut-out illustrations, I tend to lean towards young-girl characters, placing them in haunting, fragile settings, expressing the vulnerability of childhood, while also conveying a sense of childhood anxiety and wonder. There is a quiet melancholy in the work, depicted in the material used, and choice of subtle colour."

Su's current exhibition, ‘Happily ever After’, is now open at Long and Ryle Gallery her work is stunning, whimsical fairytale characters with a haunting quality..definately not one to miss.

Exhibition runs from 25th Nov – 18th Dec. 2010 www.longandryle.com

The Guardian also running a fantastic competition in conjunction with NICOLE FARHI to win £500 to spend at the flagship store + the services of a personal shopper!...what a nice treat to yourself before Christmas!! Click HERE for more details.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

As featured in Elle Decoration

We are thrilled to have one of our beautiful laser-cut Christmas cards gracing the pages of our most favourite interiors magazine, Elle Decoration! We are featured in the 'All the Trimmings' feature on page 40 of the December Issue.
You can order our gorgeous Folk Garland or one of our other festive favourites online at www.hummingbirdcards.co.uk or give us a call in the studio on 01530 411905

Our stunning laser-cut bauble decorations are perfect for hanging on your tree, look gorgeous hung on willow branches or as gift tags to add a little extra something when you are wrapping your pressies! Available in packs of 6 with ribbon to tie them. Beautiful. Ho Ho Ho!!

We also have a stunning range of silver Laser-cut Christams cards

You can buy all our Christmas Cards online at www.hummingbirdcards.co.uk or for Trade Orders please call 01530 411905

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

A huge Thank you to Lou over at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Weddings for her lovely mention of our Silhouette Printed Cards on her Favourite Finds page.

Happy Saturday, if you’ve just had some retail therapy and need to wind down take a pew and have a look at these delectable treats. If you are recently engaged and at the beginning of your wedding planning journey, wedding stationery can be a lovely place to start.

The right invitation can set the tone for the day and give your guests an idea of what to expect. One thing i will say is do not worry too much about totally colour coördinating your wedding invitations to your whole day. Pick something you both love and that represents you. I have picked 10 of my favourite wedding stationery items, all very different and unique, so i hope there is something for everyone :-)

Check out Lou's blog for loads more Wedding Inspiration:


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Cosmetic & Blush

We are just loving all the beautiful Blush & Cosmetic tones that are around at the moment.
Here are a few ideas to inspire you....these work really well for a vintage feel. Soft and delicate cosmetic hues from minks, and soft nudes, apricots and blush pinks.
Our beautiful Cake design from our Boutique Collection looks stunning in Alabaster textured card with a cosmetic insert and matching ribbon

We have quite a few requests for our Birdcage card to be used as a wedding invite, shown here in alabaster textured card with a mink insert.

Choose one of our Save the Date cards, quote cards or one of our vintage designs from our Silhouette Collection shown here on the nude card, a stunning shimmery cosmetic tone...which looks stunning contrasting with the black ink and envelope.

These colourways work really well with a little pearl decoration...to give a very vintage feel.

All items available to co-ordinate, including Order of Service, Menu Cards, Table numbers and our printed placecards.

The fabulous wedding blog Snippet & Ink always put together the most gorgeous Inspirational moodboards. Here is a recent one for the blush hues:

Top row from left: rustic ceremony photo at Mankas by Thayer Allyson Gowdy, wedding dress with rosettes from Rebecca Thuss, photo of peach ranunculus by Aaron Delesie, vintage-inspired wedding cake with sugar anemones by April Reed Row 2: coconut cake slices from Rebecca Thuss, photo of peach and gold dresses by Cherry Blossom Girl via Dress Design Decor Row 3: chocolate truffle wedding cake by April Reed, photo of champagne bridesmaid dresses by Aaron Delesie, classic pink stationery by Sugar Paper, mother-of-pearl flatware
Row 4: pink ranunculus centerpiece by Saipua, champagne chocolate truffles from Martha Stewart Weddings, photos of champagne bottles and rosette linens both by Aaron Delesie

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Paloma's Nest

Paloma's Nest is the creation of Caroline Colom Vasquez, an artist and designer living in Austin, Texas. Paloma's Nest is dedicated to creating Handcrafted Modern Heirlooms - pieces for the home and for the heart.

"The Paloma's Nest collection of bowls, tiles, ornaments and decorative pieces are intended to last for generations, and are thus crafted of the finest natural materials available, including porcelain and clay, wood, paper, and cloth. The inspiration for Paloma's Nest lies in the purity of the materials used, and the idea that something so simple can be so bold".

Caroline, along with her husband José and their team of artisans, strive to create items of meaning and purpose from these natural materials, while leaving the characteristics true. By adding text to the designs, written ideas, feelings, and daydreams are given a place to rest. When names and dates are added, the designs take on special meaning for the recipient and instantly become a Modern Heirloom, cherished for years to come.

Every Paloma's Nest piece - no matter the material - is hand cut, freeform, with no pattern, and every single tiny letter is hand stamped, one by one. This gives each piece its own special variation in the size, shape and layout of the text.

Paloma's Nest is most known for the conception of the Ring Bearer Bowl™, a design that debuted to much international acclaim in 2007. This tiny ceramic dish is intended to replace the ring "pillow" in a wedding celebration, and has created a new tradition in ceremonies around the world. The Ring Bearer Bowl™, which also doubles as a holiday decoration or ring dish in the home, has created a lasting standard in the modern wedding ceremony, and a new form of a family heirloom.

You can purchase these beautiful little objects here: http://www.palomasnest.com perfect for your own wedding or as a gift. They also have lots of other beautiful seasonal items, decorations and delicate keepsakes you will want to treasure. We absolutely love them!

Win a meal for two - Wedding Ideas Awards 2011

We are thrilled to announce we have been nominated for the ‘Wedding Ideas 2011 Awards’ in the Best Stationery category and we would be delighted if you would spare a minute to vote for us! Every vote counts so please log on to www.weddingideasawards.com and follow the promts. It will only take a couple of minutes to complete (you will be asked to pick your favourites from each category) and remember to select The Hummingbird Card Company in the Stationery section. These awards are very well regarded within the industry and we would be over the moon to receive one…so please help us achieve this!

Thank you so much for your time and support.

By entering you could be in for a chance to win a meal for two, worth £100, at the stylish 1901 restaurant at Andaz Liverpool Street!

“This is your chance to vote for your favourite wedding companies – the only awards where you, the real brides-to-be of Britain, decide the winners! The sixth annual awards are going to be the biggest and best ever, with weeks of frantic voting culminating in a lavish awards ceremony at The Brewery in London where the winners will be announced.”

It’s the number of votes that count, so make sure you have your say!