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February 24th, 2011 | 2 Comments »




Cranky Pressman Coasters

February 23rd, 2011 | 9 Comments »


Images via Parliament of Owls

What’s not to love about these brilliantly illustrated and letterpressed Cranky Pressman Coasters? This self promotional piece was designed by Parliament of Owls and printed by Cranky Pressman.

Via: For Print Only



I’ve been trying to think of a new section to add to Twig & Thistle to keep things exciting and fresh here. The latest “Well Branded” series, where I highlight some of my favorite brands and identities, seems to be a big hit so I thought I’d try a new series called “Well Sent”. Well Sent will feature invitations, announcements and general correspondence in an attempt to celebrate one of our oldest forms of communication.

Our inaugural feature goes to this lovely wedding invitation for Christina and Bryan letterpressed and designed by Rabe + Company. Inspired by the wedding location, an old factory, and a few of the couples favorite restaurants, the invitation picks up some distinctive details.

I love the mix of bold type paired with classic filigree. The format is completely unexpected and modern for a wedding invite all while celebrating a times past.

Via: Inspired Bride



Ever since the Kate Spade party at Alt, I’ve developed an affinity towards chunky black eye wear. While I’m not personally chic enough to pull the look off, I am still drawn to the bold graphic aesthetic this trend embodies.

Hence my love for the Envision Eyewear Identity and stationary system. I spotted this lovely collection on designworklife last month and keep going back to it. Sussner Design in Minneapolis is responsible for this clever suite. I love, love, LOVE the mix of pattern and clever crops!




Behold BHLDN

February 17th, 2011 | 13 Comments »

Blog land is all a buzz with the announcement of Anthropologies new Bridal collection, BHLDN. While I don’t want want to be redundant, I must gush for a brief moment about one particular dress!

I wish that I could get remarried right this second just so I could wear the appropriately named “Pleated Fantasy Gown”! Even the light grey would have fit right in with our color scheme! I’ve already added every image to my Pinterest page right down to the detailed fabric shot! The site even has a video of the model wearing it so that you can view the dress in action. The pleats are even more magical in motion than I had imagined!

If you haven’t already seen the entire collection, you really must take a look for yourself. Earlier in the month, Erin of Apartment 34, went to New York for a sneak peek and you can see her behind-the-scenes photos on her blog. The collection really comes alive by seeing all the lovely Anthropologie details from the event as well. What a dream and I envy all you planning brides!