We are very excited about a license we have recently signed and are deeply involved with these days: legendary Ausie artist, Florence Broadhurst. Not only are Florence’s designs fantastic, but she was also one dynamic lady.
Florence’s story is very eccentric and unfortunately tragic, but in her lifetime she managed to live life to the fullest and accomplish things women of her time didn’t dare to even dream of.
She leaves behind a great legacy and a timeless design portfolio. In the ultra talented hands of our Sarah, Florence’s designs have been transformed into a fabulous collection of wrap, tags, bags, journals, notes and other classic keepsakes.
I can’t share the products just yet, but stay tuned for their release this May! In the meantime follow our Florence pinterest board and learn a little about this spectacular woman. Be sure to catch the vimeo videos put out by Signature Prints who keep after this beautiful artistic property, they are great.
Florence’s designs are classic, timeless and perfect for wrapping those extra special gifts!
In case you are living under a rock or another part of the country that doesn’t obsess about the weather, the Boston area and surrounding states are on track to get a winter storm of epic proportions. Yay…not really! For some reason I thought winter was over after we had a few over 50 degree days in January, but mother nature played an evil trick on me! (Or all my years as a New Englander scarred me so much that I blocked out the fact that it’s very possible to get snow in February and March) But since I can’t beat the impending doom, I’m going to embrace the hype and go full force in getting prepared! Jamie and I braved Wegmans to gather our top essential items we need to get us through being stuck at home.
Just wanted to share a little news from our newest licensing partner Ana Davis.
Ana recently wrote & illustrated a children’s book and for today only that book is available for free downloads at Amazon.com!
Check it and be sure to give your feedback on this adorable book!
Also be on the look out for our new gift wrap, bags and accessories featuring Ana’s beautiful floral motifs!
Since my sister Aimee just had her baby (congrats!), as you can imagine i have been doing a little shopping.
Like a lot of new parents today, she did not did not want to know the sex of the baby ahead of time, so I was on the look-out for cute gender-neutral baby items, and I have to say, gray is the new favorite color in baby. I have seen it on everything from nursery decor, clothing, toys, diaper bags, and i think it really is the perfect color for boy or girl.
1. this cute bib can be found on Etsy.com from babiease 2.bedding from target 3. Potterybarn Kids 4. Land of Nod, 5. Land of Nod, 6. Simply Boco at easy.com 7.Yassis Place on Etsy.com (here is the direct link to this site: https://www.etsy.com/shop/YassisPlace),
Arlington, MA is a charming little town just outside of Boston and it’s where I’ve called home for the last 2 years. It is my favorite place that I have lived so far – and I’ve moved around a bit (read: Navy brat). Arlington has clusters of charming little neighborhoods with beautiful homes – both quaint and grandiose, a surprisingly diverse dining scene (Turkish anyone? Or maybe Argentinean?), and a few very lovely gift shops. So lovely in fact, these two in particular carry The Gift Wrap Company merchandise! Almost-literally in my back yard, I can find some of our lovely wraps, bags, and containers!
Maxima Art Center
212 Massachusetts Avenue | Arlington, MA 02474 | 781-646-6835
What a gem this shop is! It’s pretty easy to find on Mass. Ave. I happen to pop in right before seeing a movie at the Capitol Theatre, right next door. I always find gifts for people here – whether I’m in the market or not! (And if I’m not, there’s nothing wrong with self-gifting, right?) When I was in there last, I made sure to snap a few photos of some Gift Wrap Company offerings. I always get a little giddy seeing our hard work on display.
487 Massachusetts Avenue | Arlington, MA 02474 | 781-643-6700
This is a relatively new addition to Arlington, and as the name suggests: it’s located right in the Center. Some localites may be familiar with Davis Squared (in Davis Square, Somerville obvi). Well, this is its sister-store and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have a fun shop like this walking distance from my place. I especially like their card selection, kitchen accoutrements, and super fun socks. (Yes, socks!) Although it’s not gift wrap, I spotted some French Bull items last time I was there, so shout out to them as well!
Arlington is definitely worth an afternoon of exploring if you’re ever in the area! I’ve only scratched the surface here with a focus on gift wrap from these amazing retailers. Have you spotted any TGWC merch in your neighborhood??
Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day, a day to celebrate a great man who had a great dream, A REALLY BIG DREAM!
He dreamed of a world where people treated each with equality and respect and he fought and gave his life trying to get people to LISTEN, to THINK, to DREAM!
What’s your big dream? Let’s be inspired by MLK Jr and give it a go!
Today I would have loved to stay in and snuggle up on the couch with some hot cocoa and a good movie, But the world of gift wrap goes on despite what Mother Nature decides to do. It’s a snowy day here at the studio. We got maybe 5 inches or so and to top it off it is now starting to rain.
So, not sure if everyone saw the Golden Globe Awards last night, I actually watched the New England Patriots game of course (go Pats!!!), but I did record the Golden Globes and can’t wait to see who wore what…
From what I have seen so far, here are a few trends that really struck me right away…
Ah, so the glamorous goodness known as “award season” kicked off last night at the Golden Globes. They called it “California Cold” at 50 degrees, here in Boston it was also 50 degrees but we cheered and pulled out the swimsuits! Those left coat softies!
So as my favorite fashion critics over at E! lined the red carpet and asked the age old question “who are you wearing” I sat expecting to see color. Bold, vivid, on trend, color, but I was very disappointed. To my dismay the celebs walked the walk in traditional black, navy, and of course a peppering of dare devils who shined in unique bright colors, they are celebs after all! But all in all the dresses were quite tame and under whelming. Come on ladies! WTF!!!!! Don’t you know we live the luxe life through you? Step it up! I expect to see a lot more flash as this season progresses.
Well, the red carpet did manage to run red as some of the hottest celebs chose various shades of scarlett to spotlight their evening. Proving once again this hot hue is forever tried and true!
I can’t wait to hear what the Fashion Police have to say about this event… Joan???
Happy New Year!
It is time to celebrate all that is new! Our new 2013 range has been released- woohoo- now that is cause for celebration, and we have begun to give some thought to our next new 2014 release.
Pantone has recently announced their color of 2013 and I have to admit this is one newbie which I am struggling to raise the roof for. The color of the year award has gone to Emerald Green which is not my favorite color in the spectrum.
However after spending some time collecting emerald inspired images I am coming around a bit and growing a little fond of this gifted green. Follow our Trending:Emerald board on Pinterest to get in touch with your own green side!
“It ain’t easy being green!”-Kermit the Frog
Why did Pantone choose Emerald as their color of the year? Check out their explanation on their design blog.
A little hint…