Surfer Chic (and More Paper to Love)
When I think of surfer chic, Tim Clarke always comes to mind. He often designs rooms with a foundation of crisp neutrals livened up by earthier textiles. And a surf board looks right at home, almost like a piece of sculpture against his walls.
Seeking seasonal inspiration, I was glancing back at past magazine stories -- one photographed by Lisa Romerein for Coastal Living, March 2009, and another written by the wonderful Elizabeth Jenkins for InStyle, May 2008. Elizabeth reported that Tim favors rustic artisan notecards from Soolip.
Now I can't end the day without sharing a bit of the current Soolip-designed tree-free silkscreened paper made with recycled cotton rag. It costs about $12 per set of three sheets, and I see potential here for all sorts of summer crafts, handmade stationery, and gift wrap for small packages. (Check out Soolip's blog for more ideas. Looks like we are all loving the new "Love" stamp!) The envelopes shown here are waxed banana leaf paper. Some of the collection is obviously Indian-inspired, though I'm also feeling Gauguin in the tropics.
Image three via Coastal Living; image four via InStyle.