Over the past several months we have been meeting with brides who want a return to the classic wedding invitation. Sometimes the hardest invitation to design is one that has little or no design at all. The type must stand on its own and look just as beautiful as a large design motif or a flood of color. However, having black type on a white card can sometimes feel too harsh, so here are just a few examples of how gray, brown or even navy can replace black ink on your wedding stationery.

04.16

Sports Blogs

2012

In my opinion, sports and Philadelphia are very difficult to separate. Love us or hate us, we are a passionate town when it comes to our teams. I read very few blogs throughout the year, but as baseball gets into full swing I find myself wandering for something to quench my thirst.

Although, I found a few beautiful sports blog examples:

Chitwood and Hobbs: http://chitwoodandhobbs.com/

 

 

 

The Arsenal Blog: http://arseblog.com/

 

 

 

 

Sports and Times: http://www.sportsandtimes.com/

 

but overwhelmingly, I have come to ask this question: Why is that blogs about sports are horrible to look at?

So this year I would like to challenge my fellow sports-lover-designers to step up to the plate. Let’s no longer ignore the aesthetic difficulties of our fellow fans. I challenge us to create beautiful presentations, that capture the emotion, sweat and comradery of these great pastimes that we love.

And in the spirit of competition, send us your before and after screen shots. We will post the results and send the best redesign a Rivalry and Pretzel Tee from our store.

Did I miss a kick ass designed sports blog? Let me know: @GregPAsh

We’re so excited to welcome Clover Market season, starting this Sunday! Grab a friend and some coffee…there will be 100 carefully chosen vendors selling their antiques, crafts, art, jewelry, and vintage clothing. Bring Fido, too! Clover Market is four-legged friendly.

If you love Pinterest as much as we do, check out this pinboard dedicated to Clover Market sellers and their wares. The Clover Market website is the best source for information about the event. Here are a few things you can expect to see at the Two Paperdolls booth on sunny Sunday:

 

But if you can’t make it to Ardmore on Sunday, you can still shop with us online!

 

 

And here just a few examples of the ONE HUNDRED fabulous vendors keeping us company:

Little Flower Designs

Payton Woodcraft Jewelry Designs

Joey Fivecents

French Vanilla

Do you ever take the time to notice the artistic elements that happen all around you throughout your day? These people did by making the world their canvas. Check out more images here courtesy of Street Art Utopia.

03.29

iPhone Cases

2012

We’re all a little obsessed with our iPhones/iPads here at the dollhouse. Constantly sharing apps, playing games, (We have an office wide “draw something” tournament going on at the moment), instagramming pictures of our current work, etc etc. Along with sharing apps and games we also “geek-out” about accessories…here are a few of our favorites:

-as texture-lovers, we’re OBSESSED with these tangible and creative cases from SwitchEasy
How about this awesome contraption that lets you take filtered photos without an app?

or, my personal favorite: the practical iPhone case/credit card holder (perfect for a night out on the town)

Did I mention, we’re all obsessed with Netflix? Here’s a device that turns your precious iPhone into a universal remote!

What are some of your favorite iPhone/iPad add-ons? Comment, or find me on twitter @Christinemcm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03.23

Spring-a-ling

2012

It’s official… it’s 80 degrees on March 23.

Somehow we skated our way through a mild winter and hit an early spring :) My favorite time of year!

Give your life a spring makeover with these ideas.

Spring soiree:

And pair it with these gorgeous mojito popsicles:

Open the windows and give your home a boost with a splash of color in coordinating patterns, prints and floral:

What better way to get rid of those winter doldrums than a spring makeover? This outfit and color palette is sure to inspire!

03.21

Best of the Crest

2012

Good afternoon! We thought we’d take some time this warm & wonderful Wednesday to share a brand new invitation suite, fresh from The Dollhouse. This anniversary party invitation incorporates a polished family crest with regal color palette, culminating in a vibrantly luxurious engraved final piece. See for yourselves!

 

It is a glorious day here in Wayne, PA!   The sun is shining, crocuses are blooming – all signs that Spring right around the corner.   I am currently obsessed with the latest collection from Essie Nail Polish that takes is cue from the Spring Pantone Fashion Color Report.  Which is your favorite color?

photos via essie

First Row: (left to right) ole caliente | tour de finance | to buy or not to buy

Second Row:  (left to right) navigate her | a crewed interest | orange, its obvious

 

 

03.12

New from Tattly

2012

Surely you’ve already heard of Tattly, a darling company who makes temporary tattoos for the design-minded. As creator Tina Roth Eisenberg puts it, “Life is too short to drink bad wine and wear ugly temporary tattoos. Right?” Our thoughts exactly, Tina! Here are some of their newest designs. Wouldn’t they be perfect to hide in eggs for an Easter egg hunt? And check out their blog to see creative ways people are “hacking” their Tattlys to make new designs.

Last Thursday, we had the pleasure of partnering with Terrain and some seriously talented individuals for an evening preview of the new event space at Styer’s. The evening’s lineup included fanciful floral arrangements by Sullivan Owen, photography from our beloved Alison Conklin, delectable sweets from coco love homemade and Little Baby’s Ice Cream, a party apparel preview from BHLDN, event design by Terrain, and some spiffy custom stationery from your very own Two Paperdolls. Not to mention some signature cocktails from our good friends at Art in the Age! Two Paperdolls contributed original invitation suites geared towards five separate wedding styles, specially crafted for that magical event you’ve always dreamt of. Here are some photos from the event. Enjoy and here’s wishing you a week to remember!