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It’s really hard to believe it’s August already. The summer is flying by! There are quite a few summer activities that I haven’t quite gotten to yet:

— A hike along the beach

— A swim in the Pacific

— A summer matinee movie date with my son (including popcorn for lunch)

— A run through the sprinklers

— A petanque tournament with my family

What’s on your must do list before the end of summer? 



//photo ©Delphine  //styling by Caleb Jones for Delphine //calendar by Delphine

We’re a little more than a week into July and it’s really starting to feel like summer. We have the luxury of a pool at our place, and I’m taking full advantage this year. I even picked up a pair of floats with drinkholders and attached squirt guns, for some fierce battles. 


june plans

photo: Delphine

How is it June already? I’m so looking forward to visits with friends, the last day of school for my son, trips to the fair, walks on the beach, fresh orange juice cocktails by the pool. How do you plan to kick off summer? 


may 2011

It’s hard to believe it’s MAY 2011 already! It’s my favorite month … my birthday month, NSS month, Spring turns to Summer month. 

Photo and 2011 calendar ©Delphine.



Delphine calendar

Happy April, friends. I’m so excited for Spring, aren’t you?


2011 desk calendar by delphine

As promised earlier, here are some final shots of our new Delphine 2011 Desk Calendar. Photo styling by Delphine intern Caleb Jones and the Delphine team. Photos by Delphine intern Courtney Yee and the Delphine team.


I hope you like the calendar! If you love it please buy one ; ) You may purchase it here. What’s your favorite month?


sneak peek: 2011 calendar photo shoot

Today I'm going to let you peek behind the curtain to see how a seemingly casual, effortless photo like the one above actually comes together. It's a looong process. First, we do some brainstorming about the story we'd like the photos to tell. Delphine intern Caleb Jones came up with the idea that the calendar photos would be the story of one person's desk throughout the year. The calendar, pen box and cute birdie prop would stay in the same place each month, but all the goodies around it would reflect how a person's desk, and life, changes from month to month.

The second step was to start pulling props from our giant collection of ephemera. A step I call:

It looks like a giant mess, but truly we have a plan!


Next, we create a tray for each photo, dividing up props for each month's photo. We throw everything we can think of that would go with the month's image. 

Then the exciting part: we prop a month and look through the lens. Then we edit, edit, edit ... taking away lots of distractions so the star of the photo, the calendar, can shine.


Invariably, our toughest critic comes by to check out the scene and give the final Meow approval.

I hope you like our new 2011 desk calendar! I'll post a few more final photos later today.


behind the scenes: photo shoot peek

I spent some time over the weekend wrapping up a big photo shoot here at the Delphine abode for our new 2011 desk calendars. So far more than 600 photos have been taken. Trying to narrow it down to just 12 is going to be difficult, to say the least.

photo: ©Delphine


stocking stuffer: mini calendar

Sub-Studio's first ever calendar is genius! The mini size (2.25" x 3.75") will fit in my wallet so I can keep those pesky dates straight. And the mini price ($5) will not cause my wallet to seize up.

Inspirational phrases are on the front of each calendar. Here are my favorites:

Don't panic.
Take the chance while you still have the choice.
Be brave enough to live creatively.
Change your luck today.
Originality overcomes everything.
Good luck is the result of good planning.

You can choose your own saying ($5) or leave it to chance & let Sub-Studio pick for you ($4).

If you like Sub-Studio's calendars you'll probably also like Orange Beautiful's inspiring Gocco art prints. I have the "Do Something About It" print hanging in my studio.


haute off the letterpress: 2010 calendar

Just trimmed out today, the new delphine 2010 letterpress calendar. Woot! So happy with how it turned out. Will post better photos soon.


free stuff: calendar

In today's in box I found a great coupon from Shutterfly for a free 12 month calendar! Use code: CALENDAR12. Offer expires 1/12/09.


in the press: C magazine

delphine, as seen in c magazine

We're extremely honored to be included in C magazine's holiday issue again this year! Our delphine 2009 letterpress calendar was chosen as one of their hot and "chic" picks for holiday giving.


letterpress: up close

photos: delphine

We just discovered had a macro lens in the closet ... yippee! Stay tuned for more shots of our eco-friendly 2009 letterpress calendar...


2009 calendar

After five long years of wanting to letterpress my very own calendar, today is the big day! We start printing it today. I'm guessing it will take a few weeks, since we have to squeeze the press runs in between "real" (read: invitation) jobs. I'll take photos and show the progress. Hoping to have them in stores next month.