Take off every Friday

[Tom Biederbeck] Ah, summer: The possibilities are endless. Even if you’re deskbound, you can still visit incredible designerly venues on Felt & Wire. Starting Friday, July 30, step out with some of our favorite designers sharing their favorite destinations — places not just for vacation, but for inspiration, invigoration or a really good design fix. First destination: Sean Adams gets tropical. Look for it next week.

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Share Felt & Wire

Please pass the love. We’ve added a new +Share option at the end of each Felt & Wire article. When you spot a treasure, click the +Share icon to e-mail your find, print it, bookmark it &/or share it on Your Medium of Choice: Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, Aviary Capture (what’s with the bird motif?) … too many! Read something you love? +Share it with friends. [TB]

Fresh from the Carmel Bach Festival: A pen for your thoughts

[Alyson Kuhn] The first event I attended at the 73rd annual Carmel Bach Festival was a one-hour lecture by singer/teacher/raconteur David Gordon preceding a performance of the St. Matthew Passion (1727). Gordon is indeed passionate about this subject, and his talk was not only brilliant but surprisingly, well, Alysonian. When I told my friend Vinz about it afterwards, he deadpanned, “Did he know you were going to the lecture?” Drole.

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F&W Finds: File those business cards

All this talk about business cards makes me wonder how other people file them. About two years ago we had a high school intern who patiently alphabetized mine and slipped them into plastic sleeves in a large Rolodex. I have cards from as far back as 1987 that I keep for sentimental reasons, so the Rolodex got filled up pretty quickly, and now I have little piles of more recently acquired cards on my desk, sorted (sort of) by trade show or conference. But I just came across the perfect solution.

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Blogs we love: wedding inspiration and advice

We love weddings, and not just because they mean gorgeous invitations, engraved stationery, luscious thank you’s (and cake). We just can’t get enough of all those luscious wedding blogs. So when the nominees for the first annual Aisledash.com Wedding Blog awards were announced yesterday, we were happy to see so many of our personal favorites make the list.  Furthermore »

In the pressroom: Printing John Madere’s photographs at Sandy Alexander

[Lynda Decker] I’ve been working with uncoated paper for the last 10 years — for almost every project in my studio, including annual reports full of photography. I’m quite excited to have rediscovered Kromekote. It boggles my mind to say this: Th

e surface of Kromekote is so glossy, but it behaves like an uncoated sheet.

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