Tag Archives: vintage

Wedding Invitations

I was asked to design a wedding invitation set for a Cara and Louis, who will be married at the gorgeous Waveny House in Connecticut this coming August! I also designed their engagement party invites earlier this year. They requested an elegant and vintage style invitation to match the Tudor style mansion setting. I decided to use a lovely floral pattern in a soft peach (a ballet pink for two wonderful ballet dancers) for the backdrop of the invitation set, with a deep lapis shimmer pocket enclosure. I mixed a retro-inspired font I designed with starbursts for the invitation design. The invitation and reply were printed on white cotton paper and bound together with a soft peach cotton band and tag echoing the invitation design. I wish this pair a fabulous wedding day at the fabulous Waveny House!

Continue reading Wedding Invitations

A new friend.


A new friend

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

Meet Anscoflex. It kinda reminds me of a vintage refrigerator when the front shutter is down. It’s green, a little quirky, and smells like an old man’s closet. But I kinda like it. From what I’ve been able to find about it online, it was designed by the same man -Raymond Loewy- who designed the Studebaker Starliner Coupé, and the Shell logo among many, many other things. He was considered one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century.

I acquired this little camera recently. It was being thrown away, and I was able to rescue it. I’m not completely sure if it works yet, but I’m hoping that I can clean it up a bit and fix the shutter, which seems to be sticking. Anyone who has any ideas or tips on how to fix it please leave me a comment. It would be greatly appreciated. This will be my very first attempt at trying to restore anything so…. with any luck, maybe you’ll see a few photos taken with this little camera soon.

Old Photos, and Mom vs. J. Simp…

I was going through my computer files today, when I came across some old photos of my parents that had been scanned sometime ago. Its always interesting to see old pictures. Seeing how much people have changed over the years, and maybe getting a little glimpse of what life was like back then…

This is a picture of my parents, from the early 70’s. I’m not sure of the exact date, but I gather is was not too soon after they were married…

Mom & Dad

Looking at this picture, it dawned on me, that my mother at the time, looked a heck of a lot like Jessica Simpson. Or should I say, J. Simp looks a lot like my mom? Mom did come about 30 yrs before Jessica…. hehe

Here’s a comparison:

J. Simp vs. Mom

Even the hairdo is similar! So, in theory, in another 30 yrs or so, when J. Simp catches up in age to where Mom is now, she should look a whole lot like Mom. That is of course if she doesn’t go all crazy with the plastic surgery and lip injections… as most Hollywood types tend to do.