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Hurricane Sandy

Just wanted to report that we are here at Foxy & Winston are safe and sound.  We have no power, and cannot anticipate when it will be back, so please be patient with us as we get situated.  The shop and studio were very fortunate to escape relatively unscathed. 

The same cannot be said for some of our neighbors and our hearts and thoughts go out to them.  Red Hook is a very small and close community and when one of neighbors is down, we all are.  Please send all your best wishes to those in Red Hook who were badly affected by this storm.  

In the mean time, here is Jane escaping with Hope on Monday morning!

 

Martha Stewart's Living

Another fun feather in our cap…Jane has printed some lovely linens for Martha Stewart’s newest edition of Living. The spread also features some DE-lish recipes that will sure to inspire your Thanksgiving table. Check it out! 

Gilded Edges...

Me oh my, aren’t these lovely?  We are so excited about this suite (for many reasons!). Here are a few: 

  • it’s in Spanish and our first invitation in another language. And it’s Royalty sized! And there is gold ink!

  • there are painted edges!
  • it has a custom postage stamp with matching lined envelopes!

We love it, but we’ll let you be the judge…;)

Map Save the Date

Maps! We love em.  Whether it is to highlight points of interest or if it’s purpose is utilitarian, nothing gets your guests into a celebratory mood like a map save the date…especially for a destination wedding!  

Here’s one we recently did for a Brooklyn bride getting married in the Prospect Park Picnic House. Love the golfer and Coney Island Cyclone!

Highlighting

It’s that time again…time for us to go on about one of our brides with spot-on taste.  Neon is all over the place now and we’re so excited to have used it in an invitation. Check out this neon pink invite for an upcoming winter wedding!

and that fabulous ampersand! 

Stationery Day!

We’ve been super lucky to have designed quite a bit of custom stationery the last few weeks.  We thought we’d share a few of our favorites…

Baby stationery…adorbs.

Wedding stationery for a German couple who now live in NYC…love the international borders ;)

and a simple notecard for one of our favorite restauranteurs! Who doesn’t love Seersucker

Purple Haze

Trend spotting…we’ve printed quite a few invitations lately on ecru with aubergine ink.  There is just something so classy about it! We’re so happy for all our new brides we just wanted to share a few new items hot off the press.

Here’s a look at a fun New Orleans wedding for two of the sweetest people we’ve met yet!

Can you see all the tiny Fleur-de-lys?

Loving the nod to the second line on the RSVP’s.

A jazz brunch for the night before.

and a custom postage stamp to boot…

Also we never shared our Anemone suite, which, we think, came out gorgeous! This bride was so fun to work with, she had great style and great taste! 

New Letterpress Box Sets and Note Cards.

Another fun announcement. This time we’re doing what we do best and are pleased to launch our new line of letterpress box sets and note cards. We’re so proud of this line and can’t wait to launch more designs in the coming months.  Right now we’ve got a few Thank You cards (boxed and single), a Congratulations card, a Greetings card (boxed and single) and a Thinking of You card. Come shop them this weekend at The Flea or in the shop!

Custom Family Trees

This is an exciting project that we have been cooking up for some time.  Lots of you have requested these and we’re excited that we can finally deliver! Our customizable family trees are here, available as a Pine Tree (for now!) just in time to start thinking about holiday gifts.  Keep checking back as we roll out new designs for the different seasons. 

All images are digitally printed on archival quality paper and are available in a variety of ink colors.  Please allow 4 weeks for design and production.  Please be in touch for holiday delivery no later than December 1st, 2012.  All creatures and names are customizable!
Send me a line if you are interested and we’ll send you our custom order form!

Introducing! New Coordinating Box Set Stationery!

So many things have been cooking up here at Foxy & Winston and we’re so excited to share our newest addition to the shop.  We now have boxed stationery (6 cards) that coordinate with the other signature Foxy & Winston designs. You can now gift our grey feather scarf with matching feather stationery! Or our chartreuse artichoke apron with matching stationery!  You can shop them on the website or etsy.

 

red pear with red envelope

Royal blue tugboats with lake envelopes.

Teal hedgehogs with peacock envelopes.

Grey bunnies with white envelope.

Turquoise feather with pool envelope.

Espresso owls with paper bag envelopes.

Grey elephant with gravel envelopes.

Citron artichoke with chartreuse envelope.

Jess interviews Jane

My turn to interview Jane!  We had such fun last week that we thought you would want to know a little bit more about Janie.  Have a lovely weekend! - Jess

Photograph by Bryan Gardner

Jane Likes:

Firm handshakes

PG Tips Tea

Boiled Egg and Soldiers

Reading about the Mitford Family

Watching Ice Skating and Ribbon Gymnastics

Hotel beds

Perfume

Bird Chatter

Indian Food

Flat Whites and Cheese Scones but ONLY in New Zealand

Click-tastic Khoisan Languages

Glamping

Daniel Craig in a Tuxedo

Historical Fiction

Winnie The Pooh

Andy Goldsworthy

Marmite

Period Drama

The Archers

Beagles

Goeff Lloyd’s Hometime Show

Walkers Cheese & Onion Crisps

Watching YouTube Marathons of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Shooting Stars

Hearing anything on the subject of Dogging

Desert Island Discs every Sunday

Dr Hauschka face products - my one weakness

Kath & Kim and Outrageous Fortune TV marathons

Going to the beach

Obsessing about Morgellon’s Disease

Squirrels stealing from vending machines

Bronzing Balls

Mary Portas

Laughing Cow Triangles

Jane Dislikes:

Vocal runs

Getting wet sleeves

Skat singing

Interpretive dance

Cilantro

Lady Ga-Ga

Keira Knightly

Competitive Sports

Ironic facial hair

Litter dropping - bones especially

Massage

Public displays of affection

Any exercise that makes one out of breath

Receiving manicures and pedicures

Poor quality hair pieces

Line cutters in Museums

Open mouthed gum chewing

Smelly food on public transport or in the Movies

Drivers who change lanes without indicating.

Favorite part about being the Owner of Foxy & Winston:
Working in Red Hook, getting to take my dog to work, varied fun and interesting clients, being creative for a living and curating my little shop.

Birthday:
10/01/1972. And I’m a Libra.

Favorite color:
Teal

Favorite drink:
Hendricks Gin

Favorite author:
Somerset Maugham

Favorite Illustrator:
Male : Edward Gorey Female:  Lisbeth Zwerger

Favorite designer: Virginia Johnson

Hero: Frank Lloyd Wright

Movies you can watch over and over again:
Billy Liar, Withnail and I, Babe, Dirty Dancing, Murial’s Wedding

TV Shows:
Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Lark Rise to Candleford, Forbrydelsen (The Killing) This is England,

Guilty Pleasure:
Watching Titanic, Storage Wars, Barbara Streisand Movies

Dessert Island Discs: (You must pick 8 tracks and then decide which one you would keep if all but one washed away)

1. Old Cape Cod - Patti Page

2. Going to California - Led Zeppelin

3. Do you really want to hurt me - Culture Club

4. Stayin’ alive - The Bee Gees

5. There is a light that never goes out - The Smiths

6. Slide Away - Oasis

7. Enjoy the silence - Depeche Mode

8. Disco 2000 - Pulp

I’d Keep Zeppelin if the rest washed away…

What Book would you bring with you to said Island?
Hemingway’s a Moveable Feast…oooh and The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter

Death Row Food:
1st course: Fried Calamari
2nd course: Penne a la vodka
3rd course: chocolate covered potato chips

Introducing Foxy & Winston's new Studio Director

I’m thrilled skinny to announce we’ve grown! I’ve recently signed on a new studio director to work beside and I couldn’t be more excited. Introducing, Jessica Vanderberg!

Recently, I sat down with Jess and got to know a little bit more about her.

Jess Likes:

deli/gas station coffee
Connecticut style lobster rolls
extinguishing matches in water
ellipses…
the pacific northwest
new toothpaste containers
hyperbole
binge TV watching
carousels
hotel bars
pretending not to notice celebrities on the street
makeovers
IMDB black holes
hand clapping in songs
three part harmony
Jess Dislikes:
revolving doors
onstage all-star jams (however, this does not include “super-groups” like The Traveling Wilburys or Monsters of Folk)
getting out of the shower
thin apartment walls
the beach
waiting in line
line cutters
altoids
teething babies
glamping or camping or having to sleep outside my own bed for any reason whatsoever 
spicy food
Favorite part about being the Studio Director at Foxy & Winston:
Jess: Aside from working with clients, managing the daily operations of the studio and spending time in Red Hook…our Phil Collins lunch breaks and watching old British TV shows on YouTube really make my job the most fun.
Birthday:
9/7/79.  born: 7 lbs. 9 oz. at 9:34 PM (3+4=7). I’m all 9’s and 7’s. And I’m a Virgo.  
Favorite color:
Pink, definitely Pink
Favorite drink:
lemonade and Bailey’s, though not together.
Favorite author:
Maurice Sendak
Favorite designer:
Jane Buck
Hero:
Jim Henson
Dessert Island Discs: (You must pick 8 tracks and then decide which one you would keep if all but one washed away)
Jess: I think the exercise here is to keep your spirits up - so none of these are necessarily “serious” choices of best songs ever…just a disclaimer. 
What Book would you bring with you to said Island?
Movies you can watch over and over again:
Selena, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, Almost Famous and The Royal Tennenbaums
TV Shows:
Twin Peaks, Mistresses, Fringe, Parks and Recreation

Guilty Pleasure:
See “movie you can watch over and over again” answers one and two.  Additionally, looking in apartment windows and saying “must be nice”, regardless of what it looks like - no, not creepy at all. And anything starring Michael Fassbender
Death Row Food:
1st course: Poutine 
2nd course: Linguini with Clam Sauce
3rd course: Duck confit with some kind of melty cheese gratin
Dessert: Dark chocolate covered pretzels or sour watermelons
(I think I’ve covered all the food groups).
 
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Come stop in and say hello - Jess is looking forward to meeting you all! 
contact: Jessica@foxyandwinston.com

A recent letterpress printed wedding suite for a lovely Brooklyn pair, getting married in the New York countryside. In Pumpkin and Cranberry ink we printed a design of Barn Swallows hovering over a field of Wildflowers, Thistles, Poppies and Fiddlehead Ferns.

A recent letterpress printed wedding suite for a lovely Brooklyn pair, getting married in the New York countryside. In Pumpkin and Cranberry ink we printed a design of Barn Swallows hovering over a field of Wildflowers, Thistles, Poppies and Fiddlehead Ferns.

Excited to be taking part for the first time in this new Market. I will have my Textile Goods this time and once Fall rolls around I will have Fabric Yardage and NEW Market Totes etc..

Excited to be taking part for the first time in this new Market. I will have my Textile Goods this time and once Fall rolls around I will have Fabric Yardage and NEW Market Totes etc..

A few recent Foxy & Winston Letterpress Wedding projects. The First printed in French Blue on Cranes Lettra Pearl stock for a Portsmouth, New Hampshire Wedding. The second in Eggplant and Pumpkin for a Folksy Wedding in Dutch Pennsylvania.

Dear Friends, I hope you will take a moment to read this short message that I write with a heavy heart today. One of my dearest pals, Jewelry and Clothing Designer, Angela Spencer, passed away on Sunday May 20th after a long battle with cancer. This upcoming Thursday evening, June 7th The folks at Treehouse in Williamsburg will be honoring Angie at a trunk show of her jewelry and clothing line, A.S.I.S., to raise money for her remaining expenses. Stop by Treehouse from 6:30 to 8:30pm to help us celebrate her life with cocktails and sweets and purchase some unique crocheted and macramed jewels, and silk shirts and tees printed with her beautiful lace designs - all for a very worthy cause. Also, if you are unable to join us but wish to contribute, you can donate on her Memorial Fund page. Treehouse Brooklyn 430 graham ave btw withers and frost brooklyn 11211 (718) 482-TREE (8733) http://www.treehousebrooklyn.com info@treehousebrooklyn.com Another Trunk Show is in the works at Foxy & Winston this Fall, where we’ll be selling Angie’s gorgeous Hats and Scarves, while serving hot cider and other treats so watch this space for news on that event! Thank you for reading Jane

Dear Friends,

I hope you will take a moment to read this short message that I write with a heavy heart today. One of my dearest pals, Jewelry and Clothing Designer, Angela Spencer, passed away on Sunday May 20th after a long battle with cancer. This upcoming Thursday evening, June 7th The folks at Treehouse in Williamsburg will be honoring Angie at a trunk show of her jewelry and clothing line, A.S.I.S., to raise money for her remaining expenses. Stop by Treehouse from 6:30 to 8:30pm to help us celebrate her life with cocktails and sweets and purchase some unique crocheted and macramed jewels, and silk shirts and tees printed with her beautiful lace designs - all for a very worthy cause.
Also, if you are unable to join us but wish to contribute, you can donate on her Memorial Fund page.

Treehouse Brooklyn

430 graham ave
btw withers and frost
brooklyn 11211
(718) 482-TREE (8733)
http://www.treehousebrooklyn.com

info@treehousebrooklyn.com

Another Trunk Show is in the works at Foxy & Winston this Fall, where we’ll be selling Angie’s gorgeous Hats and Scarves, while serving hot cider and other treats so watch this space for news on that event!

Thank you for reading

Jane