Cartolina – We adore you!
October 26, 2011
We’d like to share one of our favourite card designers… Cartolina Cards by Canadian designer Fiona Richards. You can buy her eco-friendly paper cards at fine gift stores or you can also purchase the new Iphone App (right now it’s $1.99) and send these lovely designs to your friends!
Here’s how the designer describes the cards: “My designs are influenced by the exotic curiosities that surrounded me growing up in Scotland with my grandparents in their 300 year old stone house filled to the brim with strange and curious momentos from their lives as textile dealers in old world India. My grandfather collected artifacts from his travels and brought them all home to display around the house…paintings, books, rugs, silver and silk. Teak trunks held glorious silk gowns and jewelry that my grandma wore on the long ocean trip to Calcutta. My grandfather was an avid photographer and our family photographs were a strange collection of elephant riding scenes and pith helmet-wearing portraits in palm treed bungalow courtyards. As children I think we presumed that everyone hung tiger-hunting photographs on their walls.”