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we have a crush on “Inspire Lovely” etsy shop 02.19.2013

Judging by the number of sales and number of admirers, we are the last two people in the world to have heard of this shop, so, we may be late, but we are jumping on the bandwagon!! It’s called Inspire Lovely, and if you’ve already visited this darling shop, then we are mad at you for not sharing it with us…but if this is news to you, you can thank us later! Isn’t it great? Our heads are filled with all kinds of project and party ideas!!!! Just scroll on down, yours will, too!

And look at this, a 2013 mini calendar!

See? Are you freaking out as much as we were! Inspire Lovely, we heart you!

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to & from: valentine’s day issue 01.28.2013

“to & from” magazine is at it again, they just released the Valentine’s Day issue and it’s seriously packed full of perfect gift ideas for everyone, from your significant other, to your kiddos, and, even the single girlfriends don’t go unnoticed! In fact, our “le coeur a ses raisons” (the heart has its reasons) print is on Meg’s picks for your single friends (check out page 83)!!! Thanks for including us, to & from! The entire issue is perfection!!!

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introducing: the love series by ampersand design studio 12.07.2012

We have been dying to share this with you all and we’re SO thrilled that the day is finally here!! A few years ago, in 2010, we opened our etsy shop doors and launched our first collection of art prints and melamine platters Since then, each November, we have planned on launching a new series. This year is no exception. We’ve been hand-lettering with paint and ink, paper-cutting and assembling our most favorite combinations of the two! And what better way to talk about love, than the “language of love”?

So, we are just a few days past November, but it’s HERE: The Love Series!!!  It’s a limited-edition series of screen prints all about love! Each print has our logo subtly letterpressed at the bottom center and will come numbered in pencil in the corner.

If you’re not fluent in French, you might be wondering exactly what these say, no?

Le Coeur a Ses Raisons” means “The Heart has it’s Reasons”. How true is this? When it comes to matters of the heart, logic just doesn’t always have a place.

C’est Tout” means “It’s Everything”. What else can be said about love, right? We really believe it’s all you need. It’s the inner-hippie in us.

C’est Nous” means “It’s Us”. Love, It’s Us. What better thing to have hanging in your bedroom, or your family room, or the kitchen where everyone always gathers!

We have an all black & gold collection and then, you know we couldn’t stop there, right? We had to do a few color options, too!! The color options come in a crisp navy, pale minty blue and metallic gold! Check out the whole LOVE SERIES in our shop!!! We really hope you love our latest creation!

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  1. Meg Biram

    Just bought 2 :) xoxo

    December 7, 2012 5:13 pm
  2. Erika // Radiant Republic

    Sweet lord… these are gorgeous!

    December 14, 2012 4:31 am

small business saturday 11.23.2012

Hi friends! This Saturday, November 24th, please shop small and support your local businesses! We believe that shopping small can make a BIG impact! If you need any extra incentive to shop small, we’re putting up a one-day only 15% promotion on our etsy shop. Just enter code SHOPSMALL at checkout! Thanks for visiting – go directly to our etsy shop here!

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etsy shop updates 11.19.2012

We actually have a few exciting things coming to our etsy shop in the next couple of weeks, but today we’d like to share two of those updates! First of all, we’ve loved selling our Ampersand Signature Series prints, so we thought, why not introduce an extra special new color option every once in a while? SOOOO….drumroll please, welcome TURQUOISE & GOLD to the ampersand family! We couldn’t be more thrilled with this addition to the shop–the colors are even more brilliant in person, but then, you know, you’d have to buy one to see for yourself! (in case you’re new to our shop, read all about the birth of our Amperand Series here)

Our second piece of exciting news has to do with a very special collaboration you all might remember. It was with the one and only Jess LC. Jess is all about making sure there is meaning and intention behind everything you do – so, of course, art prints to hang in your home that you look at every day are no exception. We partnered with Jess to design these unique, simple and stunning posters. Originally, Jess sold them in her own shop, but she has since re-shifted her priorities and the shop no longer exists (read all about her decision here), but lucky for us (and all of you), three of the  Wells Prints with Intention will stay alive on our very own etsy shop!!! Be Present, Be Brave, and Just Keep Going! Now, who wouldn’t want those as daily reminders?

When the Wells Prints first launched, Jess organized a lookbook with the prints in some beautiful homes including:  Erika Brechtel, Mackenzie Horan, Liz Schneider, Bryn Dunn, Danielle Moss and Alaina Kaczmarski of The Everygirl! AND the coolest part is we also get to hear why they chose the one they did, and oh look….we’re in it, too! (pssst…scroll down to see the prints in our very own homes)
So, there you have it!! Two of our three upates are LIVE in the shop now!! And, just in case we have totally confused you, to summarize, we have four new items in our etsy shop, and here are the links:


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  1. Karen A

    The ampersand print is absolutely lovely!

    November 20, 2012 7:54 pm