The Commandments of Style

Bottega Veneta, founded in early 1960’s creates bespoke consumer goods with a primary focus on men and women’s ready-to-wear clothing, small leather goods and select home items.  The company was launched by Vittorio, who ran the company and Laura Moltedo who was it’s creative director and president for many years.  Interestingly this luxury goods company, unlike its competitors does not put any label’s or logos on its goods and the only label will be found inside.  It is best summed up by its philosophy of when your own initials are enough – which is so exhilarating for a luxury brand.  With a showroom in New York it’s headquarters are in Milan.  The company merged with Gucci in July 2001.

Most of us will instantly recognize their trademark handbag made of woven leather strips.  This much sought after bag is uniquely crafted from the finest materials.  More recent incarnations include soft suede and plenty of fringing.

Visit the official Bottega Veneta site here

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Let the cat out of the bag…

I am going to share something special with you this Sunday.  A few years ago I was introduced to a letterpress company in Cape Town known as the Letterpress Company and dealt with the seasoned Gitanjali who indulged several changes and tweaks and last minute alterations to some work being done.

All their bespoke products are printed using antique, hand-operated equipment using the finest tree-free paper.  Thus making them luxury without a cost to the environment.

So as I write a note to friends about their pending nuptials I have to let the cat out of the bag and share this gem with you…

The Letterpress Company

This is Artisan Supremacy and the note cards and tissue-lined envelopes will make your note stand out from the crowd.

For more information please visit their website

Born and Bread…

Just take a look at these stunning Letterpress cards to see the caliber of brilliance that they represent:

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Hand pressed on 100% pure cotton paper these Fairy-tale Birthday Cards will make you feel like a Princess when you receive it.  Get yours here
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This mint green gorgeous blank greeting card is printed on 100% cotton paper.  Grab it here

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Handcrafted in Seattle Washington on Antique Letterpress Printing Press.  Don’t miss out get this beauty today.

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Brightly colored bugs and beautiful vintage floral images are printed on soft gray paper with a greeting hand printed underneath. This stunning  set contains eight different folded letterpress cards with matching envelopes – grab yours here

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This blank card just begs to go to a special person on their Birthday – grab it here