girlfriends, i need your help

January 15, 2013 54 Comments


Hello friends. Let's gossip over coffee. We can talk about our feelings and dreams and about how justified we were for throwing that fit/buying that bag/judging that engagement ring. I'll convince you to quit your job and you can convince me to go on a juice cleanse with you.

Ok, well we won't really be together. And there may not be coffee. I will be here, inside my computer and you will be there, inside your computer.

But I do want to have a conversation with you. Because I trust your judgement and love your taste!

I'm working on working smarter this year. And I need your help to do it.

The paper industry is changing rapidly and I need to adjust accordingly. I am going to produce a smaller line of card designs in 2013. Just the cards you need to get through a year full of special occasions and nothing that will lie in the bottom of your desk drawer.

I have a vision of a complete boxed set of my cards that will contain a mother's day card, a thank you note, a birthday card etc... all the essentials to help the modern woman never come up empty handed on those rare few remaining occasions when we still reach for pen and paper.

I want to only produce the cards you all really really want to see. So tell me what you want to see! So far I have ideas for valentines day, birthday, mother's day, thank you, bride, pregnancy.

What do you think? Are there other occasions you wished you had a card for? Or less occasions? Do you like seeing my girls on the cards? Or patterns/objects? Do you like text with the artwork?

Comment and help me plan!  You are the wind beneath my wings!

ps. buy a print

Posted in 2013, coffee, design, girlfriends, Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, News and Events, notecards, The Sketch Book

pink chair

June 06, 2012 1 Comment

So, when I'm out and about creepily noticing peoples outfits, I tend to end up in home design stores no matter where I was actually trying to go. John Derain Company is especially dangerous as it is on my normal route to go to yoga. I go there at least once a week to contemplate the 75 dollar candles and to visit this pink chair. The one above isn't exactly like the one at the store, but its the same idea. I love this chair so much but sadly when you live with a boy in an apartment the size of most peoples closets, you cant just bring home a pink chair and expect him to embrace having it in the one room that is big enough to actually hold chairs. Thus our chairs are very gender neutral. (Well, I did sneak in one ikat chair... shhhh!)

Posted in chairs, design, Inslee, john derain company, john robs haw, NYC, The Sketch Book

la chaise

March 16, 2012 3 Comments

I don't know about you, but I love chairs. Quite possibly my favorite furniture/design item... closely followed by architects lamps, topiary trees, free standing antlers, coffee tables. Ah I just cannot get enough of design elements! I want a new job as a designer! But back to chairs. Love em. Love buying them, upholstering them, pinning pictures of them, sitting in them, saying chair in french... la chaise... And also, apparently I now love drawing them. And sharing them with you. Happy Friday!

Posted in chair, design, Inslee, The Sketch Book