Monday, November 14, 2011

Architectural Watercolor Christmas Cards

Congratulations to Andrew Zega and Bernd Dams from Architectural Watercolors for being listed as one of Architectural Digest's discoveries! Andrew and Bernd have created a series of four holiday card sets which include Chinoiserie Pagodas, Garden Tents, Treillage Pavilions and Silver & Gold; read more on that at their blog NOTED.I ordered a number of their cards a few years ago and I can testify that they are of incredibly high quality. Whenever I give one with a gift to mark a special occasion I'm always told how beautiful the cards are. A lot of people actually have them framed!I first started following these talented guys a few years ago when they released one of their many books (on Versailles) and also bought a few of their paper folly lanterns (which they hope to put back into production again). I'm happy to say I plan on meeting up with Andrew and Bernd while in Paris next month and hope to bring you some tidbits from them upon my return!

9 comments:

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I saw these last week and did not buy them because I know I could never sully them by writing on them and then send them away. They are just too wonderful.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Kerry, I know! I bought a huge stack of them a few years ago and find I can't bring myself to use my favorite ones! If I had the wallspace I would definitely be framing them.

Ann said...

Oh that's wonderful! I would love a collection of them framed. Thanks for the tip!!

Dandy said...

They look perfect for framing.

My Notting Hill said...

These are beautiful! Definitely keepers if you're lucky enough to receive one.

The Devoted Classicist said...

Truly fabulous!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Classicist -high on my list of things to own when my 'ship' comes in are a Bagues chandelier, Maison Jansen furniture and a 'few' original watercolors by these Gentlemen!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

If I had the wallspace, I could see a great gallery wall of these watercolors with french mattes in simple black frames. As it is I have so much art NOT hung and my wallspace is literally full salon style! Maybe I should consider framing the cards as gifts!

theduchessofH said...

Ooh, I love these, and you gave me the idea to frame them!

My dream is to one day, build a Chinoiserie Folly. That will be my final, foray, into construction territory.

Maybe you can design it? lol.

I'm not kidding.

Cheers,
Donna