Dreaming of spring open studio

Can't believe is snowing again today! Dreaming of spring, it's time for an Open Studio and Sample Sale on Saturday, March 7th, from 11 to 4 pm. Come and see the studio renovation we worked on during these long, snowy days. We saved old samples, discontinued products and ribbon colors to share with you at sale price. Our signature espresso will be served, lots of reasons to stop by and say hello!


Valentine by Designskool

Lovely valentine project by my friend Justine at Designskool. Follow all the steps to make your own and buon San Valentino!


NY NOW 2015

Two invites fo the same trade show, I just couldn't decide which one to use. NY NOW from February 1st to the 4th. New products to launch as the Black ribbon with Gold, Silver and Copper line. And new Loose Weave metallic ribbon in Peach and Navy with gold thread. Please note: the Vintage Glassine are back in stock for wholesale and retail orders. We search everywhere for them and found a wide variety of interesting ones. Review the Studio Carta Wholesale Catalogue 2015, come to visit us and see what it is new. Along with Albertine Press, booth #7416, Javits Center, NYC.


Studio remake: bookcases for sale

We are renovating the studio and making space for new custom-made wood shelves to store larger inventory and expand our products. We have four bookcases with metal and glass shelves, from CB2 that are for sale + some small furtinure + free design magazines and other small items. Please contact me at mail@angelaliguori.com if you are interested and live in the Boston Area. They are ready for pick up today. Thank you.


Studio remake

Work in progress. Painting the white wall in black chalkboard and some brush lettering between the process. A new studio look for 2015. Wish us luck, a lot of work head and the studio is now upside down!


Let's start 2015!

We came refreshed and rested after a short break, traveling within the US and Canada for the holidays. Visiting old, dear friends and relatives is the best way to end the year. We are now working on new products design, possibly repainting the studio and rebranding our line of ribbons with new labels and packaging. I'm very excited about this! So why not start the year with a sale. 20% off everything in the online shop, until Monday, January 12th. Enter code: newyear15 and buon anno a tutti!


Felt ornaments by Purl Soho

Last post for 2014 is this beautiful felt ornaments by one of our favorite shop Purl Soho in NYC. If you follow their blog Purl Bee, it is full of inspiration. These ornaments were made with color felt + braided ribbon and metallic line cotton ribbon, for the gift wrapping. I take the opportunity to wish you the best for this holiday season and happy new year. Studio Carta will be closed until January 5th, but we will continue to ship orders regularly, from our online shop. International  and expedited orders will resume on January 5th as well. Thank you for your conitnue support and inspiration, we couldn't have done without you!


The winter market at Justine's

There are no words to describe the market at Justine's house. I wanted to photograph every detail of this beautiful house and I was not be able to put the camera down during the day. Lots of light, with big windows and large space. Some walls are unfinished and they were the best background for any photo, there were no need to style, I left everything as it was. It was also the first sunny day after a week! We filled the space with amazing vendors, curated by Justine, and every room was glowing with colors and textures. I hope these images can give you an idea of the day and I want to thank eveyone that came and spend the day with us. It was another party to celebrate the season and it wouldn't be the same without you. A special thank to Justine Hand for opening her house and for being the best host everyone could ask for!


The studio event 2014

It took me a little while, but I'm so happy to go through these photos from the open studio and be able to share them with you. I want to thank everyone that came to visit us and made the event very special and a lot of fun. And to Jill Rosenwald, Susy Pilgrim Waters , Kirsty Allore and Stephanie Schlim for sharing the day with us and bring their beautiful wares. Here below a little glimpse of the party, our espresso station, my boys and the party favors for customers that stopped by. It was great, we will do it again!


Holiday market curated by Justine Hand of Remodelista

Thank you for coming to our Studio Carta for our open studio. It was a lot of fun and I really loved seeing you all! If you miss it or like to meet other local designers and makers, please join us
Saturday, December 13th, from 12 to 5 pm at the Holiday Market, hosted and curated by Remodelista editor Justine Hand. I can assure you it will be amazing. I personally can't wait to be there for the day, take lots of photos of Justine house and styling and shop for my friends. Details and partecipants listed on the invite, bring a friend and hope for a sunny day!

Poster design by Susy Pilgrim Waters. 


Annual holiday open studio

We are planning our Annual Open Studio on December 6th and I hope to see old and new friends to our event. We will have Susy Pilgrim Waters, Jill Rosenwald and Allore Candles as our special guests. Along with serving signature espresso duirng the day, we will offer a free studio gift to the first 20 people that will stop by to visit. The same day, December 6th, from 11 to 6, we will have a pop up shop in the South End Boston, the annual event Paper, Fabric and Stitch at the Michelle Willey on 8 Union Park Street. Along with Studio Carta products, will be featured work by Jill Bent and Stitch and Tickle Leather goods. I think they are all good reasons worth the visit. More events to come for the month of December, please stay tuned and thank you. 


Metallic Loose weave ribbon

Today lots of studio news! The new line of Loose weave cotton ribbon woven with gold thread is ready and in stock on our shelfs. During last spring, we launched the natural cotton and metallic ribbon, but the result was so lovely that I was immediately inspired to add more. Possibilities now seems endless... For this fall I designed six new colors ribbon, as Red + Gold, Chartreuse + Gold, Fuchsia + Gold, Peacock + Gold, Sage + Gold and Gravel + Gold (my favorite). New also in the studio, tiny pairs of Crane Scissors, packaged by hand in our studio. As my other line of Ribbon Scissors, I found these embroidery scissors in a notions shop in Rome and loved them so much that I tracked down the manufacturer in Italy in order to bring them to you. They have a lovely shape, with golden handles and the sharp blades are the beak of the crane. Love to keep them on hand on my desk! For more wrapping, we added a Red and Gold line cotton ribbon in the 2/8" width. Imagine how cool it can be for styling an Indian wedding too! To celebrate, we are offering free shipping, wholesale, domestic orders, only, for orders placed between today October 8th through the end of the day Monday, October 13th. The Wholesale Catalogue 2014 has been updated with new products and any feedback or questions are always welcome. Let me know what you think, I'm happy to hear from you!

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For the love of design, book arts and typography, here are some inspirations, updates and daily life around our studio. All photographs are by Angela Liguori, unless otherwise noted.
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Studio Carta


February 1st to 4th
9 to 6 pm
Javits Convention Center
Booth #7416
New York City

Studio Carta Sample Sale
Saturday, March 7th
11 to 4
97 Boylston Street
Brookline, MA

For the Love of Letterpress
Saturday, March 28th
11 to 4
Studio Carta
97 Boylston Street
Brookline, MA

May 17th to 20th
10 to 6 pm
Javits Convention Center
Booth #1762
New York City

August 15tht to 19th
9 to 6 pm
Javits Convention Center
Booth #7416
New York City

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