December 25, 2011

December 21, 2011


I have always loved the materials, colors, and symbolism of Dream Catchers. This season, I designed a Bohemian inspired holiday collection. A Dream Catcher seemed to be the prefect muse for the collection using gorgeous gold letterpress, hand painted feathers, lots of wood grains, beads, and leather! This concept would also translate beautifully for any special occasion: weddings, birthdays, New Year's, etc.... Contact Figmint Design to order your custom designed Bohemian collection for your next event! The Holiday Dream Catcher Collection is available at Lilla Bello Studio and on Etsy.

Sources: Dessert Table feature via Hostess with the Mostess,  design by Jesi Hack Weddings, dessert by Sweet and Saucy Shop
photography by Gabriel Ryan

December 19, 2011


I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season so far! We just wanted to send out a warm thank you to all that came out to see Figmint Design and our holiday collection & collaboration with Lilla Bello Studio during the "30 Open Doors" art walk last week. We will be posting pictures of the event soon, so stay tuned.

Our Letterpress Ornament Cards seemed to be a popular choice among of our limited edition holiday designs. Letterpress printed in Metallic Gold or Metallic Silver ink on heavy archival paper, these cards double as a beautiful keepsake ornament. They are tied with jute twine and the envelopes are lined with hand marbled paper. Sold individually or in a beautifully wrapped Set of 4 (as seen in above photo). If you have any last minute gift giving to do, we still have a few left....but hurry! You can purchase them at Lilla Bello Studio in Bergamot Station or through our Figmint Design Etsy ShopSend us photos of your Ornament Card hanging proudly on your tree and we will post it on our Facebook page and on Twitter!
Images: Model Image, Letterpress Ornament Cards by Figmint Design / Images by Maria Valentin

December 3, 2011


Please join us as we celebrate the holidays with "30 Open Doors" at Bergamot Station. Stroll through dozens of art galleries, grab a bite to eat at some of L.A.'s best food trucks, and make sure to stop by Lilla Bello Studio in F1B. Lilla Bello & Figmint Design have come together to offer a wonderful selection of beautiful holiday gifts and decor, couture letterpress stationery and accessories, live music, food, drinks, and more. Click here for a sneak peek & don't forget to bring your donation of unwrapped kid-friendly art supplies or toys for the "Spark of Love Toy Drive".  Hope to see you there!

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for the latest updates!

November 24, 2011


Wishing all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving full of gratitude and love. This beautiful and delicious dessert would be nice too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

November 4, 2011


Here's a sneak peek at the inspiration behind the scrumptious couture holiday goodies that are in the works here at Figmint Design. Look for letterpress holiday cards & coordinating accessories for all your communication and entertaining. Our festive beauties will be available exclusively at Lilla Bello Studio and Figmint Design. Stay tuned for more details!

November 3, 2011


Photo Credits: Letterpress RSVP Card by Figmint Design / photo by Maria Valentin, Florals & Event Styling  by Lilla Bello Studio / photo by Two Sparrows Photography / fashion editorial photo by Emre Guven for Marie Claire Turkey 

We are pleased to announce that Figmint Design is now sharing gallery space with  Lilla Bello Studio’s fine floral boutique, at Santa Monica’s legendary art complex Bergamot Station. Lilla Bello is a boutique fine floral design firm, dedicated to the highest quality, innovative concepts and lush designs. Together, they form a synergy of event styling expertise that is customized to your exact vision and sentiment.

“I knew when I created this space that it was always going to embrace more than just my own 
creative team. I saw a dance happening here; a ‘reception’ if you will, of the most talented 
event artistry that I know. But more than that, a place where our client feels at ease, guided 
and understood.”  -Toby Kassoy (founder, Lilla Bello Studio)

So DREAM in fragrance, DREAM in color, DREAM of the moments that will continue to make you smile long after the last candle is blown out!  Figmint Design’s graphic design, custom letterpress stationery, and couture paper luxuries embody influences from fashion & textiles, interior design & architecture, pop culture, and fine art. They will transform your sentiment to paper in ways you never could imagine possible.

“I love the magic that happens when a vision is translated into reality through design, art, color, 
shape, and texture. The entire creative process is one that is personal, fun, and exciting. From 
concept inception and material selection, to project execution and presentation, the individual 
spirit of each client is the heart and soul of each design. We don’t just design stationery, we brand 
your event with artisan infused details that reflect you." Maria Valentin (founder, Figmint Design)

Located in the West Coast's largest art gallery complex, Lilla Bello and Figmint Design come together to offer pristine event artistry that is personal, warm, unique and detail oriented. Event planners all over the city are invited to bring their clients in, take advantage of the private meeting room, and join in creating the ultimate event experience for their clients.

Make an appointment to view our portfolio and see samples of our fine florals and couture correspondence.

CONTACT: Lilla Bello Studio  310.453.3311 
CONTACT: Figmint Design  818.207.8986

November 2, 2011


Wanna hear something good? Well, we'll tell you. But, you have to wait until tomorrow. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement! Can't wait to share what we have been up to.

Sources: Glamorous Blue Lips image via Pinterest

October 4, 2011

Lulu Loves...

Sometimes you just come across a business that you really feel good about supporting and you feel the need to share it. This is not a sponsored post by the's just a way of saying kudos to the ladies at Blueblood for following their passion. 

When we got our little Staffordshire Bull Terrier "Lulu" a few years ago, we instantly fell in love with her playful energy, big smile, and buff little body. Her big wet kisses and spotted tummy made her hard to resist. I have to admit she is rather spoiled. So, when we went searching for a collar that would be as awesome as Lulu, we had a hard time finding something we loved. Then we found Blueblood. The owners, Tina & Alexis have a great eye for design and big love for pups...and it shows! Their selection of updated graphic prints on their collars, bedding, and bags is wonderful. 

If you and your pup love fashion, check out Blueblood and see for yourself. It's no secret that we (as well as our Figmint Design friends) are dog lovers. For more couture dog inspired graphic goodness check out our custom Regal Beagle wedding suite and our custom Haute Dog puppy announcements.

Sources: Figmint Design Mascot "Lulu"/ Image by Maria Valentin

September 7, 2011


I came across these beautiful images by Rebecca Miller and I just had to share. Industrial street smarts meet vintage book smarts. I'm loving the pops of Red against the aged surfaces of concrete, stone, and wood.

September 3, 2011


Hope everyone will get out there and have some fun this Labor Day weekend. I'm dreaming of Aqua waves and sand as the weekend kicks in. This insanely gorgeous packaging for Benefit perfectly captures the way this weekend feels to me. Enjoy!

September 2, 2011


Let me begin by saying that this post has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with inspiration. When I walked into Rolling Greens the other day I was enamored by this stunning art installation of  tea bags. Yes, tea bags! I know, it may sound odd, but it was so beautiful that I had to write about it. A large hanging display covering an entire wall and dripping with teabags in shades of yellow, orange, brown, pink all blending together to create an ombre type of effect. Whether you are into tea or not, I think anyone can appreciate the creativity in this display. It even made me (a die hard coffee drinker) want to throw a tea party! Oh, and their selection of containers, plants and decor was amazing too...check it out if you get a chance.

September 1, 2011


It's time to welcome yet another new month. Time sure is flying! September usually manages to bring the heat even though some leaves are beginning to fall. You know what that means, right? It's time to think about how you're going to spice up your Fall wardrobe and welcome a new season. Fall colors remind me of exotic spices in warm shades of red, orange, brown, and gold. Do you like it spicy? I do.

August 29, 2011


Birds, branches, wings, feathers, and anything that symbolizes flight is always beautiful to me. I love how something as delicate as a bird can be so powerful in it's ability to fly, sing, and provide for its young. Bring some yellows, blues, and grays into your wardrobe or your home to remind you of a canary or a dove flying in the blue sky. 

August 26, 2011


I have always been drawn to Green and Brown, especially paired together.  Having a piece of Green in a room or on your body seems to bring a sense of fresh, calm energy into everything. Whether it is in shades of Jade, Kelly, Celadon, or Sage, it always reminds me that I need to spend more time outdoors enjoying nature. Accents of Brown and wood add to the organic feel.


With temperatures forecasted to hit over 100 in the city this weekend, I think it's time to hit the beach. Contrary to what the following photos would lead you to believe, I will not be frolicking in the sand in my stilettos and glam make-up. We'll leave that to the supermodels. In any case I thought this photo shoot by Camilla Akrans for Harper's Bazaar UK was too hot to pass up, so I had to share it. Happy Friday!