Minimal + Artful Desktop Goods

desktop goods mood board

The Evermore Desktop Collection is very close to launching and since you probably can't contain your excitement like me, I thought you might like to see the mood board which served as the inspiration behind it. 

When it comes to desktop organization, I’m all about simplicity and functionality. With that in mind, I strived to create tools that will help you easily keep your goals and to-dos in sight, while also giving your desk a minimal and artful touch. I hope you love the combination of subtle abstract details with clean lines and text as much as I do and I look forward to unveiling the end result to you.

To be the first to know when the collection is available online, please sign up for my newsletter here. And if you’re located in Chicago, you can be the first to shop it in person this Thursday 7/27 at The Monogram-athon event at Madewell on Rush St. from 6-8pm. More details here

 

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Palm Springs Travel Guide

Palm Springs Travel Guide | Evermore Paper Co.

This past Memorial Day weekend, Travis and I jetted off to Palm Springs for a relaxing adventure in the desert. We usually take camping trips this time of year, but after how much we enjoyed last year's trip to Miami, we wanted to take a similar approach to help ease us into the summer months. Thankfully, there were still plenty of outdoor activities to embrace and when mixed with great dining and poolside relaxing, we found ourselves in the best of both worlds. 

The Mediterranean pool at Korakia

STAY
We stayed at Korakia Pensione in the Thessaly Suite. The ornate grounds, charming rooms, quiet ambiance and daily brunch surpassed all of our expectations. It's the perfect place if you're looking to unwind in a more peaceful setting and we wish we could have stayed longer. 

The prettiest bougainvillea on the grounds of Korakia
Moroccan vibes at Korakia

EAT + DRINK
Workshop Kitchen + Bar - Amazing drinks and food made even better by our awesome bartender.
Norma's - Great brunch/lunch spot in a trendy atmosphere.
Le Vallauris - Lobster ravioli. Enough said.
Truss + Twine - Try the Green Philter!
The Natural Sisters Cafe - We stopped in for some refreshing smoothies after our trip to Joshua Tree. The food looked great too!

Valley vista along the Desert View Trail
Joshua Tree National Park

SEE + DO
- Take a bike ride through Deepwell Estates to admire the great mid-century architecture.
- Palm Springs Aerial Tramway -  Hike the Desert View Trail (1.5 mi) for gorgeous valley vistas.
- Joshua Tree National Park - Just a short drive away for scenic views and great hikes. We went up Ryan Mountain for the views and then over to Hidden Valley to take in the cool rock formations.

Palm Springs Travel Guide | Evermore Paper Co.
Desert vibes all around

We loved every minute of our stay and like any trip, had a tough time squeezing in everything that we wanted to do. Here are a few things on out list for next time, because I think it's safe to say we will be heading back sooner rather than later.

- Drinks at Bootlegger Tiki - You can't go wrong with a Tiki bar!
- Dinner at Birba - Chill looking scene
Dune Buggy Rentals - We saw this on our way out and were so sad to have missed it
- Dinner at Mister Parker's
- Hike through Tahquitz Canyon 
- Check out more of the local galleries and mid-century vintage shops

Cool Boho Cards Available Now

 

The new collection has hit the shop and is a celebration of springtime renewal and an ode to the bohemian lifestyle. It includes 25+ new greeting card designs with southwestern and moroccan influences and features a combination of botanical illustrations and tribal patterns. It's artful, yet subdued and will add a modern touch to your correspondence.

 

Springtime Color Inspiration

color combo: sage and dusty rose with skin tones

As the seasons change, so do the colors and images that I am inspired by. The progression of it is pretty evident in my pinterest feed as wintery neutrals are gradually replaced by springtime hues. As a long-time color-phobe, this time of year has always proven to be very refreshing and when I tend to embrace color the most, both in my wardrobe and my designs. Right now I am especially drawn to a combination of sage and dusty rose with skin tones. I’ve been experimenting with them a lot lately and plan on incorporating them into my upcoming product release.
 

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Spring Happenings in the Evermore Studio

Happy first day of spring! I noticed some green starting to pop out of the ground yesterday and I did a little happy dance. I am looking forward to when everything is in full bloom and plan to reintroduce these pretty cards into my rotation to celebrate the occasion. Meanwhile, I've been working on lots of flowery things, which will be making their way onto new products debuting next month. I can't wait to reveal it all and encourage you to sign up for my newsletter so you can be the first to know when they hit the shop.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for the Minimalist

curated by Evermore Paper Co.

Over the years, Valentine's Day has taken on a new meaning for me. I now view it as a day to celebrate love in all it's forms as compared to the stress-inducing nightmare it was during my high school and college days. It's become a day filled with simple and maybe even slightly indulgent pleasures. Handwritten notes to friends and family and a romantic home-cooked meal with Travis have become the new norm.

Regardless of how and whom you celebrate with, here are a few of my picks to make this Valentine's Day even sweeter. It includes items from a few of my favorite makers as well as a few splurge-worthy goods for yourself...because we could all practice a little more self-love.

1. Set the tone with this vanilla and lavender candle from Simply Curated
2. Treat yourself to this dreamy blush wallet from Cuyana
3. Add some sparkle with this moonstone cuff from Lindsay Lewis
4. Surprise him with this lacy bralette from COS
5. Add some humor to your morning routine with this boob mug from And Here We Are
6. Send love notes with these modern cards from Evermore Paper Co. 
7. Enjoy a little r&r with this replenishing salt soak from Palermo Body