Quick Picks – Week 15, 2013


Here’s this week’s quick pick of internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…


If you’re confused about the options available to you with your wedding invitations, then Polka Dot Bride has the answer with a fashionista’s guide to wedding invitations.

The Knot Australia has seven sweet signs to guide your guests on your wedding day.

100 Layer Cake has some great tips for mixing and matching your bridesmaids’ dresses, both in terms of colours and styles.


This week’s art links feature a range of works that I’d like to add to our collection.

Illustrator, designer and photographer Loretta Lizzio is producing some beautiful paintings on old music scores.
   Via [Studio Home].

Leandro Erlich’s sculptures capture clouds in glass in his Single Cloud Collection.
   Via [My Modern Metropolis].

I would love to see the a million times installation by art collective Humans since 1982 in person.
   Via [Booooooom].

Random Asides

Did you know that there are websites devoted to promoting the exchange of old-fashioned mail, you know those lovely handwritten letters that we used to get in amongst all the bills and catalogues. Here are three sites that encourage you to pick up your pen and write.

The Letter Writers Alliance is all about encouraging handwritten letters. If you become a member (it costs $5) you get access to free printable stationery and cards, exclusives at their online shop, and you can also sign up to their virtual pen pal swap.

Postcrossing is about exchanging postcards with people from around the world. How does it work? You register on their website (for free), request an address from them, send a postcard to it, then wait to receive one in return. You register the postcard you receive on the website, and the cycle begins again.

The World Needs More Love Letters has a dual approach. They encourage writers to write anonymous letters (the good kind – full of positivity!) and leave them to be found by strangers, e.g. in a book at your local library. They also have a request system, where users can request that letters be sent to a particular person. To be part of this you sign up to their “love letter alert” email list, then each month they send out the details of their current requests. You write your letter, post it to their PO Box, and they forward it on. They do it this way to protect the privacy of the various people involved.

   All via [Make Me Joyful]. Note: Cheryl is also happy to exchange letters with you, or to provide a pen friend match-up if you ask.

That’s it for another week’s quick picks. Have a great weekend!

~ Pav

P.S. We don’t receive payment or gifts to list specific products or services in our Quick Picks, we link to stuff because we like it.