Photos courtesy of Libretto Group
I am so reliant on my computer and phone, but have found that keeping old fashioned lists is still the best way to go. The artists and architectural historians Bernd H. Dams and Andrew Zega have created a diary with Libretto, Pagodas: A Year of Watercolors, filled with their fantastical pagodas. If you are familiar with their highly detailed work, as seen in their best known book, Chinoiseries, this diary provides endless inspiration, bringing their fantastical buildings into your life on a daily basis. The pages have lots of room to write things down, and the hardbound book is 7x10 so it will stand out on my desk.
I love unusual cards, and the chance to send a thank you that will delight by design. Adding to the pagoda collection, they have created an 8 card set, featuring four ornate pagodas: The Dragon House, The Mandarin s Pavilion, The Shell Pagoda, and The Porcelain Pagoda.
The red border offsets the pagodas with just enough detail.