As Mother’s Day grows nearer, you can’t get too far without hearing comments about “greeting card holidays” and “corporate cliches.”
We might be biased here at Studio Masha D’yans, but we don’t think it’s quite as glum as all that!
In fact, we think of sending a greeting card as a radical act of love!
What used to be common (sending a letter through the mail) is long considered to be quaint. The act of mailing a card through the postal service can be fun, personalized, and might just make you feel like a kid again.
When it comes to greeting cards, tenderness and affection can be found in the ritual itself. In the time it took to choose one, to compose and handwrite it. In the sealing of the envelope, in the walk to the mailbox… in the joy that comes from receiving a thoughtful piece of stationery in a box that usually delivers bills or unwanted junk .
With Mother’s Day approaching, it can be tempting to think of a greeting card as a cliche… but choosing a beautiful, artfully-created card to express your love to whomever you call “Mom” — or someone who is missing theirs — is a classic that’s hard to beat.
This bright-eyed, bushy-tailed desert friend is sure to lift Mom’s spirits and usher in spring!
This dreamy sunset scene is sure to lull the mother in your life into a luxurious, pampering mood!
Is Mom a cat lover? A music lover? Both? This jazzy cat is a unique, fun way to send some pep through the post.
It doesn’t get more classic than flowers, and this company’s sustainable practices make this gift guilt-free and gorgeous.
Smooth, warm, and luxurious… with all the bubbly feelings of a night spent in your favorite black dress. This candle is a classy complement to your favorite Mother’s Day card!
MoonJuice Cosmic Provisions Collection
Pamper Mom from the inside out with this bounty of organic, artisanal snacks!
We’re all about making someone’s day here at masha.com. Below we’ve collected 4 of this year’s hits created by Masha sure to surprise and delight your recipient. Let the gift giving party commence! Just don’t forget the fun holiday cards to go with them!
From top down: 1. Color Me Enchanted is an intricate coloring book of fairytales from around the world from Masha D’yans and Gala Lazuli. There’s over 50 artworks to color and display. Available on Amazon and wherever fine books are sold. 2. Winter Skyline is a pop-up greeting card designed by Masha for MoMA. Express your city love with fun watercolor splatters mixed with metallic ink and glitter details. Available in boxes of 8 from the MoMA store. 3. 2018 Calendar collects 12 of Masha’s painting in a luscious 12×12″ format to display on any wall – a perennial best seller. Available on Amazon and wherever fine books are sold. 4. Modern Chalet is a pop-up greeting card designed by Masha for MoMA. It features neon and metallic inks for one magically cozy effect. Available in boxes of 8 from the MoMA store.
Say hello to 10 fresh greeting cards to have and to write now! You don’t have to wait til spring to get your paws on these critters, landscapes and rainbows for all occasions. We had a blast painting them and hope you enjoy sending and giving them around for maximum fun. Scroll through all the newbies below or check them out at masha.com/shop.
Spring is in!
From Masha with Love.
May is here with myriad of blooms in tow! Here on masha.com, we have a few fruits (and flowers) of our labor to share too – 23 new cards to be exact. They look as good going as they do coming thanks to the lush art on the back as well as the front. Pick some for Mother’s Day and beyond! Welcome May flowers card showers.
As we ring in the New Year, we’re ecstatic to also welcome our new coloring book!! It’s taken many months of meticulous drawing and designing by Masha and Gala Lazuli, and now Color Me Enchanted is finally here! Released wherever fine books are sold, and at Amazon.
If you’re in New York City, please join us in celebrating our book’s release on Friday, January 13th, at Rumpus Room 249 Eldridge St (at Houston). Come meet the artists and enjoy coloring, cocktails, DJs + dancing. This event is 21+ so bring your fake IDs along with all your friends! There will be a limited number of books for sale + color prints. Please pre-order and bring your own copy if you’d like a guaranteed signed book. We will also have a launch event in LA in February – California legends please stay tuned!
Start your new year off right by escaping into fantasy and meditation, with scenes from 25 global fairy tales to color and display. Unleash your inner artist through the sophisticated and dreamlike pages of this unique coloring book. Drawing inspiration from fairy tales told around the world, our new book lays before you whimsical, magical art filled with fair maidens, dreadful beasts, and enchanted forests. All that’s needed to bring them to life is YOU. So grab whatever medium you prefer and create something spectacular! Color Me Enchanted features more than sixty-five pages to color, perforated pages for easy removal, and as a special bonus – pages that complete a fairyland scene when put together. The final images in the book can be displayed as a grouping to make a large and charming piece of wall art. Gold foil accents on the full-color cover make it a beautiful gift for any occasion all year long!
What new influences and opportunities will be headed your way in 2017? What fresh resources will you be able to draw on? How can you conspire with life to create the best possible future for yourself? These are some questions to meditate on with Color Me Enchanted. Can’t wait to see your magic colors in 2017!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we wanted to thank YOU, our customer, for all your love. It’s very mutual and we couldn’t do it without you! We hope you have glorious holidays! And now that the gift season is upon us. Here are some favorites from Masha and beyond to fill your stockings with.First and foremost, have you picked up our perennially popular calendar? 2017 is brimming with whimsical critters. It’s a gift that keeps on giving all year long! To compliment the cuteness how about picking up some animal themed gifts?
Forget Rudolph, these unicorn slippers from Smoko will light up your giftee’s way to the bathroom in a magical way. Wish we could wear an accessory this perfect everywhere.
For the crafter on your list, we have Baby Gone Wild, new 100% cotton quilting fabric that can be used for all kinds of fun projects.
If you’re not ready to make your own plushie though, we’re in love with the felted toys by Manomine. I mean, c’mon!
Winter is for snuggling at home with kitties and wine — everyone knows that. Get this purrfect corkscrew in black or white for the cat lover on your list. Tirebouchat Corkscrew, $16.80, available at Pylones.
Of course, we got you covered for all your holiday cards needs, including 2 new ones featuring neon ink details. Hurry, they’re selling fast!
Last but not least, for that post-holiday pick me up, we’ve got Color Me Enchanted, a lush coloring book of fairytales dropping January 3 (go ahead and circle that date in the aforementioned calendar). Learn more in our previous post.
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NEW: Saks + MoMA – a couple of sparkling Masha news for you this week! Now that Halloween’s over, it’s officially time to put your spooky costumes away and gather beautiful things for the holliday season. To help you greet in style, we have brand new cards for MoMA online in stores. This Christmas / New Year season, Masha designed a pop-up watercolor city scene complete with metallic foil and glitter! And for Chanukah, she’s dreamed up a festive spinning dreidel. Please check these enchanting cards in stores in person or at MoMA shop online along with other feats of paper engineering from Masha.
If it’s watercolor mischief you’re looking to share these holidays, Saks Fifth Avenue has new cards for holidays and everyday available in exclusive mixed sets. You get two of each design in a box for all your gifting needs. Check out the new designs as well as some classic remixes online and in the New York flagship.
It’s hard to believe that 2016 is half way through… Enjoy it while it’s here in all its summer glory, we say. But to help you look ahead we’re happy to present a cheery new Masha Calendar 2017! This time it’s bursting with adorable woodland creatures and other friends in wild places, painted with characteristic detail and colorful aesthetic. And our best selling blooming deer is gracing the cover. Look for your new wall companion in stores everywhere and online. Happy days!
Summer is finally here! And now, with Memorial Day behind us, it’s high time to start celebrating grads and dads! Here’s our fave picks that work for either type of giftee in your life.
-ConGRADulate your grad with a colorful card from our new line – Eyedore! These paper eye candies feature brightly painted washes printed on watercolor paper and topped off with rainbow foil. Perhaps you’ll find something perfect not-Sent-from-the-iPhone for Father’s Day as well?
-An elegant pen is handy for doing those crossword puzzles AND signing beautiful cards. Can’t go wrong with a classic like Mont Blanc Meisterstuck Le Grand.
-Wearable tech is all the rage, and it’s no wonder, since having a more complete workout picture behoves everyone – from graduate to grandparent. Now you can track your calories, distance, duration, pace and split time with the comfortable Under Armor Speedform Gemini 2. The best part? You can leave you phone back at home.
-A good messenger bag is a must for a job seeker AND a busy father. Sons of Trade makes a killer light-weight lined-felt version that we covet for its military vibe that compliments many an ensemble.
-Finally, is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy a tasty treat? For dads and grads that like it hot (you know the type) Mouth offers A Hot Stuff Taster that’s not for the faint of tongue.
It’s been a while since we wrote. I’m choosing this moment in April – national letter-writing and poetry month – to send a few words from New York. I still consider it my home, and when Spring rolls around, there’s just no place like it. I admit to being somewhat reluctant about leaving warm & sunny Los angeles, but all was forgotten with the first sight of Central Park. A stroll through its tender, fresh blossoms, undamaged by the lingering cold, can cure any travel weariness!
Remember A Poem as Big as New York City, the book I illustrated? The words were written by little children from every corner of this infectious kaleidoscope of a city, and they seem most appropriate at a time like this. Because, along with the glories of Central Park, I also relish discovering new things in familiar corners. Each time I visit with favorite clients like MoMA and Saks, I find something different – who knew there was a space as magical as Mariani Fine Minerals on the Upper East Side? One specimen of their rare and exquisite crystals on display even matched the color palette of a Degas painting from the current MOMA show. You’d be blown away!
Further downtown in the West Village, I stumbled upon Calliope, another oasis of beautifully curated objects. It took a lot of will power not to bring all of them home. Another stop on my wander list was the new Whitney Museum, with its breathtaking panoramas of the city (and some fine American art, by the way). In the words of Charlie Parker, “Beautiful is the world, slow is one to take advantage.”
Wish you were here. I’m sending you a few photos in the meantime.
Our Castle Monster at home on the Highline.
A few of the unbelievable specimens from Mariani Fine Minerals
Cozy Calliope – photo by Josh Rubin for CoolHunting
Even NYC garbage is pretty in the spring.