A couple of good Masha news for you this week! Her brand new card for MoMA is in stores. For this season, Masha designed a pop-up Modern Chalet nestled in a snowy mountain lake scene. The best part (besides the 3-d reflection in the steely water)? The neon orange printing on the inside that quite literally lights up the windows, skylight and the mountains. The pictures don’t really do the alpenglow effect justice (yes we’ve been waiting for an occasion to use the word alpenglow) so please check this enchanting card in stores in person or in 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 already has our brand new holiday cards available in mixed sets. You get one of each 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. Happy greeting!
The leaves are changing and the fireplaces are being lit (unless you’re some place tropical that is) – this means glittery holidays are almost upon us which means fun new holiday cards from Masha! Be sure to pick your favorites below before the rush.
1. Classic holiday knit – check, cozy hood with colorful pompoms – check, ruddy cheeks and glistening lashes – check! Tie it all up with a winter scarf and you have a holiday reveler as pretty as a picture. Christmas Hood depicts a universal moment of delight and child-like wonder while beholding an extra gorgeous snowflake.
2. Our plucky little black bird of the 12 Months Series is back! This time he’s traveling through a breathtaking mountainous winter-scape, alive with color and festive atmosphere. Christmas Mountain Bird expresses the spirit of the season while gliding toward his holiday destination snug and toasty.
3. Ever notice how lovely ballerinas and their tutus resemble snowflakes when viewed from overhead? We did! Delight your recipient with Ballerina Snowflakes which expresses the majesty of the season in the danciest of ways. Inspired by Degas and winter and photographed with danced-in slippers of our favorite prima from Zagreb, Edina Pličanić.
4. Evoke a beautiful scene of a holiday home, windows ablaze with cozy lights, and a multi-colored christmas tree magically rising through the snowy chimney like effervescent fireworks! Delight your recipient with Smoke Christmas Tree in a new, imaginative way.
5. Holiday Scottie expresses the spirit of the season in the coziest of ways! The rainbow colored terrier is snug and toasty in his fun scarf adorned with a message to warm your recipient’s heart.
6. Deck the halls with these painterly beauties. Marrying vibrant watercolor washes reminiscent of the ever popular Shibori and classic glass Christmas ornament shapes, Watercolor Ornaments offers a fresh take on the gleam and glitter of the holidays.
October is one of our best-loved months for so many reasons: the colors, the harvest, the romantic nip in the air, the opportunity to add creative layers to the wardrobe and, above all, Halloween! It’s up there on our list of favorite holidays — after our birthdays, of course. It’s a time when we can let our fashion freak flags fly in a way that might not be appropriate on most other days of the year. In this post we’re rounding up some of our favorite Masha Halloween looks for your viewing pleasure, and possible inspiration — leave your “I don’t know what to be for Halloween” excuses at home. Let the countdown to the dress-up parade begin!
Our cards are suiting up too with brand new cozy Kraft envelopes that feel so right for the season. The warm neutral color lets the vibrant artwork pop. Find more Masha halloween mischief here.
In newest Masha news: Refinery29 + Target + Etsy. We’re so excited to share a few of biggies this week.
Our Pack Leader Wolf card is featured in Refinery29 current gift guide! We’re addicted to R29 so it’s extra sweet to be part of it and in such good company. Check out the full post with gift ideas for any age.
We’re also thrilled to introduce two new bespoke collections at select Target stores.First up: Prints Charming, a 12-card line that cleverly marries exclusive watercolor illustrations with irresistible holographic metallic foils and glitter processes. The combinations make for a treat that’s sweet and rich – yes please!
The Water Typo 12-card line juxtaposes free-flowing and abstract watercolor palette with offbeat messages done in Masha’s hand (painted into the washes – see how the color pools around ;)?) and printed in various holographic metallic foils. The whole effect is fast, festive, artsy fun, don’t you think? If you or your recipient(s) are color and texture junkies like us, these are for you! Let’s get psychedelic.
Both these card lines are part of our diffusion brand M by Masha D’yans and have messages inside and out for a complete package. To see more, please visit your Target store. You’ll only find these gems of color happiness in the boutique section of Target cards so be sure to check them out while they last!
Last but not least, good news for all you Etsy addicts! We just added an Etsy outpost of Masha shop featuring our bestest sellers. You’ll notice the pricing is a bit different, but with lower shipping on smaller quantities it comes to the same deal. Give it a whirl – we’d love to know what you think. The plan is to add one-of-a-kind products in the future.
Our new cards have arrived! And they’re looking pretty springy and hopelessly romantic. Enjoy fresh picks for all occasions from the garden of #watercolormischief. We’re talking year-round Birthday, Just Because, Thinking of You, Encouragement, Mother’s Day, Bridal, Love and Thank You – when cards are this irresistible the possibilities are endless! Read about the inspiration and process behind the bloom-eriffic designs here and get your mittens on all nine in our shop starting March 1.
Escape into a stunning vista with our Bloom Mountains Bunny.
Fawn all over your birthday girl or boy with a cheerful bouquet via our charming Flower Branches Fawn.
Let’s be honest—it’s all about winning the best dressed. Send our Sakura Gown to a bride, a bridesmaid or use this card in any girly fashion.
Row Boat Among Trees takes you to a stunning, tranquil world of love and friendship.
Send our Plum Blossom Thanks to someone’s who’s been as marvelous as nature in the spring.
Let this magical Bonsai Kisses tree shower all in smiles.
Monkey Hug celebrates parenthood and cuddles.
A Gift From Bunnies makes for a cheery, hoppy birthday.
Peonies Beautiful puts it simply; “a single flower – like a messenger from another realm – contains a depth of beauty that has the power to elevate consciousness… and thereby heal.” -Siddhārtha Gautama
Who will you share these happy stunners with?
Chances are you probably heard that we’ve been making #watercolormischief in fiber form with the fabulous Seattle-based Clothworks, who focus on premium quality quilting cotton fabrics masterfully printed in Europe. Look for them in independent quilt and fabric shops all over the United States and internationally. This week we thought we’d highlight the creativity of some of our awesome fabric customers. There are few things as exciting or gratifying as seeing your artwork take on another form and a whole new life. Sew… let’s check out fun with Masha fabric!
This lovely throw pillow was made in the Check Republic using our doodle pattern, found here.
We hope you celebrated the birth of 2015 with merriment and in high style! We’ve got a lot planned for this year in our mission to elevate the art of correspondence with much watercolor mischief, and that all begins with a quick glance back. 2014 was a busy one here at Masha D’yans Design. In case you missed them, venture below for some monthly highlights:
Happy everything! And hooray because Masha’s new fashion collection has arrived! Calling all watercolor-and-print-maniacs! Get your fix of splashy art on sweet silhouettes to sport into 2015. After much searching (and frantic outfit changing, probably brought on by a mix of nerves and glee), we finally found an apparel partner to serve up #watercolormischief on beautiful clothing the way it’s meant to be: WITHOUT BORDERS! Go to printallover.me/collections/mashadyans/ to lay eyes on the first wave of our favorite pieces: we’re talking tees, drop pants, bodicon dresses and hoodies! And don’t forget to let us know what you think by tweeting @mashadyans or by any other means necessary. Here’s a little closeup preview to get your closet party started!
Make a wish to drop jaws in these 100% cotton jersey I Wish drop pants and it shall come to pass!
We have a couple exciting Masha holiday events coming soon to both coasts! First up – should you find yourself in beautiful New York City, and ready to add a fete to your December 4th, please come see Masha at the iconic and glamorous Saks 5th Avenue’s Holiday Artisanal Showcase! She’ll be signing her exclusive mixed card sets as well as anything else you care to have her autograph, so don’t forget to bring your Masha calendar, Razzle Dazzle Ruby or Poem as Big as NYC. Fancy treats for all. We hope to see you 4-7:30 on 5th Ave and 50th St (9th floor)!
If sunny LA is your preference, on December 13th Masha is joining I.Ronni Kappos Jewelry at a holiday pop-up event which will include fashion, accessories, stationary and treats! Come see us 11-5 at 1523 Portia Street near Echo Park Blvd. and Sunset and make your holidays even shinier!