Valentine

February

Reprinted from The Design Observer Cooperative. A Valentines Day missive by Nancy Sharon Collins: Perhaps it is the melancholy mix of emotions approaching another anniversary of my husband’s passing in 2010, but today—just a day after Valentine’s Day—I have been thinking about what it was like to love someone so completely that absolute trust was…
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Happy New Year

We produced this holiday specimen in the late 1990s. And did again a few years later on straight-cut card stock then added a thin white, hand painted border. Think ahead and order your for 2021-22. Bespoke only. Look carefully. You can see the tell-tale “bruise”, the hallmark of engraved stationery. Engraving presses, referred to as…
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LETTERS READ: December 31, New Years Eve

12/31/20 LETTERS READ: A Conversation with Two Actors

New Year’s Eve Podcast. Listen HERE In an unprecedented shift from an intended, March production, Letters Read offers a remote interview with two professional actors, George Saucier and Colin Miller in Lafayette, Louisiana. Formatted within ten questions, this last 2020 offering threads excerpts from a two-hour conversation between George and Colin about being an actor, theatre as an…
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Robert W. Stuart

11/30/20 LETTERS READ: Robert W. Stuart

A podcast hosted by: LETTERS READ and Bastion | Community of Resilience Gentilly, New Orleans. Listen HERE Featuring: William Bowling, Reader. Steve Chyzyk & Steve Himelfarb, Audio Producers. Robert, “Bob” Stuart was born in 1923, just three years after women in this country were allowed to vote. Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana. He served in the…
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Gilded Catfish

Gilded Catfish

Exclusively for Reed Smythe & Company, super-heavy-weight cards engraved with a gilt catfish carrying a magical golden key. Inspired by a papier-mache gilded catfish that once adorned a New Orleans Mardi Gras float. These sumptuous cards elevate the lowly Mississippi bottom feeder to its rightful place on the most festive of tables. The iconic, Reed…
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