at the end of the day, few things beat a good love letter. the time and feeling that goes into a good love letter is something to be cherished for years to come (i still have all the notes ac and i exchanged over 6 years ago). so i was happy to hear from lauren gallagher at the booksmith, an indie bookstore in san francisco, about a window display she recently finished.
inspired by love letters, lauren dyed a huge collection of papers and envelopes with instant coffee and two different powder tie-dyes to create the valentine’s day windows for the booksmith. after stamping the airmail envelopes with cavallini’s par avion stamps, lauren dried her collection a clothesline hanging from her fire escape and installed the finished look next to love-letter themed books from the shop. if you’re in the SF area you can stop by the shop to see the window in person, or check out more images of this lovely installation right here on lauren’s flickr page. *happy almost-valentine’s day!*