Ten Boxes of Love

Throughout 2018, we are celebrating Ten Years of Exquisite Details!

We are proud of our unique gift designs + special collaborations over the years – and – some things are worth sharing again.

These ten special boxes of love captured the heart of a special lady!To commemorate a special ten-year wedding anniversary in 2016, the talented Judy Lynn of Mirabelle Studio was commissioned to create ten keepsake boxes; handmade boxes that would contain ten special messages to be gifted over the course of a ten-day anniversary holiday in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.

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Each morning on the ten-day holiday, a unique box, graced with custom Hawaiian-inspired fabric, was given + contained a love note and celebration card commemorating favorite Hawaiian songs.

Each box represented one clue + “one piece of a larger ten-piece puzzle” that once all ten boxes were received, a four-sided puzzle revealed special anniversary messages and unique graphics, memorable to the anniversary couple.

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Delight in the detailed craftsmanship and creativity of Mirabelle Studio + the beautiful photographs in our Gallery by PhotoGabi! #HuestudioPreferredPartners

Read more about other custom gifts from this special A Decade of Love anniversary trip on our blog.

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*To create your own bespoke special events and extraordinary occasions that are memorable, we hope you’ll consider Imprint at The Huestudio + Company. Learn more!

Photo Credits:© PhotoGabi exclusively for The Huestudio + Company, 2016.

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10 Years of Collaboration | Mirabelle Studio

As we Celebrate a Decade of The Huestudio + Company throughout 2018, we also celebrate and honor many years of creative collaboration with Preferred Partners; unique artisans that are personally-curated and extensively vetted by our team to offer exquisitely-curated event experiences.

January 2018 spotlights the magnificent artistry and talents of Mirabelle Studio!With a new website and fresh designs for 2018, the extraordinary Judy Lynn regularly transforms our distinctive ideas and innovative visions into spectacular, bespoke creations for discerning clients and festive fêtes.

Delight in these items and unique stories of interest as you learn more about Mirabelle Studio, one of our premier, longtime Preferred Partners.

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Ten Things about Mirabelle Studio

  1. A mirabelle is a small yellow plum grown primarily for preserving. It also inspires what I do and how I work. I create books and boxes to hold, store, and preserve life’s moments.
  2. I am passionate about combining my love of book arts and printmaking with my new focus on surface pattern design.
  3. I use traditional bookbinding and linocut tools along with a laptop to create my pieces. I enjoy this combination of old and new to create modern, functional art.
  4. Nature is an endless source of inspiration for me. This admiration motivates my commitment to supporting nature and using eco-products and practices whenever possible.
  5. I have lived in five different states and in Paris, France. These locations continuously percolate up and influence my work.
  6. I love to work with my hands and I view making things as an extension of myself. My favorite piece is always what I am working on at the moment. Currently I’m designing tree frogs and jungle foliage.
  7. I love hearing how people use my boxes. They have held diamonds, vitamins, volcanic ash, remote controls, photos, tax papers, pens, pet remains, Limoges boxes, candy, gift cards, athletic medals, and sugar packets.
  8. I earned a BFA in graphic design and minored in publishing and printing arts where I learned letterpress printing and book binding.
  9. Each piece is made by hand in small batches to ensure quality and meticulous craftsmanship.
  10. I enjoy the functional element that is inherent in my work, however, I don’t think a book or box needs to be filled. I love blank books and empty boxes because they hold the potential for something wonderful!

Visit their colorful site to learn more + view our Gallery for photographs of past, bespoke offerings by Judy Lynn of Mirabelle Studio.

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“I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.”

– Steve Lacy

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Photo Credits: © PhotoGabi exclusively for The Huestudio + Company.

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Boxes of Bespoke Beauty

[Preferred Partner Spotlight: mirabelle studio]

Magical. Magnificent. Masterful. Meaningful. Memorable. mirabelle!

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As lovers of boxes, containers and vessels, we admire unique and special items that encase, hold, protect and safe keep precious offerings. As a preferred partner for several years, we adore and love the talents of artist Judy Lynn of mirabelle studio!

“Break away from the box confining you. Positive dreamers do not follow the status quo. They keep raising the standard of the bar higher and higher. Raise the bar.”

– Israelmore Ayivor

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Utilizing only the finest papers from around the world to create limited-edition works of art, hand-made boxes and specialty books, Judy’s pieces are both beautiful and functional, yet free, open and flexible for recipients to complete with their personal memories, dreams or drawings.

mirabelle studio constructs all its exquisite boxes by hand. Boxes are crafted from book binding board, covered in various fabrics and papers and accented with distinctive beads and other interesting items. Original block prints, custom quotes or whimsical sayings are often utilized. No two boxes are exactly alike and every mirabelle studio piece is stamped, signed, dated and numbered.

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“Everyone is born with an instinct of success, and ability to make it, but only the ones who think out of the box succeed.”

– Unarine Ramaru

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We are joyously passionate about mirabelle studio’s bespoke creations and value the creative collaboration process with Judy to design and hand-craft exceptionally unique, custom offerings for discerning clients. These custom offerings create memorable gifts for weddings, milestone celebrations, events, special occasions and other innovative event experiences!

Explore mirabelle studio’s box collection. Like us, you’ll be amazed and in awe with Judy’s expert craftsmanship and exceptional ‘attention to detail’ with every book, box and print.

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“You can’t force creatives into a box. If you try, they’ll no longer be creative. And no one will want your box.”

– Ryan Lilly

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Photo Credits: Blueberry + Mango Custom Boxes + Lime + Rasberry Custom Boxes | © Maggie Rife Ponce Photography for The Huestudio + Company; Additional Custom Box Photographs | © PhotoGabi for The Huestudio + Company.

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A Decade of Love

Sea Turtles. Fragrant Leis. Oceanfront Vows. One Magical Wedding Day!

E Hoomau Maua Kealoha | May our love last forever

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To commemorate a special wedding event ten years ago, and to celebrate a rich historical reminder to know and respect the ocean, a traditional outrigger canoe adventure was booked in the peaceful waters just off of Polo Beach in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.

With a love for ocean, tranquility and a preference for the relaxing quietness of early mornings, a perfect beginning to a magical and memorable wedding day on May 25, 2006 was about to occur.

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Hawaiian guides expertly navigated the outrigger canoe into the waters and told stories of island lore while paddling. With a sudden stop, and with paddles raised, the canoe glided gently as the lead Hawaiian guide stated in a soft whispering voice, “Just below us is a Hawaiian Honu [sea turtle].” With silence, everyone looked into the clear, deep waters.

In a hushed tone the guide continued, “However, even more special is there are two!”

In silent awe, we watched two giant sea turtles swimming peacefully below. “It is very rare that we see two Honu’s swimming together. What a most memorable sight and a special, magical omen to experience on the morning of your marriage!

You two will be blessed.

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Representing longevity, safety and Mana [spiritual energy], the Hawaiian Honu are considered bearers of good luck and peace by Native Hawaiians. The Honu is honored for the wisdom that comes with age and many Hawaiians worship the Honu as their ‘aumakua’ or ancestral spirit guide whose wisdom protects and leads them throughout their lives. 

May 25, 2016 represents a memorable return to The Fairmont Kea Lani and Polo Beach in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii to celebrate ten years of marriage.

A Decade of Love is celebrated with Honu, leis, sunrises, sunsets – and – with the artistry and talents of select preferred partners, with bespoke anniversary gifts!

Delight in their craftsmanship and creativity + the beautiful photographs taken by PhotoGabi!

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Ten (10) custom Hawaiian-inspired fabric puzzle boxes were commissioned and hand-crafted by Judy Lynn of mirabelle studio. Each puzzle box held ten (10) commissioned hand-painted watercolor cards, custom created by Carol Massa Woldhuis of EIGHT21 Studios.

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Each morning, a unique box with enclosed custom card commemorating favorite Hawaiian songs throughout the years, was presented. Each representing “pieces of a larger puzzle”, ten (10) boxes and cards were received over the course of the anniversary trip to reveal special messages and four (4) quotes of love translated from English to Hawaiian.

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A larger custom ‘instruction card’ was created by EIGHT21 Studios designs by Carol Massa Woldhuis with inspiration by a favorite song, Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World by Israel “Iz” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole!

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Laura and Jerry Pugh from Lucky Invitations were commissioned to create a special May 25, 2016 anniversary folio for presentation on the actual wedding anniversary.

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With a hand-crafted outer box with a 2006 penny representing “the sands of time”, the luxe “sunrise/sunset-inspired” mango silk folio [complete with leather braided cording and a diamond starfish embellishment], contained letterpress messages of love, sentiments and celebration presented on hand-hammered copper sheets backed in blue silk representing the ocean.

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Inspired by a unique sea shell picked up from Polo Beach ten years ago during wedding portraits, the original sea shell was utilized by Jim Mitchell of Mitchell’s Jewelers to create custom 18K gold cultured Akoya pearl earrings, complete with 2016 dimes to commemorate the 10-year special occasion.

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Presented in a custom mirabelle studio puzzle box along with a EIGHT21 Studios watercolor card, “My heart tells me that I love you, More than all the little pearly shells!”

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Married by the Maui born and raised Reverend Valentin (Tino) Rosete on May 25, 2006 to the sounds of the slack key guitar, and presented with traditional Hawaiian flower leis representing the unbroken circle of eternal commitment and devotion to one another, we share love, kindness and joy with each of you, today and always! 

Aloha!

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Ei-Ah Eha-No. Ka Malohia Oh-Na-Lani. Mea A-Ku A-Pau

May peace from above rest upon you and remain with you now and forever

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*To create your own bespoke special events and extraordinary occasions that are memorable, we hope you’ll consider Imprint at The Huestudio + Company. Learn more!

Photo Credits:© PhotoGabi exclusively for The Huestudio + Company, 2016.

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Celebrate Women!

Celebrate and honor the special women in your life who make a difference in the lives of those they touch!

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In honor of A Silver Lining Foundation, a 2015 preferred charitable partner of The Huestudio + Company, and their Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program, we “Celebrate Women” with exclusive gift offerings from seven (7) exceptional women-owned preferred partners. Shop Now + Make A Difference from April 15, 2015 through May 15, 2015!

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A Sweet Delivery

Delicious. Decadent. Delectable. A Sweet Silver Lining (ASLF) is an exclusive, chic candy collection arriving in a one-piece, white, 8×8 inch gift box, with a silver lining of course! Designed by owner Amy DiTomasso, this deluxe gift includes a trio of 2.5 x 7 inch, 1 lb. round containers, effortlessly complimented with gourmet candies, creating a fashionably chic confection collection.

IMG_3685Visit A Sweet Delivery to purchase A Sweet Silver Lining (ASLF) directly. *30% of proceeds Give Back!

Anna Shea ChocolatesIMG_3688Indulge and honor all special women in your life with elegant, handcrafted delights from Anna Shea Chocolates! In celebration, owner Debra Jenrette designed the exclusive “Turn Up the Pink” 6-piece box and the “Turn Up the Pink” 12-piece box to honor A Silver Lining Foundation. These jewel-like creations are “works of art in chocolate” and are certain to impress everyone, especially Mothers and all precious women!

IMG_3687Visit Anna Shea Chocolates to purchase the “Turn Up the Pink” 6-piece box and the “Turn Up the Pink” 12-piece box directly. You may also select “Customize It” to choose your own flavors, too! *30% of proceeds Give Back!

Are You Kidding?

IMG_3670Stand Out! Be Noticed! These adorable Breast Cancer Research socks from Are You Kidding? are designed by kids for kids to allow other kids to “look cool”. Owned by mother Rachel Martinez, son Sebastian is the 7-year old CEO and his older brother Brandon is the D.O.S. [Director of Sales].

IMG_3690Visit Are You Kidding? to purchase Breast Cancer Black + Breast Cancer Pink socks directly. NOTE: Enter coupon code ASLF to ensure % of give back. Shipping is only $.99. *25% of proceeds Give Back

Jan Lewis Designs

These Circle of Colors bangles from Jan Lewis Designs, charmingly named Licorice and Marshmallow, were designed by Jan Lewis, wife of jazz legend, Ramsey Lewis. The colorful, lightweight bangle bracelets, in signature dot circular patterns, are hand-painted in slight relief adding texture as an important element to each design. The multi-colored artisanal Fair Trade bangles can be worn singly or paired and stacked with other complimentary styles in the collection.

BenefitTrioVisit Jan Lewis Designs to purchase Circle of Colors directly. Free Shipping is included for all orders!  *30% of proceeds Give Back!

Kiku Handmade

These stunning modern fused glass art pieces are hand-designed in the Oak Park, Illinois glass studio of Kiku Handmade by owner Laurie Freivogel, exclusively for A Silver Lining Foundation’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram® Program. The custom pale pink lace circular design is printed onto clear glass, layered over transparent silver gray and opaque wispy pink-white glasses, then fused in a kiln. Glass is cold worked, then returned to the kiln to slump into final bowl, dish and coaster shapes.

hue_ASLF_allVisit Kiku Handmade to purchase directly + use promo code ASLF15 for an additional 15% customer discount. Shop A Silver Lining Foundation Catch-all Dish, A Silver Lining Foundation Coaster 2-pack and A Silver Lining Foundation Large Bowl. *25% of proceeds Give Back!

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Seeking out the finest papers from around the globe, owner Judy Lynn creates limited edition works of art, exquisite handmade boxes and blank books by hand. Influenced by nature, her bird-inspired monoprints are produced on smooth, bright white acid-free rag paper and are unframed for easy shipping.

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IMG_4445“Nuthatches” monoprint, 5 x 8 inches. $50.00; “In the Tall Grass” monoprint, 8 x 8 inches. $50.00; “Flock” monoprint, 8 x 8 inches. $50.00.

To order, email judy@mirabellestudio.com directly. Use promo code SILVER LINING in the subject line to receive a 20% customer discount. *50% of proceeds Give Back!

Photography by Revealed Studios

The photography duo of Laurie Peacock and Maggie Rife Ponce have created a “Mom’s Ultimate Day Out”, an ultra-glamorous photoshoot designed to not only make you feel like a superstar for a day, including custom hair and make-up styling, but leave you with the pictures to prove it!  *25% of proceeds give back!

IMG_3680* Giving Back! A percentage of proceeds from select sales will be directly donated to A Silver Lining Foundation and the Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program by each preferred partner. Shop Now!

An Exclusive Offering! 

Orchid, raspberry, coral and rose colored circles intermingle with silver-grey circular rings on this custom, handmade box by Judy Lynn of mirabelle studio. The twin lids open in opposite, ying-yang directions to reveal two interior compartments lined in textured metallic silver paper and features rose quartz beads, known for their calming and healing properties. Each custom box is stamped, signed, dated and numbered.

IMG_2538 IMG_2549Offered at $135.00 through Gifts that Give, this exclusive gift offering provides one (1) free mammogram to A Silver Lining Foundation and the Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program for someone in need.

Our seven (7) women-owned preferred partners have created exceptional gift offerings exclusive to A Silver Lining Foundation. View all productsShop Now!

Based on the philosophy of Dr. Sandy Goldberg’s mother, Evelyn Goldberg, ”We are all family and we have to help each other through the tough times.”

We are passionate, committed and dedicated to our communities and about giving back.

Visit The Huestudio + Company for additional information about our Community Commitment and Circle of Colors.

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