After months of sourcing materials, researching fabric printers, drafting patterns and working on the sewing machine, they’re finally here: our everyday floral Zip Pouches!Read More
Happy June, everybody! I’m excited to release this month’s free download: our June 2019 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper! For this month’s download I’m borrowing the illustration that graced the June page of our Moonlit Garden 2019 desk calendar: the lily! This floral design is a little more abstracted and a touch more funky than some of my other work. To me it feels tropical and lively, perfect for the onset of summer.Read More
I’m excited to share with you the story behind a little mini collection of fabrics we’ve released on Spoonflower: Protea Picnic! This collection is centered around our Pink Ice Protea print.Read More
Hey everyone! Today I’m so excited to introduce something that’s been in the works for a while here at Root & Branch: our brand-new Coral Charm Collection, featuring limited edition art prints, a boxed card set, and wallpaper!
I’m thrilled to share that with this collection, we’re adding three new categories of products to our line. Today on the blog I’m sharing a bit of the background behind this collection and the design decisions that made it a reality.Read More
Happy February! Today is an exciting day for Root & Branch Paper Co. It’s our first birthday!! And in honor of one year in business, I’m excited to share with you this month’s brand-new free download: our February 2019 Calendar Desktop Wallpaper!Read More
Happy New Year, friends! And with the new year, I am excited to release the very first of our free digital wallpapers. I love New Years and the reflection and celebration it brings, looking back over the past year and forward with hope for the future.Read More
It’s holiday card season!! Now I know that Christmas, Hanukkah, and all other holiday cards are something that I know can bring up a plethora of feelings… from joy to stress to guilt. There are some people among us who never fail to send out adorable cards every year, even complete with family photos. These people are amazing and I am not one of them.Read More
Hi everyone, December is here! And I’m happy to introduce a new download: our December 2018 Calendar Wallpapers, featuring a retro holiday print. As always, these wallpapers are totally free here on the Root & Branch Paper Co. blog.Read More
Today is a great day for Root & Branch because we’re launching a new fabric collection: Wintry Woodland! I’m definitely the kind of person who isn’t opposed to celebrating Christmas from the moment it gets cold… and my definition of cold is anytime that I have to wear layers. Needless to say, I’ve been in the festive spirit for a few weeks now.Read More
Keeping a sketchbook is one of the easiest ways to see a physical record of your creative process. So much of keeping a sketchbook is in the basic need to “get it out” … many of us feel a sort of release when drawing, even if the result isn’t something we’d want to share. Drawing can be relaxing, especially if you’re not focused too much on the end result. If you’re anything like me, focusing on the process instead of the end result is difficult. It takes a lot of practice. This is why sketchbooks are so important!Read More
Hi everyone! Today I’d like to show you a peek behind the scenes of a recent project I’ve been working on… an illustrated map of Suzhou, China.
Over the past few months, in addition to managing Root & Branch Paper Co., I’ve been working to expand my portfolio as an illustrator and graphic designer. You can see my portfolio here: jessietyree.com I have challenged myself to expand my horizons as an artist, and in doing that I decided to create this map of Suzhou.Read More
Happy November, friends! It’s time for a new download: our November 2018 Calendar Wallpapers, totally free here on the Root & Branch Paper Co. blog. For the month of October we're excited to feature our Ruby Cosmo print. It’s a funky floral print with a muted pattern that I think works well for the cooler months!Read More
Happy October! For the month of October we're putting the spotlight on our Moonlit Marble Hellebore print. I love the moody dark hues of this pattern and I think it’s the perfect fit for October. It’s a time when the temperatures are dropping, Halloween is on its way and autumn is really here!Read More
Happy Sunday, readers! I put together a playlist for myself that is a balance of relaxed, fun songs, and more upbeat ones that get me in a working mood. I thought I'd share it here as our third Root & Branch playlist. For a few more selections of tunes, find our afternoon slump and night owl playlists.Read More
This is the second post in a two-part series about our 2019 wall calendar: Moonlit Garden! In Part 1, we talked about the conceptual and creative story behind this calendar and the illustrations it contains. In this post, I'm sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how this calendar came into being, specifically focusing on the manufacturing side of things.Read More
I'm so excited to finally share with you all a project that has been in the works for the past several months (and even years!) : our 2019 wall calendar, Moonlit Garden.
A late-night stroll through the moonlit garden reveals lush and mysterious flowers whose beauty is most fully displayed long after the sun sets. Some blooms, including the exotic cereus, only open at night. Others, like the Japanese wisteria, are known for their intoxicating fragrance which only grows stronger during the evening hours.Read More
It's September! Time for a new download: September 2018 Calendar Wallpapers. For the month of September we're bringing bold and warm hues with our Pink Ice Protea pattern. This is one of our most popular patterns, and it's also a personal favorite. I think it has something to do with the color palette: fun and vibrant jewel tones always win. Plus, proteas! You can't go wrong with proteas.Read More
Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a new surface pattern collection I've been working on these days. Some of you may know that I live in China, in the ancient city of Suzhou which is famous for its classical Chinese gardens. I'm constantly inspired by the details of living in a place so different from the Southeastern US city I grew up in, and these inspirations often make their way into my work.Read More