Pimp My Mail Workshop Recap

Houston, you were good to us. Despite the traffic in, the road trip was flawless. And the event?! Goodness gracious, talent was IN THE HOUSE. Owner and calligraphy extraordinaire Dionne Christiansen led twenty-five women to design envelopes in a fun way (and taught how to butter up the postal workers to let you ship them fancy thangs) while being fed sweet treats and equally sweet drinks. 

Each participant received a personalized acrylic clipboard and drinking glass, a package of vintage stamps for practice postage, envelopes of varying sizes, calligraphy pens, and four macho cards from LoweCo. 

Each participant received a personalized acrylic clipboard and drinking glass, a package of vintage stamps for practice postage, envelopes of varying sizes, calligraphy pens, and four macho cards from LoweCo. 

LoweCo.'s Catherine Lowe and Nib and Pixel's Dionne Christiansen at the Pimp My Mail Workshop

LoweCo.'s Catherine Lowe and Nib and Pixel's Dionne Christiansen at the Pimp My Mail Workshop

Nib and Pixel gave insight into the design priorities of creating a mail experience and making the aesthetic very "you". Dionne encouraged participants to explore different ways to relay the emotion to the recipient of these fabulous envelopes being crafted.

A model envelope by Nib and Pixel (top left) and a participant's version (right) for LoweCo.'s HIGH FIVE macho card.

A model envelope by Nib and Pixel (top left) and a participant's version (right) for LoweCo.'s HIGH FIVE macho card.

Hosted in Post Studio Projects in downtown Houston, the location was perfectly intimate and had inspiring character. For more workshops and events, keep following LoweCo.'s social media and this very blog.

Big ups to the hosts and helpers of this event!

Envelope Design Tutorial: Nib and Pixel @nibandpixel

Studio Space: Post Studio @poststudiohou

Cake: Buttercup Bakery @buttercuphouston

Flowers: Mibellarosa Designs @mibellarosa

Ghost Chairs: Glo Events & Decor @gloeventsanddecor

Photography: Dana Fernandez Photography @danafernandezphoto