5 Things You Didn’t Know About Diva Pyari

December 2, 2013

Diva Pyari, mastermind behind the stationery and gifts line Linea Carta, is not only a skilled calligrapher, but a real-life jill-of-all-trades: she dances ballet, speaks Italian, hikes daily, wrangles two lovable pups and swims a mean backstroke. Oh, and she’s also a world travelerher Calligrapher Canapé Plates were inspired by vintage flashcards she collected from antique shops around the globe. After chatting with the artist, we found ourselves longing for walks on cobblestone streets and itching to sign up for swim lessons. It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby, right?


On Living Abroad: When I was teaching in Italy, I loved everything about day-to-day lifewalking on cobblestone streets, a cappuccino at the bar near my apartment, the light shining through Piazza Santo Stefano and the beautiful view of tiled rooftops from my window.

On Tools: The ingredients for a productive workday include my very favorite penthe Pilot Hi-Tec C 0.4, to be exacta dip pen, nib and oak gall ink, watercolors, gouache, paper, linen, friends, dogs, hikes, yoga, ballet and cuddling.

On Puppy Love: Henry is a ridiculously sweet pug. He likes daily hikes in the hilly forests and running on the beach. Nico is Henry’s counterparta rascal through and through. He’s the fastest dog in the West and loves fetching anything, especially pinecones.

On Childhood: I was captain of my swim team in high school. Backstroke was my best event.

On the Holidays: My vision for a perfect festive day is simpletime with loved ones, a walk near the water, and a table with fresh food and candles.

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