Here are a few of my favorite “love letters” to celebrate this Valentine’s Day… (As always, click to shop!)
Call me old fashioned, but I like having an actual calendar – you know, one made of PAPER – in my life. Hung up in the kitchen or propped on my desk; it’s a sweet, gentle reminder of the passage of time. (As always, click to shop!)
I’m in a bit of a pickle. This is due to the fact that I got a jump on holiday shopping, and proudly began the wrapping process a couple weeks ago, getting more than halfway through before running out of wrapping paper. Which did not impact my continued shopping – that’s been going full steam ahead; without a list and apparently with very little regard to what I might have already purchased. Because, of course, I can’t remember what’s in all those lovely packages. So now that I’ve procured more paper (and more gifts), I’m mostly just staring at the whole mess in hopes of an epiphanal moment. Note to self: wrap everything at the same time. Make a list. And buy plenty of gift wrap. (As always, click to shop!)
I was doing some math in my head (yes, really) and calculated the fact that if one is in the mood to send out greetings of the season, ye best start picking out the cards! Here are a few of my favorites from this years crop… (As always, click to shop!)
I just had to feature this amazing little shop I discovered lately on Etsy. Peg and Awl is the collaboration of a husband and wife team of makers, who create exceptional “treasures built from abandoned materials” in their Philadelphia studio.
Our work is made from olde things. Treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, and useable, long-lasting keepsakes. We used to make them for ourselves and now we make them for everyone.
MI+ED creates handmade, eco-friendly illustrated and hand printed goods; all using high quality materials like recycled paper, organic cotton, linen and non toxic inks.
All the patterns and drawings are created by the artist in her studio in Milan, Italy. (As always, click to shop!)
I’m a maker.
I love sketching anything that is smaller than my hand.
I love getting ink all over. I like to experiment with different materials and tools.
I get inspired by many things, especially by small things that people don’t usually notice.
I walk a lot and I pick up and put little treasures in my pockets: a nice stone, a bud, a piece of paper or string.
I have boxes full of these treasures.
I love nature and one day I would love to live by the sea or nearby a forest.
I put a lot of love in what I make.
Satsuma Press is a one-person letterpress and design studio located in Corvallis, Oregon, that produces exquisitely delicate, yet modern letterpress products. “I fancy good, simple design that is pleasing to the eye and mind; refreshing color and lush paper; plenty of open space and quiet, graceful beauty.” (As always, click to shop!)
Time to celebrate your dear old dad…
In honor of the the final day of the National Stationery Show in NYC, I thought I’d share one of my all time favorites. Pikku is a brilliant line of charming textiles and stationery products by designer Valerie Ormiston. I adore that in a world of constant change and the urge to reinvent, her wares evolve at a snail’s pace – and stand the test of time. Simple, modern, unpretentious and happy. (As always, click to shop!)
An assortment of this years best cards celebrating mom… (As always, click to shop!)
Here comes Peter Cottontail… A few of my favorite choices this year for fabulous Easter cards… (As always, click to shop!)
Jessica Nielson is an illustrator and surface designer living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In addition to taking on a variety of commissioned work, she offers her bright & bold paper and textile products to the US market through her Etsy shop. I adore that fact that her designs are irresistibly modern, yet still SO friendly! (As always, click to shop!)
As you know, I’m a sucker for typography. And when I stumbled into what has become my very favorite Thank You note du jour, I had to learn a bit more. Turns out the designer is Brooklyn-based Bessie Anderson, who uses hand-set letterpress printing to create her small line of stationery products. (As always, click to shop!)