stationery

Put it on paper

i’ve been seeing some nice paper related goods around lately – notecards, prints, what have you. and since it’s almost the season to send someone a nice card or buy someone a nice print for christmas i thought i’d help you along with some suggestions.

banquet atelier & workshop has really beautiful geometric cards, neon calligraphy cards and rad prints too:

sparrow nest script has some humorous cards and other fun print related material:

everything at quill & fox is fantastic:

parrott design studio deals in beautiful calligraphic cards:

as does sugar paper:

i like these custom thank you cards by seaborn press:

a cool notecard set for any occasion set by besotted brand:

anek has a variety of nice prints for your walls:

karolin schnoor is mega talented:

so is emily isabella:

i like katie wohl’s geometric prints:

here’s the créme de la créme (print):

and, be brave and be kind.

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Our Paper Shop

i’ve been looking forward to the launch of Our Paper Shop ever since Emma mentioned her and Bre‘s new collaborative online project on her blog. well, they’ve just launched this week – so go check out their shop (i love the paris postcards, naturally). they even have a beautifully photographed lookbook… these are not your average paper pushers.

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Back to school

there was a time in my life when shopping for stationery was basically the most exciting thing i could think of. nagging my mom to buy me a new pencil case – “i can’t have the same pencil case as last year!” – and then covering it in all manner of stickers , tippex and permanent marker. filling it with precious items like an untouched eraser and kokis that weren’t dry yet (what do you call a koki outside of south africa?) covering my school books with pictures from magazines and clear contact paper – without making any bubbles.

i haven’t derived any pleasure from stationery in a long time, because i don’t make anything with my hands any more. what’s that all about! it might be time to get back to basics (or school)

1. aubin & wills notebook / 2. desktop sharpener / 3. postalco notebooks / 4. recycled paper pencils / 5. state of the obvious 1gb usb stick / 6. dog stapler / 7. black cotton deco tape / 8. worther woody mechanical pencils / 9. sliced bread notebook / 10. bear paperclips / 11. erasers / 12. 100-page tracing paper block / 13. tubs of coloured pencils / 14. recycled ballpoint pens

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present + correct

sometimes i wonder what it would be like if we could go back to school as our adult selves, without all the worries that plagued us as teenagers. man, we were idiots! oh you think you weren’t but you actually were, sorry to break it to you.

i would for one thing have had better stationery. no more space cases with shit drawn all over them. i would have been a proper person with rad stationery. these are by present + correct (also at etsy)

i realised after i’d written this post that space cases might already be irrelevant, or probably don’t make sense to anyone outside south africa. well, they were the pencil boxes to have in my day. i remember when i was 12 years old space cases suddenly hit the scene – people went bananas for them. and they were actually big enough to fit bananas in.

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pigeon post

beautifully illustrated valentines cards by canadian design company vanguard works, under their paperie label pigeon post. based on the theme of undying love.  inspired by myths, folklores & ancient stories from around the world.

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