Located in Parnell, a suburb of Auckland, Passion for Paper opened in 1996 and was the first fine stationery store to have opened in New Zealand. In addition, they do indeed “sell to the world” and ship for a flat rate…almost anywhere. (more…)
Founded in 1881 by Francesco Pettinaroli when he first moved to Milan from Lago di Orta, this historic store has been known for years as the ‘Bottega Storica”. Right at the start, it took the form of a stationery store with an adjacent printing and binding shop. It quickly became very popular and well known in Milan, as it filled an obvious need. (more…)
Kerrisdale Village is on the west side of the city of Vancouver. Called Vancouver’s most charming village, with its brick-paved sidewalks and welcoming spirit, it’s a great place to spend an afternoon. It offers a cornucopia of shops, eateries and services that would rival those of any bustling metropolis, while keeping its quaint village charm and warm spirit. (more…)
For exquisite gift wrapping, bookbinding and book covering, scrapbooking, paper crafts, origami, decoupage, iris folding, card making, gift tags and stationery.
Over the years, we have featured many of our retailers and most often they are brick and mortar stores that we love, many of which also have an on-line “shop”. This time, perhaps for our very first time, we are featuring a totally-on-line retailer: The Paper Tree of Newark, England. (more…)
What do Alton Brown, Dustin Hoffman, and Nora Ephron all have in common? They are all customers of Ted Kennedy Watson’s and his stores, Watson Kennedy.
Convivial, charming, and uber- talented, Ted is also a writer of bestselling design/décor books. (more…)
A flair for style and a passion for shopping
la Rinascente (derived from Rinascita – means “rebirth” in Italian) is an Italian retailer founded in Milan in 1917. La Rinascente is a chain of 11 department stores located in major Italian cities: two in Rome and one in Milan, Genoa, Turin, Florence, Palermo, Catania, Cagliari, Padova and Monza. The retail chain is known for its alliance with contemporary designers and architects. (more…)
True artisanship can be hard to find, but this Berkeley bookbinding business is a throwback to the days when craftspeople paid attention to detail and paper products weren’t mass-produced on an assembly line. (more…)
Santa Rosa is a gorgeous place where everything comes together: wine country and farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and ocean. The city is considered part of the North Bay region of San Francisco, just 55 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This vibrant city overflows with all we love about California. It is here, we find Sincerely Yours, Sonoma County’s premier stationery, invitation and gift store. (more…)
“Welcome to Sterling Place, where you can find artful objects for gracious giving™ – whether you are giving to someone else or treating yourself.”
The sign says, “Eclectic curiosities and essential goods”. (more…)