People around the world, mostly Europe, know the glue, Coccoina…. a fantastic story of packaging, advertising and design. First manufactured in Italy in 1927, Coccoina glue is a memory of many Europeans’ childhood.
Amaca’s pop up stores featuring printed designs from Rossi, have an added element of design: new Rossi designer boxes.
Some of the most famous floral designs of Rossi 1931, were used in the creation of the 2016 Spring & Summer AMACA (by Sanyo Shokai) collection. Now, in their retail pop-up boutiques, are additional design features: boxes made from popular Rossi designs by Kyoto artisan box maker, Box and Needle. Read More
AD 1404 papers, are soft, felted-textured papers (referred to as Corona) made for Rossi by Cartiera Magnani. AD 1404 features a subtle deckle and a range of cream, white and pastel colors. In flat and folded cards, card sets, and envelopes. Read More
Letterpress stationery has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts, after nearly vanishing over the past centuries. Surprisingly very little has changed since the first days of letterpress. The original letterpress printing skills developed centuries ago, used raised metal type cast in individual letters. Read More
One of the best stores in Lund, Sweden, is Lexis Papper (Paper). Lexis is an independent stationary shop with a wide range of well-known brands, as well as smaller lines with a specialized design. Read More
When he was 17, Luca Palatresi bought his first SLR camera. His passion was in observing people…the faces surrounding his world and fantasizing about the hypothetical vs the reality of their stories. Read More
When Andrea and Bruno Valdettaro grew up in Peru, beautiful paper was nowhere to be found. Fast forward a few years and this enterprising brother and sister team has finally found lots of beautiful paper…. and brought it to Peru. In August of 2013, they founded Arte Cartaria. Read More
San Francisco is a museum-rich city, with many museums, particularly its small ones, scattered about in the city’s colorful neighborhoods. One in particular, The Museo Italo Americano, also known as the Italian American Museum was started by Giuliana Nardelli Haight in 1978 in a small space in North Beach in San Francisco. Solely focused on Italian and Italian-American art and culture, the nonprofit museum is now housed within the Fort Mason Center. Read More
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. Read More