Leonardo da Vinci is now considered by most a mystery and an enigma, with Dan Browns novels, The Inferno and daVinci Code giving credence to this. Hence, The Battle of Anghiari plays into his image very well, as this work of art remains equally as puzzling as it is intriguing. (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…)
“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…)
Paper Presentation, located in downtown New York City, has been in operation since 1990.
If you can imagine seventeen thousand square feet of wrapping paper, stationery, envelopes, presentation folders, greeting cards , (more…)
It’s the only trade show in the US devoted to the paper and social stationery industry.
Every May, stationers and paper lovers alike gather in New York City at the Javits Center for the National Stationery Show. For three and a half days exhibitors showcase their paper wares, creations and designs—it’s a feast for the eyes. (more…)
Squibb’s Stationers is a rare find; soon to be 88 years old and a pillar in the town of Weston, a suburb of Toronto, it continues to maintain the tradition it’s always been known for: great customer service. They pride themselves on the seemingly outdated fashion of product knowledge, custom ordering and fair pricing. (more…)
At 8 feet wide and 25 feet deep, de Medici Ming Fine Paper in Seattle might not seem the kind of store where a person could spend hours browsing. But paper seems to have a mysterious ability to captivate.
“The record for prowling is about six hours” said the store’s founder Capper Heffernan
recalling a woman years ago who spent the better part of a day going through the shop’s colorful supplies of paper and related products, imported from places such as Thailand, Italy and the Philippines. (more…)
“Seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care.”
So went the slogan used by the Port Jackson & Manly Steamship Company in 1940 to describe Australia’s Premier Seaside Resort. Today, Manly is a major tourism destination with more than 8 million visitors per year. They come from all over Australia and the world, drawn by the many natural water attractions, restaurants, shops and cultural events. (more…)