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. (more…)
Soul paper is a gem of a paperie (and a bit of a creative hub) in the heart of the largest city in central Saskatchewan, Canada; Saskatoon is often called the “Paris of the Prairies” in similarity to its river, the many bridges and abundance of Art Nouveau architecture.
Itoya in Ginza is hands down the best stationary store in Tokyo.
There are 8 floors of stationery and writing products.
Explore the Ginza district, one of Tokyo’s swankiest and most posh districts, where every square meter of land in the area’s center is said to be worth ten million yen, or over one million USD…. think 5th Avenue, Rodeo Drive or Saville Row. (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. (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. (more…)
Beata Krampikowski is a German artist from Schleswig-Holstein. She is originally from Poland and studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York. Professional since 2004, she exhibits in galleries and art exhibits in Northern Germany as well as her own showings. (more…)
LINDY NEWTON’S HANDCRAFTED DECOUPAGED TRAYS
Decoupage is the craft of decorating furniture and objects with cut out paper. The word actually comes from the old French word decouper, meaning to cut out, although variations have been found going back to the early middle ages and before.
If someone had told Jane Means 15 years ago that she would one day be making a living by wrapping up a six-foot rhinoceros for one of the Beatles or a gift for the Queen, she would have thought they were a bit off. Yet, Jane has seen her wrapping company grow from a tiny start-up working out of a spare room into a hugely profitable internationally renowned company, with clients including Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Harrods, and celebrities she won’t mention for their privacy. (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…)