Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding.
ORI means to fold and KAMI means paper.
Origami involves the creation of paper forms usually entirely by folding. (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…)
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…)
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…)
Called an “artist’s candy store” on their Facebook page by a fan, Rochester Art Supply Inc., in the historic Cascade section of downtown Rochester, New York, is filled to the rafters in high quality supplies for the professional fine artist, as well as the budding artist and dabbler alike. (more…)
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ~Albert Einstein
Several years ago, we discovered a story from a fellow blogger who came across a very cool mahogany -stained piece in a theatre props department. (more…)
Roberta Beyer has loved birds since she can remember. Growing up in Las Cruces, New Mexico, “ my love of birds began as a child and I joined the Audubon Society when I was 8 years old. I used to sit out on our back porch with a small tape recorder that I had and I would record the mockingbird that was in our big cottonwood tree. My mom nicknamed me Bobolink (they called me Bobbie otherwise) because I loved birds so much.” (more…)