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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
“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…)
A little more than 100 years ago, a group of young women from privileged backgrounds parlayed their status and education into public service. They called their organization the Junior League, in reference to the members’ young ages. (more…)
We are already printing our new 2015 papers which will be introduced at Paperworld at the end of the month. Many new designs beautiful in color, vibrancy and with meticulous detail will be ready for shipping soon.
Greeting cards of any kind, fine social stationery, writing papers, journals, decorative papers and gift items continue to be the heart of Rossi’s production. (more…)
Paper-Ya has been chosen “the best stationery shop in the city” by Vancouver Magazine. They have been at home here in this inspiring, creative community known as Granville Island for over 23 wonderful years. “Ya” means “shop” in Japanese. (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…)