“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…)
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…)
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…)
Housed in the Pearl Street district of Portland, Oregon is an urban paper mill, letterpress print shop, bindery, custom invitation gallery and design studio, and a fine European paper boutique. One might think we are speaking of six different businesses, but in fact, it is all under one roof known as Oblation Papers & Press. Here, they also design and produce their own line of wholesale goods that are warehoused and shipped from this very same location. (more…)
OK, dad’s big day is nearly here and maybe we have all finally gotten the message that neckties are no longer “one size fits all” when it comes to Father’s Day gifts. But don’t count on it; this year, 41 percent of all Father’s Day gift-givers will be presenting their dads with clothing items. It’s a sure bet a lot of those items of clothing will be – you guessed it – neckties. (more…)
A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. Irish Proverb
Mother’s day in the US became an official holiday in 1914, so this year we celebrate 100 years of Mother’s day. Many people still believe it was created by Hallmark as one of their commercial ideas, but actually it was established by a West Virginian woman as a day to honor motherhood. (more…)
Our goal is to help you make things with your own two hands.
Two Hands Paperie began on Pearl Street, in the beautiful city of Boulder, CO. in 1993 as a small bindery with a few hand-bound books and a small rack of decorative paper. Mia Semingson and Gerald Trainor took over the store in January of 2010, “Mia and I both shopped at the store just about from the time it opened in 1993, says Gerald. “ Mia apprenticed with Diana (the founder) as a bookbinder and worked in the store for many years. We also did custom printing and bookbinding from our own studio for the store before just taking over the whole thing. So, we were intimately associated with just about the entire process and most of the products before we became the owners. It was a sort of natural progression. “