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…)
The weather is turning cool and favorite scent and taste is pumpkin spice. We tend to think of the upcoming holidays and the gathering of friends and family around some great meals, presented with a beautiful tablescape of course. But if your budget is tight (and whose isn’t these days), you may be searching for a low cost way to reve up your presentation. Economical acrylic chargers are a great way to instantly elevate your placesetting, but just look how covering the chargers with some decorative paper makes so much more impact. (more…)
A Unicum of art, faith and history
In Florence, on October 29, 2015 the spectacular Museum of the Opera del Duomo, where the largest collection of Florentine medieval and renaissance sacred sculptures in the world is preserved, opened after a two year major restoration. Preparing for a planned papal visit to Florence in early November, the “new” museum stresses the close connection between art and faith. (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…)
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…)
If you have ever wanted to make your own jewelry, but have no idea how to start, let Annie Howe teach you.
Annie Howe loves to surround herself with beautiful papers. “I love patterns and rich colors, especially those of Rossi and Chiyogami. That was my basic desire when I started my company.” (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…)
Central Avenue, heading west from downtown St. Petersburg between 16th and 31st Streets, is the Grand Central District – a thriving designated “Main Street Community” and one of Florida’s newest design districts, with galleries, unique shops and restaurants. Its mission is to create a sense of identity within a mixed-use community and provide on-going economic development. It is also the home of the USA wholesale warehouse and distribution for Rossi1931.
Today, we are very pleased to let our customers and reps in the US and Canada know that as of now, it is possible to place orders from our Florida warehouse on line. (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…)