Continuing on the hand stamped theme, I’m loving this business card and stationery idea from Foreign Policy Design Group for Playground Studio. I really like the idea of stamping stationery on an as needed basis. It feels more personal. What do you think?
I have a real thing for stamps at the moment. In fact, I’m rejigging the identity for my company, Wordish, so that I can use stamps to hand make my stationery. In keeping with my latest obsession, I just bought this From The Desk Of stamp from Present & Correct. I think it will come in very handy with the mountain of pen pal letters and general writerly endeavours that I need to catch up on. Hurry up and get here sweet thing!
Brisbane-based Bespoke Letterpress Boutique released some absolutely gorgeous vintage map envelopes today. Each envelope features a map from a vintage atlas with a scalloped flap and a handy adhesive dot to seal. Get your hands on a pack soon because they won’t last long.
(img credit: Bespoke Letterpress Boutique)
Wow! These Kate Spade Typewriter Notes have just made it to the top of my notecard wishlist (and yes I do have a notecard wishlist!). I spied these at Notemaker.
I literally squealed when I came across this link. If you’re a fan of getting/sending mail, you’re going to love it too.
There’s nothing better than going to the letterbox and seeing a handwritten, stamped envelope amongst all the bills and junk mail. Unfortunately letter writing is a dying practice 🙁 The Snail Mail My Email project is perfect for time poor souls that want to send someone a letter but can’t muster the strength to lick a stamp.
All you need to do is:
- Pick a person you want to send a letter to.
- Type up an email message (100 words max) and include the recipient’s physical mailing address.
- Include a custom option like; a doodle, a flower petal, a spray of perfume / cologne, a lip stick kiss or even suggest your own.
- Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The dedicated team of letter writers at Snail Mail My Email will handwrite your message and send it to your friend, for free! Free!
The catch is, you’ve only got until August 15th so hop to it!
(Found via The Benevolent Postcard Society)
Have you noticed that there are a lot of really cool e-Mag’s launching lately? One that relates specifically to paper lovers is Paper Runway. It’s released quarterly and is all about “paper goodness, hot paper products, fabulous features, beautiful paper, party inspirations, features about the hottest paper sculptors, artists, illustrators, creators and quick DIY projects“. The first issue was released just recently and it’s a must-read for paper lovers. I especially loved the feature they did on Elsie Larson’s engagement and wedding ephemera (so cute!). Check out the mag if you have a chance – it’s a great read.
(I just discovered, you can also buy paper copies, delivered straight to your door!)
[img credit: Paper Runway]
I have a thing for Portland, Oregon. I think it’s related to my Elliott Smith obsession. Or perhaps it’s because I have such fond memories of the Pacific Northwest from my time living in Vancouver. Anyway, I’ve started collecting postcards and artwork from Oregon-based artists and these little beauties are on my to-buy list. The artist is Agnes Barton-Sabo and her store is Betty Turbo. You can check out the cards, and some of her other sweet illustrations, here.
Kikki.K just released a new online catalogue that shows several cute workspaces and all the bits and pieces you need to put them all together. I’m such a fan of Kikki.K and it’s now incredibly dangerous that they’ve opened up a store so close to me! If I had to choose, I’d say that I’m a fan of the Professional look. What about you?
Kikki.K is running a competition where you can win a $200 gift voucher to put towards redesigning your workspace. Check out their blog for more info!
Happy Mother’s Day to my Mum and to all the other Mums out there. We just got back from a brunch over at the folks’ place which was a lovely way to start a Sunday.
Now, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it here on the blog before but I’m a big fan of Rifle Paper Co. They are a husband and wife team over in Florida who make the most gorgeous stationery. Thankfully for me, Mother’s Day gave me a great opportunity to buy one of their beautifully illustrated Mother’s Day cards – I’ve had my eye on it for a while and loved it immediately. I just adore the typography and the retro-esque feel. I also purchased some note cards to add to my ever growing stash (thankfully I have a few more pen pals this year so I’ll use them all up for sure).