This is a really cute idea, especially if you’re looking for quirky, and cheap stationery that you can make yourself.
A few days ago, Brenna from Design Sponge shared a tutorial for turning old maps into stationery. It’s an awesome idea and makes me wish that I’d saved the map of New Zealand we bought when we were there a few weeks ago (oops!).
My most recent NoteMaker goodies.
NoteMaker is an Aussie company based in Victoria that stocks stationery goodies sourced from all over the world. I’ve been a loyal fan for a couple of years and have placed more orders than I care to remember! They stock everything – diaries, journals, notebooks and pens from O-Check, Moleskine, Filofax, Lamy, Rhodia and the always cute MMMG.
They run competitions and giveaways regularly through their Twitter account so be sure to follow them.
Anything bear or postcard related is an instant winner with me. Luckily, Caitlin Keegan’s Etsy shop has both!
This is pretty funky. Lite Lite (available from Upon a Fold) is an LED paper flashlight that you make yourself! It comes with a battery and instructions on how to assemble it. Perfect for a middle of the night, under the covers reading session, right?
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]