Saturday, December 20, 2008

Trish Grantham

I took a little trip over to Trish Grantham's site, and she's got some lovely pieces available here.
Trish is a self taught artist who works in both commercial illustration on unique projects (such as her Visa billboard), as well as her own art.

Working in a collage/mixed media realm, she puts together Chinese papers, and then draws/paints her characters on top. All pieces are painted on wood, and resin sets it all in place. They'd make great Christmas gifts......

Also, if her pieces might be out of your price range, she has postcards and notecards available through Paper Milk.

(images from
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Paper Thieves on Design*Sponge!

I'd like to thank Grace from Design*Sponge for sharing our 2009 letterpress calendar.
You can purchase the calendar here.
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Friday, December 12, 2008

Come on down and purchase some gifts!

We're going to be selling a wee bit of wares (notebooks, letterpress calendars, cards and such) at the Silverlake Art Craft & Vintage Market, this Sunday December 14th.
Hope to see you there!
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Monday, December 8, 2008

Another Great Letterpress Calendar

Pedlar's website had been updated for the holidays with some great gift ideas, where I discovered the lovely letterpress calendar by Harrington & Squires.

This handmade calendar is printed in black and red ink, and features perforated days, that can be torn off as used. A wooden clothes pin clips onto the calendar to mark the day.
All comes packaged in a nice, graphic package. A clean design and unique calendar indeed!

(images from Harrington & Squires)
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Friday, December 5, 2008

Golden Branch Journal

You can check out these new journals here.
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Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Items!

I hope all of you had a good Thanksgiving!
We've been busy making some new products, so check out our Etsy store to see some of the new items, such as this Golden Cassette Journal!
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

For all of you that are celebrating, I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Please check back after the holiday, as we will be debuting some of our new products next week, just in time for Christmas, such as our new Gold Notes journals.

And for those of you who don't want to be caught in the mad shopping rush of Black Friday, take advantage of our special - 10% off all purchases from our store if you mention the code "turkey" in the comments section of your order, from 11/28-11/30. The 10% will be refunded to your Paypal account.
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Something's Hiding In Here's 2009 Calendar

I love looking forward to the work that something's hiding in here has up their sleeves - it's always a nice surprise. Through keeping up with their blog, I learned about their foray into letterpress, and that they purchased an old proof press and have started on their first project, a 2009 calendar. It's great to see how they contrast uniform old calendar type with chunky wood type in their design, printing on what looks like a different colored paper for many of the months. Can't wait to see how they complete it.

**Update - They have just started selling them in their store here. They will ship Dec. 13th.
The photo above shows the finished product. Love the wood.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Place of Games

On enfant terrible's website, they have a lot of great items for babies and young children, including these walls, known as il posto dei giochi. Made of corrugated pressboard sheets, and designed by Enzo Mari, they have many different decorations and shapes on the panels, giving children an endless array of options. Build a fort! Create a ship! I personally think this would make a cool room divider....
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Monday, November 17, 2008


Some of you may be familiar with Sukie's line of paper goods. From sweetly illustrated notebooks to their work with Chronicle Books, their products stretch far and wide. But originally, they were most famous for their rescued paper notebooks. In their first incarnation, repurposed papers of varying type (maps, schematics, envelopes), were french folded and bound into a one of a kind notebook. But with such success, it seems they have revamped these notebooks into different types - so if you are a fan of photocopies, you can purchase a notebook made of completely recycled photocopies, or completely made out of paper bags, or envelopes, or many great surprises all bound up in one neat package. Notebooks can be ordered through their website here.
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Sunday, November 16, 2008

How do I love thee?

I have a paper, paper goods, office supplies problem - okay, maybe it's more of an addiction.
I own more blank notebooks than I can use, I constantly hunt for new paper items for myself, I get excited for buy office supplies for each new job I do. But hey, I'm entitled to have my quirks!
And so, I wanted to begin looking for items that I can fantasize about in the year to come:

It's small, it's nifty, it has cool waxed-like paper and kinda orange-y, and stickers to boot.....the Poketo Custom Diary

start here:
You can customize it, by adding different sections, through a series of interlocking notebooks and planners, you can choose your paper color, and a variety of accessories.....start here linkable notebooks (now biodegradable to boot!)

There's something so wonderful about French made notebooks - the smoothness of the paper is amazing. Their new "Basics" series of notebooks are made with their famous paper, and come in wirebound or clothbound notebooks, in tan and black colors, designed for the minimalist.......

Paper + Cup:
All the work they do is great, right down to their custom stamped wood utensils. A set of their custom address labels would be nice for anyone (I so miss their faux bois labels though).....

These handmade padded envelopes make going to the post office (or even being the recipient!), a little more exciting. Made of brown craft paper and filled with recycled padding, they are machine sewn and almost too nice to mail - would make nice gift wrap as well.

Design Within Reach:
The Folle Wall Calendar may remind you of the scale at the doctor's office, but it's so much more than that - great Danish design!

I'll have some more items that I'll dig up soon.....
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Vintage Wallpapers

It has been awhile since I last looked at vintage wallpapers and patterns, so in my search I came across Vintage Wallpapers out of Belgium. Specializing in wallpapers from the 1950's through 1980's, they have a vast collection that spans all types of design. From juvenile to pattern, they have something for almost anybody's tastes. There's a collection of vintage fabrics and vinyl coverings as well.

One of the great features the site has is nifty magnification tool that helps you look in greater detail at the images - just in case you were wondering if that wallpaper was really made of linen.

For those loving earthy tones or graphic patterns, their collection is bound to inspire.
Some of these patterns could easily be at home on a notebook cover, or as the lining of an envelope. I wish there were letterpress patterns like these!

(images from Vintage Wallpapers)
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Drawers and Drawers

Established & Sons are a great UK design company, known for items such as their font clocks.
One of their designers, Shay Alkalay, has created his Raw Edges drawer unit - designed to move beyond the typical drawers that only move out in one direction, these drawers move both forward and back, while "floating" in a tower. So handy for those of us that always have socks stuck in the back of the drawer! I do quite like the colors - reminds me of the more darker spectrum of a Crayola box.

(image from Established & Sons)
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But can you stick it on the wall?

I was checking out Wolfie and the Sneak's current listings on their etsy shop and discovered this print of theirs. It's printed on unpasted wallpaper, but is a nice size and color. As a recurring pattern, it might make a nice wallpaper print on a wall - especially if it contrasted with some walls painted in a nice complimentary color. Hmmmmm......
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Jen Khoshbin

I've started really getting into Jen Khoshbin's work, and loved seeing that she was in the current poppytalk handmade market, linking to her Etsy shop. Her photos are so unique, so simple, yet so striking - I almost wish you could purchase the cut out's themselves!
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Monday, October 20, 2008

What's New at Present and Correct

Was checking up on Present and Correct's online shop and discovered some new interesting pieces.....

First off is this vintage student planner/timetable. I'd love to know what country's it's from.
The red pictures add a nice punch to what could usually be a boring piece of school ephemera.
Second, are the "I Like" postcards. Embracing Britannia kitsch, this set includes 8 postcards of photos taken of fairground rides, tourist stops and the like, all packaged together in a vintage popcorn bag.

(images from present and correct)
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Monday, October 13, 2008

The New Black

As a devoted Moleskine junkie, I'm always on the hunt for any of their new products. Upon getting the new Pedlars (the coolest little UK shop) catalog, I was amazed to see Moleskines in an array of colors. I'm not a fan of pinks or bright colors, but I'm digging the blues.....You can but a set of two here.

(images from Pedlars)
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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Gotta love local typography

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Currently away....

I'm currently out of the country, but I will be updating soon!
Thanks for hanging in there!!!!!!!!
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Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Thanks to Jan for featuring our calendars on Poppytalk!
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New Letterpress Cards!

Check them out!
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Alphabet Bags

I know these have started to make the blog rounds, but I couldn't resist posting.....
The folks at the Keep Calm Gallery (home of many wonderful limited edition prints) are busy expanding their empire and have now created Alphabet Bags - great, large totes, each available with a different letter of the alphabet. Get one with your initial, or for your significant other.
I wonder if they'll expand into numbers?

(image from Alphabet Bags)
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Roses Are Blooming

I was having a little look see over at etsy, and came across these rose letterpress coasters by Paper Dragonfly- I really like the dimension of the roses and color, and well, I'm a sucker for letterpress. They also have some simply elegant cards as well.

(image from Paper Dragonfly)
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Monday, September 22, 2008

See Jane Work

As both a fan of design*sponge and the great office accessories store, See Jane Work, it was great to check out the blog and see a sneak peek of SJW proprietor Kelly Osborne's home. Check out her lovely home if you get a chance, it's beautiful!

(image from design*sponge)
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Birdie Calendar

Here's some of our new wood 'n' resin calendars - some will be collage, and some will have other decorative elements. Check out the first model, Birdie.......
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Birds 'n' Trees 'n' Keys

I just got the new West Elm catalog and am really loving some of their new bedding designs.
Their Heirloom Quilt & Shams reminds me of old mattress ticking stripe, with a series of vintage keys printed on the quilt itself - very unique.

The Vintage Bird Duvet & Shams is also another favorite, as it finds a way of combining birds and trees, without making it seem too feminine. I could really seem the imagery of both of these sets in some vintage inspired stationery.

(images from West Elm)
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Presidential Wrestling?

The folks at Yee Haw Industries have created this great letterpress print to commemorate the upcoming election. I love the vintage look of this - makes it really seem like it's going to be an interesting fight!
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Faux Bois?

We're off creating a series of faux bois 2009 calendars which will soon be in our etsy store.......
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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Class of 09?

The Test Tube Kids
Originally uploaded by The Small Object
Was stumbling through The Small Object's flickr site, and came across these Test Tube Kids clothespin people Sarah had made for an order - they look so cool. Can't wait to check them out at Reform School!
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