Tag Archives: Satsuma Press

Cowgirl

I dream nearly every night and often remember a good chunk of my dreams. Lately I seem to be traveling to warm destinations (imagine that). The other night in the middle of some deep snores, I found myself in New York City strolling thru hundreds of booths filled with ink and paper at the National Stationery Show. Thankfully this image will become a reality this coming May and I cannot wait. This being my second year of attending, I’m still a new cowgirl to the rodeo but ready as ever.

One of the reasons I’ve been dreaming of the Javits Convention Center (vs. the beach) is my love of checking out highlights from this past year’s Gift Shows. I often head to the paper goods blog, Oh So Beautiful Paper, which summarizes each show with thought, diversity and lots of good eye candy. I’ve got my eye on a handful this year…

OSBP NYNOW Winter 2014 Rifle Paper Co 16 NYNOW Winter 2014, Part 2 

OSBP NYNOW Winter 2014 Rifle Paper Co 40 NYNOW Winter 2014, Part 2

Rifle Paper Co.

OSBP NYNOW Winter 2014 Yellow Owl Workshop 17 NYNOW Winter 2014, Part 2

Yellow Owl Workshop

OSBP NYNOW August 2013 Three Potato Four 12 NYNOW Summer 2013, Part 2

Three Potato Four

OSBP NYNOW August 2013 Old Tom Foolery Modern Lore 1 NYNOW Summer 2013, Part 2

Modern Lore

OSBP NYNOW Winter 2014 Crow and Canary 85 NYNOW Winter 2014, Part 4OSBP NYNOW Winter 2014 Crow and Canary 22 NYNOW Winter 2014, Part 4

 Ferme a Papier

OSBP NYNOW Winter 2014 Timbergram 2 NYNOW Winter 2014, Part 5

Timbergram (wooden postcards!)

OSBP NYNOW Winter 2014 Crow and Canary 58 NYNOW Winter 2014, Part 4

Sapling Press

Speaking of hot stationery lines swirling around out there, here are a few others which keep pulling me in…

photo123

The folks from Philadelphia based, Wayfare Press, bring a love of paper and youth to their designs.

 

Satsuma Press has also been top of mind these days, such beautiful detail in their designs.

One recent launch which just exploded on social media is the collaboration of Rifle Paper and Garance Dore, the first out of Florida and the second designer based in Paris. They recently premiered their line in Paris and I’m excited to check out the products in person while attending the New York show this Spring.

OSBP NYNOW Winter 2014 Rifle Paper Co 46 NYNOW Winter 2014, Part 2

Lastly, to fellow Twin Citians, are you looking for another good reason to get out from under the covers this weekend? The second monthly Makers Market is taking place over at Mille

makers_march02

We’ll be there, bringing with us a nice batch of Sale items as well. Make sure to swing by!

A Few of My Favorite Things…

It was too challenging to narrow the list down to only a dozen, so hold on to your pens my friends. The holiday gift idea list is a bit on the long side.

First off, to the postal lovers.

 

The World’s Smallest Post Service is at your service, ready to be enjoyed by your favorite letter writer. What a great excuse to sit down, focus on something small and send it off to someone you love. 

 

For those of you who may have a family member who still looks back with naustalgia at the carrier pigeon days, here is the perfect gift. This Pigeon Post package from Letter Writers Alliance (one of my favorite sites) provides you with everything you need to send the pigeon back and forth, holding a letter in it’s pouch, just like the good old days.

 

You can’t go wrong with a custom stamp from Paper Source works. Although this means you would be stamping and not writing, if a stamp provides the motivation to write a letter then bring it on. I gave my mother and mother-in-law these personal stamps for Mother’s Day this year and both were thrilled (free shipping with orders over $100).

 

Now let’s celebrate stationery.

I am sucker for notecards and sales. And right now R.Nichols has a great deal for you. Free shipping and 25% until the end of this week. Too hard to pass this up!

This Ikat Domino + Wood Box Set from Stripe and Field might be the ideal gift for that family member who appreciates hand written notes…or just to keep for yourself!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These stationery sets are beautiful enough to frame.  Peony from Satsuma Press is produced by one woman in Oregon and the three dimensional Retroplants from Crafterall is created here in Shorewood, MN by a one gal as well (love you single, female artists!).

 

And for that friend with the beautiful handwriting…

My friend, who will remain anonymous, is surprising her sister with her very own OpenType font created from her personal handwriting. I thought this was a brilliant idea especially for someone with impeccably, unique handwriting.

 

Spread the Journaling Bug.

For the bird watcher or traveler in your life, this Hamline Pocket Journal is made in Heirloom Cognac leather and can even be personalized. Can we say Father-in-Law?

 

And for those bloggers (who ever you are) out there, this Archie Grand notebook from J.Crew is the perfect way to keep track of your favorite sites.

 

Pens and Pencils are perfect stocking stuffers.

The retractable, ballpoint Spectrum Pen in the MOMA color palette will keep you smiling all the way through every journal entry.

 

Why not step out of the box and pick up one of these beautiful pottery mugs to use as a pen and pencil holder. Something a loved one would see every day at their desk can make a meaningful gift.

 

And for those of you with more expensive taste…

From the Rad and Hungry, a site which sources interesting supplies from around the world, treat the pencil fanatic in your life with a Yearly Subscription of (twelve kits over 12 months) of 14 STMT X Pencils each month!

Coming from Symthson on Bond Street, this Jonathan Saunders Panama Diary is one you want to hide from the kids.  It’s elegant in every way using goatskin leather and lined with printed silk. Oh la la (or Ho Ho Ouch!).

 

In my world, the ultimate gift would be a quarterly surprise in the mail where you would be delighted with cards from different artists each season. Parchment Post read my mind. Here you can purchase a six month or one year subscription of their seasonal collection of cards. Sending handwritten cards just became even more enjoyable.

 

Lastly, for those of you still in need of holiday gift tags, look no further.

 

Etsy rocks with many treasures created by talented artists including…

Joy by Paper Lovely Letterpress

 

 

 

And Tree and Red Cherries by Conversational Design.

 

 

 

 

 

These gifts cards from Rifle Paper Co. can be ordered online or, if you live in the Twin Cities, pop into Paperista and droll over the beautiful variety of stationery (check out their blog as well).

So there you have it folks. My list of the year. Hopefully something grabbed your fancy and you will join me in making this holiday season a time for writing and reflection.

Merry Merry.

Giving Thanks

With next week being Thanksgiving it’s natural to be thinking of all the ways I feel thankful for those around me. How about stepping out of your box and reminding a certain someone just how much they mean to you by sending one of these beautiful, hand-drawn artwork cards from Mr.Boddington’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few other favorites….

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Rifle Paper                                                                      CoolJane

 

This will be our third year hosting Thanksgiving, a tradition I adore. While our kid’s eyes will be glued to the Macy’s Day Parade, the smells of the kitchen will start brewing and continue until the last coffee cup is washed and slice of pumpkin pie is devoured. One new tradition I plan to add this year is asking each guest to jot down what they are thankful for over the past year on these cards from Paper Source. I’ll hold our guests thoughts in the attic until Thanksgiving ’12 when they’ll be reminded of their thoughts of this year and ponder how another year flew by.

Satsuma Press also has sells a unique way of listing what you are thankful for this year.

 

And if handwriting is just not your “thing” this holiday, we hope you find an outlet to share your blessings with others in whatever style that feels right. With our boys, they’ll be screaming “OOOOOO the Lord is good to me…” at the top of their lungs no doubt.

Gobble Gobble.