Category Archives: paper

Top Drawer: London

Serendipity led me to Top Drawer over the weekend. I went to see one person*, and fell into a rabbit hole of fun finds in the stationery section. It felt like NYC in May for a moment as I wandered the aisles. 42 Pressed It was a delight to stumble across 42 Pressed at the […]

Lucy Bowes Design

Always happy to add another talented artist to my roster of stationery options. London calligrapher/illustrator Lucy Bowes has a knack for simple drawings that have just the right touch of sweetness. I’m smitten with her mistletoe and baubles cards for the holidays: after living in London there’s no way I’m going back to puny sprigs […]

Holiday Gift Guide, Part One: For You

Gift guides: depending on the day, I crave them or loathe them. But Christmas rolls around like clockwork, and I need ideas! (Which means you probably do, too.) To that end, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite things from browsing the Internet, broken down into two installments. Part One features items I think would […]

Laura Stoddart for Hester and Cook

Laura Stoddart could be my favorite illustrator. Her watercolors are quirky yet sweet and old-fashioned yet modern. It doesn’t hurt that the subjects she chooses are perfection: I love to look at pretty cakes and hyper-organized butler’s pantries. While I keep my fingers crossed that she will announce new work very soon, these placemats and […]

Kartotek

  Thanks to the online rabbit-hole that — circa 2015 — is Instagram: new-to-me stationery brand Kartotek. Based in Copenhagen, the line of winsomely minimalist stationery is sure to be on many a paper lover’s wish list for the holidays. There are notebooks galore in muted colors and graphic patterns, utilitarian-with-a-touch-of-pretty planners and lists, as well […]