Category Archives: paper

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 […]


  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 […]

Sesame Letterpress: Fall 2015

I’ve been following Sesame Letterpress as long as I’ve been blogging (almost 10 years now!) and their fall 2015 offerings are graphically strong with clever details. A tiny calendar (4.25″ x 5.5″), perfectly simple letterpressed lists, and a cute bat card — who can say no to a cute bat? See all of the offerings (Christmas, too, […]

My London: Present And Correct

One of my favorite things to do is to make lists of places to see/eat/shop in a city. And now that we’re on our third year in the UK, I have a solid list for London at the ready, whether you’re visiting for the weekend or (hopefully) longer. With months to go until high school graduation, […]

Happy Menocal

I’ve been a fan of Brooklyn artist Happy Menocal for a while, and though her wedding invitations and save-the-dates are de rigueur in Vogue these days, I had the good sense to listen to my friend E back in 2006 when she was raving about Happy. At the time, I was enchanted with Happy’s watercolor takes on […]