Felix Doolittle returned to the Stationery Show in 2013, marking its 10th anniversary with the launch of Hello!, a brand new line of notecards, notepads and mirrors anchored by its mascot, Ikootan, the sweetest little black bird. Volume 1, the first collection of notecards, has 40 options/illustrations to choose from that are divided into 8 color-coded themes. Felix Doolittle is synonymous with quality: so much effort goes in to the designs, starting with Felix Fu’s exquisite illustrations all the way down to packaging details. The Hello! notecard boxes are adorable and made for display – lined up, they look like tiny books.
As a long-time Felix Doolittle fan (I have quite the stash from a FD studio sale that I’m reluctant to part with: a common problem for Felix fans), I was happy to have a few minutes to catch up with Felix and his wife, Loren Sklar at the show. Congratulations on 10 years, Felix + Lauren: here’s to many more.
Hello! will be available at select retailers, and at the Felix Doolittle website beginning June 4.
i love charming packaging :)
photos by jane potrykus/a wrap-up of what i saw, in photos can be viewed at my “stationery show 2013″ flickr set
If you’re looking for the very best in ribbons, Angela Liguori’s Studio Carta should be at the top of your list: her Italian ribbons are simply sublime. At the moment, I’m besotted with the thinner 2/8″ ribbon in tightly woven cotton, and I think 2013 is the year I treat myself to a pair of ribbon scissors. Hands off, boys.
the colors i’m choosing between
ribbon spools in the studio carta booth
photos by jane potrykus/to see more from my visit to the show, click over to my “stationery show 2013″ flickr set
So happy to see Letter & Lark make its Stationery Show debut: designer Colleen Ellse’s line of letterpress cards and prints are simple + sweet without being twee. Not to mention, I’m in love with her handwriting, and thus the Letter & Lark press kit is going into the “save” pile.
birds of new england print
baking everyday card
all photos by jane potrykus/for more photos from the show, visit my “stationery show 2013″ flickr set
One booth that I never miss at NSS is Sweet Bella. Their roster of vendors is a marvelous mix of sophisticated workaday and avant-garde product. It gives me a good chance to visit perennial favorites, like Korea’s O-Check and Italy’s Antica Cartotecnica, as well as see what owner Nina Allen’s unfailing eye has discovered while I’ve been away. This year, I was all about the Maison Martin Margiela collection from L’Atelier d’Exercises, pictured above. I love my MMM “Tabi” shoes, so of course fell hard for the stationery version, chicly interpreted as a leather bookmark. Utilitarian luxe indeed. Also from L’Atelier d’Exercies is the “endless notes” (above, far left). Write, then rip off the strip of paper to suit the message length. Fantastic.
Embarrassingly, I have yet to visit Sweet Bella’s retail boutique, Top Hat, located on Broome Street in NYC’s Lower East Side. Next visit: and while I’m at it, lunch at The Fat Radish, too.
photos by jane potrykus. to see more from the show, visit my flickr set, “stationery show 2013″
Charleston, SC just may be the epicenter of all things paper at the moment. (Which is good news for me as I visit often!) Ink ♥ Meets Paper‘s booth was full of cards that were cheery, clever + fun, and it was nice to finally meet + chat with co-owners Allison and Daniel Nadeau. I am going to stock up on their confetti cards before I move, because who wouldn’t like to find a little confetti happiness in the mail from across the ocean?
hip hip hooray
hip hip hooray (better detail)**
it will be okay
photos by jane potrykus, with the exception of ** , from inkmeetspaper.etsy.com / for more from ink ♥ meets paper + other booths at the show, visit my flickr set “stationery show 2013″