Category Archives: design

Everyday Award Ribbons by Frankie and Claude

It’s hard to discover new things — actually, it’s hard to discover anything — when your trips out of the house are limited to essential grocery and Target runs.* However, I managed to spy these ribbons through a gift shop’s window while waiting to collect my takeaway lunch order. Frankie + Claude‘s clever take on […]

Thie Studios

As the year of staying home drags on, I think we could all use a dose of happiness in our mailboxes. These cards, by Hamburg designer Katja Kirchner’s Thie Studios, are graphic and minimalist and feel so very summery. (Which means act now*: summer is waning.) images via thiestudios.com * I discovered these via my favorite […]

Before Breakfast

Completely besotted with the industrial-elegant paper goods from London-based purveyor Before Breakfast (Instagram: @beforebreakfast_london). Any of these items on your desk denotes your seriousness about proper tools that also have design bona fides: it’s like having secret access to a cool stash of office supplies. The line is dedicated to sustainability, not only in their printing […]

Wanderlust Paper Co.

In a season of confinement that never seems to end, I find myself drawn to connection more than ever, seeking out friends for bits of commiseration and support. An upside to connections via snail mail is the joy of selecting the perfect paper goods to express yourself. Recently, I discovered Wanderlust Paper Co. (instagram @wanderlustpaperco) […]

Artistic Sourdough Bread by Linda Ring

One of the things missing in my life circa Covid-19 — actually, since moving back to the US — is accessible good bread. Although I have no plans to adopt a sourdough starter of my own to be on trend during lockdown, I am completely besotted with the artistic loaves created by Swedish photographer/stylist Linda […]