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It’s been said that there’s a million stories in the big city, well, there are a million stories behind the shops on Etsy. Take Sandra Taylor, who makes favor bags by hand at Sandy’s Candy Gift Bags.  Sandy lives in Saint Albans, Maine, but is originally from Connecticut, where her son …

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Eleven flights in eight days is a record for me, and one that I don’t want to top anytime soon! After gallivanting around the globe, returning home was an absolute pleasure, and how wonderful to find a big stack of letterpress cards from Design Design waiting for me. While I’d known …

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I don’t know about you, but when work is really piling up and I feel myself getting stressed, that’s usually a sign that it’s time to take a few steps back from the computer and take a break. Usually I walk my dog to the park or, if it’s nice out, meditate …

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I have done quite a bit of marble coverage in both Stationery Trends and Gift Shop over the past several months, as this texture-rich trend is huge right now in gift and stationery. So I was delighted to stumble across San Francisco’s own MIKOL. “Our specialty is transforming and incorporating natural marble …

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Now that everyone is back in school, it’s a good time to remember that writing notes commits them to memory more than typing them into a laptop. And while the TUL Note-Taking System from Office Depot might be the first step to an easy A, it can help anyone stay on top of their …

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Happy Tuesday! I can’t think of a better way to kick off a four-day week than with these bright, cheery new art prints and greeting cards from Chic+Nawdie. This is an exuberant, sweet, watercolored world to lose oneself in, one populated with cats (both celestial and clothed) as well as …

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