The Blog on All Things Stationery

Dispatches from the worlds of stationery & design

Keeping letter-writing, card-sending and invitation using alive

If you’re not yet acquainted with the illustrations of Gemma Correll, I’m here today to bring her into your life to help you laugh off that gnawing sense of existential dread you can’t seem to shake. Let this pug-obsessed introvert free you from your invisible prison(s) with her range of …

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I’ve been lucky enough to see the Strathmore Archives several times (as I’ve written about here and here), but now they are on display at The Opalka Gallery, located on the Sage College of Albany campus — and from the looks of it, the presentation here is as dazzling as the …

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Necessity is still the mother of invention — at least in the case of usem. Creator Gijs de Werker was seeking note cards the size of a credit card, but couldn’t find them. “That was a trigger for me to design them myself,” the Dutch designer told me. “What could be more …

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Pouches have taken the gift & stationery industry by storm, and with good reason: They’re as practical as they are pretty. What I love most about them is that they are the natural enemies of clutter. Whether they are holding essentials within a bigger handbag or stowing the detritus that …

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For some time, washi tape has been my favorite correspondence accessory. No matter how fabulous the stationery is inside, an envelope just seems bare and barren without a lively strip across its flap — but frankly, washi may just be usurped by these new rubber stamps, kits and ink pads …

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An empty notebook, just waiting to be filled with elegant prose, life-changing realizations or brilliant solutions to society’s many ills, should ideally be a source of inspiration in and of itself. And the Weskin journal from Bookblock definitely fits the bill! But first, a bit of exposition: Having manufactured custom …

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