Over the past few weeks, I have been receiving lots and lots of amazing National Stationery Show mailers. Each is truly a joy to receive as it’s special in its own way, of course, and obviously assembled with care. Pretty postage stamps, calligraphy, letterpress, foil, risography — it’s clear exhibitors have upped their game this year, and I for one am simply stunned! This is one of my favorite times to check the mailbox, as I never know what’s waiting for me.
One of the more labor intensive mailings came to me all the way from Australia’s Fox & Fallow, who sent me a Pine box engraved just for me. It reads “Made with Love for Stationery Trends by Fox & Fallow,” and when you slide it open, it reveals a bunch of posh samples and a catalog!
First off, I can’t get enough of this Aloha pattern (one of three new for NSS). Inspired by Hawaiian landscapes and barkcloth prints and accented with the house’s signature brush-lettered type, it’s just dreamy! And it’s on calendars, cards, notebooks, even a clipboard.
I am smitten! Meanwhile Fox & Fallow’s new Totem calendar is filled with 12 animal totems, from resilient rhino to patient elephant, to help you solder through and achieve any goals. Oversized at 8.5×10.8,” it’s foiled on each fabulous page.
These A4 and A5 Clipboard Packs, including sweet little cedar pencils, are highly covetable as well.
And there are many copper- and gold-foiled offerings, I love every artfully placed dot. The first three are fabric-covered — the first being Fox & Fallow’s very first planner — while greeting cards are on FSC-certified cardstock. I’m guessing those “like a boss” coordinates are going to be especially well received! Thank you Janet for sending me such a glorious peek at your goods, and I can’t wait to check out all that foiled beauty for myself in Booth 1545!