The Blog on All Things Stationery

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Dispatches from the worlds of stationery & design

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

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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It’s always so rewarding to stumble across a gem of a maker — or have her find me, as was the case here. However it happened, Chris of Dotplaid is just such a gem. Evidence of the person behind the paper is most evident in her exquisite hand-made, hand-dyed wares. …

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Fans of OliveBox just got a little more to swoon about: Meet the all-new Seasonal OliveBox! Each package of beautifully curated indie products, oh-so relevant to that season, will arrive once a quarter. And, you get to pick between three themes every season. For today’s debut, choose from Fall Foliage, Wedding …

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Apparently I just scratched the surface with my last obscenity post, so I’ve gathered more gold-foiled, letterpressed and otherwise fancy cussing for your viewing pleasure. Again, a warning: If salty language offends you, this is the not the post for you! First up we have UWP Luxe’s Elegant Profanity boxed …

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