I was really, really excited to hear a few weeks back that Boatman Geller announced a long-term agreement to exclusively manufacture and distribute the Whitney English Stationery and Gift Collections. I have loved Whitney’s work since I first saw it many years back — I think of her as an arbiter of modern …

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Studio Stories is another new department, which arose out of the idea that I’d like to highlight just what goes into that invitation or birth announcement you get in the mail. Luscious Verde first crossed my radar screen about five years ago, shortly after we premiered Stationery Trends. My phone rang …

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The Five Questions is another new department, capsule profiles of those dynamic minds that make the stationery industry so interesting. My first is Jason Arbuckle, creative director of J. Falkner Cards, who I met in 2011 when he first showed his clean yet colorful line at National Stationery Show. I recall lingering …

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There are so many amazing little indie card lines out there, this department is my attempt to highlight a few, which (barring calamity) I plan on doing throughout the day. The first is Lady Pilot Letterpress and I personally can’t think of a better card to kick off with. The message …

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My Letter-Writing Campaign  has been positively received (please, keep those missives coming!) so in that spirit, I can’t write another post without encouraging the occasional physical mailing of greetings. It’s such an easy way to make someone’s day that much brighter — and show your all-round high-classiness, as this colorfully cool note …

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Apparently parking miscreants are a deeper cultural problem than most of us realize, as there’s more than one paper product out there to address them. Kelp Designs’ Neighborly Notes help promote a firm yet friendly (not to mention colorful) brand of civility. Necessity was definitely the mother of this invention, …

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Culturally speaking, civility — defined as treating others with courtesy — has definitely been scarce of late. I don’t know what the culprit is exactly, though I suspect reality shows and online anonymous comment sections don’t exactly encourage tolerance. I can’t take credit for honing in on this concept: One of my Editorial Board …

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