May 28, 2010

{2010 national stationery show}
focus on: pattern & prints

{postcards by two trick pony}

{cards by maginating}

{cards by kelp designs}

Striking patterns and prints from a few more of the talented designers that exhibited at the Stationery Show this year. One last post to come on the show!

{all images by crow and canary}

May 26, 2010

{2010 national stationery show}
spotted in the wild: lions

{card by blue barnhouse}

{card by lead graffiti}

{card by pearl & marmalade}

{card by paper loop}

{card by night owl paper goods}

Perhaps it's because I'm a Leo, but I can't seem to help noticing lions on paper goods. Lions seem to be a strong theme for Father's Day too, which is just right around the corner.

{all images by crow and canary}

May 25, 2010

{2010 national stationery show}
focus on: illustration

{cards by sycamore street press}

{cards by paperloop cards}

{cards illustrated by izak zenou for byrd & bleecker}

I'm constantly in awe of talented illustrators! I have many gifts, but sadly drawing just isn't one of them. Above are a few of the stand-out illustrated lines that I spotted in New York.

{image from red cap cards // carrie gifford}

{image from red cap cards // blanca gómez}

Red Cap Cards also features a bevvy of amazing illustrations. Carrie Gifford, illustrator extraordinaire and co-founder of Red Cap, just released some sweet new holiday cards to their collection. Additional new designs include illustrations from Blanca Gómez.

{all images by crow and canary, unless otherwise noted}

{2010 national stationery show}
spotlight on: pacific nw designers

{cards & prints by hadley hutton // portland, or}

{cards by oblation papers & press // portland, or}

{cards & prints by old school stationers // portland, or}

{cards & prints by nadja design // seattle, wa}

{magnetic boards by three by three // seattle, wa}

I'm always excited to see some hometown heroes when away from the Northwest! Therefore, I couldn't help but dedicate a blog post to some of the amazing designers that made the long trek to New York to show off their lovely wares. I missed a handful of exhibitors, but wanted to be sure to give these Northwest designers a shout-out, as well:

Benjamin Paul
// Seattle, WA
Enid Wilson Studio // Bellingham, WA
Egg Press // Portland, OR
Flying Wish Paper // Portland, OR
Ilee Papergoods // Seattle, WA
Studio Olivine // Portland, OR

{all images by crow and canary}

May 24, 2010

{2010 national stationery show}
focus on: gift wrap

{gift wrap by avie designs}

{gift wrap by the life imagined}

{gift wrap by byrd & bleecker}

I must confess, I was much heavier on the chatting and not so much with the photos this year. I had an amazing time, only wish that I could have been two or maybe ten places at once...
Here are a few additional favorites that I wish I had photographed while at the Stationery Show:

Chewing the Cud >>> Their fabric wraps are unique and totally eco-chic. {image via chewing the cud}

Smock Paper >>> Everyone's a fan of this luxe, did I mention double-sided, paper. Word on the street is that they're introducing gift boxes...
{image via smock paper}

Eieio >>> This company is known for their exquisite, modern wrap. Have you seen their new 18 sheet hanging collection yet?
{image via luxe paperie}

Sanna Annukka>>> The lovely and equally paper-crazed, Molly turned me on to this talented Finnish designer right before I left for NYC. I'm smitten. {image via nineteenseventythree}

{images by crow and canary, unless otherwise noted}

{2010 national stationery show}
focus on: color

{notebooks, figurines & charms by ncwu}

{magnetic memos & arrow clips by susyjack*}

{cards by smudge ink}

{cards by just eleanor}

{canvas prints and cards by magic world of uti from antonia press}

I was really impressed by the use of color from so many of the designers at the show. These are just a sampling of the lines that caught my eye. More show scoop to come!

{all images by crow and canary}