September 28, 2011

{shop} portland: flora

{fabric pouches by moontea artwork }

{soap by saipua}

{zip bags by snap design}

{earrings by demimonde jewelry}

{card by gold teeth brooklyn}

{flora's ample selection of tea}

{matches by homart & beeswax candles by hinode farm}

Flora is a shop that I always recommend to friends and fellow bloggers when visiting Portland. They offer a large selection of local designer's goods (4 of the lines featured above are made in Oregon) and their jewelry selection is unrivaled. I'm now the proud owner of a pair of Demimonde earrings, after my visit on Monday.

Flora is also quite knowledgeable about tea and offer custom blends for their customers. Lucky for you non-locals, they have a website that features many of their lovely wares - shop online here.

{photos by crow and canary}

September 26, 2011

book review and giveaway: today's top stationery artists 2

I was utterly ecstatic to hear that Tori Higa was releasing a new edition of her book, Today's Top Stationery Artists this spring. Both books include biography's and images from a lovely array of 52 stationers, but the new book also includes 16 in-depth interviews of some of the featured lines-- what a treat!

Tori does an excellent job of selecting contributors and I was particularly pleased to see some C&C designers profiled again, including: 8mm Ideas, Ghost Academy, SusyJack* and Two Trick Pony.

Tori has been kind enough to offer one C&C reader a copy of Today's Top Stationery Artists 2, she really is a gem!

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Who is one of your personal favorite stationery artists?

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|| Giveaway is open to all US residents until midnight on Thursday, September 29th, 2o11 .
Winner will be chosen by and announced the following day.

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Best of luck my friends! I can definitively say that Today's Top Stationery Artists 1 & 2 are must have additions to the library of any paperista.

{photo by crow and canary}

September 20, 2011

a tasty new collection from sycamore street press

I was overjoyed to see Sycamore Street Press' new French pastry collection today - including a gorgeous 2012 calendar. One of my favorite destinations in Portland is St. Honoré Bakery with the most drool-worthy case of pastries in the Pacific NW. However, I think the paper variety would be a bit friendlier to the waistline. Such a lovely and original collection, kudos!

{photos by nicole hill gerulat for sycamore street press}

September 13, 2011

custom stationery from dear hancock.

I couldn't possibly be any more pleased with my new custom stationery from Dear Hancock. Gwendolyn and Earnest, the talent behind Dear Hancock, are two of the nicest people I've ever met in the industry and they were kind enough to find time in their busy schedules to paint my desk. They added some C&C cards to "my desk" too which has to be the most perfect touch ever.

If you're having a case of envy, don't fret -- DH offers an entire desk collection to suit many tastes and hobbies. They also offer (impeccable) custom design if you'd like your own desk immortalized in stationery infamy. I highly recommend it!

September 12, 2011

printmaker dujour: onecanoetwo

{"things that are long" letterpress poster}

{"outlaws of the wild west" letterpress print}
{"things that are round" letterpress poster}

{limited edition georgia letterpress print}

OneCanoeTwo was a happy discovery at the National Stationery Show this year. I've been following along with their developments ever since and always like what I see. I am equally obsessed with the "things that are long" and "things that are round" prints. So clever and visually pleasing.

They also offer other great limited edition state prints, but I had to throw in Georgia as an ode to my girl, Amy.

{all images via onecanoetwo}

September 2, 2011

pacific nw pride: the regional assembly of text

I've had a bit of a love affair with The Regional Assembly of Text the last few years. It's one of those lines that I can't help but pick up a few of their cards when I spot them at Urbanic or Greenwich Letterpress. They also have a legendary store front in Vancouver, BC that is outfitted with vintage office furniture and of course, their own sweet paper goods. I think it may be time for a road trip up North!

{images via the regional assembly of text}