March 31, 2013

we've moved (our blog that is)!

I can't tell you how excited we are to have launched a new, re-branded website this month! With that being said, our blog has a new home over on the new site. All the content has been migrated and many new posts are slated, so please be sure to re-direct your browser here.

February 19, 2013

covetable chronicle:
the art of instruction notebooks & postcards

I adore the Art of Instruction, this book features hundreds of vintage educational posters on a variety of topics, from anatomy to botany. Our friend's at Chronicle Books have also published a notebook collection and a postcard set. If you're also a fan of this stunning imagery, it's your lucky day - we're giving away both the notebook collection AND the postcard set this week - that's right, two lucky winners!

To enter the giveaway:
Head over to the Crow & Canary Facebook page and like or comment on the Chronicle giveaway post at the top of the page. Really, that's all. I will randomly choose two winners the afternoon of Tuesday, 2/26/13 and announce it on the C&C Facebook page.

Just a reminder: Comments on this blog will not be considered an entry. Good luck!
{all images via chronicle books}

February 11, 2013

tradeshow spotting: the paper storage co.

Exhibiting at NYIGF last month was awesomely busy again, only downside to our popularity is that it left little time for perusing. Luckily I made the most of my time en route to the restroom or to grab a bite to eat and was able to see a few new lines that were entirely new to me. 

A Japanese exhibitor, Paper Storage Company, had a booth that made a distinct impression on me. I'm a complete sucker for cute and unique boxes, whether to use a storage or as gift wrap and these were beauties were calling my name. How lovely would the building boxes look sandwiched between books on a book shelf?

If you're looking for more NYIGF images, be sure to take a peek at my Instagram feed too!

{images via paper storage co.}

January 24, 2013

shop: the social type

I've had my eye on The Social Type since their beautifully designed letterpress + foil cards hit shops a couple of years ago. In fact, we spotlighted their Stationery Show debut, in some of our pre-show picks in 2012! This week they launched their drop dead gorgeous online store and I can't stop admiring all the pretty goods.

The canary's are gearing up for NYIGF next week! If you'll be at the show definitely stop by and say hello. We're in Booth No. 4150 and you can take a peek at our newsletter that went out this morning, we have a great line up of designers this show!

{all images via the social type}

January 21, 2013

paper & type's letter ledger

I love the idea of a letter ledger to keep track of correspondence with friends, family and pen pals. Luckily, Paper & Type designed a perfect specimen for such occasion. I often fear sending a pal the same card twice and said faux pas would be easily avoided with this little helper.

I continue to receive inquiries about the C&C Valentine swap and wanted to be sure to point folks over to The Stationery Place for their 2013 Vday Swap. Unfortunately, our swap is on hiatus again, but we are optimistic that next year we'll be up and running again. Be sure not to miss out on The Stationery Place's swap, I'm participating too and have a really fun idea for my card this year. See you there!

{images via paper & type}

January 14, 2013

creative crush: macon et lesquoy

I spotted a few of these gorgeous embroidered pins in GREER's web shop earlier this month and fell instantly in love! Macon & Lesquoy is a French design studio that creates unique, embroidered jewelry, brooches and patches. Of course the envelope brooch is currently beckoning me, but I'm equally obsessed with this tiny croissant.

In non-related, but equally exciting, news; I'm delighted to be participating as a panelist in Tradeshow Bootcamp's two day workshop in Los Angeles - it is aptly named PAPER CAMP! Be sure to check out the details if you're a fledgling stationer that has considered exhibiting at a trade show. The information and networking opportunities are invaluable. In fact, take a peek at Claudia of Fig. 2's current blog post - she perfectly sums up the reasons you need to be there!

{images via macon et lesquoy}