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}