Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Fabulous London Pop-up Card from Muji

I bought this fantastic London pop-up card from Muji last week. It's fun and beautifully crafted with substantial cream cardstock. They also have Paris and New York in this series. While I was browsing, I also noticed that Muji stock a really funky set of wooden shapes which represent iconic buildings from cities such as New York, Tokyo or London.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Venetian delights

I was lucky enough to spend a few sun drenched days in Venice last week. The city was as dreamy as ever and I got delightfully lost wandering the narrow streets behind San Marco square. I quickly gave up trying to locate myself on the map and instead explored the fabulous Paper shops that are dotted around the city. My favourite was Il Papiro, a treasure trove of beautifully crafted, exquisite paper products. I bought this pretty card for a friend and some colourful stickers for my scrap-book.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

London Skies and Victorian rooftops

I love this time of year when the days are longer and it's still light when we return home to our Victorian flat. I find myself gazing dreamily out over the rooftops as the colours change from deep red and crimson to purple and then blue as dusk descends.

Bluebells in the Spring

Just a short line to say that we were in Devon a few weeks ago and spent a magical hour walking among the bluebells in this clearing which was once an Iron Age Fort. There is a very mysterious atmosphere as you make your way quietly through the trees, it's very peaceful and very beautiful. I can still smell the sweet scent of bluebells as I type this.

Our online boutique has launched

It's been a really exciting few days. Our site launched last week. We spent months planning the website and tracking down beautiful and elegant greeting cards, note card sets, journals and other lovely paper accessories. I have so enjoyed the process, especially meeting with all those incredibly talented designers out there who are creating gorgeous products. It all started with a road trip along the East Coast of America, during which I discovered some fabulous letterpress brands. This was the stationery I had been searching for all my life! After my return to the UK, I felt so inspired that I decided to open an online shop selling beautiful, original personal stationery.

Above is a picture of a pretty greeting card by London-based designer Emily Burningham who creates the most magical floral designs.