Happy Monday everyone. Today I am sharing a new (to me) pretty paper business called Worthwhile Paper. I love the earth-friendly ethos that designer Kristen Drozdowski has adopted. “I use water based screen printing inks in a green environment and print on recycled white & kraft paper. All of my envelopes are made from recycled paper. All rubber stamps are made out of 100% renewable-resource red rubber. Yay!”
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Hey y’all! How is your Tuesday treating you? Mine has been fab!
I wanted to remind Aussies and Kiwi’s that Father’s Day is the first Sunday in September. This year that special day is Sunday 7th September.
Need some inspiration? Here’s the first of our Father’s Day roundups!
2. My Dear Fellow Co.
3. Cheeky Kumquat.
4. Sugar Bird Prints.
5. Emma Moore.
6. Misiu Paperware.
I got a little email in my inbox telling me about some new designs from Wit & Whistle. Here are a few of my faves.
1. Better than email postcard set 2. You’re welcome 3. Thinking of you 4. Dying young
You may or may not know that I do a LOT of blogging. I blog here at Pretty Paper Things, I blog at my writing site and I also blog for a heap of awesome clients. Now, there are all kinds of fancy schmancy editorial calendars that plug into WordPress (I’m using CoSchedule at the moment and it is awesome) but I also need to have a paper calendar for brainstorming and scheduling. So I made my own!
You can download a copy of the A2 version here. September’s calendar will be up on Etsy in the last week of August.
Here’s mine being put to very good use!
The Collective is different from other glossies. Not only is it beautifully designed (it makes great use of handwritten elements that are so very in at the moment) but it’s also thought-provoking and inspiring. It oozes calm and provides pages of affirmations that generate positivity.
This magazine doesn’t berate you from the newsstand. It doesn’t preach about ways to ‘fix’ yourself. Instead it invites you in for a cuppa and a chat and while you’re taking it easy it gives you a little lesson about people who are working to make this world better. Now that is my kind of read.
Pick of the articles:
The City of Lights – Paris in Four Months (Carin Olsson’s story – inspiring!)
Picking Her Brain – Maria Popova (I am a BIG fan of her website Brain Pickings)
Acing All Courts – a brilliant look at the career and brand of Maria Sharapova (this month’s gorgeous cover girl)
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I was stoked to see some of the new bits of loveliness from Quill & Fox on Pinterest yesterday. Beautiful colours. Beautiful illustrations (as always). They are in stock so get yours at the Quill & Fox shop pronto.
Smiggle fans said they wanted RED and guess what? They got it!
My favourite color joins the rest of the colorful Smiggle crew from today onwards. Not only is RED the colour of good luck in Chinese, or the colour that makes cars go faster, it is now the colour of your favourite Smiggle pens and pencils, lunchboxes, pencil cases, backpacks, gadgets and gizmos!
RED goodies (like the ones below) will be showing up in-store as of today so keep your eyes peeled!
I love sitting down to read Inside Out. It is beyond awesome that the mag is now a monthly. We get to enjoy more home/interior/decorating goodness! Yay!
One thing you can always be assured of is the brilliant styling that goes into each feature/tte (I’ve chosen a few of my favourites below). I find that I can read Inside Out two or three times and still find new and interesting things that I might of missed on previous flicks through.
Are you a fan too?
Are you searching high and low for some fancy looking prints? Look no further. I came across Shannon Kirsten’s wedding stationery on Pinterest a little while ago. Her prints are every bit as gorgeous.
^ Coral peonies and poppies.
^ Caligraphy floral wreath.
^ Je t’aime watercolour heart.
^ Pink peonies.
I’ve never really understood the whole animal-head-on-a-wall thing. To me, it’s a little creepy. I’m thinking Wolfram Kampffmeyer from Paperwolf agrees.
Wolfram studied computer animation at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany and was a pro at creating virtual 3D models. He decided to take things one step further and Paperwolf was born. I think they look a billion times better than the real thing.
So say no to sad little animal heads. Say yes to Paperwolf!
a – Lion
b – Stag
c – Unicorn
d – Bear