Lucky greens for spring! The color of stationery around our office this season :
1. Apica CD-15 Series Notebook Set »
2. Moleskine Classics »
3. Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen »
4. Original Crown Mill Stationery »
5. Fabriano EcoQua Side Spriral Notebook »
6. Paperblanks Jade Wrap Journal »
7. J.Herbin Bottled Ink »
8. Word. Pocket Notebook Set »
Charles Morrison Hand Writes Four Letters a Day, with Files of Hundreds of Writing Topic Inspirations
Dream of the day when your schedule yields enough time to include handwritten correspondence? We’ve just come across the amazing Charles Morrison, who devotes a few hours every morning to write (with a calligraphy pen and bottled ink) around 4 letters a day to a cycle of 106 people. He finds inspiration from hundreds of ideas he collects from his voluminous library of dictionaries. Charles has such a passion for writing that we’d simply love to shake his hand (in awe). Here’s the Creative Mornings talk on how he got started, his process, and why he enjoys it so. There are many great quotes in this lecture as well. When he said, “I love paper – I really love fine paper…” all of us here at European Paper were naturally aligned.
Check out the interview from The Seattle Times : 4,000 and counting: The handwritten letters of Shoreline’s Charles Morrison by Monica Guzman
What’s your favorite stationery to write letters on? We’d love to know!
Our favorite G. Lalo french stationery was spotted in VOGUE’s behind the scenes article of illustrator’s deskscapes this week. Add some class to your desk top too! Shop G. Lalo here »
& enjoy the full VOGUE article here »
from Vogue …
Five Illustrators Share
Their Chic Desk Spaces
by Rebecca Stadlen
New York Fashion Week is finally over and for those who aren’t heading to Europe for the London, Paris, and Milan collections (major FOMO), it’s back to the office we go. And so, even though the first of September typically marks “back to school” for most of the world, today is when the fashion set officially returns to their desks. To help make the retreat slightly less ominous, Vogue.com asked five illustrators who know a little something about working with a pencil and paper to let us inside their workspaces…. read more »
Add a dash of dapper cheer to your notes! These sets of 10 notecards and tissue lined envelopes are the epitome of classic Parisian elegance infused with lively hues. Shop G. Lalo Double Bordered Cards »
We are such suckers for a luxe wax seal! When we stumbled upon Back to Zero’s gold plated wax seal stamps via Etsy, we knew they would be a perfect pair for our G.Lalo Mode de Paris boxed stationery.
This delicious Pistachio color simply belongs with a bold teal Peacock Feather.
Or this crisp Graphite Grey with a punchy Classic Anchor in bright blue.
All wax seal pictures via Back to Zero
Minimalist? Here’s a collection you can rejoice in. Everyday tools that are brilliant in luster and function, slick in black and white hues, understated – yet refined. We’ll even keep this post simple – knowing you’d appreciate it.
1. Cavallini Photo Corner Tin »
2. Cavallini Clipiola Italian Paper Clips »
3. Moleskine Light Metal Click Ball Pen »
4. Original Crown Mill Silk Tissue Note Cards in Grey »
5. Fisher Classic Bullet Space Pens »
6. Leuchtturm Linen Pocket Hard Cover Notebook (3.5 x 6) »
7. Rhodia A3+ dotPad (16.5 x 12.5) »
8. Moleskine Laptop Cases »
9. Cretacolor Black Tin Box Drawing Charcoal & Pencil Set (Set of 20) »
10. Blackwing Pencils »
FIELD NOTES | Chicago, Illinois
Enjoy America the beautiful under her spacious skies! Get outside and take your Field Notes with you to record your findings.
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HANDMADE LETTERPRESSED STATIONERY
BROOKFIELD | New England
The beauty and the subtlety of the hand mixed
colors, the fine vellum finish of each card, and the supreme attention to detail with each hand printed design make these an American classic.
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COAST to rainy COAST
RITE IN THE RAIN | Tacoma, Washington
Designed to address the needs of logging industry workers in the Pacific Northwest, the new paper technology soon became popular for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts around the United States.
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Antietam Red, Baystate blue, & many more…
NOODLER’S INK | Fayetteville, Georgia
One hundred percent made in the US, Noodler’s inks are very saturated, giving you a rich,
clean line as you write, and as an added bonus, there is less feathering and bleedthrough.
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QUO VADIS | Hamburg, New York
With the aim to keep you organized, all Quo Vadis Planners have acid-free and pH neutral paper, plus tear-off corners to open directly to the week in progress.
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WRITE LIKE AN ASTRONAUT
LAMY PENS | Wilton, Conneticut
Environmentally friendly, Fisher Pens were designed for space and are guaranteed to perform in temperatures from -30 to +250 degrees F, underwater, in zero gravity, in elevations up to 12,500 feet, and at any angle.
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THE AMERICAN ARTIST’S CHOICE
STILLMAN & BIRN | Fairfield, New Jersey
Offering both hardbound and spiralbound sketchbooks with archival-grade paper, Stillman & Birn sketchbooks are your platform for expression in either dry or wet media.
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ECO-FRIENDLY AMERICAN GOODNESS
Mudlark Papers | Bolingbrook, Illinois
Mudlark stationery is made with recycled materials and soy inks. The fun, happy designs of the boxed stationery are beautiful and inspiring, and great for everything! Thank yous, hellos, wish you were here, the list goes on. Enjoy the cards and then keep mementos in the beautiful box when they’re all gone.
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This is Art You Can Use. No tucking it away on a high shelf, no agonizing over whether it’s too fine to use: does Aunt Joyce really deserve the nice stationery? The gorgeous patterns of Brookfield Letterpress Stationery are designed by Elisabeth Hyder, a former kindergarten teacher originally from Switzerland, and their vibrant colors and intriguing design mean this stationery is most definitely meant for Aunt Joyce, birthday parties, thank you notes, happy-to-see-you again notes and everyday invitations.
Elisabeth, who studied crafts as part of her teacher training, has always been an artist. Her husband and frequent collaborator, Darrell Hyder of The Sun Hill Press, has been a letterpress printer for over 40 years, working with both classic hand type and hot metal monotype. As their four children grew and left home, Elisabeth settled more deeply into her craft and soon their home overflowed with her decorative paste paper and beautiful rubber stamp designs. Together, she and Darrell have produced stationery, decorative papers, books and ephemera for years. Each year, Elisabeth designs new patterns for note cards as well as the cover designs for Sun Hill miniature books; together she and Darrell do all of the printing and editing of the OrangeArt Miniature Books.
Way back in the early 1990s, their good friends Carol and John, who are fine stationery manufacturers and wholesalers, asked if Darrell could create a letterpress sheet of Elisabeth’s stamps. Not only would they be beautiful papers for their customers, they thought, but they could be converted into a line of stationery for everyone to enjoy. And so it began. An enterprise rooted in friendship and beautiful products for all to enjoy.
Twenty years later their friendship and artistic collaboration continues strong, and we’re pleased to add their lovely work to our own pantheon of letterpress papers. Why do these products make people—including us—smile so much? Elisabeth’s patterns recall favorite fabrics, bookbinders’ tools, Japanese prints and the feel of depth is the result of rich, hand-mixed ink literally sunk into fine paper on heavy letterpresses by Darrell. The stationery products made by OrangeArt are useful as well as beautiful and are made entirely in New England .
Brookfield Stationery’s motto is “Art You Can Use.” Art that brightens every day, accompanies you to dinner parties and PTA functions, and brings some vibrant New England-Swiss beauty into your home. While we love these for our own any-occasion correspondence, we’ve also found these notecards also make a great small gift perfect for hosts or hostesses, friendly neighbors, and the unexpected gift exchange. Even better, each stationery box has been wrapped with letterpress sheets to be refilled or re-purposed again: no wrapping required.
Arpa Artesanos del Papel (ARPA), was founded by Enrique Garcia in 1993. A paper engineer with over forty years of industry experience, Garcia’s goal then—as now—was to catapult his experience into making high quality, artisanal paper. He certainly succeeds with these beautiful ARPA notecards!
The inherent beauty of these note cards comes from ARPA signature combination of historic artisanal knowledge and commitment to consistent quality. From its headquarters in the historic Mediterranean port city of Alicante, Spain, ARPA painstaking creates each individual sheet of paper according to time-honored tradition. First, sustainable cotton is harvested, then treated and refined in a Hollander beater. A 17th century Dutch invention, this Hollander beater cuts and caresses the fibers as well as fibrillating and hydrating them. No chlorine or other chemical treatment is used during the glue process, and the colored notecards are delicately tinted using only natural pigments. Each sheet of paper is individually created, from the smallest calling card to bath-sheet sized Fine Art paper. This means that every edge of ARPA paper carries that delightful deckled edge. The wet sheets are pressed between two wool filters, for that distinctive ARPA finish, and then air dried to assure the appropriate volume.
Enrique Garcia oversees every step of this complex process. Each element of the paper’s production, from fiber length to dimensional stability, from color to ink resistance, and from surface texture to archival quality, is carefully and minutely controlled. This exacting attention to every detail ensures that every batch of paper is a uniform, lovely product, just waiting for your pen.
This keen thoughtfulness of creation extends to ARPA’s ecological footprint. Cards are 80% – 100% cotton—a yearly sustainable resource—and are acid free. ARPA’s refusal of any chemical treatment allows their archival quality notecards retain their attractively soft cotton feel. Their traditional production methodologies are also exceptionally responsible and produce almost zero waste.
For ARPA, quality is synonymous with historic artisanship and ecological responsiveness. That this bundle of feel-good note set has such an attractive, touchable finish and comes wrapped in traditional string with a red wax seal, makes us feel simply fabulous. Let these elegant notecards connect you to the Spanish coast, sunshine, and sea, and simpler, perhaps more thoughtful, time.
Original Crown Mill Stationery
Imported from Belgium
Deluxe stationery with a pop of color
10 laid finish cards
10 tissue lined envelopes
Write like a king… loved by royal courts dating back to the 17th century
The requests to bring on this fantastic stationery have poured in from all over. Finally, we’re happy to announce Original Crown Mill has arrived in a myriad of beautiful colors. If you love having a great note card on hand, and love the element of surprise with a lined envelope, Original Crown Mill is a must-have. Shop Original Crown Stationery»