Discover the best selection of paper products from around the world!

Top 8 Artist’s Studio Faves

25 Feb

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Our art supply aficionados curated their top 8 studio loves for all artists to enjoy.
Find this beautiful image of Katie Stratton on A Beautiful Mess’ tour of her studio.
1. Sennelier Half Stick Soft Pastels »
2. Viarco ArtGraf Watercolor Graphite Set »
3. Clairefontaine Graf It Sketchpads »
4. Brause Calligraphy Set »
5. Cretacolor Black Tin Box Drawing Charcoal & Pencil Set »
6. Moleskine Water Color Book »
7. KUM Magnesium 2-Hole Pencil Sharpener [more colors]»
8. & of course : Blackwing Pencils »

A Radical Flashback Sale – 30% Off Moleskine Star Wars, Pac Man, & LEGO!

22 Feb

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Which side are you on? Enjoy all the traditional Moleskine features, along with the classic Star Wars logo surrounded by hyper space hot-stamped in metallic silver foil over the classic black cover. Plus you receive a print of the 1977 movie artwork tucked away in the rear accordion pocket. Shop & save 30% on Moleskine Star Wars Notebooks »

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Moleskine celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Pac-Man with a limited edition notebook & volant set. The exclusive covers commemorate the vibrant yellow 80′s cultural icon famed for being the hungriest video game hero of all time. Shop Moleskine Pac Man Notebooks »

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The legends of Moleskine and LEGO finally meet in this instant notebook classic. The distinctive inside cover inspires with the colorful axiom “Think With Your Hands,” and LEGO character stickers are included to customize your pages. Shop & save 30% on Moleskine LEGO Notebooks »

The Magical Construct of a Paperblanks Wrap Journal

19 Feb

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Ever wonder about the details that make a Paperblanks Wrap Journal so special? Here’s a behind the scenes look at their construction.

1. Foil stamped gold borders
2. The tightly sewn binding prevents loose papers
3. The antique, hand-worn finish evokes the timeless beauty of Renaissance-period manuscripts
4. Elegant & secure magnetic wrap binding
5. Beautiful laid, acid-free paper
6. Cloth ribbon placeholder
7. Rear pocket for extra clippings, tickets, and other mementos
8. Works wonderfully with fountain pens, like this LAMY 2000

 

You’ll also love the embellished manuscript journals from history’s favorite cultural zeitgeists. Discover all Paperblanks »

It’s Almost Spring! Gear Up with Rite in the Rain

15 Feb

 

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Find your best ideas in the shower? Love to journal by the pool? Cave spelunking, perhaps? Live in Seattle? Scuba much?

You’re going to need a Rite in the Rain notebook. These handsome/tough notebooks come in myriad paper, cover, and color options, and love to be put to an adventurous explorer’s test. Their paper is coated with an eco-friendly formula created from water, which enables the entire page to accept your pen – even when covered in water! It’s one of those paper-lover obsessions we can’t live without. With one go-round under the rainforest canopy with your own, we’re sure you’ll agree. Shop all Rite in the Rain notebooks right here »

 

Quirky & Curious : Midori Notebooks

12 Feb

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If you’re a collector, world traveler, scrapbooker, swatch clipper, recipe organizer, and/or any other sort of like-minded creative, you’re going to love these fun Midori notebooks. Simple, yet hard-working! And they include lots of quirks we love like the honeybee views and kangaroo pockets. Shop all Midori notebooks here » 

PS – Great news, $4.95 flat rate shipping for orders under $75 has been extended! Enjoy fabulous savings on shipping until Monday, 2/17.

18 Bookstores Book Lovers Must Visit via Business Insider

10 Feb

Taking notes from Business Insider’s Ashley Lutz on these highly recommended book havens from around the world. By the way, we’re thrilled that our very own Boulder Bookstore made the list! As huge fans of the BB, we’re sure the list of destinations is as sound as our love for our bookstore champion. Below you’ll find the the succinct list, click here to read the entire article »

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Bookstores can be a destination upon themselves. From Venice to Mexico City, check out some of the most interesting book retailers out there.

1. Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy. 

This bookstore features classic volumes of American and Italian books packed in traditional Venetian gondola boats.

2. John K. King Used And Rare Books, Detroit, Michigan. 

This houses more than a million books in an abandoned glove factory in Detroit’s industrial wasteland.

3. Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen in Maastricht, Holland.

This epic bookstore is a converted Dominican church from the 13th century. The serene alcoves of the church now serve as reading nooks.

4. BookPeople, Austin, Texas. 

Texas’ largest independent bookstore is situated in the trendy Market District of Austin, Texas. The store prides itself on its knowledgable staff and epic selections.

5. Strand, New York City. 

This East Village retailer boasts 18 miles of books.

6. Livraria Lello & Irmao, Porto, Portugal. 

This gorgeous, 100-year-old bookstore is known for its stunning architecture and “stairway to heaven.”

7. The Bookworm, Beijing, China. 

The Bookworm is both a lending library and a bookstore with a ridiculously expansive collection. There’s also a gourmet European cafe on the premises.

8. El Ateneo, Buenes Aires, Argentina. 

This bookstore is housed in an ornate theater building from the 1920′s. Customers can sit in still-intact theater boxes to relax and browse their books.

9. Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico. 

This bookstore and cafe has ample greenery inside.

10. Books & Books, Coral Gables, Florida.

This Miami-area bookstore is especially known for its great selection of art titles and is housed in a stunning building from the 1920′s.

11. Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France. 

The original Shakespeare & Company  on Paris’ Left Bank was a hangout for Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, and James Joyce, but closed during World War Two.

12. Politics & Prose, Washington D.C. 

This bookstore in the nation’s Capitol is best-known for its amazing line-up of speakers. Past guests have included J.K. Rowling and Bill Clinton.

13. Bart’s Books, Ojai, California. 

Bart’s books is the largest outdoor bookstore in the world, and is situated in a picturesque town in Southern California.

14. Corso Como, Milan, Italy. 

This gorgeous bookstore, named one of the 10 most beautiful in the world, doubles as a flea market and is sure to keep everyone entertained.

15. Barter Books, Alnwick, UK. 

This shop used to be a train station, and miniature trains still go around the shelves. The architecture, which includes rounded ceilings and decorative lighting, is stunning.

16. Prairie Lights, Iowa City, Iowa. 

This bookstore is next door to the University of Iowa’s famous Writer’s Workshop, a program with famous alums including Kurt Vonnegut.

17. Boulder Books. 

This eclectic bookstore is known for its indie vibes and knowledgable staff.  It’s also a hub for famous authors’ readings and book signings.

18. Powell’s Books, Portland, Oregon. 

This former car dealership takes up an entire city block and boasts more than 1 million titles.

 

Catch the full article on Business Insider right here »

Word. Notebooks – It’s Going to be a Good Year

8 Feb

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It’s February? Where did January run off to? What about all those projects I never finished from 2013?

Then there’s an “Aha!” in the back of your mind : Word. Notebooks, the task-masters. Our staff loves them not only for their hipster style, but also their built-in organization system that rocks our busy multi-tasking world. It’s like a life-hack in a pocket-size notebook that has the power to turn your 2014 into a year of goal obtaining, to-do crushing, never forgetting something fabulousness. Here’s a sneak peek at the way you can tackle your lists with the Word. system :

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They’re honest, simple, and have great style – what a genius idea to keep you inspired to get organized this year. Shop Word. Notebooks right here »

PS – For a limited time, all orders under $75 get a flat rate $4.95 shipping! And of course, all orders $75+ get free standard shipping. Enjoy!

New from Palomino : Fabio Ricci Goran Hard Cover Notebooks

6 Feb

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Here’s the latest & greatest from Palomino! We’re deeply excited about the built-in pencil loop {paper geeks everywhere know exactly what we’re talking about}. We also love the canvas cover, plus many more phenom accoutrements such as the elastic strap, ribbon marker, interior pocket, uniquely printed note pages & more! Shop the Fabio Ricci Goran book right here » 

PS – Free shipping on all orders $25+ ends tonight! Shop now »

RED HOT Best Selling V-Day Gifts

1 Feb

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Here are our most-loved Valentine’s Day stationery gifts, enjoy!
PLUS, for a limited time, enjoy FREE SHIPPING on orders $25+! Ends February 5, 2014.

1. Apica Notebooks »
2. J. Herbin Bottled Inks »
3. Clairefontaine 1951 Vintage Notebooks »
4. Rhodia Rhodiarama Webnotebooks »
5. Leuchtturm1917 Notebooks »
6. Paperblanks Embellished Wrap Journals »
7. Cretacolor Pencil Tins & Art Supply »
8. Exacompta Refillable Journals »
9. LAMY Pens »
10. Moleskine Passions Journals »

Save 10% on the Blackwing Super Pack for a Limited Time!

29 Jan

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Blackwing fans, rejoice!
We’ve combined 4 of each style of your beloved Blackwing Pencils, and bundled them into one 12 pencil Super Variety Pack. It’s a genius idea that is exclusive to European Paper, so you can only shop them here »

For a limited time, you can grab the 12 pencil Super Variety Pack and save 10% off! Use code SUPERPACK at checkout. Hurry, this offer expires 02/04!

P.S. – The Blackwing Super Pack makes a great gift for Valentine’s Day!

Leuchtturm 1917 : Slick German Notebooks

25 Jan

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Adapting their experience with archival paper quality to a versatile line of notebooks and datebooks, Leuchtturm has an eye on every detail. From durable thread-bound construction and fountain pen friendly paper, to numbered pages and a table of contents, Leuchtturm’s range is sure to grab your attention for uses in the home, office, and abroad.

Pick your favorite cover color and have fun with Leuchtturm Notebooks of all sizes, add a touch of warmth with the Linen Journal, sketch your BIG ideas in the a4 Masters, and add-on a pen/pencil loop – the perfect companion to all Leuchtturm1917 notebooks. Shop all Leuchtturm here!

Enjoy!

Office / Life Hacks – The Latest We’ve Loved…

21 Jan

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We love a good life hack & fantastic, vetted advice. Here are a few of our faves lately :

Why Empathy is your Most Important Skill – and How to Practice it »
Hilarious31 Easy Hacks to Make Your Workday Better »
This crafty genius built an all-encompassing desk that rises when she stands, and lowers when she sits »
Many of our staff members have become complete wine geeks from reading Wine Folly’s Wine 101 articles – highly recommended from the winos among us »
How to read 52 books in 52 weeks and save yourself $21,000 »
Advice, but great to read: 5 Investment Lessons from Climbing Mt. Everest from Fortune Magazine »
A fave list from our most-loved Fast Company : 10 Quick Productivity Hacks to Make Life at Work Better »
This is by far the most beautiful, and helpful HTML cheat sheet we’ve found »
And lastly, an awesome & piece of cake infographic for 10 straight up fancy cocktail recipes »

Enjoy!