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Things Are Better With A Parrott

Things Are Better With A Parrott is the stationery design studio of Sarah Parrott based in Providence, Rhode Island. Sarah is a RISD student studying Print Design Process and Production in addition to her small business making gocco cards, flat notes, and prints. In delightful hues to welcome Spring, these screenprinted and handmade paper goods get me in the mood for sunshine, color, and times spent outdoors. Yes, a card can do all that — visual inspiration is an amazing thing. A single image that resonates with us can elevate mood and motivate us to get out there and do and see and create things for ourselves. That’s what I love about design in all it’s forms, it’s energizing!


Bright images against crisp white are so appealing to me, and the lighting in her studio makes it appear as quite an inspiration spot to imagine new motifs and put them onto paper. Sarah also offers customized stationery if you’re interested, you can contact her directly for her price sheet. I’ve had her bookmarked for nearly a year and I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned mentioned her work on decor8. Boo to me. Sarah you’re doing great things, I bet many of us wish we were creating at this level while still attending college. Great work!

(images from things are better with a parrott)

Posted by decor8 in stationery on April 03, 2008

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  1. hrsj commented
    April 3rd, 2008 at 5:50pm

    It is so great to see Sarah’s work featured here, she is lovely!

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  2. Lauren Halvorsen commented
    April 3rd, 2008 at 5:56pm

    I’m so happy to see Sarah profiled! I bought a yellow goldfinch gocco print from her earlier this year, and I love it!

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  3. shanon commented
    April 3rd, 2008 at 6:03pm

    Sarah’s colors are amazing. Her work is crisp, thoughtful and inspiring. Yay!

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  4. annie commented
    April 3rd, 2008 at 6:08pm

    i love those gift tags!

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  5. Melissa @ The Inspired Room commented
    April 3rd, 2008 at 6:30pm

    Wow! I love her work and that name is the best (things are better with a parrot!)…

    Melissa

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  6. Rich commented
    April 3rd, 2008 at 6:45pm

    What a great post! You made two people super happy today… Sarah is loving the kudos you posted for her… and I’m happy that she got the wonderful press on here! (I helped create the studio and I too am loving the creations that are coming out of her little art space). :) Thanks!!!

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  7. Anonymous commented
    April 3rd, 2008 at 8:02pm

    This is some of the most charming stuff I’ve seen in a long time. Just lovely!

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  8. Benita commented
    April 3rd, 2008 at 8:14pm

    Love, love, love her stuff!!

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  9. tricia mckellar commented
    April 3rd, 2008 at 8:25pm

    Sarah’s work is lovely! :)

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  10. ohpickles commented
    April 3rd, 2008 at 9:55pm

    really, really lovely! thanks so much for sharing.

    so… what I am curious about is where the original images come from? old prints? they’re great.

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  11. jess gonacha commented
    April 4th, 2008 at 12:11am

    ever since i saw her gocco tags i have been in love with her work! i’m so glad you featured her. :)

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  12. Willow Decor is: commented
    April 4th, 2008 at 3:29am

    Love these! What great fun!

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  13. Iheartfashion commented
    April 4th, 2008 at 12:44pm

    Great find! These are absolutely beautiful!

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  14. Kristin commented
    April 4th, 2008 at 1:50pm

    i’m so psyched to see sarah mentioned here, i love her stuff!

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  15. Carina commented
    April 4th, 2008 at 2:33pm

    One of my graphic design students found this site and I’m in love with it! I’m adding it to my blog! Great job on bringing such beautiful designwork to the blogsphere!

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  16. Katrina commented
    April 4th, 2008 at 5:12pm

    absolutely wonderful. i just found sarah through flickr. delightful images & colors & prints.

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  17. David & Becky commented
    April 5th, 2008 at 9:05pm

    I love her work!!! I ordered a set of personal stationery as a Christmas present for my Mom and Sarah was so wonderful to work with.

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