Things Are Better With A Parrott

April 3, 2008

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!

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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)


  • Reply hrsj April 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm

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

  • Reply Lauren Halvorsen April 3, 2008 at 5:56 pm

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

  • Reply shanon April 3, 2008 at 6:03 pm

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

  • Reply annie April 3, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    i love those gift tags!

  • Reply Melissa @ The Inspired Room April 3, 2008 at 6:30 pm

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


  • Reply Rich April 3, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    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!!!

  • Reply Anonymous April 3, 2008 at 8:02 pm

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

  • Reply Benita April 3, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Love, love, love her stuff!!

  • Reply tricia mckellar April 3, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Sarah’s work is lovely! :)

  • Reply ohpickles April 3, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    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.

  • Reply jess gonacha April 4, 2008 at 12:11 am

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

  • Reply Willow Decor is: April 4, 2008 at 3:29 am

    Love these! What great fun!

  • Reply Iheartfashion April 4, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Great find! These are absolutely beautiful!

  • Reply Kristin April 4, 2008 at 1:50 pm

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

  • Reply Carina April 4, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    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!

  • Reply Katrina April 4, 2008 at 5:12 pm

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

  • Reply David & Becky April 5, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    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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