Stationery is so very addicting isn’t it? I started buying it when I was 7 years old and quickly became obsessed. On Friday after school I’d take my allowance money and blow it all on Hello Kitty and My Melody stationery and pencils that smelled delicious. Puffy stickers and erasers soon became another addiction as I grew up, and soon I was a devoted sticker and stationery collector.
I remember how having the paper wasn’t enough for me, I had to share it. So I did little swaps through the mail with penpals that I found in kid’s magazines (on the back pages kids would have ads there). I had penpals all over the world. I guess I’ve always liked to reach out to people through the written word. Another reason why I think authoring decor8 comes so easily. Years later, I’m still a stationery freak. I have a drawer of it that I regularly refresh with new papers. I love to mail and receive cards because I often think that little will be left behind to my great grandchildren of tomorrow if I don’t write more with pen and paper today. With that, I introduce you to the fresh style of Micah & Me. It’s Martha Stewart with a lot of Scandinavian and Japanese design influence so naturally I’m a fan. I think that you will like it too.
Do you have a favorite stationery designer? Who?
(micah & me)
I was just invited to a launch party in New York City next month to meet Orla Kiely and to celebrate the launch of her new collection Orla Kiely Paper. When I read the invitation I nearly passed out because she’s not only a designer I love, but a paper collection? Hello! Excuse me, am I officially in heaven?
I already imagine the fun we’ll all have when that stuff rolls out. If I attend the event, I’ll let you know but regardless, images are being sent my way that I’ll share with you on decor8 later this week. They’re set to be sold at Anthropologie (select stores only), the De Young Museum, MoMA, Kisan (a new design store from Iceland opening up in New York in April with loads of things that I want!), and other retailers. Tres exciting!
(images from orla kiely)
I’m always looking for ways to add some energetic color to my workspace, even if it’s something very basic like a few cards on my inspiration board, a small print, or a pretty desk calendar or notebook. I recently came across Studio On Fire and thought their bright letterpressed things for the desk would suit my needs and perhaps yours, too.
With cards, posters, calendars, and other paper products, there’s a little something for everyone. I think the Compassion poster is my favorite, I love that it’s pressed into thick cardstock and I think the message is so important to keep in front of u s as a daily reminder. We all need to show a little more genuine compassion for one another, but also for ourselves.
(images from studio on fire)
Danish company Ferm Living just updated their website for Spring ’08 to include not only their wallpaper and vinyl decals, but some fantastic table linens, throw pillows, tea towels, paper goods, and bedding.
What a stunning collection for Spring, great job Ferm! If you’d like to see their wallpaper in action, tour a beautiful San Francisco apartment belonging to their U.S. rep Christiana Coop right here on Apartment Therapy.
Psst: Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise LA will host a very special event with Ferm Living… You can meet and mingle with them out in L.A. I’ll post complete details soon.
(images from ferm living)
Cotton Idea Studio is one of my favorite online sources for paper goods so I’m thrilled that they’re offering decor8 readers a 20% discount on everything between now and March 14th. Yay! If you’ve always wanted personalized stationery or invitations, this is a great time to cash in on the savings for those big ticket items. It’s also your opportunity to refresh the stationery drawer at home for Spring. Now you can have fresh new cards on hand for sending to your friends.
Details: 20% discount on all merchandise purchased between 2/27-3/14 at Cotton Idea Studio, enter decor8 at checkout. Thank you so much Mindy for the great offer!
(images from cotton idea studio)