shop diario : everyday objects from mexico

Posted: February 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: design, things | Tags: | 1 Comment »


Diario is a shop of carefully selected objects made in Mexico, curated by industrial designer Moisés Hernández, as he explores his home country.





last day for holiday delivery!

Posted: December 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: paperfinger | Tags: | No Comments »


Today is the last day for placing orders on the Paperfinger Shop in time for Dec 24th delivery.

We have some great last minute wrapping supplies, stocking stuffers and special gifts! This deadline applies to everything except custom-made goods, but we do have a sweet new e-gift certificate or the classy gift certificate for a custom address stamp.

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sara barner : handmade leather goods

Posted: December 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: design, handmade, things | Tags: | 1 Comment »



I came across the Sara Barner line this weekend. Clean designs and really nice leathers. The studio is based in Portland and the full collection can be shopped online.






new seasonal cards : from paperfinger

Posted: December 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, design, paper, paperfinger, things | Tags: | No Comments »


Two new cards for the holidays:

Hygge and Lo How a Rose E’re Blooming. Both come in a set of six (blank inside) with envelopes for $22, printed on elegant white cotton paper.

We’re shipping ’em out same or next business day so you can get right down to your holiday card-writing! Browse the rest of our holiday cards at the shop.


paper gifts : from present & correct

Posted: December 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: design, paper, things | Tags: | No Comments »


Present & Correct stocks such an appealing collection of desk and paper goods — lots of great gift ideas here.

Above, the Striped Wooden Rulers (£7.50 each). Below, a Letterpress File Card Planner (£18.50).


Animal School Charts (£25.00):


Perforated Notebooks, mmmm (£4.50-8.50):


12 Portuguese Symbol Postcards (£12.75):

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wrap it well : gifting with paperfinger

Posted: December 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, design, lettering and fonts, paper, paperfinger, things | Tags: | No Comments »


I’m a bit in love with this season’s full collection of holiday wrapping at the Paperfinger shop!

Above, antique black tins that we use for packaging our wood-handled custom stamps. They’re so appealing and classy! (Add $11.95 for gift wrapping on any order.)

Below, our newest addition, “Handmade for You” Masking Tape ($15 for a roll of 55 yards):



Get real fancy with custom-made double-face satin ribbon ($200 for 100 yards):


Our best-selling oval kraft gift tags, useful year-round ($10 for 20 labels):


Another new item, the calligraphy kraft wrapping paper, which contains the first verse of the classic holiday carol, The Holly and The Ivy ($12.50 for a 6 ft roll). I’m using this on all my gifts this year! Classy but understated with the black printed words on natural kraft paper:


The Holly lyrics continue on our red, white or green wrapping paper as well ($20 for a 6 ft roll):



Last, but not least, the best packing tape for your holiday parcels, “Don’t Open Til Christmas” masking tape ($15 for 55 yards):


elizabeth gilbert : the signature of all things

Posted: December 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: books | Tags: | No Comments »


One of my best vacation reads was Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel, The Signature of All Things. Such a delicious, engrossing treat and I can’t help but feel relieved and thrilled for her success with it as I carry her TED Talk in my head so often. Check out that talk if you haven’t watched it yet. And definitely pick up this book!


cutest cutest : mortar & pestle

Posted: November 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: cooking, design, things | Tags: | 1 Comment »



I mean, what’s not to love? Mini porcelain mortar & pestle ($9) from Mignon Kitchen Co.



pebble vases : sugahara glassworks

Posted: September 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: art, handmade, portland, things, wedding gifts | Tags: | 1 Comment »


I fell for these unique and handblown pebble vases by renowned Japanese glassworks crafters, Sugahara, at Canoe Portland this weekend. Elegant on their own or in a cluster together. $24 each.

Sugahara has an inspiring company statement. Here’s an excerpt:

There is a moment when glass, as a liquid under extreme heat, attains its supreme beauty.
That moment is captured, and a form is given to it.
Drawing out the infinite potential of glass to the fullest
Creating a unique shine and flowing forms
To do this,
Craftsmen stand face-to-face with glass each day and listen to its voices.

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rambharos jha : waterlife

Posted: August 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: art, books, design, handmade, illustration, kids, things | Tags: | No Comments »


Waterlife is a silk-screen book, printed by hand on handmade paper with natural dyes in Chennai, India. It is published by Tara Books. There are 3,000 hand-numbered copies available. Author and illustrator Rambharos Jha uses a traditional style of folk painting known as Mithila. Remarkable. You can also find it on Amazon.







(*via Brain Pickings)