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stationery show 2007: part two

today is my final day of stationery show coverage- i wish i could go on for weeks about this show but i'll try to let the pictures do the talking. yesterday someone said to me "it must feel like a highschool reunion at that show" and it's definitely true- i find the stationery designers to be the friendliest group around- they're always happy to talk to you and show you what's new. so, a big thanks to everyone i met at the show- hope to see you all next year. [notepads above from snow & graham]

beautiful new wall calendars from snow & graham.

gorgeous metallic designs from manifesto letterpress at the little tree press booth.

i just loved the booth design at tallu-lah. such a pretty little space- i wanted to move right in.

herman yu always shows such wonderfully simple but elegant designs...

delphine was one of my favorite booths at the show- every piece was so elegant and beautifully letterpressed. i loved the tiny squirrel boxes and woodland cards- not to mention the "bonjour" bird.

vintage fabric clocks from pamela barsky.

adorable little salmon colored cards from millimeter/milligram.

without a doubt stacy pancake's booth is always in my top three. she's just about the coolest girl around and i always, always love her cards. this year stacy decided to go green and is now printing all of her cards on recycled paper (with 100% biodegradable bags)- she also introduced a fun series with red lentils, black eyed peas and macaroni on them. my personal favs are the ones with the simplest images: the single tea bag, candles and especially the daisies. her word is just plain lovely.

right across from stacy was the beautiful peculiar pair press booth- they showed a lovely series of wrapping papers, insect cards, and intricately detailed and letterpressed greeting cards.

there was a german company called parkhaus berlin that showed beautiful felt pieces. i loved these egg cozies.

more lovely cards from binth- i loved the purples they used this year.

jean at eieio studio released a fun series of cards with variations on the word "love". simple but sweet.

leigh at jezebel introduced a seriously cute line of baby t-shirts. with everyone i know having babies this year i'm gonna have to stock up on these.

kelly green and yellow at egg press- popular colors this year.

more prints and cards from hammerpress...

amy ruppel (who i got to meet in person!) paperweights from ipop.

yellow floral notebooks from snow & graham.

new animal cards from sesame letterpress.

fun little fortune packs from rosebud design studio. open them up and you've got weeks and weeks' worth of fortune-cookie style fortunes inside. so cute.

adorable children's wall art from whimsy press.

these gorgeous notebooks are part of paper+cup press' new office line. you're going to love the new collection- it's full of sophisticated products with a fun little girly spin to them.

notebooks (that will have hot pink binding rather than red when they launch) from see jane work's signature line of office accessories.

beautiful designs for children by mel lim.

flirty hair pins from the lovely kelly at relish.

more cuteness from night owl paper goods.

a festival of yellow at elum.

i love jill bliss' stitched wallets...

lisa at good on paper could not be any cuter. and neither could her "little peanut" baby designs...

fun little coasters from the lovely jacinta of allymoon.

missing a name for these, will find asap...loved the bright colors caulfield parcel used in their papers. their website is still under construction but you can view the basic right here.

perfect little ladybug cards from jane at foxy&winston.



Anonymous jane said...

oh, i just can't wait to see the paper+cup work stuff! and to hear that it's cute? killing me .... thanks for the picture.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Grace! I loved all your posts. I am especially happy Whimsy Press is expanding their line to wall art! I have framed some of their paper as "art" and it looks gorgeous. I also love Amy Ruppel and anything she does!

9:58 AM  
Blogger cindy said...

so much goodness, i can't handle it!
thanks so much grace.

10:16 AM  
Blogger bowie style said...

this is my favourite time of year on design*sponge. brilliant pictures, and great reporting as always.

10:24 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

thanks guys- the photos are a little off this year so i apologize. they're a little too yellow and futzing with them in photoshop only made them worse. next year- new camera.


10:33 AM  

Everything is even more lovely than I imagined! Thanks for posting, Grace - we weren't able to make the show this year, so this is a TREAT!

Do you have any booth design pics? I'm always interested to see how companies display and put the booth together each year :-)


11:11 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

thanks dawn-

i actually didn't take more booth pictures but that's a great idea for next year. i'll definitely keep that in mind for 08'.


11:43 AM  
Blogger Paper Shop ink. said...

Great coverage on the show. Wish I could of made it there. I love the Snow & Graham shots.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous emily said...

fyi: those chipboard postcards early on in the post are actually by Manifesto Letterpress. Their booth was just a rep for Little Tree...

1:33 PM  
Blogger WondrousPilgrim said...


Thanks so much--these are just marvelous. You will, singlehandedly, bring letter writing back in vogue!


2:37 PM  
Anonymous callie said...

I'm so glad you loved Delphine...she's a friend of mine and uber-talented!!!

3:15 PM  
Blogger poppy said...

so great - thanks grace for all the great photo's - i think you did a great job with them. i am in need of a new camera too so can understand.

5:35 PM  
Blogger ** Terramia ** said...

Wow, how fantastic!!
Someone needs to gather a bundle of all these designs and frame a gorgeous grouping on a huge, huge wall -- I would stare at this goodness all day long! Amazing talent!

6:45 PM  
Blogger mk said...

wow! I was looking forward to this post and it didn't disappoint! I went to the show myself this year but I seemed to have missed some of the cutest stuff! thanks for doing such an extensive post :)

p.s (i think your photos came out great considering the crazy lighting in that space)

7:20 PM  
Blogger greengelato said...


this would be my pornography convention. oh god...must. divert. eyes.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Sarah Dennis said...

Grace, beautiful wrap up of the National Stationary Show. I was there on Sunday and spent hours walking the show. Like a kid in a candy store, I wanted to take home one of everything. Best part, I got the chance to meet Joy of Oh Joy and Abby of AbbyJean. These women are so talented! Check out my post from yesterday on Thomas Paul's new paper collection. It's fantastic and sooo TP.

8:51 PM  
Blogger IMEDAGOZE said...

what a joyful treat! love the greens, yellows and the squirrels. Thanks for the coverage, Grace!

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed looking at the stationary pics but was pretty bummed at how many of the vendors do not have working websites. I doubt most of us will "check back later." It makes it impossible to explore their work and possibly buy something if you aren't in the area. It just seems to me it would make better business sense to have a website up and running in time for such a huge event.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous allergy usgab said...

Yes..."Thanks so much--these are just marvelous."

6:44 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Love the egg cozies. I would never use them, but they would be fun to have just to look at them.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Leyre said...

This coverage makes me seriously itch to attend this fair. I have a (maybe dumb) question....is the fair open to anyone? Or is it like a trade thing where you have to be covering it or part of the industry somehow? I'm thinking about asking for a trip to next year's fair for my brithday!

10:15 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...


sadly it's not. i wish it was but they don't offer a public day. not sure why, but i guess it's a stationery show thing.

if you know anyone at a stationery show or with a trade-related firm they can often sign you up as part of their booth or company. i know several people who got passes by asking friends who run stationery companies.

sorry, wish i had a better answer!


10:30 AM  
Blogger Leyre said...

That's okay, thanks for responding! I have a vague familial tie to someone who owns a stationary company, maybe I can work some magic for next year :)

Thanks again!

12:03 PM  
Blogger micky said...

It's really tough to handle that much goodness, I can't handle it!
thanks so much grace.
Mick @ web design company

2:27 AM  

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