Thomas Printers recently launched a new line of letterpress wedding invitations called YonderYest. The YonderYest line features exclusive designs from artists and calligraphers across the US, with new designs being added regularly. Current designers include Carrie Ruby, Michael Musser, and Todd Thyberg.
YonderYest also aspires to print as green as possible, and they use tree free paper, non-toxic cleanup methods, recycled rags, and compostable packing. Check out the entire YonderYest line over here.
image from YonderYest
I know that I don’t typically feature shops that don’t focus solely on paper products, but what can I say? I think that I got a little mesmerized by Orange and Pear’s selection of Jonathan Adler mugs and the Skinny LaMinx tea towels, not to mention the lovely collection of letterpress stationery, which includes cards from Morris and Essex, Hello Lucky, Blue Ribbon, Smock Paper, Delphine, and Susy Jack.
Orange and Pear specializes in finding those little luxurious that we can give as gifts to those who we love most. They carry home goods, fine teas, soaps, candles, sleepwear, and more … a little something for everyone on your gift list.
ETA: Jennifer at Orange and Pear has generously offered Paper Crave readers 15% off of any order until March 31, 2009! No minimum purchase required. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Use coupon code PC15off to receive your discount.
In addition, Orange and Pear is offering a stationery gift with purchase on all orders of $99 or more, also valid until March 31, 2009. Your order can be from any category of goods from the shop, not just the stationery category, in order to qualify.
images from Orange and Pear
Okay, so if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, then you know that I’m a sucker for cute. Owls, squirrels, birdies, mushrooms … love! Well, I was stunned by the absolute cuteness that is Crate Paper’s Little Sprout collection. Not only does it feature papers with all of the aforementioned cuteness, but there are several wonderful, modern patterns in the collection, as well.
Google the collection to find online scrapbooking supply shops that are currently carrying it.
images from Crate Paper
I’m completely taken with the work of Austin, Texas based artist, Leah Duncan. Her illustrations and pattern work are just beautiful — light, organic, with a touch of whimsy. And I totally want the owl!
Check out the limited edition prints available at Leah’s Etsy shop, and see more of her illustration and pattern work here.
Leah also creates custom invitations and stationery at Lulu Paper, so be sure to head over there for much gorgeous eye candy.
images from Leah Duncan
I’m enjoying Studio MIKMIK’s first series of Gocco printed Pattern Studies note cards. Series One is called Saltaire in Stone and is inspired by the Italianate architecture found within the UNESCO World Heritages village of Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK. The village contains archways, columns, and stone flowers that can be seen in this series of prints. Seeing these patterns reminds me of the ancient history and classics courses that I took in college.
images from Studio MIKMIK