Archive for the ‘Stationery+Cards’ Category

I’m enraptured by these gift papers by Fish Lips Designs. Bold graphics printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Oh, and the dyes are soy-based and chemical-free. As a former graphic designer I will say that going green in printing and paper is no easy feat. And the prices for papers are pretty reasonable. DIY tip: […]

Here’s a pretty resourceful design idea I spotted on Curbly: how to turn your collection of business cards into wall art. It’s an especially great project if like me, you’re in a design-related field and have collected bunches of stand-up-and-be-noticed cards. Or if you’ve abandoned your rolodex for a PDA. READY, SET, DESIGN * Sort […]

Some kids collected baseball cards or stamps. I collected paint chips. Really. The aspiring little designer in me fell in love with these bands of gorgeous color and their delicious names (though I always wondered who gets the honor of naming all 500+ colors of yellow? Anyone of you know?). I hoarded them for crafts, […]

Here’s a great way to spread a little love this Valentine’s season: Plantable Greeting Cards from round robin press. I discovered them on Etsy after buying my refashioned poker chip necklace from stinkycretingirl (beautiful jewelry, the name however…). Wildflower seeds have been embedded in organic cotton paper and will sprout when planted. If I had […]

The Notebook


If you have a penchant for writing or journaling, or simply love beautifully styled notebooks, it’s worth checking out the journals at World of Good. One that caught my eye is the Sinless Sequin journal is not only pretty in pink but hand embroidered by Muslim women at Tara Projects, a fair trade organization supporting […]

These cheerful notecards by San Francisco-based Good on Paper are fabulously good inside and out. Graphic designer Lisa Wong Jackson‘s style is warm and minimalist, taking inspiration from nature. Perfect for getting in touch with long distance pals, or as special occasion thank you cards. These cards are printed on recycled papers using vegetal inks. […]

Here are some noteworthy newbies from Oregon-based artist collaborative Tenth and Grant. All their stationery and paper goods are printed using eco-friendly soy inks on a variety of recycled papers. And of course, we think they look fabulous! Periscope Notebook (shown in Plum and Olive) by Austin Whipple. Gridlined little sketchbook made from recycled chipboard. […]

As much as I love greeting cards (and used to design my own), these days I seem to always find myself short-handed when that special birthday or thank you moment comes. No discretionary time! One solution: the Cardstock Box from Set is a veritable cornucopia of minimalist cards for every occasion you’ll need this year. […]

Is recycled leather considered green? Share your opinion. These journals, luggage tags and other accessories definitely reflect style while taking leather cast-offs out of the landfill. I’ve e-mailed to learn more about their recycling process and will fill you in once they reply. In the meantime, their mission is eco-friendly, and they offer many […]