Once word gets out that you have a “thing” for correspondence curios and all manner of related paraphernalia, be on your best behavior. My letter writing friends both near and far clue me in to all sorts of goodies to tempt both pocket book and New Year’s resolutions (I absolutely will not purchase another box of airmail envelopes, no matter how beautiful/vintage/unusual they are…)
Resolutions — who needs ’em?
Current obsessions, postally speaking:
–from Paola H. comes word of the Yellow Owl Workshop. I had never heard of them before, but it just goes to show that the InterWeb is a great big glittery ball of information. Based in Brooklyn, Yellow Owl Workshop offers up charming rubber stamps and postcards sets (you have -got- to take a look at the “Analog” set…) with that hand-drawn aesthetic that I love so very much.
What I’d buy: “Imperial” correspondence set.
–my long-time friend Charlie D. in Seattle turned me on to the book “Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory” by Eroyn Franklin. Not only is this a fantastic book, but her cut paper work is to-die-for. Her site installations are wonderfully ethereal, her “diaryalogue” is a bit like looking at the thoughts in your head — except that they’ve been captured under a microscope and then meticulously diagrammed at a later date on stark white paper.
The item I covet: her “Philatelic Heroes” series, wholly and completely.
–last but not least: the “kudamemo” from D-BROS Japan. Something that you should know: the Japanese word for “fruit” is “kudamono”. The name of these notepads is a combo of Japanese and English — which makes them all the more charming in my mind. Apple or pear: you can order individually or in groups of six. Popgadget‘s blog has a fantastic photo of the wrapped and crated memos.
A single pear or a group of crated apples?: Crated apples. That way I could share with other like-minded memo-writers.
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