I really want to write at least one post every week, in between the Extra Staples posts, but alas, I failed this week. And I was so proud of myself for having succeeded in April! It is what it is though. Maybe I will write TWO posts this coming week. *gasp*
The Queen of Cards | USPS Stamps
An interview with Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co., a stationery company I really like. I’ve long admired her work ever since she came onto the stationery scene, so this was an enjoyable read.
5 months in with the Hobonichi Techo — The Finer Point
It’s always interesting to see how other Hobonichi fans use their Hobonichi and what they think. And I totally get it when Jenny of The Finer Point says:
Running your hand over used pages you can feel the indentation of the ink on the page and you get an old crinkle paper noise similar to what you may get with a newspaper. It's a small thing but I don't get this experience with any other notebook I own.
My Hobonichi is starting to look more worn out, too. It looks thicker from the side, because of various layers of tapes I’ve added and crinkled pages. I love it.
Field Notes made at AIGA Austin Design Ranch 2015: one, two, three, four
In case you missed them (I did), check out these crazy Field Notes from the workshop that Aaron Draplin led last month at Design Ranch. Looking great! Lucky ducks.
New Field Notes 10-staple Edition (not coming soon).
I have to include this because it made me chuckle. Real funny, Field Notes. (No, I won’t change my site’s name 😁).
Midori MD Notebook Covers in paper and genuine leather
These are new to me! I really like MD notebooks, and these covers look like they will age nicely. I just wish they came in darker colors!
Paper shop - Paper decorations & Stationary - IKEA
Did you know Ikea has stationery goods? Again, this is news to me. So when I went to Ikea recently, I made sure to check them out. I saw some notepads, memo books, pens... and found them kind of lackluster. They had cute paper clips, tapes and gift wraps though.
Robert Prins's contribution in “Cloud Life: Adobe x Mama’s Sauce x DDC x You” Poster
It’s a follow-up! In my last Extra Staples post, I mentioned the collaborative poster project led by Aaron Draplin for the HOW Design Live conference in Chicago earlier this month. Robert Prins is a fellow Field Notes fan (and my Instagram friend!), and this was his submission that made it into the poster. How neat is that! Congrats, Rob!
5.6 wed “Laputa” by tanaka_tatsuya
Mr. Tatsuya Tanaka’s miniature photography is always so creative and whimsical, and this one just made me love his work even more. Anyone here a fan of Hayao Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky? I ♥ this movie. It’s one of my favorite films of all time.
Hope you all have a good one. And happy Mother's Day! 😊