Naoto Fukasawa + Shachihata
Ballpoint Pen + Stamp $50
Conceived by celebrated Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa for the equally illustrious stamp producer Shachihata, this museum-worthy ballpoint pen and hanko stamp combination is a beautiful to behold as it is to hold in your hand. Add a distinct edge to all your correspondence by marking it with the pen’s integrated Ghostly stamp.
Solution 247–261: Love $22
For a thoughtful read, "Solution 247-261: Love (Ingo Niermann, ed.)" from Sternberg Press broaches affairs of the heart in our modern world through essays and manifestos, as well as fictional tales. From the biopolitical to the psychosexual, the ninth volume of the Solution series invests in connection and transformation through the wise words of acclaimed international contributors.
Riposte Magazine $16
A creative publication celebrating smart women making the world a more interesting place, the newly launched, London-based Riposte Magazine follows a set format of "five ideas, four meetings, three features, two essays and one icon" for a fully fascinating read.
Duck and Dog
Duck and Dog Cards $6
If Fo Sho, Baller and Boo are demonstrations of your inner circle's lingual dexterity then these cheeky Duck and Dog greeting cards will be "like totally amaze-balls."
Dempsey & Carroll + Farrow & Ball
Ocelot Correspondence Cards $75
Send your thoughts on these limited edition cards, a collaboration between historic NYC engravers Dempsey & Carroll and England's Farrow & Ball. This set of 10 correspondence cards (including tissue-lined envelopes) is made from actual Farrow & Ball wallpaper, which is uniquely hand-brushed with their signature paint, not ink. No two cards are exactly the same, and proceeds benefit respective local charities: Julia’s House children’s hospice in Dorset, England and The Children’s Storefront in NYC.
Modern Farmer Subscription $20
The brainchild of Ann Marie Gardner—formerly an editor at both the NY Times' T Magazine and Monocle—Modern Farmer caters to "window-herb growers, career farmers, people who have chickens, people who want to have chickens and anyone who wants to know more about how food reaches their plate." Pick up a subscription of this quarterly to stay in the know year-round.
Dream Forever $49
Screen printed onto 250gsm paper, Damien Poulain's "Dream Forever" print is an inspiration poster for the sophisticated creative set. Each A3-sized edition is signed by hand by the London-based, French illustrator and bookmaker.
Bryan Nash Gill
Woodcut Notecards $14
This lovely set of a dozen notecards and envelopes in based on the book "Woodcut" by Connecticut artist Bryan Nash Gill. Exquisite tree trunk cross sections come to life in striking detail, revealing the immense power and beauty that lies within a tree's organic structure.
2014 Calendar of Silly Holidays $12
Boom Box Parade Day, Haunted Refrigerator Day, and Walk on Your Wild Side Day are only a few of the festivities to look forward to in 2014, thanks the Calendar of Silly Holidays by artist Annica Lydenberg from Brooklyn based design studio Dirty Bandits. Each hilarious and very handsomely illustrated set comes with a collection of 12 postcards each digitally printed with a super silly but absoutely real holiday waiting to be celebrated.
Pamphlet Notebook $8
Artists, heed legendary American realist portraitist John Singer Sargent's fine advice: "You can never do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh." And what better instrument to get those creative juices a-flowin' than this elegant sketchbook from Shepherds Bookbinder. Made from the finest of paper covered in a striking avian motif, and complete with a handsomely handstitched binding, this little notebook serves as the perfect encasement for the explosion of curiosity it is sure to unleash.
Kraft Journal $7
Approximately 66% of all discarded paper products are recycled each year, while the other 44% wind up in a landfill. We could say the same ratio holds true for our strokes of brilliance; all to often, bright ideas are lost before they can be recorded and developed. Make sure you never trash another genius moment again with this handy notebook from Knock Knock. This lined journal's cover highlights its own environmentally friendly composition, and reminds you that there are no new ideas, only new executions.
Posh Stamps $24
These Posh Stamps are exactly as advertised, and will add a major dose of formal flair and old world elegance to even the most mundane of correspondence. From Moko Sellers, the East London studio revered for rethinking antique processes through modern design techniques, these classy stamps replicate formal letter-writing traditions with a single imprint of ink.
Who needs an imaginary friend when you can have a foldable friend? These 3D paper pals are completely customizable and take on a range of attributes to resemble their human counterparts. Great for kids and co-workers, these easy to assemble little twinsies will make spectacular desk accessories and children's toys, as they serve as a constant validation of our unique character.
Paper + Moleskine Book $40
Apple's 2012 app of the year, Paper, from FiftyThree design studio, unleashes your iPad's sketchbook potential. The streamlined drawing app turns creative brushstrokes into portable portfolios. Combine this illustration capability with the power to publish your digital sketches into the most elegant of physical notebooks, the Moleskine, and you have custom bookmaking at its best, a groundbreaking combination of technology and tangible creation with endless possibilities.
Cat Wrapping Paper $28
For those feline fanatics who just can't get enough whiskers in their life, wrap up their gifts in United Bamboo's Cat Wrapping Paper. From the brand famous for their annual Cat Calendar featuring a handsome bunch of Catclub models in stylish ensembles, this wrapping paper is decked out with adorable kitties clad in festive holiday dress.
Silhouette CAMEO $300
Say goodbye to the Exacto knife and hello to the Cameo. This electronic cutting machine plugs into your computer just like a printer, and cuts cardstock, vinyl and fabric into any shape you tell it too—endless creative possibilities for a relatively low cost. Your crafting corner will never be the same.