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Fashionary + Henrik Vibskov 2015 Weekly Planner
Fashionary has joined forces with the talented Henrik Vibskov for a 2015 planner that's bright, bold and encompasses the spirited style so many love about the conceptual Danish designer. As Fashionary's first-ever pocket-sized notebook, it also boasts...
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Thornwillow Press Correspondence Cards
While the price of Thornwillow Press' hand-bound, limited edition letterpress printed books—meant to last more than a lifetime—can reach a couple thousand dollars, you can still get a taste of the brand's dedication to quality and design through...
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Plumb Goods Notebooks
Just about every bookstore has that one display of notebooks up by the register; filled with the same, cookie-cutter selection of bound paper. The journals aren't so much dated as they are uninspiring. Thus, we're happy to have come across Plumb...
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Bonhams Fine Writing Instruments
Tomorrow, 18 December 2013, global auction house Bonhams will place over 500 lots of fine writing utensils up for sale. Their selections—many being a writer's ultimate fantasy—include a magnificent and diverse array of 60 vintage offerings and many...
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Project A:LOG
Three aspiring architects from Columbia's GSAPP program, Paul Chan, Richard Angus Duff and Ebberly Strathairn took it upon themselves to end their unrewarding quest for the ultimate notebook by making their own. Part technical reference manual...
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Papelote Stationery
by Adam Štěch Founded in 2009 by Kateřina Šachová, Filip Šach and Denisa Havrdová, Papelote is a Czech stationery company specializing in the production of quality accessories for work and everyday life. Born from the passion for paper and graphic...
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Valentine's Day Cards
If you were snoozing when we launched our guide on ways to woo your Valentine this year, time is unfortunately no longer on your side. Sure, you still can easily scoop up an edible arrangement or a set of sexy lingerie on your way home from work...
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Twiddle & Bard
In 2010, designer Will Coombs launched Twiddle & Bard with Robb McNeil and Nick Thompson as a response to what they felt had become a lack of proper emotion in digital communication. The Minneapolis-based stationery company has since built a solid...
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Snack Memos
As smartphones and tablets become more ubiquitous, actual notebooks and memo pads are beginning to seem less and less necessary. Outdone in the realm of convenience, Peco Mart has taken a more entertaining and eccentric approach. Upon first glance...
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Code Cards
While class="none" might be the favorite snippet of HTML at the Cool Hunting office, user experience designer Matt Raw takes the humor behind web development languages to new heights with his cheeky set of letterpress Code Cards. Raw created three...
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Paper Weaving Card Set
Sending someone special a card may seem gracious enough these days, but Present & Correct's latest Paper Weaving Card Set really ups the charm with easy tools for constructing a personalized pattern in addition to undoubtedly endearing messages...
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Terada Mokei
A slice of life shrinks even smaller with the miniature design line, Terada Mokei. Architect-turned-modeler Naoki Terada's Architectural Model Accessories Series is a monochrome microcosmic representation of everyday life. Terada adopted a...
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Le Programme de ma Semaine
Combining their love of French tendance with clean and playful design, Tokyo stationery brand Mark's Inc. aptly call their striking weekly planner "Le programme de ma semaine." Each page features a blank calendar with the days divided into two sections...
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Stitching Postcards
Sending a card snail-mail to a special someone may seem like a charming enough move, but stitching a personal message or tying a bow on a significant city will undoubtedly seal the deal. The Stitching Postcards by designers Leihener, Seng, Valder...
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Aaron Hobson Holiday Cards
An exhausted, pajama-clad shopper sprawled on a snow-covered lake may seem like an exaggeration, but it's arguably not far off on the lengths many go to during the holiday frenzy that seems to begin a bit earlier each year. This card, along with...
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Hour of Nine
While the enduring appeal of letterpress lends itself well to fussy scrolls and flourishes, the recent revival has led many designers to contrast the preciousness of the form with more contemporary images. Taking an elegantly adorable approach...
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Uncooked eCards
Writing "happy birthday" on someone's Facebook wall, along with hundreds of their other closest pals, doesn't really say much in the way of friendship. If you are one of those amazingly thoughtful types and have time to go out, buy a card, and mail...
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Famous Faces Stationery
A kitschy new line of stationary, Takkoda's Famous Faces series features freakishly adorable pets dressed up as popular celebrities. The collection includes journals, bookmarks and greeting cards, each with stoic faces ironically mocking their silly...
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Mean Cards
Positively mean—but appropriately lighthearted in tone—Mean Cards chidingly let that special someone know how much you care. The anti-Hallmark greetings, much like the notoriously naughty Some Ecards, deliver a heartfelt message or...
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Fomato Cards
Charming, witty and altogether unexpected, Emmie Hsu's Fomato birthday cards make our favorite day a little more educational. Designed with bold graphics, each card starts out as with a mini comic-book-style, non-fiction tale about such subjects...
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B&M Store
Located in Western Australia, the newly-opened B&M Store carries a carefully edited selection of design wares alongside proprietors' Bug & Megs' signature handmade 100% wool felt products. Housed on recycled pine shelves, goods such as the CH...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Benjamin Graindorge The work of charmingly shy designer Benjamin Graindorge graces the screen of Sight Unseen, who offer a brief but insightful profile on the Frenchman who's a former Bouroullec brothers intern and rising talent. 2. Live Insect...
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Stank Sentiments for Sweethearts Valentine's Cards
Shirking typical Hallmark sentiments, Stank Sentiments for Sweethearts offers a different kind of nostalgia with a series of alternative boldface (and type) messages that borrow from rap lyrics to woo the one who makes your knees go week. We have...
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Pancake & Franks Limited Edition Prints
by Stephanie Miles With a signature style she calls "urbane and metropolitan," designer Stacy Pancake skillfully combines her finely-wrought illustrations with cheerful colors and whimsical designs for a colorful collection of limited edition prints...
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