Beautiful stationery and pretty gift paper always make me happy. In this year and age we hardly send eachother any paper mail anymore, and we are so much dependent on our smart phones for making notes and communicating. I think our generation therefore longs back to paper goods which explains the current trend and revival of pretty paper things. Even Ikea got on the wagon and introduced the Ikea paper shop last week. I’m always on the look out for something different and found 3 paper and stationery brands that got me excited: 1. Esmie, 2. Pepin, and 3. Rosehip.
Esmie stands for Elegant Stationery Made In England. I discovered the beautiful paper goods at Harrods and Liberty London. But there are also online stores that stock Esmie notebooks like e.g. The Paperie. I have a crush on the Japanese inspired notebooks made from beautiful silk screen printed paper, featuring blossom and floral designs.
In the Netherlands we have this chain of stores called Sissy Boy where they sell unique homeware, gifts and clothing. During my last visit to the store I was very excited to find gift wrap paper by Pepin. The Pepin gift wrap paper books are themed with patterns from Japan, Turkey, Arabic tiles, and Art nouveau. All contain 4 pages of introduction and 12 large sheets of very high-quality wrapping paper. They can easily be removed from the books by tearing them along a perforated line. If you don’t have a Sissley near you, you can also order it online at Amazon or Pepin Press.
British brands are increasingly getting my vote. Like the stationery brand Rosehip by designer Silkie Lloyd. Her designs are vintage inspired with a wink to contemporary designs. Her collection includes greeting cards, gift wrap and stationery.
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