One of the things I've seen artisans really struggle with at shows like The Rock & Shop Market is displaying their wares well. Some get it right and many don't. To do it well makes it look effortless but it is anything but. It is an art and is difficult to come up with something that is both . . .
I remember the first Harper's Bazaar I bought when I was a teenager. I was instantly in love with the visual storytelling through photography, the fabrics, the clothes. Many of the imagery was shot by photographers Patrick Demarchelier and Richard Avedon and to say that their work through this . . .
And last but not least, a few of the designers from North Carolina that were represented at the National Stationery Show: I've posted about my friends Joel & Ashley of This Paper Ship before. They are talented illustrators who decided to take the leap into exhibiting at the show this . . .
I'm a big fan of Banquet's striking silhouette prints. The company is run by Sarah Edmonds and Tammy Lawrence in Vancouver. Their booth was a lovely as their products. I was also really taken by Fawnsberg's line of goods. The sister team of Patricia and Rachel Mumau specialize in pretty, . . .
I adored the setup created by the ladies at One Canoe Two. Their booth matched their brand and it felt like being inside a log cabin. I also like the simple and minimalist booth of first time exhibitor Pei Design. Sugarboo Designs had a handsome setup filled with pillows, prints and . . .
Wednesday is the husband and wife team of Jessica and Garett Mayfield. Jessica is a stylist and Garett, a graphic designer. This was their debut show for their stationery line. Coral and Tusk had a sweet booth filled with pretty paper, pillows and adorable stuffed animals. . . .
Arboreal Paper is a stationery company based in Nashville that prints with soy based inks onto recycled papers. Below is some of their pretty gift wrap. I was smitten with the graphic on Studio Olivine's booth. Her letterpress printed cards are gorgeous too. Belle & Union . . .