Archive: May, 2010

The Unknown

A great quote for a summer full of new things.  via zephyrance


Pictures from the Igloo Lettepress booth and of the Rockefeller Building.

The Paper Remnants board and a giveaway bag from Sapling Press that made us all laugh!

The National Stationery Show was a success! The past week has flown by and I can’t believe the people we’ve met and the experiences we’ve had in the Big Apple. Three and a half days with other stationers, artists and letterpress enthusiasts leaves me really excited for the creative summer ahead.

We had the pleasure of meeting Nole from Oh So Beautiful Paper (a great paper blog), Ellie of Mint (another favorite), Jen and Omar of These Are Things were able to make the trek from Ohio, Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. and Jessica Hische and Jason from the Heads of State were at Syrtex and we met them both for the first time. We were located in a row of other fantastic designers including Hammerpress, A Favorite Design, Egg Press, Hello! Lucky, Let (her) Press and so many others.

Along with all of these great writers and designers, the amount of creativity in the (extremely huge) Javits center was so strong, the ideas are still flowing. Talking with Jen and Omar, we all agreed that our notebooks are full of ideas and there just aren’t enough hours in the day to finish it all!

Igloo Letterpress featured on the NSS coverage on Oh So Beautiful Paper! Thanks, Nole!

Overall, the only thing I would have changed was that I would have taken more pictures! (yes, the ones above are from my iPhone… Sorry!) It was a whirlwind of a trip. Now to start planning for next year…

It’s here!

It’s here! Bags are packed and I’m getting on a plane to New York. The Stationery Show is here! I may be MIA for a bit, but make sure to check back for pics from the show!


After a not-so-great yesterday, I’m in need of a good laugh and I almost squirt Diet Coke out my nose when I started watching all of the Old Spice ads. “Building Kick! EXPLOSIOOOOOOON!” See all of the ads and ones that can’t be aired on tv, here.

via Ok Great

Matthew Lyons Illustration

Fantastic illustrations by senior Matthew Lyons from the University of England. Watch out for this one! He’s going to be big!

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Sweet Paul, you have my heart

I think the saying “the way to man’s heart is through his stomach” applies to women as well. Sweet Paul’s pages of dripping pancakes, garnished hor d’oeuvres and decadent salads made me fall in love at first page turn. His recipes are already on my list of “must try” recipes for the summer. In the meantime, I will sit and wipe the drool from my mouth as a flip through his stunning digital magazine. Enjoy your own copy here.

Paper Remnants at NSS

Finally! The pictures to match my post about my new line, Paper Remnants! Here are 6 of the 10 letterpress card designs debuting at the National Stationery Show starting Sunday. I can’t believe so much work has gone into the show itself and so much love (as well as blood, sweat and tears!) has gone into each and every piece we’ve printed. You can find Igloo Letterpress, the home of Paper Remnants, at booth #1550 at the show. We hope you stop by and say hello! I’ll be posting pictures from the show and the other 4 cards next week, so I hope you stay tuned!


Last year, the day after my 24th birthday, I was laid off. A year and two months ago I cleared off my desk and left my job in Cleveland without a clue of what was in my future. It was one of the hardest things that has ever happened to me and it completely rocked my world. You question so many things about yourself, your passions, your love for the creative field. After the dust settled, however, I realized that I’d never felt more free. Doors open. Dreams start to become real. You follow whatever your real passion is because you have nothing left to lose. It’s a fantastic, scary, joyous, terrifying feeling. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Paper Remnants is a direct result of doing something that I love and making it my life.

Lemonade is a documentary about the people that follow their dreams after being laid off from their perspective creative jobs. Too many people push what they want to do aside for the more “comfortable” choice. Take 35 minutes and enjoy this film and whether you’ve been laid off or not, you’ll feel like you can conquer the world.

via destined to design

Everybody Needs A Superhero

In honor of the Superhero summer at the box office this year, I thought these illustrations were very appropriate. Messy and graphic and smug, I just love Anthony Lister‘s take on our iconic heroes.

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Design Advice

I love this towel from The Heated. It’s great advice! Buy one for your design-y kitchen for $11 here.

via Apartment Therapy

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