Based in Ramat HaSharon, Israel, Hamutal Elad is a textile designer specializing in printing and weaving. Her first "day job" at the age of 16 was in an office and art supplies store, where she discovered her love for paper goods and stationery.
After graduating with her B. DES from "Shenkar College", she worked in the industry as a jacquard designer. Though she loved this job, she felt something was missing. So, during maternity leave with her daughter, Gal, she decided to start her own brand.
She aims to only use Eco friendly materials and techniques, water based colors, and combine traditional and manual techniques. She loves doing a small series of products and collaborating with other craftsmen and small mills from her community.
Check out her lovely Etsy shop here.
Hi there. I'm Kelly and I am owner and founder of P+P. As of yet, I've kept the blog impersonal and mostly focused on our awesome vendors and stationery-related content. I can promise you that won't change! However, I wanted to let you in on some changes I've been making in my own life that has influenced my aesthetic and creative inclinations.
Here it is: I've been on a minimizing kick for about 3 months now and it has totally upended my life in a good way. After reading Marie Kondo's book, "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up," and discovering the blog Un-fancy (Caroline tackles personal style while trying to minimize and spend less), I have felt renewed and ready to throw away almost everything I own. Every time I tackle a pile of stuff and reduce it, I feel lighter. Having less stuff has refocused and energized me so much that I am committing myself to a summer of simplifying. From now until summer, it's on. I will minimize.
In the spirit of minimal living, I have viewed paper and stationery in a new light as well. There are some awesomely modern and elegantly simple products out there! Here are a few of my favorite picks:
1. You cannot walk past the dollar spot at Target.
2. You can always justify a new notebook purchase....
( I could use this as a food journal, exercise journal, meal planner, dream journal, bullet journal...dang it I NEED THIS NOTEBOOK!!!)...even though you have half-filled notebooks all over your house.
3. You have a few writing instruments even your mother can't borrow.
4. You don't understand why anyone would buy a generic looking notebook when there are so many beautiful ones to choose from.
5. You'd rather get some fun office supplies for your birthday than jewelry. Yep. I said it.
Sparrow + Wolf is a Birmingham, UK based stationery and homewares design studio. Combining great design, quality products & fun illustrations to make drool worthy products.
Sparrow + Wolf was launched in 2014 by Illustrator Cherie Gregory whose incessant doodling inspired her origami range of products.
Working from her Birmingham home studio, each product is designed and made with love for detail and quality. We were thrilled to include her metallic polka dot notebooks in our February shipment.
Check out Cherie's fabulous Etsy shop and her gorgeous Instagram feed.
Buzz Feed recently published this fantastic list of school supplies you'll remember if you grew up in the '90s. I just wish you could somehow smell the scented markers through the screen....;)
These awesome coloring book calendars from Kristy Black Design were featured in our January boxes. We immediately loved the graphic nature of her designs and couldn't wait to get our hands on them! We may have snuck one out of the pile just to color ourselves. ;)
Besides design and illustrating, Kristy also specializes in logo and brand development, announcements and invitations, custom stickers and stamps, as well as social media branding and graphics.
Additionally, she's hilarious. She says she once ordered a pizza while running on the treadmill.
Someone has read our soul and knows us...check out this awesome Buzz Feed list...
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