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The Papersmith Series - Andy and Jane Shannon | Minneapolis

The Papersmith Series - Andy and Jane Shannon | Minneapolis

Bench Pressed cards are the ones we collect in bulk with no particular occasion in mind, saving them up for a rainy day, for any moment to put a smile on someone’s face.* Andy and Jane are the husband and wife team who own and operate Bench Pressed. The letterpress business was born out of their mutual love for stationery, illustration and design and was officially launched in 2013. Their hand-printed greetings cards are defined by hand-printed type, vivid colour, and above all, a big bundle of wit. This playful and authentic aesthetic comes as a result of hours of...

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The Papersmith Series – Matthew Berkson and Marie de Petit Thouars | Los Angeles, California

The Papersmith Series – Matthew Berkson and Marie de Petit Thouars | Los Angeles, California

Matthew and Marie are true scent savants. Together they run Maison Louis Marie, creating luxury fragrances, candles, oils, skincare, and most recently, a collection of leather goods.Marie’s fascinating family history of botanical discovery and memories of a childhood in Belgium inspire their blends. Today the pair work from Downtown Los Angeles, composing unique, floral scents that are delicate yet captivating - fresh citrusy top notes are complemented by musky undertones, with characterful aromas of eucalyptus, bergamot, jasmine and tuberose featuring too. Their soy candles and perfume oils instill a little bit of luxury and understated, contemporary elegance into the everyday....

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Go On, Show Us Your Pencil Case!

Hi guys, it’s Sid here, one half of the duo who started Papersmiths. Kyle is the other half. We’ll think of a feature for him to kick off later. My interest in stationery has resulted in: – Unconventional job interviews where I’ve found out everything about someone’s pencil case and nothing about their skillset. – An unexpected private view of a pen collection which, rather than being a standout curation of specialist writing instruments, was comprised of freebie plastic pens from various dive bars. – Frantic scenes at airport bag drops where I transfer notebook after notebook from my suitcase to my...

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The Papersmith Series – Marc Hendrick | Los Angeles, California

The Papersmith Series – Marc Hendrick | Los Angeles, California

Australian-born designer Marc is the main man behind Slowdown Studio, the LA based label that creates limited edition woven cotton blankets. The studio champions the creative endeavours of artists the world over. Painters, illustrators, design studios - Marc collaborates with those making work that he finds fresh, original and eye-catching. He sets no specific brief, allowing the artist to create unique, one-off designs true to their individual style. Atelier Bingo, Jonathan Niclaus, Marleigh Culver and Chaz Bear (of Toro y Moi and Company Studio) are some of our favourites, to but name a few. We’re suckers for a bold print...

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The Papersmith Series — Carissa Potter Carlson | Oakland, California

The Papersmith Series — Carissa Potter Carlson | Oakland, California

Carissa is an artist, writer and founder of People I’ve Loved, a printmaking workshop based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Alongside a team of talented ladies (who are all practicing artists), she spends her days working from a sunny farmhouse studio creating inky illustrations for cards, pins and a whole manner of charming accessories and homewares. People I’ve Loved was born out of the desire to bring people closer together. In 2010, after studying print, she started Colpa Press with pal Luca Antonucci where they published affordable yet unique books and objects. She has also written her own book,...

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