9.26.2012

seattle paper: the regional assembly of text

DISCLAIMER: the regional assembly of text is actually located in vancouver, canada, which is just a few hours north of seattle. my friends brianne & danielle recently visited this shop and i was totally drooling over their photos, so i've asked them to share more about their trip. take it away, ladies! - lyndsey

Hi there! We're Brianne + Danielle and we blog at The Ravenna Girls about diy, design, and our crafty endeavors. We love all things architecture and design and stationery definitely appears on that list often! We recently went on a mini-trip up to Vancouver, and discovered an awesome stationery shop, so Lyndsey asked if we would stop by and tell you all about it.

 

One of the best things about exploring a new city is visiting some of the funky shops that uniquely call that place home. Before hopping accross the border to Vancouver BC, Bri printed out some helpful hints from the Design Sponge city guide. On the drive up we chatted about the must-shops.
Regional Assembly of Text was an obvious MUST. It was along a charming street full of brick and mortar boutiques and antique stores. And good coffee, of course.

The instant we stepped in, we knew our credit cards were starting to scream "DANGER!"Something about beautiful paper and colorful notecards and tags arranged by color along with phenomonal fonts around us causes great pleasure. All of their cards and gifts are designed in-house, which makes them even more special.

They have a button making station where you can use scrap paper and pens to create whatever you wanted. They also have fun button packs , perfect for small gifts. It was the perfect place to come in with Christmas wrapping schemes and homemade cards.


Going to this store made us remember something else... There is something personal about handwriting. A handwritten note, taking your pen to your journal, noticing the doodles drawn in a particular color. The store also offered a letter writing club, which sounded so fun! Remindeds you of getting real mail when I was a kid. Its rare to open the mailbox now to find handwritten letters and this store made me remember what a joy they are.

 

 They have a whole selection of blank envelopes and ephemera to mix and match card sets and invitations.

 

 They also have a reading nook called the Lowercase Reading room which is a rotating collection of magazines and other publications that you can drop by to check out in the store. The whole store was really cozy and charming and definitely set up to feel like home and stay awhile.

 

Plus the place had tons of typewriters. Luckily Bri didnt come home with a new one. If you're up in Vancouver, definitely seek out Regional Assembly and stop by to take a look. You won't be disappointed!

Thanks to Lyndsey for having us by! Feel to stop by at our place to check out more photos from our Vancouver trip this week.

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