5.31.2013

NSS 2013: best of the rest

i couldn't go to the national stationery show this year, but i sent a fellow lindsay in my stead -- my friend lindsay bowerman from linnie bell attended and put together some fantastic recaps for us! today's last roundup features some of the newest and coolest features of the booths.

It's finally Friday! I hope you enjoy these last few pics of some of my favorite things from the Stationery Show--I'm already thinking about and looking forward to next year's show!

Dimensional paper flowers are popping up everywhere, and I especially loved when they were incorporated into booth decor. I chatted with the talented Alexis of Alexis Mattox Design for a few minutes, and they brought 300+ flowers with them in suitcases for the decor in their booth! Some favorite booths blooming with flowers: Alexis Mattox Design // Soho Paper // Snow & Graham.


One Canoe Two's catalog is so adorable. The quilt-inspired pattern and subtle gradient is beautiful! 


One of my favorite products One Canoe Two came out with are their 2014 oversized wall calendars. The unique, large size (20x30") is perfect for making a statement in your home or office. Plus, there's a bonus "Phases of the Moon" print to hang as a keepsake after the year is over. 


Picking one favorite card out from all the cards at NSS would be impossible, but if I had to narrow it down, these three would be near the top. I loved the simple illustration and adorable phrase on Wild Ink's Howdy Punkin' card. The combination of the song lyrics and phone book page makes Sapling Press' card is so cute! (Also, be sure and check out their Etsy shop--it's filled with adorable cards with phrases for nearly every occasion.) And Ladyfingers Letterpress' What's Up, Hombre? card is right on trend.


And speaking of Ladyfingers Letterpress--they've combined some of my favorite trends in their more-than-a-business-card handout: neon + gold foil + letterpress + diecut shape. Awesome!


In the business card "category," Night Owl Paper Goods might have (completely) won my heart. Their logo has been one of my favorite in the industry--those little owls are adorable--and the combination of wood and letterpress is pretty fancy!


I loved what Rifle Paper Co. was handing out--a beautiful print (that I intend to slip in a frame) and a letterpressed ruler. Secretly, I was hoping their new iPhone cases would be up for grabs, but I can see this print sitting on my desk for quite a while! I fall in love with it a little more every time I look at it!


I have loved every opportunity I've had to attend the National Stationery Show, but I think this was by far the best one I've been to. Every booth went above and beyond, and I always come back inspired to elevate my own personal and professional work. So many kind, gracious and generous people who are willing to share their art and pour their heart into what they do. 

thanks for the great peek inside the show, lindsay! see all of the stationery place's NSS 2013 coverage here

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