In our modern culture of emails and IMs, there's still nothing that pleases us more than a beautiful piece of stationery. Here are four emerging designers creating wonderfully unique paper goods:
Posh Peacock's modern, fresh designs bring joy through style and color. Their beautiful flat cards can be personalized with pretty pictures of cupcakes, leaves, ballet flats and more along with a monogram or name. Sold in sets of 8 or more bound with a decorative paper wrap and ribbon. for free shipping, use code: STYLEBAKERY
$18 and up at poshpeacock.com
O'Riley Designs offers unique invitations, notecards and announcements from interesting brands not typically found on the shelf. We fell in love with the Paper Prince purse note cards which come in several chic handbag designs. Each set of 10 comes with 23 add on tags that hang from a chain with messages including "thank you", "happy birthday" and "best wishes".
20% off all custom orders through 5/1/07, use code: stylebakery
$9.50 at orileydesign.com
Good on Paper is based on the creative ambition of Lisa Wong Jackson, a self-taught graphic designer in Berkeley, CA. In addition to her custom wedding invitations and designs, her unique stationery line includes hand screenprinted notecards, little books (birthday books, shopping books, gift giving books), note pads, sticky notes sets, as well as a line of cards printed on high quality recycled paper using vegetable-based inks. Her clean and simple designs are inspired by nature, music, organic designs, animals, line drawings, and Pixel, her beloved Boston Terrier.
blue bird notecards, $18 for 8 a shoptrunkt.com
Flirty.Girly.Pink creates adorable personalized notecards suited for any occasion. Not surprising that we're partial to their pink and brown design scheme, we especially love these Divine Vines cards.
$1.75 per personalized card at flirtygirlypink.com