You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘stationery’ category.

Design of the Winged Wheel stores

Design in the two Winged Wheel stores

I love Japan desperately. I would give almost anything to be able to live there for a short time, and it’s something I am working on making happen.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of visiting, you must go. It’s a land I adore simply for the beauty and feelings of alienation it brings out in me, but also the crafts and food. One thing that’s always pained me is that it seems difficult to purchase items online from craft and jewelery stores there. Language barriers are huge, and the selection is mind boggling, so it’s hard to know where to start.

Today I found out that a lovely stationery store, Winged Wheel, is now shipping worldwide, and has an English store. Look at some of the beautiful letterpress stationery.

Its been determined that I love sealife, so its no surprise this is a favourite design

It's been determined that I love sealife, so it's no surprise this is a favourite design

The prices are affordable, at around $14-15 for a set of six cards and envelopes, plus shipping that’s not insane.

There is a wide selection of traditional Japanese flora as well. This is yaemugura, or false cleavers.

There is a wide selection of traditional Japanese flora as well. This is yaemugura, or 'false cleavers'. It's technically a pest plant, but you'd never know it.

They also do a range in animals, inspired by the Blue Planet. Items in this series, #602, are made using cotton paper, produced at the foot of Mount Fuji. You can almost feel it just by looking at it.

Minicards being used as calling cards

Minicards being used as calling cards

While I think they are a little bit too expensive to use as wedding invites except for perhaps an Ellen + Portia sized wedding, they would make amazing gifts or good everyday use. If I didn’t have a swack of minicards coming from MaryLou/Time2Cre8 on Etsy, I’d certainly be ordering some.

Advertisements