National Stationery Show: “Staysh” of the art

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[Alyson Kuhn] I have decanted all my loot ’n’ lit from NSS 2010. Herewith is a handful of photos to sum up some of what I saw at Jumbo (short for Jacob K. Javits Convention Center).

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Pens & The Post go hand-in-hand on May 29 at the National Postal Museum

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[Erin Blasco] Tadas Osmolskis is a stamp collector, a pen collector and a volunteer at the National Postal Museum. Last year he brought a handful of World War II-era pens to a museum program exploring letter writing during wartime. Three generations of participants were thrilled. Later this month, the one-day event Pens & The Post will offer hands-on happiness to hundreds of families, pen connoisseurs and lovers of letters.

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p.s. National Stationery Show: Swag jag kuhntinued, in the key of C

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[Alyson Kuhn] As previewed here in my Monday Morning Swag Report, today you will see more luscious little giveaways from the show. C is for coasters from Gilah Press + Design, to which we can only exclaim goody, goody, goody! I am going to share them with my friend Gigi, who will go gaga.

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Pap(i)er Fashion

Whether timeless or ephemeral, paper is the fabric for advertising, sculpture and wearable art in Pap(i)er Fashion, a current Swiss exhibition at Zurich’s Museum Bellerive. Thanks to our friends at SightUnseen and Coolhunting for alerting us. [LS]

p.s. Marianne Cook’s Green stationery venture is making a difference

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[Tom Biederbeck] Marianne Cook already had an extensive retail career in the greeting card industry when she began to notice something that concerned her. As a buyer for national powers like Target, she saw a lack of attention to the sustainability of the paper we use every day. It was an epiphany that led her to change her career. She left the corporate world and launched her firm Green Stationery, which offers eco-friendly stationery for home and office. We asked Cook about her path to entrepreneurship and what makes her venture unique.

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Angelica Berrie on the enduring magic of corresponding on paper

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Continuing our coverage of the National Stationery Show, we asked Angelica Berrie, CEO of Kate’s Paperie, to comment on the role of paper in our lives. “Paper,” says Berrie, “is the canvas on which we transmit ideas, project our image and reflect our personal style.”

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