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We've written about Deskblogger, created by Chicago bookbinder and paper purveyor Bari Zaki, in this space before. But we can't resist pointing out that our very own Alyson Kuhn's desk is featured in Zaki's June 6 post. Can a workspace be intriguing? Can…
 
We're proud that our own Alyson Kuhn's letterhead, designed by Michael Osborne Design, appears on page 52 of the 2010 HOW Self-Promotion Annual. If you've been lucky enough to receive a note or letter from Alyson on her stationery, we're sure you'll agree…
 
[Cohoes, NY – May 11, 2017] Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, announces the publication of the twelfth issue of the celebrated M…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] Chris Sacca loves his business card. No two ways – but definitely two sides – about it. His is not a business-as-usual card: no phone numbers, no address. Will you venture a guess as to what Chris Sacca does? Do the uppercase letters of Lowe…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] Many of my mailing friends are surprised at the abundance of {and my abandon with!} fabulous old US stamps on my envelopes. Happily, US stamps are valid for their class of service until they have been used. Exquisitely engraved stamps from d…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] We received an e-mail last week that simply said: You may be interested in the Beautiful Angle project. You can read about it on Wikipedia or go to the site at www.beautifulangle.com. I was impressed with the sender’s minimalism: No adjectiv…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] I have been wrapping little soaps as gifts since the early ’80s. I recently started wrapping them in “inside tint” papers, which I trim out from security envelopes. For the most part, the patterns are not very engaging individually, but in c…
 
[Alyson Kuhn] On Memorial Day 2002, I was semi-sequestered in NYC, writing the first half {Paper} of the SpecLogix Compendium of Paper and Printing. I wandered downstairs for lunch at a Frenchy café... and overheard one of the young men at the adjacent ta…
 
On May 4, Steven "The Daily" Heller featured the chocolate bars made by Mast Brothers in Brooklyn. He gave them "current fave" status for taste, plus a design distinction for their wrappers. Given that I would be in The Big Apple a fortnight hence, I hast…
 
I saw many notebooks last week at the stationery show. These from Albertine Press were among my favorites: barely bigger than an index card, with letterpress-printed covers, and motifs that make me happy. Might a notebook this neat and petite inspire me t…
 

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