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The worldwide Live Earth concerts are tomorrow – 7.7.07 – so I’d like to show off some awesome letterpress that are also environmentally friendly.  The most fun one I’ve found is Seltzer Goods, an Astoria, Queens-based company who use custom made paper that’s “thick, luxurious and best of all, 100% post-consumer recycled. We print using vegetable-based ink, use recyled paper shipping materials and avoid petroleum products wherever possible.”  The cards are totally witty, bright and unique…you’ve never seen cards like this before.  One of their newest products are “patternpads,” a tablet of awesome sheets of recycled writing paper with bright patterns on the back.  Use it for scrapbooking, collage, or to tell all your friends you saw Al Gore rocking out at a Live Earth concert (that’s the rumor)!

                        Seltzer Goods patterpad

You can’t buy Seltzer’s cards on their site, but they have a store locator to find them nationwide!  Run out and buy one NOW!


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Architecture is always something I had admired sort of from afar, until my husband began to work with architects for his company.  Now, I can’t stop looking at the urban landscape around us.  I adore modern architecture the most, but of course marvel at what’s come before it.  And how fun would it be to be able to bring famous buildings into your own home, in 3-D!

I just found Paper Landmarks, a company that produces do-it-yourself kits of architectural landmarks from around the globe.  The kits come either pre-cut or printed so you can score the pieces yourself.  There are three levels of difficulty, and each building, monument, bridge, or ancient landmark is incredibly detailed.  They’re also not too expensive, so you can pick up a couple for yourself and your kids (one to mess up and one to try and not mess up, I say).

Easy level –  

PaperLandmark Empire

Medium diffuculty –  

PaperModel Moulin Rouge

Expert difficulty –  

PaperModel Parthenon

The website has a lot of links to where you can find the kits in the US, including the San Francisco MoMA and PaperModels.net.

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Fabulous Stationery has consistently been one of my favorite notecard/invitation companies.  They are simultaneously retro, modern, and classic, covering weddings, baby, personalized notecards, even couples notecards.  Every design is completely customizable, and the envelopes have a unique return address window.  No piece of stationery is ever boring from this company.  Here are some favs (the silhouette card makes a great surprise party invitation) –

         Fab1                             Fab2

         Fab3                             Fab4

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Poo Poo Paper stationary set

for my first post, i wanted to incorporate two things that have always been important to me – paper and recycling.  now, don’t get discouraged (or grossed out) from the name…Poo Poo paper, made from elephant dung, is completely cleaned, dried, cleaned again, and mixed with natural fibers.  it’s handmade, so no energy is being used by machines.  plus, the ‘cycle of sustainability’ is completed  – elephant poop=jobs for poop collectors/papermakers=$$ from purchases goes towards elephant conservation causes.  it’s a win/win for everyone!  there’s also information about elephants, fundraisers, and how you can help the cause.


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