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Soumkine

Have always carried a notebook despite the digital conveniences.  That’s why we love this Paris-based company, Soumkine, a brand bent on reviving the paper and writing culture. In 2016 Soumkine was launched producing simple but thoughtfully designed notebooks and planners. Each notebook is made of high-quality Italian paper and bound by hand at their Parisian atelier.  The books are hand-stitched in the beautiful tradition of pre-1950s French bookbinding.  Their graphics are designed by Fiodor Sumkin the company’s typographer and founder. The process of making a Soumkine book is explained here in their blog.

Their products can be viewed on their website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Soumkine.

Pavilio

We always want to make our gift wrapping extra special and unique so we think these lace tapes from Japanese brand, Pavilio, will do the trick.  The company was born in 2015 as a joint venture developed and planned by a sticker printing company in Sanjo City and a design company in Tokyo. Their lace tape features fine cutting and colorful designs.

All their patterns can be viewed here on their website.  Some designs are available on Etsy, Amazon and a few other companies listed on Google.

Images:  Courtesy of Pavilio.

Pochibukuro

Whenever we travel to Japan we always bring back a few of these paper envelopes.
They’re called Pochibukuro traditionally used for children’s monetary gift for the New Year.
Now they are being used for other purposes, tip for service rendered or an envelope to enclose a small message.  We found this tutorial for making a cloth envelope but the same pattern can apply to paper.

Tutorial courtesy of Nunocoto Fabric.

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