14. Apr 2010

Paper Shopping Berlin: R.S.V.P.

R.S.V.P. Paper Shop in Berlin-Mitte
R.S.V.P. Paper Shop in Berlin-Mitte
R.S.V.P. Paper Shop in Berlin-Mitte

On my second day in Berlin I went to this lovely little shop called R.S.V.P. – a french abbreviation (Répondez s’il vous plaît) often used in formal invitations to ask for someones reply. I’ve had their website and webshop bookmarked for quite a while and was very happy to finally pay them a short visit.

The shop is really sweet and tiny, with beautiful wooden shelfs filled with the most delightful paper products: kraft paper journals, letterpress cards, labels and stickers as well as pens – and even a small but fine selection of masking tapes. Definitely a must-see-place for any paperloving Berlin visitor.


R.S.V.P. – Papier in Mitte
Mulackstrasse 14
10119 Berlin-Mitte

Mo-Sa 12.00-19.00 Uhr
On the Map

www.rsvp-berlin.de

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28. Feb 2010

Paper Shopping Cologne: Balloni

Papier / Paper Shopping, Balloni Cologne
Papier / Paper Shopping, Balloni Cologne
Papier / Paper Shopping, Balloni Cologne
Papier / Paper Shopping, Balloni Cologne
Papier / Paper Shopping, Balloni Cologne
Papier / Paper Shopping, Balloni Cologne
Papier / Paper Shopping, Balloni Cologne

Last week I finally made it to the Balloni store here in Cologne for the first time. As the name suggests they carry tons of balloons and other party decorations. But as I discovered they also have a huge selection of beautiful wrapping papers, walls covered with ribbons in every color and design you can imagine, as well as tables filled with wonderful paper goods.

I bought a sheet of this beautiful red Hiawatha paper that you can see in the second photo (btw a new addition to the good life series from NineteenSeventyThree, which I blogged about previously) and am thinking about using it to make a large photoalbum. The wooden toy crocodile also caught my eye. It’s handmade by a local designer and I’ll have to try and find out the name again.


BALLONI
Ehrenfeldgürtel 88-94
50823 Köln
On the Map

www.balloni.de

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19. Jan 2010

Paper Shopping in Amsterdam: Cortina Paper

Cortina Paper Amsterdam
Cortina Paper Amsterdam
Cortina Paper Amsterdam

We started the new year in the Netherlands and also had a wonderful (but much too short) afternoon in Amsterdam. On Reestraat I found a lovely little stationary shop called Cortina Paper with a nice selection of fine papers ideal for bookbinding – mostly italian Carta Varese and my favorite german “Buntpapiere” from Bindewerk.


Cortina Paper
Reestraat 22
1016 DN Amsterdam
Netherlands
On the Map

www.cortinapapier.nl

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25. Nov 2009

100% recycled paperlove

Large sketchbook handbound in recycled paper by NineteenSeventyThree

This is one of the lovely papers I found this year, designed by NineteenSeventyThree and printed on really nice & heavy recycled brown paper, which makes it fantastic for bookbinding. It is part of a series called the good life.

NineteenSeventyThree is a british design company started in 2003 by James & Emma Emmerson and named after the year they were born. They collaborate with some amazing artists like Pintuck and Sukie – you might already have seen one of the papers Sukie designed in this post here.

What were your favorite paper finds this year?

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18. Nov 2009

Paper shopping in Cologne: Majesty Paper

Majesty Paper Köln / Cologne - Letterpress
Majesty Paper Köln / Cologne - Paper Shopping
Majesty Paper Köln / Cologne - Paper Owl

In a small and quiet side street in the center of Cologne there’s a lovely little shop called Majesty Paper. Kim Ullerich, an American graphic designer and her husband Ingo founded Majesty Paper in 2006. Two years later they opened their lovely shop, where they design and sell their own letterpress cards, stamps and stationery but also offer a variety of beautiful papers.

So far they’re the only place I found in Cologne carrying Snow & Graham paper – one of my absolutely favorite “brands” when it comes to paper. Besides that they also have a small selection of japanese Chiyogami paper and Italian Carta Varese.

Sorry about the bad pictures, once I’m in there I always get distracted –
I will try to take some better ones next time.


Majesty Paper
Gertruden Str. 20
D-50667 Cologne
On the Map

Open:
Monday to Friday 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday 11 am – 7 pm

www.majestypaper.com

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