Quick Pick: Parabo Press

Have you all heard about Parabo Press? It’s a brand new app and photo printing service inspired by small batch printing processes – and it just launched yesterday! Like most parents these days, most of my photos of my kids live on my phone, so I’m always on the hunt for new ways to print those photos and display them at home – or even give them to family as gifts!

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press is from the team behind Photojojo, which joined forces with photo printing service Zoomin in 2014. Parabo Press printing processes are optimized for the photos on our phones – no DSLR required! Although of course they will work with DSLR photos, too, but it’s awesome to be able to format and print right from your phone. Parabo offers art book-quality photobooks, small prints in geometric shapes, square photo prints, and accordion photobooks.

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I’m most excited about the Parabo Press larger art prints, including huge 3′ x 4′ black and white engineering prints, risograph prints, and full color newsprints. At price points of $20-$30 the art prints are ridiculously affordable! The risograph prints might be my favorite of the bunch. Risograph prints are printed on Xerox-esque machines that originated in Japan in the 1980s and have a screenprint-like effect. The risograph prints are available in neon pink, neon orange, teal, and blue. It would be amazing to print a favorite photo of my girls in one of those bright colors! And my mind is absolutely spinning thinking of all the party and wedding possibilities, from cocktail menus to seating charts!

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

In addition to prints and photobooks, Parabo Press offers fresh and modern display accessories and hardware for hanging the prints on the wall – no framing required! I’m loving the custom wood rails, mylar tape, and pon pins that allow you to pin photos on a wall or cork board without putting a hole in the photo! Genius!

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Parabo Press Photo Printing Service / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Inspired By: Pom Poms!

I’m having a MAJOR pom pom moment these days. It’s not like pom poms ever go out of style – especially when it comes to curtains and blankets – but I really just want to put pom poms on all. the. things. Baskets? Yes! Shoes? Yes! Here are a few current pom pom favorites!

Inspired by: Pom Poms! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Blabla mobile

2. Eliza Gran Studio baskets

3. Moroccan pom pom blanket

4. Proud Mary pom pom throw (and pillow!)

5. ASOS sandals

6. LEIF Striped Pom Pom Pillow

NYNOW Summer 2015 Highlights, Part 2

Today I’m winding down my NYNOW Summer 2015 recaps with a few more (non-stationery) highlights from the show! As much as I love stationery, I love getting to see what folks are doing with different mediums – like ceramics, textiles, and leather! Here are a few more favorites from the show:

NYNOW Summer 2015 Highlights / Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Beautiful play blankets (swans!) and sheet sets (eyelashes!) from blabla kids

2. Sparkly ribbon and beautiful red scissors from Studio Carta

3. Modern wood ring boxes from Oh Dier

4. Beautiful painted wood platters and trinket dishes from The Vintage Vogue

5. Hand painted leather business card cases from Cold Gold

6. Painterly ceramics in moody blues from Jill Rosenwald

7. AMAZING new glass and copper barware accessories from Tom Dixon (WANT)!

8. Beautiful new colors and fun patterns from Baggu

9. Minimalist ceramic wall pockets and vases from Ovo Ceramics

10. Beautiful porcelain dinnerware and trinket dishes with gold details from Redraven Studios 

All photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Quick Pick: Wind + Willow Home

These gorgeous wood pieces from Wind & Willow Home are equal parts functional object – from wood bowls to spoons to planters – and absolute work of art. Each piece is hand dipped in food-safe rubber in colors inspired by the season. Wind & Willow Home just released their Winter 2014 collection, which also includes a couple of copper and silver leaf bowls – and a whole new line of marbled textile goods!

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So pretty, right? Check out the full collection right here!