The 2016 National Stationery Show, Part 1

Finally!! There were more new exhibitors at this year’s show than I’ve ever seen at past shows, and many of them made VERY strong debuts. Let’s start there, shall we? At least a couple of these exhibitors will be familiar to OSBP readers, starting with Katie of The Good Twin! Katie has exhibited at shows in the past through Crow & Canary, but this was her first year exhibiting all on her own. So exciting! I absolutely loved everything in The Good Twin booth, including brand new screen printed cards, graphic pattern note cards, pencil sets, new enamel pins (pugs and kittens!), and a new bronze cast necklace collaboration with Kate Miss to complement the existing Zodiac enamel pin and postcard series!

The 2016 National Stationery Show: The Good Twin / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The 2016 National Stationery Show: The Good Twin / Oh So Beautiful Paper

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The 2016 National Stationery Show: Sneak Peek!

Hi hi hi! I’m back in DC and back from the 2016 National Stationery Show. What a whirlwind! I just wanted to pop in to say that I’m still working on sorting and editing all of my photos from the show – we’ll be starting full show recaps and sharing photos from this year’s Paper Party this week! But in the meantime, I thought I’d share a little sneak peek of the show from my Instagram. You may have already seen these if you follow me over there, but there’s so much more still to come from this year’s show!

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: AHeirloom / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Obsessed with these new cocktail stir sticks from AHeirloom

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Anne and Kate / Oh So Beautiful Paper

An art print for all the boss ladies out there by Anne and Kate

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Antiquaria / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Beautiful gold foil on indigo by Antiquaria

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Brylo Studio / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Modern California minimalist vibes from Brylo Studio

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Dear Hancock / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I’m just so glad this Dear Hancock card exists

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Emily McDowell Studio / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The perfect pregnancy card from Emily McDowell Studio

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Fox and Fallow / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hologram foil and tropical vibes from Fox & Fallow

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Ink Meets Paper / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Love this new tone-on-tone card series from Ink Meets Paper

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Ladyfingers Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Aaaaalllll the hashtags from Ladyfingers Letterpress

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Lionheart Prints / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Ha! By Lionheart Prints

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Moglea / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hand painted (truly and actually) over a letterpress half tone pattern by Moglea

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Off Switch / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Pretty hand painted floral patterns in gold foil by Off Switch Shop

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Power and Light Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Love this weekly notepad from Power and Light Press!

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Richie Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yes and yes, from Richie Designs

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Rifle Paper Co. / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Brand new 12-month weekly agendas from Rifle Paper Co.!

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Shannon Kirsten Illustration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yes, let’s! By Shannon Kirsten Illustration

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: Tack and Ward / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Love this card from Tack and Ward‘s new sanity series

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: The Good Twin / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The cutest new enamel pins from The Good Twin

National Stationery Show 2016 Sneak Peek: The Great Lakes Goods / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Pastel rainbows from The Great Lakes Goods!

More to come from NSS 2016 soon!

National Stationery Show 2016 #fresh

This year’s National Stationery Show is just a few weeks away! I seriously look forward to the National Stationery Show ALL year long! Even though this will be my 8th (!!) year attending the show I still get excited to wander the aisles, catching up with old friends and discovering new-to-me talent. I’ve been browsing the exhibitor list and the NSS Planner to prepare my walking list for this year’s show, and I’m particularly excited to see the exhibitors in a special juried section of the show called #fresh that features new and up-and-coming companies. Some of my favorite discoveries from the #fresh section in the 2015 National Stationery Show included Fox & Fallow, Katie Leamon, and Tack and Ward!

National Stationery Show #fresh: Katie Leamon / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon (booth #1552)

National Stationery Show #fresh: Fox and Fallow / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Fox & Fallow (booth #1545)

National Stationery Show #fresh: Tack and Ward / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Tack and Ward, who “graduated” out of #fresh this year – they’ll be in booth #2270!

#fresh has been my first stop at the National Stationery Show since it made its debut two years ago. Now in its 3rd year, #fresh features approximately 100 emerging businesses in stationery and lifestyle gifts, with a focus on original and creative product design and packaging (so important!). Companies in #fresh can only have been in business for a maximum of five years and cannot have exhibited in the National Stationery Show for more than four years, which means it’s a great way for retailers and folks like me to discover new talent! Some #fresh exhibitors will already be familiar names to OSBP readers – like Ashkahn, AHeirloom, and Hartland Brooklyn – but others are still waiting to be discovered at the show!

National Stationery Show #fresh: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hartland Brooklyn (booth #1556)

National Stationery Show #fresh: AHeirloom / Oh So Beautiful Paper

AHeirloom (booth #1259)

National Stationery Show #fresh: Meeschmosh / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Meeschmosh (another #fresh graduate – they’ll be in booth #1854 this year!)

The 2016 National Stationery Show #fresh - Hartford Prints! / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hartford Prints! (booth #1346)

National Stationery Show #fresh: Printable Wisdom / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Printable Wisdom (booth #1356)

I think what I love most about #fresh (other than discovering awesome new stationers, of course!) is that it reminds me of the reason I started OSBP in the first place, all the way back in 2008: to connect people with a stationery community that was bursting with fresh energy and new ideas, and to make sure that all the new artists and designers I was discovering wouldn’t get lost in an already rich crowd. I can’t wait to see who will be there this year, and I’ll be sure to report back here in May!

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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

NYNOW Summer 2015 Stationery Highlights, Part 3

Are you ready for more beautiful stationery from the Summer 2015 NYNOW market? Good! This recap is bursting at the seams with beautiful cards, notebooks, rubber stamps, art prints, and so much more! From elegant marbled paper and gold foil prints from Katie Leamon, to the colorful Risograph prints from Yellow Owl Workshop, to gorgeous prints and posters from Brainstorm, and everything in between. Let’s start with the move-in ready shared booth of The Great Lakes Goods and Gold Teeth Brooklyn – I seriously want to replicate the entire booth in my living room!

Gold Teeth Brooklyn and The Great Lakes Goods at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Great Lakes Goods at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Great Lakes Goods at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Great Lakes Goods at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Great Lakes Goods at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Wood car dice – so fun!

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Teeth Brooklyn at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Great Lakes Goods / Gold Teeth Brooklyn

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Tons of new stamp designs!

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Yellow Owl Workshop

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These marbled paper cards with gold foil initials are GORGEOUS!

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Katie Leamon

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hologram foil notebooks with rainbow pages!

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress

Farewell Paperie at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hip hop lyrics cards in collaboration with Paper Jam Press

Farewell Paperie at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Farewell Paperie at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Farewell Paperie at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Farewell Paperie

Brainstorm at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These sketches were just part of the booth display but I could have stared at it all day!

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Brainstorm at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Screen Printed Drinking Glasses by Brainstorm at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Awesome new screen printed drinking glasses!

Anemone Letterpress at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Brainstorm

The Crow and Canary booth is always full of amazing stationery talent and a total feast for the eyes. Here are some of the wonderful stationers exhibiting in the booth:

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Moglea

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Ghost Academy

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Red Cap Cards

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Idlewild Co

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hello!Lucky

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Egg Press

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Carolyn Suzuki Goods

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Social Type

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Knot & Bow (love the ombré beeswax candles!)

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Near Modern Disaster

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Good Twin

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Dear Hancock

Crow & Canary booth at NYNOW Summer 2015 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Smock

Check back tomorrow for my final recap from the Summer 2015 NYNOW market!

All photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper