The 2016 National Stationery Show, Part 14

Okay, moving right along with more letterpress exhibitors at the 2016 National Stationery Show! This recap includes the exhibitors of the Ladies of Letterpress booth, along with Kiss and PunchConstellation & Co.Underwood LetterpressBlackbird Letterpress, Pistachio PressSparkvites, and Wolf and Wren Press – many of which should be familiar faces around here. Let’s start with one of the biggest booths at the entire show – the Ladies of Letterpress booth!

NSS 2016: Ladies of Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Ladies of Letterpress

NSS 2016: Ladies of Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper

A rainbow stationery wall from Loudhouse Creative!!

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The 2016 National Stationery Show, Part 13

Today we’re in for another double header recap from the 2016 National Stationery Show – and this time we’re all about letterpress exhibitors! With a total of sixteen exhibitors over the two posts, you’re in for some serious letterpress printed eye candy. This first installment includes Richie Designs, Inclosed Letterpress Co., Dahlia Press, Huckleberry Letterpress Co., Chez Gagné, My Darlin’, Violet Press, and Paper Bandit Press. Let’s get right to it!

NSS 2016: Richie Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Richie Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Richie Designs / Oh So Beautiful Paper

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Monday Happy Hour: A Tiki Banana-Lime Smash

Most people probably just toss their overripe bananas. A few people turn theirs into banana bread. Me? I smash mine into cocktails. Nothing beats fresh fruit in a cocktail, and I hate to see food go to waste, but bananas aren’t an ingredient that most people would think of for cocktails. Except Tiki! Throw in some rum, some lime, some exotic spices, and you’ve got a perfect vehicle for saving those bananas from the compost bin: a Tiki Banana-Lime Smash. Andrew

Tiki Banana-Lime Smash Cocktail Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Tiki Banana Smash

1 oz Silver Rhum Agricole
1 oz Gold Demerara Rum
1/2 oz Allspice Dram

1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
1 Lime, Quartered
1/2 an Overripe Banana
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Muddle together the rums, banana, and lime in a cocktail shaker, then add together the rest of the ingredients and shake well with ice. Finely strain – with a sieve or tea strainer – into a highball glass or Tiki mug filled with fresh crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and a bouquet of fresh mint and enjoy!

Tiki Banana-Lime Smash Cocktail Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

This is a very tasty, refreshing drink, with bright fresh lime and earthy, fruity banana as the first two flavors that pop out, followed by some layers of warm tropical spices: the allspice, the cinnamon, and everything going on in the Angostura bitters.

Tiki Banana-Lime Smash Cocktail Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

We used two rums here to give the drink that extra Tiki layer of complexity, starting with a dry, grassy silver rhum agricole from Haiti to balance out the sweetness of the banana. We paired that with a golden Demerara rum, made on the banks of the Demerara River in Guyana, to give it backbone. If you don’t have two rums handy, don’t worry that you can’t make this drink or that you need to go straight to the liquor store–this drink would be plenty good with a single rum, probably something dark and rich like the Demerara. But if you do have some rhum agricole on hand or want to give it a try, this is a great way to see how mixing rums together to create new flavor profiles works as the foundation of Tiki.

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Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

 

The 2016 National Stationery Show, Part 11

Okay everyone, BRACE YOURSELVES for a whole lot of stationery over the next few days. I’m going to try to wrap up our coverage from this year’s National Stationery Show by posting all five remaining recap posts this week! I’ve loved all of the booths and cards that I’ve been able to share with you in the previous installments – this year’s show was full of SO much talent! – but I’ve saved some of the best for the very last. I’ve been organizing the recap posts into common themes, from calligraphy and hand lettering to funny cards to the party and gift exhibitors at the show. Today I have two recap posts with a total of 16 booths with a focus on illustrated stationery. For this first post, we’ll see some gorgeous work from Hartland Brooklyn, Violet Clair, Baltic Club, Mr. Boddington’s Studio, Dear Hancock, One Canoe Two, Maginating, and Wrap Magazine! Let’s jump right in!

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016: Hartland Brooklyn / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hartland Brooklyn

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