Stripes: Inspiration of the Week

At Paper Culture, our current products consist primarily of social stationery and wall art. However, we’ve always looked far beyond those arenas for our design inspiration. Our blog, Inspired, is about our journey to find eco friendly and modern design inspiration. Internally, we often create moodboards to capture different design inspirations. We thought we would share with you some of our favorites by posting a moodboard of the week. Each week, we’ll share a theme and show you how at least one of our products was inspired by this theme.

This week, we are in love with stripes. There’s something about the mix of thick & thin lines and alternating colors that makes this pattern a classic yet timeless mainstay. We’re loving how easy and breezy they look on a summer dress, yet how modern and sleek dark stripes look on a white watch. You can see just how much we are inspired by stripes – just type “stripes” in our website and you’ll find our collection of cards that pay homage to this versatile design! One of our favorites is our birth announcement featuring bright modern stripes.


1 Fairmount Laptop Sleeve by Kate Spade, $60
2 Diagonal Stripes Birth Announcement by Paper Culture, $1.39
3 Striped Cotton and Silk Dress by Sonia Rykiel, $295
4 Blazer by H&M, $50
5 Color Me Cozy Travel Mug by Modcloth, $19
6 Grey & White Striped Paper Straws by Little Dance, $10
7 Striped Canvas Diamond Tote by Rebecca Minkoff, $195
8 Hooded Baby Onesie by Old Navy, $13
9 Striped Blue Goa Watch by Lacoste, $95
10 Growing Stripes Scarf by Forever 21, $13

As will be our tradition, we’ve provided direct links to all of the items, but we’ve also created a Pinterest Stripes Moodboard. Check it out and also take a look at our other Pinterest boards while you’re at it. Of course, this is all a new experiment, so we welcome your feedback as well.