One of our friends asked us, “After almost 3 years, what are the 5 baby items you couldn’t do without?” I said: “I’ll have to think about the top 5 baby items, but I’ll tell you one thing we haven’t figured out – the poop smell is killing us.”
But before I regale with my poop anguish, I did think about what our Top 5 list would be. It’s not the coolest or most original list, it’s just the ones that really stood out for me.
How could anyone not have loved watching Scout Masterson and Bill Horn (aka “The Guncles”) as they shared their commitment and their journey towards parenthood in “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood?”
Annabeth Gish has a long line of movie credits, including Wyatt Earp starring Kevin Costner, the girlfriend Tracey in Beautiful Girls, as well as Susan Sparks in the movie adaptation of DC Comics superhero Steel.
But in addition to knowing how to pick her roles on screen, she knows how to pick personalized note cards and stationery, which includes one of my favorites – the XOXO Flower Stationery in orange and red.
This was what she had to say about it when she received it: “I just opened my box of stationery! I have been out of town and just now got my hands on the fabulous Paper Culture product! Thank you very much! It’s gorgeous and happy! I’ll use it with joy!”
Stay tuned…she is planning to order her holiday photo cards from Paper Culture too!
Admit it: we’ve all listened to Loveline at some point or other. Even through those ebbs and flows when I didn’t necessarily need relationship advice, I still loved tuning-in to get Diane Farr’s perspective. I also find it equally cool that she was able to transition from relationship expert to crime expert as FBI agent Megan Reeves in Numb3rs.
Another thing Diane’s a bona fide expert with? Choosing stationery! So I’m thrilled to hear that she’s not only a Paper Culture fan, but that our note cards have inspired her! “Am I the first customer who was so inspired by your beautiful design that I wanted to paint it on a wall in my house? Oh my, you have done well. I love your style and your commitment to trees!”
As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the things we strive for here at Paper Culture is fresh, clean modern design. So when our creative director wins a Mohawk Show 11 Award, I feel it’s worth sharing – and celebrating!
The Mohawk Show recognizes both the beauty and brains of design. Judges Marty Neumeier (chairperson), Diti Katona, Bryan Edmondson, and Gaby Brink reviewed almost 1,000 entries for the Mohawk award. Five winners were chosen based on intelligence, wit, virtuosity, and production excellence, including the California Academy of Science for Evolution at the California Academy of Science and Cahan & Associates for TED Program Guide.
Competition is fierce. Finalists in the stationery category included Kate Spade and Rebecca Ward Invitation, both with superb entries. But the winner is (envelope please)….Paper Culture’s The Faces of Stationery. (Now you can clap.)
While the judging for Mohawk Show 11 was held in New York in June 2010, our Paper Culture team was invited to sip some champagne with winners last week in San Francisco. Here’s a toast to Huiling Chen, creative director at Paper Culture for her beautiful note cards and stationery designs that inspire us all!
I’m a self-professed 90210 fan. I don’t care if that dates me back to the dinosaur period in this new age of vampires. I’ll opt for 90210 reruns on the CW any day. So I’m elated that Jennie Garth says our personalized stationery is “Adorable…Love it!”
And even though she might have made the switch from sharing the stage with Jennie on Dancing With the Stars to rubbing elbows on Entertainment Tonight, Samantha Harris still has Paper Culture in common with her former co-star. Samantha gave us her thumbs up by saying, “Thanks for the very cool stationery.”
Ever wonder how we here at Paper Culture find inspiration? Do we sit in a dimly lit room with our eyes tightly shut, holding hands, chanting “ommmm”?
Along those lines, we welcome your feedback and ideas. Find your “inner-designer” and tell us how Paper Culture has inspired you in 200 words or less. Maybe a bridal shower invitation determined the theme of your party or a holiday photo card motivated you to make your own wrapping paper. You tell us! If we select your story, we’ll give you a $50 gift certificate for your next Paper Culture order. How’s that for inspiration? Simply share your story by commenting on this blog or send an email to [email protected]
Um, no — or at least, not that I’m aware of.
The joke around here is that our inspiration is erratic. As easy as it would be to look to one person, place or thing for incitement, that is simply not the case. Being paper lovers, we are mindful of the trends around us, but between you and me, we probably spend the least amount of time looking at other invitations, announcements and stationery. Besides, that would be imitating, and how uninspired is that?
It’s much more fun to look at fashion, architecture or environmental advances as sources of ideas. We also find enormous inspiration in organizations that provide leadership in areas that touch our communities, including those that promote education, the health of our families and environmental innovation.
But really, we find our most important inspiration in talking to you.
Like most blogs, we will share fun company tidbits, special discounts, design previews and maybe even some of the more interesting corporate stuff. But our real goal is to have this be a forum for us to exchange ideas, to share thoughts and ultimately, for us to find the source of our next inspiration.