Appointed

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Being as I consider myself a bit of a stationery aficionado, I’m sort of amazed that I’ve never written about Appointed. It’s only been about a year and a half ago since the American-made brand of luxe utilitarian desktop products funded themselves on Kickstarter. All of Appointed’s paper goods and accessories are thoughtfully handcrafted with the finest of materials, making functional synonymous with beautiful. Be sure to check out the classic-yet-modern monogramming they offer as well!

 

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Eight New Notebooks

It’s back-to-school time, which means it’s also time for our semi-annual notebook roundup! An avid notebook collector/hoarder myself, I’m forever on the lookout for just the right pages to hold my lists, ravings, and notes.

 

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ROW 1: Back Pocket Notebooks Remixed // Classiky Note with Pocket
ROW 2: Energy Pattern Sketch Book // Gradient Notebook // Hawaiian Floral Notebook Set
ROW 3: Hay Edge Notebook // Inspiration 5mm Grid Notebook // Square Dyed A7 Notebook

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Print Edition: June 2016

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Boathouse Artifacts Taxonomy by Mandy Mohler Photography // Change of Plans by Playtype //
Earth by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. // Ecuador Earthquake Lithograph by Juan Miguel Marin
(all proceeds from this sale will help the children of Portoviejo) // El Cacto by J3 Production

 

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Heart Anatomy by Art Kurka // High Five by Playtype // The Foothills by Jenny Tiffany //
Tin of Sardines by Ruth Broadway // Whale Scale by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

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Print Edition: May 2016

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Chinese Brush Painting by Celine Printables // Flora by Britt Hermann //
Make It Easy by Making It Fun by Chipper Things // Monogram Initial Print by
Factory Twenty One // Mountains ABC Print by Schoolhouse Electric

 

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Out of Ideas by Ashkahn Shahparnia // Morning Kiss by Raphael Vavasseur //
Sleep Forever by Henn Kim // Study Print by Gabriel Stromberg //
Zebra Succulent by Beetle Ink Co.

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Victoria Semykina Antolini

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People watching is one of my all-time favorite pastimes, so I love seeing Bologna-based illustrator Victoria Semykina Antolini credits the activity as an inspiration behind her beautiful creations. She also spends a considerable amount of time indulging her love of ships by frequenting a shipyard, adding an adventurous feel to all of Victoria’s work. Be sure and check out available prints in her shop.

 

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Print Edition: March

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Anchors Aweigh by Jon Contino // Becca Stadtlander Flowers by Little Otsu //
County Line by Max Wanger // Enjoy the Little Things by gumberrypl //
Fruit Art Print Set by Idlewild Co.

 

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La Vie En Rose (Color Wheel) by Yellow Owl Workshop // Night Night by Mathilde Cabanas //
Owl Sketch by Isaiah K. Stephens // Relax There’s Whiskey by Allison Comu //
Table Top by Lovely Sweet William

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Melissa Castrillon

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So many of illustrators I’m drawn to are based out of England, and today Melissa Castrillon joins their ranks. Each of her works tells a story, communicating through color and shape just what Castrillon wants us to walk away with, aside from looking at another pretty picture. Be sure and check out her shop if you’d like something of hers to be yours.

 

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Write It All Down

January and February always leave me scrambling to write down all of the ideas and plans running rampant in my head for the coming year. Not in my phone or in an email draft, but by actually putting pen to paper. Making these thoughts tangible seems to make them more attainable, and I’m not about to mess with that kind of magic!

 

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ROW 1: Apica Notebooks // Backpack Notebook Set    ROW 2: Cortazar Journal // Hay Spine Clipboard // Keep Ya Head Up Notebook    ROW 3: Letter Notebook // Livro Notebook // Mystic Dye Notebook    ROW 4: Pale Blue Notebook Collection // Tab Notebooks // The Holi

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