Wednesday, May 12, 2010
No matter how far communication and technology may take us from all that is real, true and tactile, I hope and believe that paper will always remain a part of our lives. It breaks my heart when I learn that great publications have gone to the wayside, but it instantly warms up again when I see people buying new, used, vintage or antique publications, postcards, notebooks, etc...to me, they are keeping print alive, and celebrating it. I just adore paper. Though it's far more cost efficient/nature conservative to have a library of inspiration photos in your computer files, rather than your house, there's nothing like the look and feel of a library...the look of books, all lined up in a row, just waiting to be read.
In fact, I was so thrilled to win this lovely book—a rare, vintage first edition. This giveaway (her first to date!) was given by Skyla, of the ever–delightful Sanity Fair. I also purchased a beautiful rare antique book for my Mum for Mother's Day, that shares stories of great women of the past, like Queen Elizabeth and Catherine the Great. Do you ever purchase vintage/antique books?
Lovely Items Shown
* Stationary Set: Mode de Paris, $38
* Stationary Box, Natural/Brown $65
* Graphic Image Photo Envelope, $26.50
* City Weekends, Great Escapes in New York, $22.50
* and also, A helpful gift wrapping guide
( images via the links given, above // design + layout by myself )