After a super long day yesterday and a bit of recuperation today (fighting a cold!), I am ready to share some of my favorite booths from the National Stationery Show. I won't bore you with all the details of my notes from each vendor, however I will regale you with tons of pictures! I will also highlight some of the most drool-worthy products I noticed . . . many of which I might need to head out and buy ASAP!
Cavallini & Co was the first booth I stopped at and boy did it deliver! Looking around I realized that I recognized nearly every type of product on display as something I own or been tempted to buy before. I have two of their tins of alphabet stamps (perfect for gift tags, notes, etc.) and several of their single sheets of printed paper. Everything they make is bright, graphic and beautifully designed . . . all with a vintage, encyclopedia-like style. Check out their products here and their sellers here.
Bob's Your Uncle did not have a booth of their own. Instead they had an amazing display through their super cool rep and distributor Aesthetic Movement (the A/M booth looked wonderful with its chalkboard walls). The display featured the entire gamut of the Bob's Your Uncle line including the melamine plates, paper goods, luggage tags, coasters, calendars etc. There were a couple of stand outs (some brand new and some new-ish, pictured above) that are now high on my wish list: brightly colored dotted and gridded notebooks (I want them so badly!), a 'to do' list with spaces for hour-by-hour appointments and a checklist, a note pad of board game score cards, and big bold animal flash cards. All absolutely lovely! See this and much much more at the Bob's Your Uncle website here.
A big, unexpected plus was encountering the Scojo eyewear booth. Being a graduate student who has up to 500 pages of reading to do per week, I have recently realized I need to get some reading glasses to save my eyesight from quickly going down the tubes. The MoMA Store just recently started carrying Scojo's "gel" readers (not sold online)--reading glasses with flexible sides that prevent the dreaded "glasses headache". I tried on the gels and several other styles but finally ended up buying a set of tortoise shell rectangular frames. They are the perfect combination of stylish and practical. Plus the vendor, who was an absolute sweetheart, confided that there are a lot of 'A-listers' who wear Scojo! Reasonable pricing, practical and cool: a win-win-win! Check out Scojo here.
National Stationery Show recap will continue tomorrow . . .