Rifle Paper 2016 Planners have arrived! These 17-month planners are both beautiful and functional, featuring monthly and weekly calendar pages, sections for notes and contacts, a pocket folder, ruler, inspirational quotes, and more. Range is from August 2015 to December 2016.Continue reading
It’s always nice to take up a new hobby, and even better when it becomes a passion. For Matt Butler– it’s gone even further to become his full time job. The former teacher turned printmaker pulls his linocuts through an 80-year-old cast iron press in his DC studio, to create these fun and often tongue-in-cheek prints.Continue reading
Lightbox Print Co. is comprised of local husband and wife team: James and Meredith Hill. Inspired by the unique architecture of the neighborhoods of Richmond, the two have been producing silk-screened prints and fabric goods together. James– an architect with a passion for drawing buildings– draws the buildings in their prints by hand to start. The couple then hand silk-screens these neighborhood “building portraits” onto paper and fabric to create these fine prints and tea towels.Continue reading
Nikki McClure of Olympia, Washington is known for her painstakingly intricate and beautiful paper cuts. Armed with an X-acto knife, she cuts out her images from a single sheet of paper and creates a bold language that translates the complex poetry of motherhood, nature, and activism into a simple and endearing picture.
Her work depicts the virtues of hard labor and patience, which is inherent in her process as well as in the images themselves: weathered hands washing dishes, people sweeping, mothers caring for their babies, and farmers working the land. But there is also a large element of celebration, of taking the time to roll around in the grass and get wet from the early morning dew. The need for all of us to lay down on the ground, grab hold of the earth, look at the stars and dream. She magnifies the importance of simple things, like the change of seasons, slowing down the world for a moment so we can actually taste it.
Nikki’s images exude a positivity that revolves around community, sustenance, parenting, and appreciating both the urban and rural landscape, undoubtedly influenced by her home in the Northwest and specifically Olympia. As one of the more prominent visual artists involved with Olympia-based record labels K and Kill Rock Stars, as well as the Riot Grrrl movement in the early nineties, Nikki’s work still embodies the fiercely independent fire that fueled the passion and creativity of that time period.
She regularly produces her own posters, books, cards, t-shirts and a beloved yearly calendar as well as designs covers for countless records and books, including illustrations for magazines the Progressive and Punk Planet. She is a self-taught artist who has been making paper-cuts since 1996.Continue reading
S’well was founded with a mission– to rid the world of plastic bottles. In the US alone, an estimated 50 billion plastic bottles are dumped in landfill sites each year, and over 200 billion globally. Swell bottles not only provide a beautifully crafted alternative to plastic bottles– they also keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours!
• 18/8 double-walled stainless steel, non-toxic, non-leaching and BPA free
• 17oz size fits in a standard sized cup-holder
• Bottles do not condensate
• Mouth is wide enough for ice cubes and drip-free sipping
• Vacuum sealed, keeps liquids and carbonation fresh
• S’well has teamed up with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help provide clean drinking water to children around the world
“Being sick can be really lonely. One major reason is because most people don’t know what to say, so they disappear, or say the wrong thing entirely. And as a friend, it IS hard to know what to say. I created Empathy Cards because I believe we need some better, more authentic ways to communicate about illness and suffering.
My goal for this collection is to help people connect with each other through truth, and to help people with illness feel seen and understood. I think these are the most important things I’ve designed so far, and they’re some of my favorites.”
For the full story on Emily McDowell’s Empathy Cards, check out this article from her blog.
Moglea is a boutique letterpress stationery design studio created by Meg Gleason. Meg loves bold pops of color, hand-lettered typography and intricate floral and geometric patterns. She is deeply inspired by her rural Iowa surroundings and the farm where she resides with her family. She often begins each design with a pencil or paintbrush in hand and can’t wait to run downstairs to print it on one of their two century-old letterpress printers.Continue reading
Made up of two small magnetic lights, the Lucetta is the new, essential light for your bike. Easy to attach to any bike, the two small lights – 1 red and 1 white – switch on with just a click and are guaranteed to stay securely in place even on the bumpiest street. You can select a steady beam, a slow or fast flashing light by simply clicking the light on the bike. When you reach your destination, remove the lights, join them together and slip them in your pocket ready for your next outing.Continue reading
Ozone Design was founded by Laurie Mallet with the mission of bringing fashion and fun into socks. In her own words, “For too long the sock has been ignored by the world of fashion and we’re going to change that”. During the past ten years Ozone has set the benchmarks for what’s cool and hip in footwear. There have been more innovative and new design concepts that have come out of Ozone than any other sock company in history.Continue reading