Handmade Journals from Derrick Velasquez
A notebook is the perfect blank canvas for creativity, these notebooks are all handmade by Derrik Velasquez. There are two sizes available and plenty of colors and patterns to choose from. The variety is mesmerizing, how do you choose one from so many fun covers? I found them a the Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles and they are super well made. You can check the online store here.
While I was at the Renegade Craft Fair I learned about new talented artists designing paper goods. The fair was filled with good work so here is one of the companies that caught my eye. They are Paper Pastries, they have super sweet designs and a great color selection. There were some really cute greeting cards and notebooks on sale at their booth, if you have a sweet tooth for paper goods this is a great place to start, click here to visit their website .
Pattern design is one of those things that is extremely hard to do but the final result is always so beautiful and simple. I am a big admirer of artists that dedicate their life to making new patterns everyday. This is a skill that opens opportunities to so many mediums, Olive Manna is a great place to find patterns being applied to a variety of products. At Olive Manna you can see the designer's patterns printed on notebooks, fabrics, tags and even plates. This place is a piece of heaven for me. I not only love the product but also the way the site is made to be welcoming and simple. Take a break and check Olive Manna here, you'll be inspired.
The best part is that through the month of June Olive Manna is offering all Putucos readers a 10% off discount with the code PUTUCOS at checkout. Enjoy!!!
I saw this website today and I was excited to see Paperfinger delicate style and beautiful usage of handwritten messages. You can buy a rubber stamp with a message handwritten or you can make props for weddings, events and stationery pieces. Everything is custom made to match your needs, visit Paperfinger here and also check it out in their Etsy store. The options are endless!
New Colorful Journals by Kerry Cassil
Journals are one of those sentimental buys that you always want to buy even if you don't keep a journal; they make great sketch books or notebooks. These two have a printed topstitch cotton covers and are made by Kerry Cassil. I found both of them at Anthropolgie.