kate’s paperie

4 December 2005

Kate’s Paperie, the renowned New York stationery shop, has a lovely online catalogue and plenty of journals, notebooks, and sketchbooks to keep everyone happy during the holidays and beyond.

My favorites:

Beach journals

Beach lined journal: “Like a brightly striped beach chair! This everyday journal is covered in boldly striped canvas from France, making it stylish and durable-especially a la playa! Edges of canvas at top and bottom are slightly fringed, blank pages inside are cream colored.” Each of three patterns comes in two sizes (pictured). The “slim” journals are $30, the “medium” size $25.

Textured stripe journal

Textured stripe journal: “Organize your thoughts and words in our elegant fabric-bound books from a small bindery in Germany. These stylish journals come in sumptuous textured stripes, with lined cream pages and a ribbon to mark your place.” They’re 6″x8″ and available in blue/yellow (shown), olive/rust, and green/lavender, $25 each.

Miquelrius bound journals

Miquelrius bound journals: “Handy bound notebooks go with you anywhere! With a leather-look cover in red, blue or black, the pages come with either lined or graph paper.” They’re availble as 6″x8″ for $8 or 4″x6″ for $6. I have a small black graph-paged one, and the smooth soft cover is really delightful. Great for technical notes or sketches.

Watercolor journal

Watercolor journals: “Take along sketchbooks of handmade 100% heavyweight cotton watercolor paper with a deckle on all sides. The sturdy cover makes it perfect for the studio or en plein air.” At 50 pages each, these lovely sketchbooks are a good value for 6″x8.5″ for $23 and 8.5″x11″ for $30. I love the handmade look of the paper. It would probably be delicious to write on with a good fountain pen.

So that’s it for my Kate’s Paperie writeup! Gift wrap’s $5 and shipping’s $10ish, depending on how soon you need your new goodies. Buy something for your sweetheart, coworker, or family papersnob.

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