Snapshots from NSS 2014: Vol. 1
If you've been following RPS on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, than you've likely noticed that we spent part of this past week in fabulous New York City, attending the National Stationery Show! NSS gives us a front row seat to the latest and greatest of the stationery world. From wrap and wedding suites, to letterpress calendars and cards, this event showcases it all. The talented vendors and exhibitors spend the year creating new designs and products, and it all comes together in the beautiful booth displays at NSS. Over the next few days, we'll be sharing some of our favorite snapshots, products, and booth displays from the event on the blog. Feel free to let us know what your favorites are in the comments, and stay tuned online - we'll keep you posted on FB, Insta, and Twitter when our newly ordered goods arrive in the store! We kicked off the trip with a quote from Jay-Z 's Empire State of Mind (of course!), lettered by RPS' in-house designer, the talented Kristen Drozdowski: ...and this (pictured below) is where the stationery magic happens each year - the Javits Center in Manhattan. Through that doorway lies aisles upon aisles of rows upon rows of paper goodness. Linda & Harriet had both a beautifully painted booth and gorgeous letterpress goods. We swooned over their calendar, displayed with other paintings in their gorgeous, black and white booth with pops of color. We also could not get enough of their boxed notecards. It's a seasonal set, with 4 different illustrated cards for each season! Spring has rainbows, kites, pineapples, and leaves, summer features anchors, fish, sailboats, and waves, fall is all about pinecones, ferns, fig leaves, and mums, and winter features snow, hearts, trees, and holly. It's basically a rainbow of adorable. Each card is paired with light gray envelopes and packaged in a turquoise plaid keepsake box. Yes, please. (Not to fret, both items are heading to Ann Arbor soon!) To put it simply, Moglea's booth was a STUNNER. Meg Gleason, the woman behind the brand, really outdid herself with gorgeous hand painted walls and a bunch of new items! We LOVED the envelope liner on this handlettered bride to be loveliness. Copper foil and dip dye? Don't mind if we do! We love the gorgeous, painterly backgrounds featured in some of Moglea's recent releases, like this parent-to-be card! We've got some great Moglea goods in stock already, and can't wait to add to our collection in Ann Arbor! We LOVE these journals, available in almost every color of the rainbow! With various sayings printed in small, simple, clean gold foil, you can choose whatever sentiment speaks to you! Bench Pressed, another RPS favorite, understands our love of expletives, as evidenced in this "Shit F*ck Damn Sorry" card. They also created some hilarious birthday greetings, such as this "Dead in Dog Years" card and the "Congrats on Being the Oldest You've Ever Been!" We just had to order both. Stay tuned, as there's tons more favorites from the National Stationery Show that we can't wait to share with you! We'll be posting more soon, and are bringing these bad boys home to Michigan!