The paper renaissance continues…online. The Twin Cities is home to an impressive array of stationery brands, both on the ground and on the web (my faves include Red Stamp, Mara-Mi, Studio on Fire, Bruno Press, Lunalux…). The latest to enter the surprisingly robust field is Brown Ink Paper Goods, an online boutique featuring cards, journals, and paper goods curated by Minneapolis couple Wendy and Nick Brown. Parents to three young children, you’d think advocating journaling and letter writing would be about the last thing on their minds, but that’s exactly the point. “There’s never been a more important time to slow down and remember what handwriting feels like,” they say on their lovely new site, launched last week.
Here’s how Wendy Brown works paper goods into her modern life.
- Keep lovely stationery on hand so you’ll never miss an occasion to dash off a note
- Display meaningful correspondences you’ve received in your home/office
- For kids, keep ink stamps around to make writing thank-you notes more fun
- Journals. Would your grandchildren rather read your handwritten journal or a folder full of emails?
- Keeping a small notebook in your purse/briefcase is an easy way to encourage list making. There’s no e-eequivalent for crossing lines of your to-do list!
What a great time of year to take her cue!