While surfing around at various indie boutiques, I found some very cool cards over at The Walrus and the Carpenter. Although the title refers to characters in Lewis Carroll’s “Through The Looking Glass…”, you don’t have to like poetry in order to appreciate some of the cool paper goods that they make!
Giao and Hoa are the two crafters who run The Walrus and the Carpenter. In addition to a nice selection of paper goods they also make and sell things like handmade clothes (such as aprons and tops), tote bags, embroidered pillowcases, and even toys and beds for your pooch.
Here’s a little bit about the philosophy of the shop, written by Giao on their website:
My goal with The Walrus & The Carpenter is to create one-of-a-kind goodies for people who revel in not completely blending into the background. Nothing too radical goes on here, but unique goodies are always the aim. When we first started out, everything was crafted personally by me and/or by Hoa. We’re slowly expanding the shop to include unique goodies from other artisans and crafters. All items from other crafters will be duly noted for your information. Thank you for the opportunity to try our hands at our own looking-glass magic (we’re still cube-farming days).
Here’s an example of one of their card selections. These colorful Parasol blank note cards feature a bright pink umbrella that looks a bit like a poppy in bloom. The parasol is decorated with green blossom embroidering around the edges and is set against a blue sky. They sort of look like they’ve already been captured by the wind!
There are 4 notecards in each set (same design for each card), and measure 4 1/4 by 5 1/4 inches in dimensions. Envelopes are included in the set.
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