With Springtime comes new beginnings, and this Spring we are excited to be representing brand new card brand – Pabuku! Pabuku was brought into creation by two lovely ladies with backgrounds in art and graphic design. Ulla and Ute develop the images for their cards by collecting and collaging together old illustrations creating a rich, imaginative and diverse story in a each image. Each card is then printed on a particular printer that allows stunning detail and quality in the reproduction of the old drawings – in fact we encourage you to get your magnifying glass out to see for yourself! The card’s story is continued on the reverse side of the card where you will find another small illustration accompanied by a small epigram enhancing the illustration on the front and asking you to interact with the card, turning it over in your hand to link the sentence to the front illustration. Self nicknamed ‘The Quirky Paperie’ their whimsical illustrations are full …
Here at Northlight we are very excited to start distributing a new American stationery brand; 1 Canoe 2 are an illustration company that began in 2009 with the purchase of a letterpress between two friends. Since then the company has grown but kept it’s roots firmly planted in a sense of adventure and wanderlust. Based in Missouri all the images are hand painted with an appreciation of the natural beauty of nature and a continuing curiousness of the world around them. With this ethos in mind the girls at 1 Canoe 2 create a range of products including, letterpress greetings cards, greetings cards, calendars, notebooks and tea towels. The 1 Canoe 2 catalogue and price list are up on our website now! Please send all orders to; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here at Northlight we are very excited to introduce a fresh new stationery brand: Emily McDowell began in May 2013 and aims to create greetings cards for real life relationships and situations. In their own words they like to; ‘identify universal, emotional truths and observations on being human, and turn them into products that help people feel understood’ Specialising in empathy cards, and as a Cancer survivor herself Emily came up with the idea for these cards in order to give people more authentic and honest ways to communicate about suffering and illness. From cards to gift bags we will be showcasing a large range of their products at Top Drawer this Autumn. Come see us at stand J25 & K25.
In 2010, a book editor and a graphic designer joined forces with one modest goal: to render all of human experience in chart form. They went on to amass no small renown (that is, a ton of renown) for their infographical treatments of the varieties of beer, the full array of culinary tools, a taxonomy of hip-hop, and dozens more mappings of cultural touchstones. Now, with a small team of researchers, designers, and soldiers, Pop Chart Lab continues to assemble, sift, cull, and arrange massive amounts of cultural data into meaningful works of art and information.
Rifle Paper Co. are a US stationery and gift company who produce a premium range of gift cards, notebooks, wrapping paper, phone cases and other related goods. Based in Winter Park, Florida and founded by husband and wife team, Anna and Nathan Bond in 2009, Rifle Paper Co. has since grown into a worldwide brand on the strength of its timelessly whimsical designs, exceptional quality, hand crafted authenticity and its commitment to environmentally responsible production. All of the Rifle Paper Co. products are illustrated by Anna Bond, who uses gouache as her primary medium. All of the paper goods are printed in the US and assembled by hand in the Rifle Paper Co. studio to ensure that every product is inspected before packaging and shipping. Rifle Paper Co. use FSC-certified paper stocks with recycled content, environmentally responsible printers, and select high quality materials that allow for products that are both well made and beautiful.
Pluto Produkter is a Swedish gift and home ware brand. Hans Hallberg is the designer of the collections and is greatly inspired by Scandinavian nature. The Pluto Produkter designs are as functional as they are intriguing and as striking as they are endearing. Pluto Produkter are perhaps best known for their extensive range of the original Rotary Candle Holders but their collections includes Christmas decorations, door hangers, ceramics, bird feeders, napkin holders and textiles. The Pluto Produkter collection is a combination of traditional thinking and bold, modern and playful design.
Klippan’s enduring success is based on combining the best of Swedish design with a profound knowledge of textiles and materials. Klippan has a strong environmental ethic which allows them to trace the provenance of all the Lamb’s wool throws and blankets back to the individual New Zealand sheep farmers. Established in 1879, Klippan, are a family run Swedish company who produce textiles and home wares. In addition to throws and blankets, Klippan also produces cushion covers, table linens and kitchen accessories. Klippan only use natural fibres in their products, many being produced from eco wool, organic cotton or Oeko-Tex certified printed textiles. Klippan’s designs are manufactured in their own textile mill in Latvia. The result of this acute attention to design and detail is a portfolio of beautifully crafted, ethically sourced and manufactured products that are inspired by organic patterns and motifs from nature.
The Swedish design duo, Lotta Glave & Bengt Lindberg formed their life partnership whilst studying Art & Illustration at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm. Bengt and Lotta are inspired by animals, nature and folklore themes. Everything that comes from the fantastic imaginations of Bengt Lindberg and Lotta Glave is designed to make you smile. The Bengt & Lotta collection includes ironwork and woodwork candlesticks, home accessories and jewellery. Today, Bengt & Lotta’s designs have an enthusiastic and discerning following around the world, not least in the UK and Japan. Klippan, Sweden sells and distributes Bengt & Lotta’s products.
Rym Tounsi and Zied Youssef the founders of House of Rym blend the traditional with the modern, contemporary Scandinavian design with timeless Tunisian handcraft. House of Rym work with several well known Swedish designers to bring together sustainable materials, intriguing aesthetics and ancient craft skills in their collection of porcelain, textile and olive wood products. With many of the products being hand made or hand painted they have an intrinsic uniqueness to them. The House of Rym designers are each inspired by Scandinavian nature and a common theme in all of their design work is a playfulness, warmth and curiosity.