Of books, paper, maps & other wonders

On White’s Books and the love of fine editions

White's Books at Maison Nordik

It’s not very often that a new publishing house arises to offer modern and carefully crafted clothbound books. There are the clothbound Penguin Classics of course, but I’m talking about independent publishing here. Given the state of the book industry, who would be brave (crazy / passionate) enough to launch such a business? Well, White’s Books did try it, and for this we must congratulate them, for they left us.. Read More

Monday Mustard Inspiration

I’ve just read about Dijon (and its mustard) in Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer – which I strongly recommend if you like kind of crazy semi-autobiographical novels. So I thought I’d share a bit of mustard inspiration with you today:     Chips poster by illustrator Barbara Dziadosz from Frankie Magazine Coaster from Nya Carnegie¬≠bryggeriet brewery, Stockholm ‘Exercise book A4 lined sun’ by Semikolon Vintage 1969 Penguin Books edition of.. Read More

Say hello to Ola notebooks

Ola Studio notebook detail

Freshly back from London, I’m thrilled to share with you my latest discovery: Ola Studio, an exciting young stationery brand. Drawing its inspiration from architecture and geometry, Ola’s stationery has a big focus on patterns. With clear, modern design, bright and shiny colours, the collection is declined in carefully crafted notebooks, cards and diaries. They also produce minimal paper sheets you can use for gift-wrapping (or any other purpose you.. Read More