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Wordshop Wednesday: Mélangerie!

Today, thanks to Oh So Beautiful Paper, I discovered the greatness that is Mélangerie. Not only do I dig the Frenchified shop name, but I also get perhaps a little too excited about all of their unique, adorably fun paper goods. And I have a feeling you will, too.

Wanna see why? Yeah, of course you do:

Scratch-‘n-sniff holiday cards? Heck yeah!

State-by-Celebrity Tote Bag: Sorry, but Massachusetts wins because we get Dr. Seuss.

Visit the Mélangerie Etsy shop HERE.

Wordshop Wednesday: Reiter8

Check out reiter8‘s upcycled sailboat sails, crafted into beautifully vibrant bags, pillows, luggage tags, and more (you can even send in part of your own sail and have it upcycled all custom-like!):

See more of reiter8’s items HERE and follow them on Twitter HERE.

French Friday: Cubist Literature

Just came across these fabulous t-shirts and bags over at Cubist Literature, where you can also find scads of other rad tees, handknit gloves and scarves, cool shoulder bags, and a bunch of other cool things with their stellar illustrations.

The following shirt is so strikingly awesome, it was even featured in June 2009’s New York Fashion Magazine!

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Or, go ahead and get the bag instead:

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French Text:

“Moi, je veux te dire que je ne te quitterai jamais. Et puis, si tu es triste, je pourrais toujours te donner un peu d’alcool pour te rechauffer le couer. xo”

Translation: I want to tell you that I’ll never leave you. Then, if you are sad, I could always give you a little alcohol to warm your heart.

Go forth and purchase! T-shirts generally range from $23-$26.

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French Friday: Les Filles du Facteur

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Les Filles du Facteur continues the mission of Facteur Céleste, which originated as an accessories brand created in 1992 by Delphine Kohler and Isabelle Strutz who, at the time, also maintained a diverse line of purses and bags. Facteur Céleste evolved with the economic times and also with the global environmental crisis, becoming more and more aware of the struggles of the earth and its inhabitants — particularly women and children of Africa. In 2008, FC sought to leap its French borders and create an association that serves as a bridge between France and Africa. As such, Les Filles du Facteur came into brighter focus.

Stationing itself in Paris as well as in the small, francophone, Northwest African country of Burkina Faso, Les Filles du Facteur promote their ambitious, socially and environmentally responsible project entitled “recyclagesacplastic” (recyling plastic bags). 6a00e551db0e2a883301053641e967970b-800wi2Together, the women of the North (France) and of the South (Burkina) establish new means for repurposing plastic bags to save them from entering our global landfills. The mission is rather simple, though the methods are highly unique and creative, allowing an artistic outlet and solution for a global problem. While efforts to eliminate plastic bags can now be seen across the U.S. as well, we all still have some extra bags lying around, whether to line our wastebaskets or to transport lunches. If you’re in France (or even if you’re not) and you’d like to dispose of your own plastic sacs, Les Filles du Facteur will gladly take them off your hands and put them to beautifully good use. You can mail them here:

Filles du Facteur
5 rue Perrée
75003 Paris FRANCE

From their website:

Le projet « recyclagesacplastic » comporte toutes les valeurs d’une philosophie basée sur l’écologie et l’aide au développement : la protection du savoir-faire « à la main », l’environnement, l’éducation, les problèmes de santé et de l’enfance défavorisée pour le sud, l’autonomie des femmes immigrées dans les banlieues pour le nord. 

La communication établie entre les femmes du nord et celles du sud conduit à une prise de conscience mutuelle et élargit le champ d’action des échanges entre les cultures.

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A few plastic goodies from the Facteur Shop (go forth and purchase!):

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Night Owl Paper Goods (& their awesome sales!)

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From their website: “With a passion for fine craftsmanship, detail & the environment, Alan Henderson and Jennifer Tatham went out on a limb to start Night Owl Paper Goods, a stationery company devoted to creating handmade letterpress cards and eco-chic wooden goodies.”

“Goodies” is right. Their products fuse Scandinavian motifs and nature’s sweetest creatures, often with wooden backdrops.

Not only that, but Poppytalk alerted me to the occasional one-day sales on the NOPG website. Today, for example, there’s a 50% off sale on NOPG’s jotters (aka, notepads)! Go forth and conquer:

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Japan does it again!

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I was visiting Japanese Zakka‘s online shop again, and I couldn’t deal with how cute some of the items were, so… You’re welcome.

1. Alain Grée

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2. Décolé

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3. Shinzi Katoh

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Wordshop Wednesday! (3.0)

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This week, I am pretty much obsessing over Uppercase Gallery’s “Eclectonotes,” which includes an insane collection of ephemera, vintage, and repurposed pieces. What’s more (as if “Eclectonotes” are not mind-altering in themselves), Uppercase’s online shop contains some of their priceless “Old School”-themed items, vintage reproduction posters, various design books, paper goods, desk accessories — the list of awesomeness goes on and on and on and…

(All the images below are taken from Uppercase’s online shop)

OLD SCHOOL:

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SAMPLE ECLECTONOTES:

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OTHER UPPERCASE GOODIES:

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If you have not been sufficiently won over, then I just don’t know what else to do for you.