What’s Up With “A” sizing?

In the stationery world, there are two types of “A” sizing: the European paper-based “A” designation and the US system based on envelope sizes, specifically envelopes referred to as “A” size or Announcement envelopes. The A-sized envelopes are frequently used for greeting cards, invitations and personal stationery. The envelope sizes specifically correlate to the size…

Stationery Overview: LA Paper Lover Snail Mail Kits

Stationery Overview: LA Paper Lover Snail Mail Kits

La Paper Lover is an Etsy shop that produces a line of Snail Mail Kits as well as a variety of other paper products. The Snail Mail Kits all feature foil stamping and/or screenprinting for vibrant looks.  There are  three designs available: Pansies, Air Mail and Telegram. Each style comes in a variety of color…

Eye Candy: Princeton Architectural Press Little Notes

Eye Candy: Princeton Architectural Press Little Notes

When Princeton Architectural Press sent me their newest Little Notes in African Batik  and Katazome (30 sheets and envelopes $16.95) a couple weeks ago, I thought to myself, “Well, these are cute but will people get much use out of them?” Then, the Covid-19 lockdowns started and I realized that these little notes are more…

Paper Review: Life Airmail

By Jessica Coles Recently I received a gift from a penpal that included a pad of Life Airmail paper ($6.50 for 50 sheets at JetPens) and the corresponding Airmail envelopes ($4.50 for 10 envelopes at Jet Pens).  Immediately I had flashbacks to days in elementary school when I had an international penpal and used airmail paper. I…

Ask The Desk: Teal Pens, Dip Pens and Stationery

Zack asks: I have been looking for a full-sized green/teal body fountain pen for the longest time. I haven’t seen many that are within my budget of <$200 that are to my liking. I was wondering if you have any in mind that could fit my specifications. Nib material is not important, but of course…