It’s been a minute since we talked up a few of our favorite shops, so this week we are focusing on four Shops We Love two from the East Coast and two from the West. Scroll down to learn more about some of the most innovative, creative, and stylish brick-and-mortars around–and they just so happen to carry Red Cap Cards!
Shorthand is a Los Angeles-based, gem of a stationery store. Owned and operated by the founders and amazingly talented designers at Iron Curtain Press, the shop’s mission is “to feature simple and beautiful desk and office supplies; from inexpensive to luxury, from the serious craftsperson to the youngest artist.” (Sidenote: here’s a fun story about them from their Seattle days, by our own Andie Powers in Uppercase Magazine!) Bonus: you’re in luck if you aren’t local–they have an online shop. Enjoy!
This family is one of the hippest on the block! Another Los Angeles-based treasure, The Reckless Unicorn is a magical place for the coolest kids and the coolest parents. Annie Segal and Derek Reckley opened the space because they “saw a big need for a one stop shop for all the families in and around the area. Together, they wanted to sprinkle a little unicorn love through out their community.” From clothes to toys to awesome books–this place is fabulously enchanting. We are IN!
Happen to be in or near Charlottesville, Virginia? Well you’re in luck. Stationer and gift shop, Rock Paper Scissors, should most definitely be on your star map. This community staple (pun intended) has been bringing the joy of fine paper and desk accessories since 2002. Plus, those window installations–to die for! Those are just folded envelopes! Stop by for the chicest in office accoutrement and more.
A boutique named after two dogs is obviously going to be amazing. Gus, the Brussels Griffon and Ruby the lab/hound mix are the namesakes for these two shops–Gus & Ruby Letterpress–located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine. The owners, Samantha and Whitney, met while working for a small advertising firm, and decided to follow their dreams right into a letterpress studio. We love these kinds of stories! Portsmouth is a diamond in its own right. You’ll find their New Hampshire shop nestled between designer clothing boutiques, cozy coffee shops, and inspired art galleries.
Today is a special double-header Shops We Love, as we pick up our series with New York City book and stationery retailer, McNally Jackson Books and its two protégé shops, Goods for the Study. All three of these fantastic shops carry our goods and we are delighted to introduce them to you.
First up, is the original, an independent bookseller, publisher, and printer: McNally Jackson Books. You could get lost in this treasure-trove of tomes, plus catch events by the hottest contemporary writers. “A place where you can read books, buy books, write books, and talk about books. And now a place where you can make books, too.” With their Espresso Book machine, you can create on-demand paperbacks for gifts, cataloguing ideas, and more. Visit, read, and have fun.
Up next are the “spin-off” shops of McNally Jackson Books: Goods for the Study (1 and 2). They have just opened a second location (yippee!) of fabulous, up-scale, sophisticated goods for the office, workspace, creative studio, and more. From cards, notebooks, paper, and beautiful necessities, we spy so many of our favorite artists and designers, and could spend hours (and a bunch of cash) in such a dreamy space. If you’re in the area, make sure to drop by one of these shops and see it for yourself.
Thank you McNally Jackson & Goods for the Study!
It’s been a bit since we have featured a Shop We Love on our blog, but today we are doing just that! Say hello to Young Blood Boutique. You know those spaces that are so inspired that you find it feels like a breath of fresh air? Young Blood is one of those spaces. Gorgeous, white, and filled with hand-crafted art and design pieces, Young Blood is a unique artist-run retail shop in Atlanta, Georgia. Their photos make us want to grab one of everything–and that Fiddle Leaf Fig! Make sure to follow them on Instagram for a daily dose of their beautiful style.
Visit Young Blood Boutique’s online shop for jewelry pieces, but if you’re looking to see their entire product line, you’ll have to visit their shop in person. See below for some eye-candy shots of the shop, their social media information, and some lovely photos of their collection of Red Cap Cards (we love that styled photo of Jon Klassen’s crab congrats card!). Thank you so much, Young Blood, for being amazing!
Photos courtesy of Young Blood Boutique
Yay for shops we love! This week’s installment of Shops We Love honors the thoughtfully-curated, impeccably-designed Human Empire, just a hop, skip and a jump over the ocean in northern Germany: Hamburg.
Human Empire combines a physical concept shop with an online store that boasts one of the greatest collections of apparel, textiles, housewares, posters and gifts that we’ve ever come across! They have a sharp eye for cohesive, lovely things. Be sure to head over to the online store to see more, or if you happen to be Hamburgling, check into the physical shop as well. You might notice a few familiar faces there–namely, Red Cap Cards!
We’ve really been enjoying the sweet & sunny, mellow-yellow Instagram collections that Human Empire has been posting, including some of our favorite Red Cap Cards with designs by Blanca Gómez and Nicholas John Frith. Check them out below:
Photos courtesy of Human Empire
We are so grateful for all of the wonderful shops that carry Red Cap Cards and spread creativity and art to the masses! Today, we wanted to feature a favorite in one of our Shops We Love posts!
If you're ever in Vermont, be sure to swing by Clementine, a jewel of a shop that carries everything from baby clothes to stationery to bath products and home decor. Exquisitely curated (if we don't say so ourselves!) you can shop online at Clementine or pop in the shop if you're in the Northeast. Plus, owner and operator, Emily Blistein, is currently a Contributing Editor on one of our favorite stationery blogs, Oh So Beautiful Paper. Check out her Instagram if you're ever in the mood for some eye candy–it's better than Pinterest!
Go visit Clementine:
56 Main Street
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
Or, follow Clementine on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram
Photos courtesy of Clementine
Time for another Shops We Love! One of our favorite New York stockists has opened a brand new location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! Pink Olive carries “whimsical gifts for happiness and home,” including treats like jewelry, handbags and paper goods. Founder, Grace Kang, is chief buyer and curator to Pink Olive and has opened three locations in New York over the course of ten years. The brand new shop (Williamsburg location, pictured below) just opened up this past spring and is ready for visitors. If you're looking to get swept up in sweetness–take a trip to one of the three locations (see info below) and say hi to our cards in the meantime!
Go visit Pink Olive in all three of their New York locations!
Park Slope: 167 5th Ave
East Village: 439 E 9th St
New York, NY
Photos courtesy of Pink Olive
It's time for another Shops We Love post! Last time, we were in Amsterdam with Hear! Hear! and now we've skipped on over to the UK to visit Magma Books, a shop that currently carries Red Cap Cards and is bundled full of creative treasures!
Magma Books boasts four separate locations: three in London (one on Clerkenwell, two–a product + bookshop–on Earlham), plus a shop in Manchester. Their first shop in Earlham was opened in 2000, after a hilariously contrary beginnings:
“One day, when they were particularly despondent about their job and the bookshops they went to during their lunch breaks, Marc and Montse thought that someone could make a killing if they opened a good bookshop. Not a big one. Not another large surface affair, with many floors, tables piled high with promotions and ‘3 for 2s' and 20 percent off everything. No, just a small and clever space.
Then, in typical manner, Marc went home and changed his mind. He decided that no, on second thoughts, it was not a good idea after all. The internet had arrived. The book was dead. A bookshop? What a dreadful idea! Who would be buying books in a few years time. The dotcom business – that's where they should be investing what little money and time they had.
Montse, on the other hand, continued to think about it. Yes, why not? A different bookshop. She kept thinking and talking about it so often that her then boyfriend told her to just go and talk to Marc and stop bothering him , which she did – well, talk to Marc.
And Marc changed his mind again.”
Ha! After finally setting up shop, Magma Books now exhibits and sells a variety of products and books, including games & toys, design materials, eco home products, jewelry, stationery and “weird stuff.” Plus, if you're not in the neighborhood, you can always check out their extensive web shop to see what's in-store. If that's not enough–they even host a variety of exhibitions at their locations–art shows, book events and design showcases. What's not to love??
Images courtesy of Magma Books
We thought it was time to send a happy nod over to one of our favorite shops and stockists in the beautiful city of Amsterdam: Hear Hear! Owned and operated by curator of delightful curiosities, Rena Noordermeer, Hear Hear is a two story shop just a short walk from the Spui.
Besides our cards (yipee!), Rena also carries a variety of great designers and products including the ever-popular Baggu, artwork by our own Yelena Bryksenkova, and many more. Plus, she’s also got a web shop!
“Hear Hear is a extension of my environment and way of life. Hear Hear houses a beautiful collection of treasures (think cards, prints, books, magazines, bags, jewelry, ceramics and more) from all over the world […] So voila and c’est tout. Feel free to take a look around and get inspired.” -Noordermeer
If you’re lucky enough to be exploring the dams this summer, make sure to stop by and visit for us!
Photos courtesy of Hear Hear
Photo via Tiny Feast
Why not take a moment to revel in the details of daily life? A lovely motto from a lovely shop–we love Tiny Feast! Husband-and-wife team, Drex Serduletz and Danika Bock, have curated a space of “tiny feasts”–little daily satisfactions that enhance the beauty and sincerity of life. Based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Tiny Feast carries a variety of internationally sourced products (including Red Cap Cards!)
Photo via Tiny Feast Instagram
Why the name? “It's a metaphor that we use to describe a variety of things that feel celebratory, lavish, almost extravagant – yet are intrinsically simple and useful, and therefore justifiably attainable on a personal, everyday level. The beauty of a hand-written thank you note; the satisfaction of a good pencil; the pleasure of a thoughtful gift, given or received,” -Serduletz + Bock.
Photos via Tiny Feast
Plus, another reason to love them–their little pup and shop mascot, Sammy. Part-fox, part-dog (just kidding, he's just a dog), Sammy even has his own Instagram and is quite the adorable entertainer.
Photo via Sammy's Instagram
See more of Drex + Danika on their website, Tiny Feast, or in this great interview we found with Muddy Waters Magazine (plus some gorgeous photos too!)
You know when you discover a shop, and you just can't get enough of the brilliant adorableness that is going on inside of it? Urbanic Paper Boutique, one of our Red Cap Cards stockists, is one of these shops! We just can't get enough of all of their great ideas, beautiful displays and awesome products. They are definitely one of those shops that you pop in to grab a card and end up coming out with a shopping bag full of creative treasures.
Their website is currently being developed, but in the meantime you can check out their pop-up shop, here, or swing by in person! Plus, sometimes they even offer classes (like that gorgeous looking Calligraphy right above!). If you are in the Venice area, definitely take time to check them out and say hello for us!
Images courtesy Urbanic Paper Boutique
How fun is this shop? Design, crafts, creativity, plus they are one of our brand new Red Cap Cards stockists! The Makery, in Los Altos, California, is a haven for makers, crafters and lovers of design. With crafty classes, open studio time and the odd party or event, The Makery is a one-of-a-kind space with oodles of great party supplies from decor, to favors, gifts (plus our cards!).
We don't know what they are making here, but it looks AWESOME!
If you're local to Los Altos, or just visiting, stop in to say hello! Or, check out their online shop, just in time for the holiday party season!
Images courtesy The Makery Los Altos
Red Cap Cards has been stocked at Atticus Bookstore & Cafe for a while, but recently, we got a tip from our brand new artist, Yelena Bryskenkova, that Atticus is a fun-find hotspot that deserves some “shops we love” attention!
Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Atticus is a catering and cafe snack spot, plus a purveyor of books, gifts, and services culture-loving customers around Yale University.
If you're in the area, stop in and have a bowl of their famous black bean soup (created by classical cellist, John Ryan), grab a book, a Red Cap Card and a relaxing sit right in the middle of an Ivy League hub.
Atticus Bookstore & Café
1082 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06510
Atticus Bookstore & Café
Photos via Atticus Books
Yay for a new shop in Seattle! We are delighted to be stocking a little alcove of design heaven in Seattle, Washington. Brand new stockist, NuBe Green (pronounced newbie) in Capitol Hill, is a purveyor of sustainable and magnificently designed products and local crafts. Part-housewares, part-curiosity shop, NuBe Green is nestled inside a convertible loading dock, complete with sliding garage door and open wall. Each item in the shop is meticulously curated to showcase Americana at its best, with a splash of fun and color. Plus, if you're in the area you're just a stone's throw away from must-visits Elliott Bay Book Company and Oddfellows Cafe.
If you're in the area, definitely pop in and say hello to grab a card or two in person:
NuBe Green | Capitol Hill
921 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
Photos by Andie Powers
We’re so excited to be working with this little jewel box of a shop: The Paris Market. Located in Savannah, Georgia, the shop is owned by Paula and Taras Danyluk, and was originally conceived as a showcase for treasures the two found in markets across the world.
Their love of world market goods began in the Parisian Marche aux Puces which “ignited a passion that soon led to the chaotic, intoxicating bazaars of Cairo, Alexandria and India.”
From house wares and jewelry, and office supplies to beautiful vintage heirlooms, The Paris Market is a lovely addition to our growing lists of eclectic and inspiring stockists.
If you’re in the area, definitely swing by for a taste of their curated, wondrous selection of goodies. And be sure to check out their fantastic rotating window vignettes!
The Paris Market and Brocante
36 W Broughton Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
The Paris Market
Images via The Paris Market
We are happy to announce that Red Cap cards are now available at the wonderful market, shop and culinary experience: Star Provisions in Atlanta, Georgia!
Star Provisions is a foodie's dream–offering a wide variety of local and imported cheeses and meats, plus baked goods and salads for a bite right there in the shop. They also carry a variety of unique gift items including housewares, accessories and other unexpected necessities.
If you're ever in the Atlanta area, make sure to stop by and say hello (and enjoy a savory tart) for us!
Visit Star Provisions at:
1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Photos courtesy of Star Provision's Facebook page