NSS Recap

I just returned last night from a whirlwind, 2-day trip to NYC to attend the National Stationery Show.  My mind is flooded with so much paper goodness right now that it may take me some time to sort through all of my thoughts. I can’t even begin to express how rewarding of an experience it was to see some of the people I admire most in the industry doing their thing and to meet so many amazingly talented and overwhelmingly nice people. I am in awe of the hard work and love they pour into their work and so many of our conversations gave me the encouragement to keep pursuing my own dream. I know I’m just a little guy, but like everyone kept telling me, and something I need to remind myself of more often, is “everyone starts somewhere”. So while I work on creating a print of that for my desk, here’s a few highlights from the show.

Just one of the many walls full of cards in the Rifle Paper Co. booth.

Just one of the many walls full of cards in the Rifle Paper Co. booth.

Checking out the Garance Dore collection from Rifle Paper Co. 

Checking out the Garance Dore collection from Rifle Paper Co. 

First-timer Think & Ink Studio looked like they've been doing this for years and Bambs is just the sweetest.

First-timer Think & Ink Studio looked like they've been doing this for years and Bambs is just the sweetest.

Such an inviting setting at the Kate Spade booth by Lifeguard Press

Such an inviting setting at the Kate Spade booth by Lifeguard Press

Okay, so these few photos barely do the show justice...I just realized how few I actually took. Stay tuned for some more posts on my faves in the coming days and weeks.