I know can’t be the only one who is more than a little relieved — and inspired — to see new releases from favorite vendors being unveiled. teNeues doesn’t disappoint with its artful, vibrant Fall lineup. First off, they introduced playing cards! I literally just this morning read a Facebook post from a mom sending her child off for freshman year of college. She was listing items to pack in a Quarantine Bag in case her child tests positive and has to move quickly to another location. Below the fuzzy socks, thermometer, Tylenol and extra phone charger was “some sort of distraction — even a coloring book and crayons or a deck of cards.”
These gift-boxed beauties feature full-color art and magnetic closure. There are six styles for $12.95 a pop.
Also Quarantine Bag-worthy are teNeues’ new Small Bullet Journals. Bullet Journals came on my radar last year, and again, their abbreviated format feels especially well-suited for staying focused and on task as we navigate these crazy times. Each is 120 pages, with rounded covers. I love the exposed spine bindings and dip-dyed color edges — pretty luxe for a $7.95 retail!
Need more headspace? Their A5 Notebook has the same posh details but a bigger trim size for $9.95.
This boutique brand has been a stationeryista favorite for over 30 years because not only does it seemingly effortlessly transmit art from museums walls into private worlds, its production standards are as erudite as its subject matter.
New to their artist line-up is Allyn Howard, who I am not just a fan of, but she’s an industry friend from a while back. We walked a few rows of National Stationery Show together several years back, and I am so proud to share that I own an original painting from Allyn, which makes me smile each time I see it.
Maybe three of four years ago, Allyn posted a composition featuring ice skates and flowers on Facebook. I couldn’t not buy it as a gift for my daughter, who was then in rehearsals for her club’s annual ice show. So far the painting has survived several room rearrangements and redos, and I hope that Veronica always finds a spot in her living space for it, regardless of where her life takes her. In the meantime, I’m thrilled Allyn’s charming work is available to us all!
Head on over to teNeues to find that detail your life has been lacking. I guarantee it will make you smile each time you see it!