Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Paper Crush: Fox and Star

Hello!

I'm really excited to present a very special Paper Crush today. Since discovering this rather unique store, i've spent more time than i'll admit to browsing the beautifully illustrated cards and notebooks, the quirky range of washi tapes and the super stylish planners. 

So let me introduce you to Fox and Star in their own words - an independent stationery company devoted to sourcing beautiful designs and inspiring paper goods from across the globe. 


Fox and Star



With the idea for Fox and Star starting from the stationery aisles in Asia some years ago, they quickly recognised a gap in the UK market for clever and unusual designs and I think it's safe to say they are certainly delivering on their vision, having already been featured in magazines such as Good Homes and Homemaker with their extra special finds from across the globe.

I've been lucky enough to have caught up with the creator of Fox and Star - Ari - on their top picks from the current range and a sneak peak of what's to come over Spring for the store!


Fox & Star's Top Picks

weekly desk planner
weekly desk planner

I’ve tried a whole bunch of apps and yet always come back to a paper planner and this one by Seeso is particularly beautiful in its simplicity. If you love organisation, this is the type of planner that’s brilliant for plotting out the week-to-view. As it’s rather minimal, I love that you can get all creative and colourful with washi tapes, stickers and sticky notes on there too.


mini washi tapes
mini washi tapes

Thin washi tapes have to be my new favourite thing. Although they’re quite new to the scene, they’ve been going down a storm and it’s not hard to see why. In cute little trios, these little sets of skinny tapes are brilliant for planners, journals and detailed crafting. I’m a bit of a washi tape snob too (who guessed, right?) and I always think that the best quality tapes are made by mt masking tape - they’re the original Japanese washi tape manufacturer after all!


botanical prints
botanical prints


If you’re anything like me, you’ll be completely head over heels for Yas Imamura’s Quill and Fox range. These beautifully printed postcards not only a lovely supply for scribbling snail mail, they also look quite lovely when popped up on the wall. These cute flower-filled terrariums really do make a brilliant nod to the botanical trend.


London journal
London journal

This journal is an absolute gem. Inspired by L’après-midi’s resident illustrator Wooran’s travels across European cities, I think she’s captured London perfectly with her whimsical watercolour artwork that graces nearly every page inside. The illustrations are a total delight, you’ll spot everything from fish and chips to the Liberty building.

So what's new on the horizon for Fox and Star...

It’s looking more than a little gloomy out there today, but Spring is still threatening to happen. In the next couple of weeks, if you keep your eyes peeled (an expression that still freaks me out a bit), you’ll spot lots of new things making their way onto Fox and Star. There’s lots of new planners and frankly adorable pens from Livework…you might actually have to fight me for the pens, they’re the cutest! There’s always a steady stream of new designs from Mt Masking Tape and another Japanese washi tape brand to keep an eye out for is Masté.

Fox and Star

You can see lots lots more from Fox and Star on their website but i also highly recommend following them on twitter for regular updates! I'd love to hear what you think!

xxx

2 comments :

  1. I love those little masking tapes !!

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  2. They are just adorable aren't they! Perfect for crafting and just making notebooks a little prettier!

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