Introducing a first for our Paperblanks® collection – a cover inspired by a piece of antique cabinetry!
While visiting the Huntington Library in California we were completely enraptured with a striking ebony cabinet-on-stand. The original work was designed in 18th-century England using pieces of mother-of-pearl marquetry that were restored from an earlier piece, likely crafted in the East Indies during the previous century. It is from this combination of classic Western woodworking and ornate Eastern decoration that we created our Exotic Marquetry Mother-of-Pearl covers. We have incorporated the original design even into the shape of the book’s flap, so that the resulting journal has all the benefits of a wrap closure without any distracting lines on the front cover.
Learn more about this handsome new design, available in Grande, Ultra, Midi and Mini formats, by visiting our Exotic Marquetry series page!
If you love this classic pattern as much as we do, you will go stark raving plaid for our trendy, yet timeless, Mad for Plaid series!
With four colourful titles suggestive of plaid’s traditional association with tartan patterns, our Mad for Plaid designs could have been sampled from last year’s runway collection, just as easily as they could have been cut from your grandpa’s pants! In actuality, they were inspired by an antique silk and satin fabric sample from a French swatchbook. So goes the cheeky versatility of plaid.
Mad for Plaid Chelsea, Kensington, Davenport and Warwick are available in Slim or Midi format. Learn more about the collection here!