May 28, 2008

Blue Ribbon Moving Announcement

Blue Ribbon has moved around the corner to 126 Chambers Street (above is a sneak peak of the new space)! Here's our new address (our telephone & fax number will stay the same):

Blue Ribbon Design
126 Chambers Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10007
tel/fax: 212.513.0939

May 27, 2008

New from Blue Ribbon: Letterpress Notebooks

I'm very excited about the letterpress notebooks we debuted at this year's National Stationery Show. Each has a letterpress printed cover and contains 80 lined pages, offset printed on recycled paper. The notebooks will be available for purchase on the Blue Ribbon website June 1.

(Above: letterpress notebooks by Blue Ribbon Design)

May 24, 2008

Window Display at MarieBelle SoHo

I was walking by MarieBelle on Friday and spotted this gorgeous window display. I just love the color combination of the two shades of coral and the turquoise blue. The paper peonies poking out from the tops of MarieBelle's beautifully patterned coffee tins are amongst the most life-like crepe paper flowers I've ever seen.

MarieBelle SoHo
484 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013

May 23, 2008

National Stationery Show Wrap Up

Thank you to all the retailers, press, and industry friends who visited Blue Ribbon's booth at this year's stationery show! We're really proud of all the new designs - especially our new notebooks and letterpress flats - and enjoyed having the opportunity to show them off!

May 18, 2008

National Stationery Show, Booth #4227

Today was the opening day of The National Stationery Show and it was so wonderful to see so many of our retailers here in New York. There's lots of new card designs on display (photos coming soon), so if you're in town for the show, please stop by and say, "hello"!

If you are a retailer, and can't make it to the show, please email us at sales@blueribbondesign to request a copy of our current catalogue.

May 15, 2008

Flowers from Utowa

Each year I order flowers from Utowa for my booth at the National Stationery Show. The in-store floral display is amazing and I always leave inspired. This year I ordered a giant clutch of pink peonies and I can't wait to pick them up on Saturday!

17 West 18th Street (btw 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212)366-0891

******UPDATE ******

Utowa is no longer open, but the florist has moved into his own space nearby and his shop is now called florisity.

1 West 19th Street
(between 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 336-0891

May 13, 2008

Busy, Busy

It's finally Spring in New York and between all the May weddings and the upcoming National Stationery Show, things have been very, very busy. This is the time of year I spend a lot of time visiting all of my favorite shops to order trim, paper, flowers, and all the random accessories needed for special print projects and Blue Ribbon's display at the show.

One of my favorite things to shop for is ribbon. I usually buy my ribbons directly from Midori, but if I need something for a special project in a hurry I'll run up to the Garment District and get what I need at M&J Trim, Tinsel Trading Company, or their sister store, The Store Across the Street. While I'm usually shopping for basic grosgrains and silk satins, I'm always tempted by the wide moiré ribbons and Tinsel Trading's vintage metal laces and threads. Maybe someday I'll have the opportunity to incorporate them in to a custom order....

M&J Trimming
1008 Sixth Ave.
New York, NY 10018

Tinsel Trading Company
47 W 38th Street (btw 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10018

The Store Across The Street
64 W 38th Street (btw 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10018

(Photo: Cutting ribbon at M&J Trim)