We're celebrating Janine's birthday tomorrow with a gift for you: purchase a two-year subscription and receive a free everyday notebook set!
* Sale ends Sunday, April 20. Shipping costs not included with notebook offer.This offer cannot be applied retroactively.
Catarina Vaz is a Lisbon-based designer who makes beautiful notebooks. She describes her company, Grafolita, as "a small universe where paper, ink and colour rule." 100% crafted by hand, Catarina's notebooks are letterpress-printed and bound one by one.
"Grafolita is about one person who self teaches doing what she needs in order to do what she wants: Special handmade notebooks, through traditional techniques, that are reinterpreted and used in a new design approach, in the care for finishings and materials."
Here are some graphic and simple cards from Finland's Polkka Jam.
"Polkka Jam is the family company of Kristiina Haapalainen and Sami Vähä-Aho. Our studio is located in Kemiö, archipelago of Finland where we distribute Polkka Jam collection to dozens of boutiques across Finland and abroad. Our production is focused on the imagery that we design and create together. Our products bring beauty and joy to every day life. High-quality materials, domestic production and the timeless imagery of our designs help ensure our products stand the test of time. Our designs are inspired by nature and everyday life, and they embrace soft values. We are dedicated to our work and passionate about design and illustration."
I've featured Hagar's work on the blog and in the pages of the magazine and I'm always intrigued by what she'll do next. Her latest explorations involve house plants and recurring triangle threaded motifs added to old house photographs.
The notebooks are completed and look and feel wonderful! I was so excited I took these Instagram videos and shots as I opened up the packages. All the details came together so nicely, even the crystal clear bag that keeps everything secure is the perfect fit.