Sunday, July 18, 2010
Perhaps you're an address book sort of person - rather than an address box person, or a digital address book person. Let's look at some of the wonderful choices in the address book realm.
Il Papiro address books come in a variety of designs; there are both paper and leather options. Il Papiro has stores in Italy (of course), the U.S., and Australia; you can also get the company's address books online at Jumping Tangents in New Zealand.
Here's another address book with a real sense of place. Mary Fraser of Shetland Bookbinders makes her amazing address books, sold by Designed in Shetland - "using acid free papers, silk headbands and linen threads, and covered in 100% Shetland wool in traditional Fair Isle designs."
Staying in the U.K. for a bit, let's admire the Liberty Print address books; this is a close-up of the Henry James jungle print address book.
Aspinal of London has some elegant address books.
And Thomas Lyte has the Planet Saving Life Enhancing Eco Friendly Address Book "made from recycled leather and paper from a sustainable source."
I missed the whole Kimmidoll craze - but the Kimmidoll address books are cute.
Thomas Paul has some nice address books, available at Velocity Art and Design.
Based in Durham, North Carolina, Horse & Buggy Press has an address book well worth a look. "Covers are letterpress printed. ... There are 4 pages for most letters of the alphabet, pages are rubberstamped in the corners for ease in flipping to the right page. Blank, unlined paper so that you will not be confined to someone else’s arbitrary grid."
Galison/Mudpuppy has a number of good-looking address books. "Page refills are available should you stay in touch with a lot of people or if you have very peripatetic friends."
Caspari is another source for really gorgeous address books.
And Papaya has some fun address books.
The address books from Paper Origin use handmade paper made from mulberry bark.
And finally, Rag & Bone Bindery has some lovely address books - as I noted in my guest post on organizer D. Allison Lee's blog. (You might want to look at that post to see seven other neat organizing products.)
Anyone have a favorite?
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