Brandonesia: It’s All About Grabbing the Write Stuff
As a writer, I always like to have notebooks, writing pads and just paper in general around me to jot down my inspirations, thoughts and other musings.
Kidding! I’m not that pretentious, I only use that as an excuse to feed my stationery addiction and I’m in no hurry to kick the habit thanks to some beautiful products made locally by some interesting creators.
From notebooks to greeting cards to prints (yes, I’m extending the definition of stationery to prints), here are three stationery brands you’ll be writing home about:
I have loved Ayang Cempaka’s vintage-y, bright work for ages but only recently looked into her interesting story.
Ayang is based now based in Dubai but all of her production is done in Yogyakarta. She cites Japanese and Scandinavian styles, folk art, and the husband-and-wife Eames team as influences, which definitely shows in her illustrations; they are clean, vivid and have a touch of whimsy.
Cempaka’s art always makes me think of a vacation lake home or cabin filled with beautiful, minimal, mid-century furniture. Her work would fit in beautifully on the walls and the occasion.
Her product range includes notebooks, greeting cards, prints and my new obsession: personalized portraits. Ayang and her team can paint you, a partner, even a whole family in their charming signature style.
Say hello to ORCA, a collection of sleek, stylish and utilitarian notebooks made right here in Indonesia.
ORCA’s notebooks come in two sizes and five different colors, and each book comes with a leather bookmark, a great inner pocket, and elastic band to keep it all together. On top of all of that great stuff, ORCA donates a notebook to a student in need for every product sold.
I’ve noticed that Jakartans like it dark when it comes to fashion, style and trends. If you nodded your head in agreement to that, Black Book will be right up your alley.
Black Book’s notebooks only come in an inky hue and their only adornment is an enigmatic phrase or words. For Christmas I gifted my beloved a notebook inscribed with “I Wanna Die With You Once Or Twice.” But you don’t need to have a grand occasion for Black Book; other notebooks are emblazoned with single words that describe the brand and resonate with people, such as “love,” “hope” and “fear.”
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