The always gracious Karen Carroll just alerted me to new Indian-inspired rubber stamps available at Paper Source.
What do you think about stamping plain cream paper for DIY gift wrap inspired by Les Indiennes limited edition artisan paper? Shown at top, their recycled cotton rolls measure 20 inches by 10 feet and are hand-block-printed in natural indigo or chocolate brown. The idea is to hang them or do something else innovative. But back to the small rubber stamps, I may stick with making my simple signature note cards. Green ink would be refreshing combined with the stylized Indian flowers.
The image at top and the fabric swatches directly above are courtesy Les Indiennes. Image two, a sampling of the rubber stamps, is courtesy Paper Source.
Related links: India's Calico Museum of Textiles and The V & A.
Did you know Les Indiennes has branched out into upholstered furniture? The samples shown above are covered with indigo ikat. Below, an antique sofa. Click here for a word on camelback sofas.
Looking for something more affordable? How about a mini sketch book?
If you want to make your own, Paper Source sells bookbinding kits. (Finished tiny sketch book is available through Les Indiennes.)
Transitioning awkwardly to something Jackie related, (of course I'm thinking of the Jaipur trip) here is another vintage title to covet: The Kennedy White House Parties by Anne Lincoln. One copy just sold over at Paris Hotel Boutique.
Aesthete discusses Kennedy-era flowers here.