Pretty Paper Patterns

Lately I’ve been inspired by gorgeous patterns and textiles. I must be channeling the inner artist in me because I have been so impressed with all the artists out there who are creating some beautiful works of art.

In my quest to find some really unique and striking patterns, I ran across this company: Smock ( Based in Syracuse, NY, their print shop houses 20 antique presses, 50 tons of equipment, and 17 employees who are faithful lovers of historic craft. According to their site, β€œWe have letterpress ink in our veins. We are idealists. This means we believe in things. We are trying to make the world better right now.Β This affects everything we do…We believe in the creation of beautiful things. And we want, like you, to feel good about where our beautiful things come from.”

Well, I cannot agree more! Their paper products are BEAUTIFUL! I wish I were back in school so I can cover my textbooks with their gift wrap (as they suggested via their blog).

Anyway, I think they’re a very cool company and I truly appreciate their aesthetic. Plus, they’re the first and only print shop in the U.S. to offer printing on luxury bamboo paper. They developed this paper with the help of a historic European paper mill to provide a truly sustainable paper that happened to be gorgeous.Β 

Check out some of their products here! LOVE! (All photos courtesy of their site,

Cover your textbooks with their gorgeous paper!

The finished product!

Smock Julep Wrap – double sided, of course!

Smock Pollen Wrap – double sided as well!

Smock Ridley Stationery – so pretty!

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