One of the hardest things about moving to San Francisco from L.A. was leaving behind my beloved stationers, Urbanic Paper Boutique in Venice and Sugar Paper in Brentwood. Why? Well, for one, because I’m obsessive about paper and design (expect regular updates on my own letterpress and calligraphy projects!), and two, because these two stores are (were) my go-tos for gifts for all occasions. From birthday cards to custom invites, baby presents to thank yous, and just general tokens of affection, Urbanic and Sugar Paper carry some of the most unique items around. So, naturally, upon departing I asked my friends at each post for some S.F. recs… Lavish in Hayes Valley, Union Street Papery in Cow Hollow, Soiree San Francisco in Pacific Heights, and Urban Mercantile in Cole Valley.
After recent visits to Union Street Papery and Lavish (where I discovered an entire wall devoted to Rifle Paper Co. goods!), I now have a new crush: S.F. inspired design. From greeting cards by San Francisco’s staple stationer Hello Lucky!, to brilliant maps and paper suites with cable cars and Golden Gate Bridge silhouettes, I think it’s safe to say that many of you will be getting some S.F. love in the mail from me very soon. Here are a few of my faves available online (including picks from Urbanic and Sugar Paper, of course!). -A-