We admit it, we’re suckers for well-designed stationery and carefully written notes. So it comes as no surprise that we were wholly smitten by Sleepy Bee Studio. Run by husband and wife team, Gavin and Charlie, their paper goodies include notebooks, postcards, letter paper, envelopes, and gold-foiled logo stickers.
But any stationary admirer knows it’s all in the details. Details like little handmade faux-leather envelope pencil pouches and illustrated tissue paper. Handmade with high-quality materials, such products are keepsakes meant to be cherished.
According to Charlie, though most of our experiences these days are digital, there still use for paper stationery. “I’ve asked a lot of people to recall the last time they sent or received a lovely handwritten letter,” she told the Printed blog. “Hardly anyone could remember. There’s no getting away from the ease of an email, but I really hope that by selling these products I can get as many people as possible taking a little time out of their day to correspond to a friend or loved one with a letter.”
While Charlie is the illustrator and product designer of the operation, Gav is in charge of the artwork set-up, managing print production as well as social media. But the couple also has a cat, Mr. Miaow, who acts as CCEO (Chief Cat Executive Officer).