You could say “I am my mother’s daughter”  in my love of folk art  and ephemera… apparently!  My mother’s collection through the years has inspired me to not only start my own collection, but to keep up with hers.  Although not technically folk art, she had amassed a collection of vintage Japanese wrapping papers and…

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Paperwoman stayed local last week as she  had the opportunity to take a tour of the book conservation lab and bindery at Brown University’s John Hay and Rockefeller Libraries through the Watts Program. Here’s some quick glimpses of what was she saw, including an ancient Ethiopian hand-scribed, Christian manuscript with coptic binding,  a wonderful piece…

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Back in the fall of 2011 I met this young, talented designer, while at the Kokeshi Festival in Tokyo.  I couldn’t resist but bring her irresistible designs to you, here in “America” via PaperNado.com. These incredibly cute washi tapes, vintage patterned papers, letter sets and tiny messenger dolls; all just arrived! Contact: info@papernado.com. Can you…

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Recently, while out here in the East Coast visiting,  my brother Stu packed up the best of his old matchbook collection and attempted to bring some of the ol’ memories in his luggage, back to the West Coast.  Upon departure from the local airport, most of the collection was removed from his luggage and confiscated…

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