Catalogs Are Cool and Making a Comeback

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You can learn a lot about someone when you enter they’re living room and take a glance at their well-appointed coffee table.  They have styled it with a homeopathic, meditative candle, coasters from the last vacation, a stack of books, and between them all lies one retail catalog. It’s so impressively and wonderfully designed, printed,…

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Understanding the Paper Shortage

There is nothing that we love more than a beautifully designed, eye-catching piece of printed paper. Whether it’s an Egg Press greeting card, an Anthropologie catalog, or an elegant invite to a performing arts gala there is something special about these items. They activate the forward movement of business and draw consumers in for new…

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Why It’s Important to Check In On Your Press Check

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In the past, press checks for litho printing or large format printing were essential. Modern technology has allowed for press checks to go from an arduous task to a simple remote discussion. With supply chain issues in the world of paper, however, the results can be far less predictable on press. A press check is a critical…

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dispatches 17 // slide + scroll

Taking it easy but still enjoying the ride. Looking to bring a touch of calm to your day? Sometimes a refreshing break can come in a simple package. The small escapes that help us check out from the hustle and bustle, while checking in with what we enjoy. Well, how about taking a moment and exploring some fun…

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dispatches 11 // uncommon + community

Keeping things interesting. When things around us seem to not change at all, it can be invigorating to take a beat. Step back. And look around us for something a bit different. A little unique. So this week, we are highlighting people who have found uncommon ways to access joy and find some peace. It is a…

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dispatches 10 // green + blue

Feeling green (but in a good way). It is hard to believe that we are already well into July. Summer is definitely here and it has us wanting to hit the beach and enjoy the outdoors. It also has us thinking about what we can do to keep the environment clean and make our planet happy. So here…

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dispatches 09 // cod + clay

Sustaining to maintain. Is anyone else back to wondering what day it is? We are. So what can we do to sustain ourselves while trying to maintain social distancing and this prolonged isolation? Engaging in these fun little bits have helped us find some of that elusive wellness everyone is talking about. move.  Sometimes all we can do is…

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dispatches 08 // inspire + independence

For you. Being independent is more than just being interesting. It is about finding ways to dig deep and be who you are, even when it is challenging. How we relate and interact with our world defines who we are as people and who we are as a country. This week we are finding inspiration in those…

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dispatches 07 // leaves + liceu

Staying rooted. Things are heating up outside so cultivating a nice space inside is more important than ever. Bringing in plants is a great way to do just that. They are inexpensive and can physically lower anxiety and improve your mood. So take some time to rejuvenate yourself and take in a bit of greenery.…

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dispatches 06 // show + tell

The stories we tell. Everyone has a story. But how do you tell them? This week, we are looking at the different ways in which we communicate to the world around us. tell.  Street art is rooted in independence and transformation. The murals and art coming out of the recent protests are a reflection of…

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