hello there, how are you doing? i’m so happy that everything starts to fall into its place here at home! though my back still needs more rest! oh well, just give me time! so today we have a full day, though half of it already gone around here, answering emails that were longing for an answer (if you were waiting for something from me, sorry for the delay, but i guess it’s covered now!). i have a lot of news, maybe i’ll just spread them around the week! so, to begin with, let’s talk about the portuguese rockstars for the day – arminho! this business is owned by joão and raquel, a couple from a small town on the west of portugal!
i am so in love with their work! it’s so beautiful, so different from what we usually see around here! and as a paper goods lover, i kind of envy them for printing beautiful letterpress posters! joão was actually a guest here already on local markets, under the name gennebra, the other etsy shop he has (or had, i’m not quite sure). and after that i featured arminho on another post, but this time, as their work evolved so much to a brand new line of notebook and educational charts, i thought i really needed to mention them again!
“welcome to arminho paper-shop! we are a couple who lives in a peaceful city near by the atlantic ocean. we love to make some paper goods and another crafts works and here you can find some of the things that we do. hope you like it as we do!”
joão and raquel are a couple in love with paper goods and the old fashion things! they own a vintage etsy shop, filled with amazing finds from flea markets and a paper goods shop, where they work with charming techniques like letterpress and hand-marbled paper (their new release). their notebooks with either tribal patterns and colours, or nature inspired details are so unique and beautifully presented that you feel like wanting them all in your hand! and they also have posters, vintage inspired educational charts with wooden slats to give a much more interesting mood to your wall! my favourite is (so obviously) this one below!
actually everything on this desk is really a charm! i’d love to take some pictures to their office, as i was on their flickr and couldn’t stop going from one image to another, just to find out more details of their work! it’s quite enchanting to see someone here working like this! i keep repeating this, because i love letterpress and i got to know what was letterpress, when i started reading blogs. and all of a sudden there was this beautiful technique that was made with the use of strong, heavy iron machines i never had heard about. but i do love the way prints are presented! so to know someone that actually owns these machines and asides of printing posters, also create original and unique notebooks is indeed a pleasure!
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