Thursday, 2 October 2014

Rifle Paper co: the edit

I first heard of Rifle Paper through beauty and lifestyle blogger Essie Button. She has the London phone case, some of the prints, the beauty calendar, and basically I got jealous and had to go and browse the entire website! I mean every section, page by page, collection, then product type, just to make sure I had 100% seen it all. 

Rifle Paper was started by a husband and wife team, Anna and Nathan Bond. The company only started in 2009 and they are now stocked in countries all over the world in many many different stores. If you take a look at the 'stockists' part of their website you will see how long the list is! Recently Anna Bond has illustrated four gorgeous covers for some of Puffin's (Penguin) classic titles. The company has come so far in five years, to grow a business to this level in just five years is incredibly impressive. Not only have they grown but they have maintained their style and created such a strong and lovable brand. There is something for everyone on their site, granted it is more targeted towards women, but they produce designs and products that evoke memories with people and more importantly at really affordable prices. Let's take a look at my edit!

Resolution Constitution card, $4.50
One word: genius. For people who don't like Christmas what a great way to look to the future! I'm not saying I don't like Christmas by the way, I freaking love it, but I know people who would rather there was less of a fuss about it!

Paris Map iPhone 5c case, $18 (sale)I got my iPhone 5c really recently and have not yet bought a cover as it sort of looks like it has a cover on it already with the yellow back. However after dropping it numerous times I have come to the conclusion that a case might just be a good idea! I love the illustrations on this case and Paris holds special memories for me as it was the first holiday I had with my boyfriend 6 years ago! Plus I think pale pink sort of goes with yellow... Maybe?!

Herbs and Spices, charcoal, art print, $60
I've always loved these sorts of prints – botanical style prints I would say. The black background is quite unusual. I would hang this in a kitchen or dining room.

Honey Bee kitchen wall calendar 2015, $18
This is the first thing I saw on the website that I knew I had to have. It is already on my Christmas wish list! Every single month is beautiful, it's rare for me to find that I love every picture for every month with a yearly calendar. I can already see the Instagram photos!

Balloon Ride, art print, $24
There is something about this print that I just can't put my finger on, it makes me smile and that's why I like it!

Custom Portrait Personalised stationary, $155
Well, have you ever seen cuter personalised stationary!? I'm always admiring blogs with beautiful illustrated branding like Wish, Wish, Wish, Hannah Maggs and Essie Button, so to have the opportunity of personalised illustrated stationary is ah-mazing! I'm already saving!

Floral Coaster set, $16
You can never have too many coasters! They always seem to flake on me, maybe too many people spill their drinks on mine! But this cute set may make people more careful?? No?? Yeah you're probably right! But they're pretty anyway!

Lemons to Lemonade, art print, $24 (not pictured)
This is one of my favourite sayings. Basically when life gives you a glimpse of an opportunity, take it with both hands and make it into something that will make you happy and lead to more opportunities! I like to have positive messaging in my flat so this print is more than likely going to make an appearance on my wall at some point in the future.

I do not normally put prices in dollars on my blog, but this is an American website. That said there are plenty of UK stockists. I hope you enjoyed this rather lengthy post! Please do let me know of any similar companies or brands as I'm always on the look out for beautiful illustrations!


  1. They are gorgeous! I love a stationery shop. Loving these art prints you shared!

    Katrina Sophia

    1. Katrina! I love your blog, sorry I don't comment, I'm always reading on a packed commuter train! Thank you for reading, I am thinking the Lemons print will have to be bought. xx


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