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May.26, 2014

Our team has just returned from the National Stationery Show in NY and now we are very excited to begin unveiling our newest line of products! We have a whole new crop of cards featuring foil stamping and a series of bold cards with a full flood of ink that really stand out from other letterpress styles because of their richly color-filled background.
Coming to the site soon we also have new gift wrapping and a series of screen printed mask posters. Stay tuned!

May.20, 2014

We've participated in a lot of fun shopping events over the years but the Coral & Tusk and Friends Pop Up Shop that we are participating in now is really something special. Coral & Tusk out of NY sells all manner of whimsically embroidered goods with a totally unique look and they have invited a bunch of kindred "friends" to sell in a Spring shop for the month. They've really taken curation to a whole new level and created a world unto itself. We are so proud to be among some of our favorite stores and makers such as DS & Durga, Catbird, In God We Trust, John Robshaw, and The Great Lakes Goods.

Stephanie of Coral & Tusk was gracious enough to take time out of her busy month of hosting to tell us more...

Location:
109 South 5th Street
1st floor
Brooklyn, NY

Open:
May 3rd-31st
Hours: W, Th, Fr: 11am-7pm
Sat, Sun: 11am-8pm
M, T: closed – by appointment only

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What gave you the idea for the Pop Up and how did you go about selecting  the "friends" to be included?

We see the shop as an opportunity and space to share our point of view about the intentions behind creating our collections: from vignettes to experiences. The other aspect of the pop up is curating a very special selection of goods from some of our favorite designers that we see our products teaming wonderfully with! We carefully selected product from "friends" that we felt were a really strong compliment to our things, and to one another. One of my mottos for the year (well, life as a whole really!) is that a rising tide lifts all boats. The products made by these other designers that we really cherish are so well done as individual pieces which feeds onto another one of our own philosophies, which is that even if you walk out of the shop with one item, any single item, it is a stand alone object that you will be happy with for a long time, and does not require the context of everything else to make it feel special or make sense.

Can you tell us a little about the amazing canoe and tipi?

For the more magical and experiential perspective, we are creating several custom pieces and environments for the shop!

-A full scale embellished tipi (inside and out), so it feels like you are actually going into one of our pocket pillows yourself!

We used our favorite Fox Tipi Pocket Pillow from our collection as the guiding light in terms of feeling and design. Alija Craycroft, our Studio Director and very talented illustrator, mapped the entire pattern out, hand painted the design, appliqued embroidered pieces to it, then hand embroidered special designs around the entry way. I designed an embroidered fabric to line the inside as a "wallpaper" to really give it a feeling once inside. There is a lush aplaca rug to sit/lay on, and our large 30" square cushions around the edges to get really cozy.

-A large adorned fabric canoe-- check out this short video documenting it: http://vimeo.com/92274462

Cindy who works with  us made this from scratch-- we still have no idea how she did it, but it is exceptionally impressive!

Here is a video of the shop being put together made by our own very talented Maya Tippett:
http://vimeo.com/94657790
(canoe video also by Maya--- a tipi one is in the works!)

Any more special events happening for the last week?

Absolutely! on the last day we will be open, there will be a Pamela Love Trunk show (May 31). Additionally, Auchentoshan whisky has provided complimentary whisky for the popup for the duration of the shop. On the 31st, they are going to conduct a tasting which we are looking forward to!

My guess is that there also may be some deals to be had since everything in the shop IS for sale after all!

Anything else you'd like us to mention?

A HUGE thank you to everyone involved: my own Coral & Tusk team, each with their own stand out strengths- they are all right there working really hard with this extra project and I could not be happier with them. Amy Lipkin of North Sea Air who partners and consults with me on all kinds of projects and development, and is a space wizard. Rose of The Great Lakes Goods who is someone who makes you feel like anything is possible because she is a phenomenal friend and support---- and has really direct no nonsense solutions to what seem like unconquerable issues such as: have a weird large shape in the room.... "cover it with moss!"...and last but not least, each and every designer whom SO graciously accepted my crazy question of being willing to be involved with the shop and entrusting us to sell their amazing things!!!!!!

May.14, 2014
collaboration

Schoolhouse Electric has just unveiled their newest collection which includes the Golden Arrow Stationery Set, an exclusive Egg Press design. We always love working with our neighbors and were excited when they approached us to design a traditionally inspired desk set that would elevate the act of letter-writing to something really special. For inspiration we looked to old-school business collateral, fancy type, and vintage signage. We also had fun using our new foil stamping capabilities to add a subtle but beautiful touch of gold.

Apr.24, 2014

What started as a personal challenge Egg Press founder Tess Darrow set for herself to write 30 letters in 30 days has taken on a life of its own. The rest of the Egg Press crew joined in and fellow letterpress company Hello!Lucky jumped in to partner with us on this letter writing campaign, designing a super fun hand-drawn WRITE_ON card featuring narwals and The Eiffel Tower.

From there, things REALLY took off and we are amazed on a daily basis by the enthusiasm people share for this slower and more thoughtful form of communication. As of last week Egg Press and Hello!Lucky had given away nearly 2,000 WRITE_ON kits. That's 8,000 cards. Our presses and shippers have been busy! The unfolding story of WRITE_ON has been both big (check out the #write_on stream on Instagram and Twitter) and small (poignant letters people have sent us about how this challenge has affected them). We are currently working on a little movie to share some of these stories and the impact letter writing has had on us here at Egg Press.

We are still giving away free WRITE_ON kits and welcome anyone who wants to join us. The cards all have a backstamp telling recipients how they can receive their own free cards. Please share your experience online at #write_on (tag @helloluckycards- they are featuring their favorite posts on their blog). We love seeing your adventures in letter writing!

Thank you to everyone who has joined us on this journey. We are so inspired by you...
Write on!
Your friends at Egg Press
 

Mar.21, 2014

What does it feel like to receive a personal letter in the mail? The phrase "it made my day" most often comes to mind, and that's usually an understatement. You might have letters you've kept for years and at the very least you have lasting memories. A letter isn't just about the message--it's a gesture. A gesture of thoughtfulness and generousity that is seldom forgotten.

In an effort to connect more with our friends and loved ones and to create better letter writing habits Egg Press, along with our friends at Hello!Lucky, has decided to engage in a letter writing campaign called WRITE_ON for the month of April. We're each endeavoring to write 30 letters in 30 days. As it happens this project coincides with National Letter Writing Month. We hope to inspire others and get them to join us!

To that end we have created a special WRITE_ON Letter Writing Kit containing 2 Egg Press cards and 2 Hello!Lucky cards which we are giving out for free (supplies are limited and available within the US only). GET YOUR FREE KIT HERE>

Each card you receive will have a back-stamp with instructions for how the recipient can receive their own free kits. And on and on. We hope to see an ever-increasing web of connectedness and good feelings. We invite everyone to share their letter-writing adventures online (#WRITE_ON) and to follow us on Instagram and Facebook where we will be sharing letter writing ideas.

Thanks and WRITE_ON!
Love Egg Press & Hello!Lucky

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