coffee post

I’ve been on a postcard designing frenzy this week. I’m really putting my graphic tablet to work but it’s been very cooperative and so… I have 8 designs in the print shop! I cannot wait to hold them in my hands. Here’s a sneak peek of my world coffee series postcards, designed specially for Wildnis Café. They will be available for sale in a week (fingers crossed) at Wildnis/Lichtung.

wildnispostcard1 wildnispostcard2 wildnispostcard3 wildnispostcard4featuring:
1. italian mokapot
2. french press
3. vietnamese cà phê phin
4. german pourover

 

travel notes

travelnotebooks-kraft

Hand drawn designs on kraft brown travel journals
Size: 9x14cm (A6), 20 sheets
Material: 140gsm natural white sketch paper
Made to order
Please state desired design in your order and allow for 3 days before shipping.

€ 7 (not incl. shipping)

For multiple orders, send me an email at noellekong@gmail.com
Regretfully, I have not figured out how to work this payment button yet.

enveloped

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Enveloped

I think envelopes are underrated. They’re the sidekick, you’d never give more than 2 seconds of eyeball time before wanting to rip them open. They get stamped, sorted, ripped up, tossed in the trash, occasionally reused. But a good envelope makes all the difference, like a well-built house.

So I might have a slight obsession with envelopes, as you can tell from my previous work. Envelope bags, pouches, passport covers, and now, envelopes for envelopes. It was a cold Spring day some time back in May, I worked on making a pilot series of envelope templates to make my own envelopes out of recycled paper. Inspired by the matryoshka doll, also known as the Russian babushka dolls. I’ll be making a series of these for sale.

Tag Tag

The great thing about German holidays (at least in this corner of Germany) is that since the whole town pretty much shuts down, you really have the whole day to contemplate the significance of this day. And appreciate I did, the fact that I was here, in Saxony, in Germany, on Reformationstag (Reformation Day). But I also handstamped a load of gift tags with my latest lino stamps, for a handmade fair somewhere in Atlanta. I wish I had all my lino stamps with me here in Germany. 

journal time

I never really got on the journal-making bandwagon, nothing against it, just never delved into it. But when a dear friend gave me a journal with an adorable handmade jacket, and I noticed that the contens were a ruled journal, I knew something had to be done. I like lines, but not on journals, I find myself unable to write or draw in it, in short, ruled notebooks are quite useless in my hands.

So I decided to make my own hardcover journal (line-free). After looking up some instructionals online, and buying the necessary equipment (I love Daiso), this is my first attempt. Now I understand why people make their own journals, you get some weird kind of satisfaction when you hold the final product in your hands. I know there are some flaws clearly visible on the cover (I hate glue bubbles)… but I did it. And I’ll probably do a couple more cos I’ve got quite a collection of random paper scraps.