Jeremy Crown and Yvonne Chen have been selling paper goods and publishing books since 2002, first in San Francisco and, until recently, from home in Portland (where they moved in 2007). But, they now have new retail digs on SE Division Street where fans of their work can swing by for illustrated art books, children’s books, planners and calendars. Their new shop even a has film library and self-published movie review diaries.
The impetus behind Foster Row, explains co-owner Mark Pendergrass, was to create a collective studio space where several artisans could work side by side rather than working at home, alone. It was something he’d mentioned to his friend (and Foster Row co-owner) Jennifer Erickson, which is why they decided to make a home for ceramists, textilers, jewlers and letter printers, like Darling Press & Stationers.
Ink & Peat
Ink & Peat is home to all kinds of home goodies, including pillows, jewelry, candles, glass works, books, pottery, tote bags, blankets and paintings. It’s also a flower shop featuring arrangements, botanicals, plants and garden ornaments. But chiefly, it’s home to a line of great stationery items, including cards, papers and envelopes, so sit down and write someone a letter.
When’s the last time you sat right down and wrote someone else a letter? It’s surely been a while, but you can break your letter-writer’s block by visiting these three stationers.