When I’m traveling, I’m always on the lookout for stores selling paper and paper creations. Who knows where my next inspiration will come from. On my latest trip, I found a number of shops with wonderful paper creations.
While walking down the street in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I saw the above window display and just had to check out the store. While it was mostly a design studio, called Design Warehouse, there were a number of paper sculptures that I loved and got permission to take photos of for my blog.
I found the above paper pop up cards there too. Look closely and see a variety of cards on each shelf.
In addition to the star window display, there was another window with paper boxes hung on strings. There were multiple layers of paper and some were cut to show the paper below it.
The above “Magic Lamps” have light shining through paper cut outs. The cut outs were spinning. Absolute fun!
When I visit Portland, Oregon, I try to always visit Collage, an art supply store on Alberta Street. This past visit I found they had opened Collage Annex next door where they have wonderful artful gifts, many of which were made out of paper.
Check out the map of Portland in the above photo. It’s one of the best sellers at Collage Annex.
And for anyone longing for days of old, you can purchase a non-electric writing device. I love this teal typewriter!
Just down the street from Collage Annex, I found the above paper garlands in the window of Ped X Shoe Shangri-la, my favorite shoe store in Portland.
I found this delightful store, Illustrated Playing Cards in a little mall off Alberta Street in Portland, Oregon. Unfortunately the shop wasn’t open the day I was there. I’ll be checking it out the next time I’m in Portland. I can see myself spending hours in there. I like to purchase playing cards from places I visit, and I am sure I’ll find a few decks of cards in there that I won’t be able to resist.