Vintage Italian Travel Poster Wrapping Paper
Printed in sumptuous colors with metallic gold accents, the design incorporates vintage travel posters advertising famous Italian towns and cities; acid free and therefore also suitable for bookbinding, scrapbooking, and other creative projects. Imported from Italy.
Mr. Darcy Quotation Pencils
This set of six #2 pencils feature quotations from Mr. Darcy of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The natural lacquered wood and understated black eraser, ferrule and type complete a classic look worthy of this perennial favorite.
Shakespeare Quotation Pencils
This set of six #2 pencils feature quotations from five Shakespearian plays: Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice. The hexagonal shape is roll resistant. The pencils have been hand stamped for a unique look.
Shakespeare Love Silk Chiffon Scarf
The design incorporates favorite love quotations from Shakespeare, along with stylized illustrations of flowers mentioned in his works (wildflowers, the Tudor rose, sprigs of berries, and bees).
Sunprinting is based on the cyanotype process, which has been used by artists since its development in the 19th century.
Sophie la Girafe Baby Gift Bundle
Indulge a beloved newborn or baby with the iconic French teether toy Sophie la giraffe (spotted peeking out of many a Parisian pram) and four Sophie board books. Made in France out of 100% natural rubber, she has been the most popular teether in France for more than 55 years and is the original all-natural teether.
The hourglass is a recurring image not only referencing the passage of time, but balance, the sky and the earth, the female figure, and more. This richly symbolic object is also a calming and beautiful desk accessory. Choose among four colors and 5- or 30-minute hourglass.
This compact notebook is a straightforward and low-tech way to store and organize account information in one place. Plenty of space to write new passwords and record changes.
Rhodia Treasure Box
This sturdy flip-top box—cleverly designed to look like one of the famous orange Rhodia notepads so beloved by Europeans—is filled with essential stationery items: four notepads of various sizes for various uses, as well as two Rhodia pencils.
Edward Gorey Sterling Cat Reading a Book Pin
This sterling silver pin is adapted from a drawing by Edward Gorey that is part of a series of renderings of fanciful cats engaged in unusual activities.
Medieval Manuscript Silk Chiffon Scarf
Based on a border from a page in a circa-1500 book of hours, the design includes primroses, violas, thistles, poppies, and chamomile, moths and insects, all with symbolic meanings that were well known to the medieval populace.
Eudora Welty Cuff Bracelet
“All serious daring starts from within.” For anyone interested in writing, reading, and creativity, Eudora Welty’s autobiographical One Writer’s Beginnings is an iconic work. This sterling silver cuff is engraved with the memoir's most famous line.
Card Catalog Notecards
Evoking memories of wooden card catalogs, this replica cardboard box includes 30 flat notecards and envelopes. The front of each card is a reproduction of an original from the Library of Congress and features a different classic work of literature.
Young Booklover’s Holiday Advent Calendar
This non-religious version of the traditional Advent calendar was designed for The New York Public Library and features animals from children’s books through the years, by illustrators such as the d’Aulaires, Ludwig Bemelmans, Wanda Gag, Ruth Krauss, the Petershams, Dr. Seuss, and others.
Edward Gorey Dancing Cats: 300-Piece Puzzle
Originally appearing in Edward Gorey's book "Dancing Cats and Neglected Murderesses", these felines—knitting, skating, balancing, and juggling—are classic examples of the artist's quirky narratives that keep his devotees in gleeful anticipation of decorous mayhem.
Decoder Jigsaw Puzzle with Eyeglasses Masks
This is a delightful 100-piece puzzle for ages 4+ that comes with a fun payoff: once it is completed, the puzzle workers don the special animal masks to discover hidden objects printed on the puzzle that are invisible to the naked eye.
This dapper box is filled with 140 multiple-choice questions that cover myths and folklore—from gods and heroes to magical beasts and monsters—from cultures around the world, including Egyptian, Greek, Norse, Native American, Japanese, Senegalese, Chinese, Slavic, Haitian, and more.
The World of Charles Dickens: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Find yourself in 19th-century London as the beautiful, intricate illustrations of famous fictional characters, writers, and historical figures reveal themselves. The image reimagines both Dickens' life and scenes from his novels in glorious detail.
Vintage Botanica Tea Towel
This 100% cotton tea towel reproduces a vintage illustration from British Flower Gardens, subtitled “Most Ornamental and Curious Hardy Flowering Plants, featuring Annuals, Biennials, Perennials, and Flowering Shrubs.” 19" x 34"
Rice Wax Bath Crayons
A wonderful tool for kids to use for drawing and writing in the tub. The crayons float, the paper wrapper on each is made of waterproof paper, and they’re an easy-to-hold but hard-to-drop hexagon shape.
Vintage Foraging Tea Towel
100% cotton tea towel reproduces a vintage illustration from Foraging Plants and Mushrooms. The image depicts a Silver Birch, Nasturtium, Slippery Jack, Birch Bolete, Chanterelle, Yellow Wood-sorrel, Violet, Blueberry, Rustyback Fern, Chamomile, Strawberry, and other edible plants and fungi.
Votes For Women Paperweight
This handsome glass paperweight is based on a button, worn by marchers at the 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade, now housed at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Historians later credited the event with invigorating the suffrage movement with a new wave of inspiration and purpose.
Whitman Square Inch Bracelet
"Some people are so much sunlight to the square inch.” Walt Whitman’s beautiful line has been hand-cast on a 14K gold vermeil bangle. Each design is sculpted out of clay, and the clay model is then cast in reclaimed metals using the ancient art of lost wax casting.
Vintage Citrus Tea Towel
This charming cotton tea towel reproduces a vintage book illustration of various types of citruses—lemons, limes, tangerines, clementines, and more, as well as their foliage and blossoms.
Vintage Beekeeper Tea Towel
This 100% cotton tea towel reproduces a vintage illustration from The Beekeeper’s Guide to Pollinating Honey Plants. In addition to a bevy of pollinators, the image depicts an antique bee skep, orange blossom, calendula, foxglove, dandelion, clover, marigold, and lavender. 19" x 34"
The World of Shakespeare: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
The setting: As A Midsummer Night's Dream is being rehearsed at the Globe, actors wander the streets, along with an expansive cast of extras and local characters who may well have provided the Bard with inspiration.
County Library: We Want One Paperweight
This handsome glass paperweight reproduces a 1928 photograph now in the collection of the Library of Congress. The photo captures the longing (and firm demand) of a rural community for a permanent library, and memorializes early bookmobiles and their mission to provide for them.
The World of James Joyce: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Travel back to 16 June 1904 and join Stephen Dedalus and Buck Mulligan on their odyssey through 'dear dirty Dublin', Blazes Boylan jingling along in his carriage, Molly Bloom in her chamber and a host of other iconic Dubliners.
The Shakespeare Collection Socks Gift Boxes
Each Shakespeare Collection gift box—designed and produced under license from The Shakespeare’s Globe Trust—includes three luxurious pairs of socks suitable for both men and women, in sizes to fit both. “Playful yet classy socks. A fun spin on a classic.”—The Scotsman