post No.779 Urbanic has a Pop-Up Webshop!

As many of you know, Joshua and I have been diligently and excitedly working on building an Urbanic online store.  It’s scheduled for it’s official launch in early 2013, so we thought that in the meantime we’d offer you a temporary Pop Up Shop!  It’s a fun little curated selection with limited quantities. We’ll be adding new things each week to keep it exciting, so feel free to have a peek and browse around. Be sure to click “see all” when you visit, so you can check out what’s been added.  It’s been so neat for us to ship out orders from this.  We love feeling connected with many of you beyond our local neighborhood.  If you’d like to be added to our newsletter list for updates on the official site launch you can sign up here to be one of the first in the know.
Happy Monday all!



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post No.776 Gourmet Goodies

‘Tis the season of all good things! We have an assortment of tasty gourmet treats in the shop that are decked out in beautiful packaging and ready to be enjoyed.  Below are a few …  Mast Brothers chocolate bars in a variety of flavors and Droga Gingerbread cookies, I mean “chookies”!

{photos by Mast Brothers and Sylvie Shirazi}

post No.774 Let’s Eat!

It’s Thanksgiving week for those of us here in the U.S, so I thought it would be fitting to highlight some of the goodies from One Canoe Two that recently arrived here at Urbanic. If you’re a lover of food and cute kitchen things, you might just love this collection of stationery goods below.

from the top : pine cone notepad, recipe binder, meal planning calendar, recipe box set and letter-pressed recipe cards.

{photos by One Canoe Two}

nicpost No.754 It’s Halloween at Urbanic

It’s Halloween time!  Below is a little round-up of  some fun things we have in the shop right now.  (and by the way, I am LOVING all of your answers on the giveaway, – you’re making me ♥ fall even more.)

Happy weekend all!  xo *A


OH! and PS: If you’re stopping in the shop with your little munchkin or goblin during October, we have a special Halloween treat just for them.  No costume necessary, just mention the “spooky surprise” at the counter to receive.

P.P.S Its’ way better than candy!

{1. eco friendly bunting 2. schemes + plans notebooks 3. wooden pen 4. blood orange and citrus candle 5. washi tape 6. cat paperclips 7. trick or treat card 8. striped paper straws 9. orange twine, 10. le pens 11. pumpkin candles 12. set of felt masks 13. paper baking cups 14. skull tree card }

post No.748 New from Linnea’s Lights

Unpacking our latest shipment of Linnea’s Lights in the shop the other day was kind-of like that feeling you get when you take a sip of warm cider outside on a crisp and pretty fall day.  Okay, it wasn’t really like that at all. It was more like cutting tape off of a cardboard box and plowing through packing materials, but in my mind I was having a moment like this because the scents of this latest delivery (Pumpkin, Hearth and Vanilla Noir) are so seasonally amazing.

post No.746 Make.Work.Fun

Whether you’re a for-real student or a desk accessory lover, let’s face it – ‘back to school’ time of year is an organizational holiday for those of us with an affection towards paper and desk things. Here’s a little round up of some fun things around Urbanic that can make any desk a more enjoyable place.

1. cavalini paper tape set 2. metallic push pins 3.pennmanship wrap sheet 4. clipboard sticky notes 5. orla kiely pencil set 6.brass pencil sharpener 7. kraft tags 8 .retro camera album 9. orla kiely notebooks 10. jumbo mechanical pencils 11. set of metal clips 12. phone message stickies 13. foil stamped coasters 14. lepens 15. world map wrap sheet 16. alphabet stamp set 17. clip page flags 18 mini clothes pins 19 letterpressed pen cards 20 checklist notepad 21. map sticky note set

post No.745 all kinds of colorful

My two little guys have been sick for like almost 2 weeks and are just now finally on the mend! Let me just tell you that getting a good night’s sleep last night was like a rainbow after a storm for all of us. Here is my ‘all kinds of colorful’ post on some cheery things around the shop that are opposite of stuffed-up with a high fever.

{Recife Scribe  Pens + Smock notebooks}

post No.743 Paper Lovely

I’m up in Portland right now with a close friend and it’s feeling a lot like fall here. I’m guessing it’s probably like 80 these days in L.A so I’m soaking up the crisp air and getting an eye full of the gorgeous falling leaves while I have a chance!  Back at the shop we’re putting out some new lines on our shelves – one of which is this adorable letterpress greeting card lines called Paper Lovely. Without a doubt it’s a nice little addition to Urbanic.

Oh! and P.S you might have noticed I updated the look of the blog a little bit. Although not finalized, it’s a good temporary solution. I’m happily done with that smaller picture width once and for all!

post No.742 NYIGF recap

Hope you all had a good (and long) weekend! I wanted to give you a quick recap of my trip to the NY International Gift Fair a few weeks ago. This show happens twice a year, but the August show is my absolute favorite because  (a.) Summer in the city is the best (and b.) I was buying for our holiday season at Urbanic – which is hugely fun!  I picked out LOTS of pretty wrapping papers, holiday cards and well designed gifts of every sort.  The weather was perfect while I was there and I got to spend time with some of my East Coast friends, so it was a good trip all around. The shipments are starting to roll in now so get yourself into the shop sometime soon to see our latest!

When in NYC I usually stay at the Hudson. I love the location, the outdoor patio … aaaannd their Pimm’s Cups


Coolest wall map ever… It was kinda huge so I’m trying to see if they’ll  make a smaller print that we can sell in the shop.

I did a lot of damage in the Rifle Paper Booth. Wait until you see the 2013 city calendars. Out of control amazing!

We love having these Pensee pens at Urbanic. I ordered a bunch of new colors for fall.

The Rifle girls were giving out pins when I was in the booth. I chose these two since they seemed apropos for my commute to Williamsburg that night to see friends.

Edge painted double thick cotton card stock and colored graph paper desk jotters are coming in any day. I’m completely nerding out over this stuff.

Oh, it’s the little things. Shake Shack did not disappoint!

Excitement overload on some of the new titles we have coming in from Chronicle Books.

Bright colored cardboard coasters from RSP!

Screen printed tags from 1973. Oh, I ordered notebooks and wrap from them too.

Orla Kiely reversible wrapping paper. Need I say more?

It’s right around the corner so planners are in order. (rhyme not intentional but lets just go with it) .

post No.741 new from Susy Jack

I’m back from NYC and ready to blog my heart out on all of the latest happenings going on in the shop! Today’s feature is this new kitchen collection from Susy Jack. It’s been a total hit at Urbanic since we put it out on our shelves and I completely get why.  The line includes, wood recipe boxes, dish towels and recipe cards inspired by old traditions in the kitchen.  This is the kind of stuff that makes me want to hang out in my kitchen and bake cookies. (while blasting Sinatra of course).

post No.738 Wild Horse Press

When I was 12 some of my very favorite things were my purple film camera, my picture locket necklace and my unicorn fringe shirt.  In May, I came across Wild Horse Press at the National Stationery Show and felt a flood of pre-teen nostalgia come over me.  The whimsical illustrations of this letterpress card line are absolutely adorable and a perfect new addition to Urbanic.