Handwritten notes: remember them? Such communication may have taken a digital drubbing but there are still some of us out there – and you know who you are – who get excited about stationery, whether it’s a worn leather notebook, a clean sheet of recycled paper or a set of sharp-pointed pencils.
And these people will no doubt be happy to know their fancy is being catered to by Printer & Co, which has opened its first pop-up shop, in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
Printer & Co is all about reviving the art of traditional writing – and the decorum that accompanied it. The store features two open spaces: one focusing on paper and art and craft supplies; the other filled with signature collections – handcrafted notecards, journals, gift tags and the like – including those for children and “his and her” sets.
Furthermore, the company is spreading the word with a series of workshops on the long-lost arts of handwriting, calligraphy and composing thank-you notes.
“As the quest for productivity demands an increasingly rapid pace of life, we cannot help feeling nostalgia for bygone, slow-living days when the handwritten note was a faithfully observed part of social life,” the company says.
The company is offering in-store workshops on calligraphy, writing thank you notes and word mosaics.
“This collaboration goes beyond a shopping experience. We are bringing our philosophy of slow living, authentic connection and mindful consumption to life through a series of workshops inviting local calligraphers, certified play therapists and leading creative writers,” the company says. “We hope to revive the sense of well-being in each and every person in touch with Printer & Co.”
By Kylie Knott for www.scmp.com