Working as the co-editor of Small magazine for the past three years I have seen and met some innovative designers. As a designer myself I know first hand the effort that goes into running a small creative business. The idea of Small Magazine was born out of the frustration trying to get press and find affordable advertising for my small company and realising there were many more small scale designers in the same position as me.
I have been so inspired by the designers and products that we have covered in Small that I am opening up a children's shop called 'Little Bean', here in Dallas (where one half of Small resides!) and also online. Still focusing on handmade and independent design, the shop will feature my collection as well as designers I admire and have met through Small.
One of the first orders I placed for the new shop is from Night Owl Paper Goods. Based out of Birmingham, Alabama, this stationary company creates eco-chic wooden and handmade letterpress cards.
I love the line of wooden "party animal" cards and think they will be a perfect for any birthday boy or girl!
Night Owl Paper Goods
We have a bit of work to do as we open for business. I will keep you posted as we paint, build and place orders for the new shop!