Best of 2009 – stationery

I love stationery. I’m even a bit embarrassed about the amount of (mostly sadly unused) journals and calendars lying around at our place. If I had to pick a favourite, it would be either the classic Moleskine, for its timeless and thoughtful design, or the stuff made by Papierstraße in Berlin (German page), for its beauty and the social idea behind it. They offer beautiful notebooks, fun games for kids and things like whimsical fridge magnets. Everything in their selection is created by young men and women who are suffering from psychological difficulties and are therefore having a hard time to find work on the “first” job market. The project “Der Steg” is helping them to deal with their respective illnesses of the soul and to reintegrate into what we call a “normal” life. The proceeds from the stationery business flow back into the project.

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