A little chocolate magic

It may be summer- but it is Monday, afterall. Jump start the week with a tiny bit of chocolate! There are so many boutique chocolatiers cropping up around and about and take a look at one of our new faves- Mast Brothers.

While we have not yet had the pleasure of a first bite, they had us at hello- with their paper wrapped packaging. Not to mention that the company is founded by two brothers in the heart of Brooklyn. And  an oh so charming website as well, so hop on over for a taste!


Inspire Me Pretty: 3d Inspiration Boards

We've all become rather attached to digital inspiration boards of late- no doubt, they are an amazing tool. Super fab sites like Style Me Pretty and Flickr have made our jobs so much easier and photo sites with great technology like MosaicMaker help convey creative ideas in a snap.

Photo: 4.bp.blogspot.com

But what about the 3d bits and clips you collect (c'mon, quite possibly horde)!? Aren't these the nooks and crannies of life that really inspire you? There is nothing like a 3d inspiration board to convey texture and get ideas flowing... it's just that certain something, the sense of touch that truly fosters creativity within.

Photo: jessicab1992

We took an in depth look at studios & 3d inspiration boards from around the world. Intended to inspire, there are some innovative ideas to update your own space and to re-use some everyday materials to green your office.

Note: Unless otherwise specified, all photos are from the Flickr Inspiration Board Pool with individual artist names as noted.

Can't go wrong classic: CORK

Photo: Eileen JospehineB

Photo: adiaryoflovely.blogspotcom

Photo: bearapwandbearpaw
Texture like this would be hard to capture on a 2d board- the photo top left seems to jump off the wall bottom right!

Photos: Left- Eileen Josephine, left- rob45degrees
Love the wall to wall cork (left)- endless space for endless ideas. Contrasted with individual cork panels (right), a fantastic way to organize projects, collections, color palettes.

Photo: ErinLangNorris/YellowCanoe
Whimsical, fun new spin on an old stand by- rolled cork

RE-use: The next concepts are fun and fantastic ways to re-purpose every day objects... from mobiles to embroidery hoops each is an inspiration, in and of itself!

Photo: Maggie&Sparrow

Photo: ke cupcake

Photo: Kathryn Estelle


Photo: tamari dovrat

Fabricated: Next, fabric panel inspiration boards- great in small spaces; they define an area, add texture and are 100% move-able and re-useable.

Photos: top- mayalu, bottom- jls

Photo: afewthingsfrommylife

Photo: On Paper

Photo: Ugo the Koloist

Photos: Left- green wellies, Right- cozymemories

An innovative eco-inspired update to the traditional ribbon board concept:
garden trellis and bamboo sticks combo-ed with twill tape.

Line up: LOTS of really cool clothesline solutions that make great hanging "boards"...

Photo: vee

Photo: MayaLee
Sooo sweet- works best w/ uniform shapes-what a great idea to keep track of business cards

Photos: Left: Memi the Rainbow, Top right: mathilde.2193, middle: Leanda, bottom: kopriva
Check out the Christmas lights (top right) as the framework for hanging.

Photo: Leanda

For a cleaner look- look no further than IKEA- the DIGNITET curtain rod is perfect for hanging everything!

Photo: Pikku-Kettu
The hanging pieces in the bottom photo are swatches placed in a string of zip lock bags- ingenious!

New{s} Clips: Last, but not least... these pix set us in to a clipboard frenzy! Makes you want to rush to the office and hang clip boards everywhere. LUV how tidy this concept is!

Photo: nelliemaeii2
Swoon: note tiny row of wine bottle corks along the top- LUV!

Photo: chrzazcz

Photo: Janice's valise

Photo: nelliemaeii2

So what's on your wall? Send us photos of your inspiration boards and we'll post 'em here!
info@greenpapercompany.com / Subject line: Inspiration Board

Photo: Regina Creative Kismet

Have an inspired day!!


June + 21 = Happy Summer!

It's summer! May this is the first of many glorious days ahead!!

Photo by
Have Boat Will Travel


Happy Day Pops!

Card by: On Paper – Made with paper from Green Paper Company
Card: White Birch cover, Envelope: A2 Beech


It's Cocktail Time

It's Friday, it's summer so this can only mean one thing- right? Cocktails in serious short order! Happy weekend & Cheers!

Summer Breeze
An aromatic twist on the sea breeze, this is great if making for a group as it doesn’t need shaking.

60ml Wyborowa Bison grass vodka (your standard fave will do!)
15ml elderflower cordial
Dash freshly squeezed lime juice
60ml cloudy apple juice
60ml cranberry juice

Glass: Collins

Garnish: Apple slices

Method: Add each ingredient to the glass over fresh ice and stir well to combine.

The Partida Margarita
This very Mexican twist on the ultimate party drink can easily be made in pitchers for sharing.

50ml Partida Blanco Tequila
15ml Partida (or equivalent)
Agave nectar
25ml freshly squeezed lime juice
10ml mineral water

Glass: Martini (or multiply the ingredients by 4 and add ice to make a pitcher)

Garnish: Salt rim and lime wedge

Method: Shake all ingredients with ice in a shaker. Strain into a martini glass with the rim dampened with water and dipped in salt.

Recipes via: squaremeal.co.uk Luv how they specify glassware, and all is in metric- live dangerously- pour at will! ;)
Image via: hubpages


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Sustainable Summer

Great e-blast last week that we wanted to share with those of you not on our mailing list. What!? Not on our list?!

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Screamin' 4 Ice Cream

I don't know about you but, for me, Memorial Day marks the official start date of ice cream season (of course, I've been known to devour a banana split on a blustery January evening as well!) ;) Although thought of as the great American desert, the history of ice cream dates as far back as the 4th century. Concocted in China, it made it's way to to Europe and served as a delicacy in French and Italian royal courts.

Eventually melting it's way to the colonies it has since become a standing summertime favorite. Throughout the country almost every town boasts a home town creamery. There are local shoppes and parlors throughout the states that are thriving family businesses most of which have been scooping up summer delights for generations.

And lots of newcomers as well taking creamery specialties to an haute level. So if it's couture scoops you're after or if just a plain vanilla will do ya- these are just a few brands to consider.

What's your scoop? Tell us about your local fave... is there a creamery in your town that holds a special place near and dear? Or a particular flave your crave? Post a comment and share your dairy dip du jour!

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