(while in WDC) Give me freedom…give me paper!
July 18, 2010 § 12 Comments
We found a store in Georgetown (WDC) that was new to me, Little Ms Midwest who knew nothing of it, ’til now. (sigh)
I loved it.
Did they have any openings? (See, I always fall in love with whatever place I’m in, like Georgetown, and in this case, a store in Georgetown, so I start thinking of ways I could live there.) No, but they had some at the new store they were opening in Chevy Chase. (Me and retail? Ahahahaha.)
That notwithstanding, Paper Source scratched an itch, fulfilled a need, and presented itself in all sorts of cute, kitchy, charming, new look ways.
There is nothing quite so fine as browsing a cool shop unless it’s browsing with someone who also thinks it’s a cool shop – like Nora!
Here are some of the “specialty” papers they offer that caught my summer fancy. Paper, like fashion, has a narcotic effect on me.
I adore these “fish” papers that PS offers.
Paper Source pulls you in (it’s the siren call of paper and possibility) and does very little to kick you out. (No pictures allowed inside, though.) Of course, they’re on line at paper-source.com. But the store experience trumps the online “shop.”
Not just for paper lovers…
The store has “gifties” you may not have seen before. And I believe it’s a haven for book lovers as well. Book lovers love paper after all.
Go ahead, ask a book lover.
After all, a book lover will even include what he/she thinks of the paper the book is printed on when reviewing one.
In retrospect, I’d say the paper has even helped me like certain books, for instance, Elegance of the Hedgehog. I loved its smooth paper, its creaminess, it’s “elegance.”
What if a book was printed on scented paper, taking it a step beyond the tactile, to the next sense? What then? To what effect?