What is Paper Stories?
Paper Stories is an eco-friendly paper boutique and workspace located at the Shops of Station Square, on the nationally acclaimed Prairie Crossing conservation community in Grayslake, IL. An eclectic mix of modern style and motif, two in-house designers, and bursts of color counterbalance vintage printing presses and a reflection on creating art as it was done in the past. From the refinement and revival of the handwritten note to the painstakingly hand-set type of a story written long ago - this is our Paper Stories.
Paper Stories is the shared vision and common goal of both Kelly Maron (of Paper Stories Letterpress) and Tami Rasmussen (of TamTam Design Studio).
Our concept includes:
- Providing unique workshops and creative classes that explore each the book and paper arts, independent craft movement, and DIY generation.
- Reflecting on and preserving the creation of art as it was once done in the past.
- Promoting the art of correspondence and reviving and refining the lost art of the handwritten note.
- Creating a boutique to sell our designs as well as the designs of other eco-friendly, independent artists whom we both admire.
- Encouraging collaboration and creativity through the sharing of workspace.
- Always doing the best we can by our precious planet earth.
For more information regarding Paper Stories- Boutique and Workplace, visit: www.paperstories.com
If you have any questions or comments you can reach both Tami and Kelly in one place via: firstname.lastname@example.org
And just in case you are confused or wondering... ;)
What about TamTam?
We will still be producing our own independent wholesale and custom card lines under our same name and company. Nothing has changed there... except that TamTam Design Studio Headquarters now reside within the Paper Stories - Boutique and Workspace, alongside Paper Stories Letterpress, and we no longer sprinkle cards with glitter in our kitchen! Wahoo! We are the same company- only better. And we get to work with our dear paper friend in a hip, new place. Yah!
If you are in Chicago - We'd love you to join us at the Paper Stories Grand Opening!