"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Note Worthy: Backwards Prints

I love receiving cards, but I hate throwing them away.

On my recent trip to the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival, I discovered a line of clever cards that provide a perfect solution.

Designed by local artist and entrepreneur Brynne Cogorno, Backward Prints note cards are actually two gifts in one.

Created on handmade paper made from tree-free materials, the cards are produced from organic Lotka fibers harvested from the skin of Daphne bushes.

Mixing Lotka pulp with a random mixture of more than 15 different wildflower seeds (think: poppies, snapdragons, daisies, foxglove, yarrow, chamomile and more), the resulting paper is printed with water soluable block printing ink and uses FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved paper for the inserts. Even the plastic card sleeves are made from polylactic acid, a starch made from corn and sugar cane.

Part two of the gift comes after the recipient has enjoyed your thoughtful sentiment and admired the witty print, not to mention your impeccable taste and style. At this point, she may proceed to rip your card up into little, tiny pieces. (Nothing personal.)

Four-to six weeks after "planting" the card pieces beneath 1/8th of an inch of soil, keeping the area moist and showering it with sunshine, your friend will be able to enjoy her very own wildflower garden -and think of you!

Check out Backward Prints in Booth 100 at the Sawdust Festival, or go online to the company website. The Plantable Notes are reasonably priced and too cute to pass up!

Blooming brilliant!

A helpful & friendly sales associate at the Backward Prints booth!

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