Paper-Ya on Granville Island

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Paper-Ya offers the creative individual a unique and inspired collection of decorative and unusual papers from around the world. We specialize in all areas of contemporary personal and office stationery including photo albums and wedding invitational papers.

The Bold & Beautiful Stendig Calendar

The Stendig Calendar, which happens to be the only calendar in the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art, has proudly been sold at Paper-Ya for many years now. The beautiful and functional piece of art was designed by Massimo Vignelli in 1966 and has been enjoyed in many homes since.

Kathryn and Perry's "Have Less Do More" Apartment | Apartment Therapy | Photo by Ashley Poskin

Kathryn and Perry's "Have Less Do More" Apartment | Apartment Therapy | Photo by Ashley Poskin

The boldly designed calendar measures three feet by four feet and switches between a black background with white letters and numerals and a white background with black letters and numerals for the different months. 

"Sweeden in Scotland" | Canvice | Photo by cushandnooks

"Sweeden in Scotland" | Canvice | Photo by cushandnooks

Stendig themselves suggest that this "impressive wall calendar (in the European style where Monday is the first day of the week), makes a great corporate gift, especially for architects, interior designers, real estate agents, or others in the home or design industry." And, since it is a classic design, it can be incorporated into many different places! 

Midori Traveler’s Notebook: For all the travelers who have a free spirit.

The Midori Traveler's Notebook has been a favorite at Paper-Ya, and who better to describe the wonderful journal than the makers themselves!

"Traveler’s notebook has a leather cover, which the more you use, the better quality it becomes, and the simple notebook (that comes in two sizes) is easy to use. We hope it tempts you to go traveling having this notebook in your hand. Please write down at random what you feel or what you think in the café you dropped into during your travel, which will surely be your precious treasure. Besides, you may find a new feature every day, going to work, having this notebook in your hand. It may change your life!"

"Each leather cover is made by hand in Chiangmai, northern city of Thailand. It appeals its own raison d’etre by the simplicity; roughly cut leather and a rubber band (that can be replaced with different colors) with the clasp made of tin. The inside notebook is made in Japan carefully and has Midori’s original paper made to pursue the highest comfortability to write."

"The inside can be changed with the refills for this notebook (plain, squared, lined, perforated edges, planners in many different styles, etc.). After using for a long time when the leather quality changes and scratches remain as your memories, this notebook will be more precious than ever to you." 

The traveler's notebook will surely inspire the free spirit in you. "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page" - St. Augustine. Here's to reading more pages!