I've never considered myself a trend follower. The only things I follow are my instincts. Years of collecting and creating have taught me to trust the art that moves me and question the fads that don't. I have a need to actively interact with vintage design - not just collect it and display it - it's a way for me to play with it and share it with other. I have a love of the old, but a desire to be current. It's not that I am obsessed with everything vintage, it's just a reality in the quest for artistic inspiration that one will inevitably often end up back at the old stuff - you don't find inspiration at Walmart!
The stationery business was a natural hopping-off point for me after years of working in the graphic design industry. The freedom to design simple everyday-elegance suits my style. These days, along with running the day to day operations at Cartolina, I consult with other small businesses - sharing what I've learned as a creative entrepreneur for 15 years. I believe that when creative people apply themselves to business it can only make for a better world.
"At Cartolina we design curiously unique paper products which we sell in beautiful stores and boutiques around the world."
"What started as a way to collect and curate my favourite things has evolved into a very popular daily read for thousands of stylish surfers out there in the blogosphere. Encouraging creative people to look beyond the obvious and be inspired by the curious."
THE CARTOLINA iPHONE APPS
As seen in The New York Times!
1. The Cartolina app allows users to send pretty emails and texts to their friends using our gorgeous designs.
2. The Cartolina Postale app allows the user to send REAL postcards directly from their iPhone.
The Cartolina iPhone app has enjoyed a top ten position in it's category at iTunes many times since it's development. The Cartolina iPhone app was rated as the top e-card app by Mashable.com and as a favourite of Grace Bonney at Design*Sponge. The Cartolina Postale app has been featured in The New York Times and other national and international media.
CARTOLINA LICENSING - LILLA ROGERS STUDIO
"After years of creating imagery for Cartolina products we are happy to be sharing the loveliness across other categories including housewares, giftware and tabletop.
Lilla Rogers is our exclusive licensing agent, worldwide, and she'd love to talk to you about your next project involving Cartolina art! "