Papercup: Bookshop Stationary

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‘Let us read and let us dance, these to amusements will never do any harm to the world’ This quote is on one of the new series of bookmarks I made for the bookshop (where I work every Thursday;-)).

The bookmarks have quotes on them of famous writers about reading. As of today you can purchase them in the Mui Wo bookshop on Lantau Island. Truly a wonderful place to go to, if you’re a book-lover, that is. I will put them in the Papercup webshop next week too;-). (Pre-order a set of 5 for HKD35/ E3.50 to hand out to your bookclub-friends;-))


Free Printable: Tea Bag Labels with Quotes


Last week I was putting together a nice little gift for one of my fellow, book-loving friends. I made five different tea bag-labels with quotes from famous authors about the joy of drinking tea (with or without company;-)). I used a needle to attach the labels to some lovely smelling herb-tea bags. Guess what… she really liked it, so I decided to make it into a free printable for you guys too;-)!

Maybe you can print the labels for a Mothersday gift or use the tea bags as a nice little feature during a book-club meeting or just have them to inspire yourself;-). You can download the template here.’Come let us have some tea and talk about happy things’ (Chaim Potok).

P.S. Please note that you can use the labels only for non-commercial purposes;-)

Printable Wrapping Paper

printable wrapping paper

Recently I heard a great quote at a video talk of Tina Roth (, inspriring blog!) that made me think: ‘The best way to complain is to make something’.

Just a day before that, I was actually complaining about a thing as trivial as wrapping paper. I’ve not yet found a place in Hong Kong where you can buy nice patterned, cheap wrapping material. But this quote made me do something about it;-). I made this printable wrapping paper in 15 minutes and the perky teapots made me happy at the same time! An attitude changed for the better.

If you like perky teapots;-), you can download the wrapping paper here for free. A little gift for the holidays from my studio (only for personal, non-commercial use).