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A History of Envelopes

By on July 10, 2013 in Envelopes with 0 Comments

While not exactly high tech, envelopes have come a long way since they were invented in ancient times. The idea of envelopes has always been the same: to protect important documents from damage and shield them from prying eyes. The Babylonians, who lived from 2000 BC to 700 BC used a thin sheet of clay […]

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My Cheapskate Valentine

By on February 10, 2012 in Envelopes, Fun, Paper with 0 Comments
My Cheapskate Valentine

Who says romance is dead? Romance is in fact a fetid, rotting corpse, if Asda’s latest Valentine’s Day offering is anything to go by. Featuring the supermarket’s “Smart Price” logo emblazoned on a dull heart below the tired words, “Be My Valentine,” The Telegraph dubs this expression of loveless apathy “the worst Valentine’s Day card […]

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Air Mail

By on September 28, 2011 in Envelopes, Paper with 0 Comments

The art of Paper folding applied to envelopes. From Terada Mokei.

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Meat Me In The Stationery Cupboard

By on May 1, 2011 in Envelopes, Health & Safety with 0 Comments
Meat Me In The Stationery Cupboard

Express your love for dead flesh with some meaty labels. Available at HowCool.com who ship worldwide. If you cut yourself chopping some meat, patch yourself up with attractive bacon bandages. At Archie McPhee. And classic Mmmvelopes are envelopes with a bacon-flavoured lick.

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Iconic Stationery

By on July 2, 2010 in Envelopes, Paper with 0 Comments
Iconic Stationery

Letter Paper and envelopes that look like computer icons. Not manufactured yet. Source: brigadacreativa.com, via Boing Boing  

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Bacon-Flavoured Envelopes

By on June 2, 2010 in Envelopes, Fun with 0 Comments
Bacon-Flavoured Envelopes

If you’re bored of the taste of regular envelopes, you may be interested in Mmmvelopes from J&D’s Bacon Salt®, a brand conceived by “Bacontrepreneurs”, Justin and Dave.The company’s motto is “Everything should taste of bacon” and having developed bacon-flavoured salts and Baconnaise™, the company has made a Baconesque flurry into the world of stationery. Mmmvelopes […]

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Pig on Electoral Register

By on June 1, 2010 in Envelopes, Paper with 0 Comments
Pig on Electoral Register

  A pig by the name of Blossom received official election correspondence from a council in the run-up to the General Election, inviting her to vote. Wealden District Council sent letters to a “Blossom Grant” of the Sussex Horse Rescue Trust in Uckfield where she now lives. Blossom was on the electoral role because of […]

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Crime (Postage) Pays

By on May 4, 2010 in Envelopes with 0 Comments
Crime (Postage) Pays

  A Polish burglar obviated the need for breaking and entering properties he intended to rob by sending himself in big parcels addressed to the premises. Once installed in the property he would wait ‘til nightfall, get out of his box and fill his swag bag with goodies. In order to secret himself out again, […]

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Office Nonsense

By on March 3, 2010 in Envelopes, Office Workers with 0 Comments

It’s been done before – essentially an unpopularity contest of annoying phrases used in the (predominantly white collar) workplace. But we still continue using them, despite the fact that they are proxies for actual work. Anyway, here are the topline results of a survey of 1,836 office workers for you to leverage, benchmark, or whatever. […]

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Red Envelope Day

By on February 14, 2010 in Envelopes with 0 Comments

Today sees the beginning of the Chinese New Year and festivities will continue for up to 15 days. This year is the year of the Tiger and the associated element is Yang Metal. It is a tradition for red envelopes to be passed out during the Chinese New Year celebrations, from marrieds and older people […]

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