[Trade Show]-2013 Taipei Giftionery

The 2013 Taipei Giftionery is not only the most prominent gift and stationery trade platform, but also offers a peek into the new black of the industry. This year, 4 exceptional focal points are going to open your eyes and sweep you off your feet.

Oil Tung blossom series

Oil Tung blossom series

For starters, oriental aesthetic has always been a great inspiration to gift suppliers. It is safe to say that the spirit of Taiwan fully reflects the simple but sophisticated nature of oriental aesthetic. Cheerful Fashion Goods’ Clavier Hakka collection holds items from the Oil Tung blossom series, NEOPRENE series and the floral emblem series. These high quality items incorporate Taiwan elements and graphic art. To mention a few, the yummy Taiwan food matte, and the (Taiwan bird) T-shirt bags are both fascinating products with a pitch of nostalgia.

High tech gifts that cater to the more practical side of gift giving are now also pretty and artsy. MAGI WAY presents the Saturn products for Tablet PC and mobile phones. Made of beech wood, the holder is considered elegant and heart warming. XUAN design offers wooden mobile phone cases. Engraved with intricate laser print, the graceful case is both a treat to the eyes and the nose.

Recent years, Taiwan has gained recognition and appreciation through international designing awards. Taiwanese companies gradually switches from MIT (Made in Taiwan) to DIT (Designed in Taiwan). Many gift suppliers dedicate themselves to developing their own brands. For example, SOLIS proudly presents backpacks using Taiwan manufactured eco fabric (Polyester made from recycled PET bottles). Tone 40 sells Taiwan designed furniture and home accessories. Of which the cool collecting box and pen holder collections are highly popular.

At the end of the day, eco friendly gifts are still the all time favorite. Ecobook uses recycled paper. This Taiwan designed notebook is both eco friendly and fashionable. It allows A 4 sheets that are only printed on one side to become a part of our life again. Salute to Mother Earth!

Besides the 4 focal points, the nearly 700 booths total also reaches record high. Many foreign countries, including Bhutan, Nepal, and Indonesia, are all setting up country pavilions, adding to the attraction. The Cross Strait Exhibition Area also plans to make an appearance for the fifth year in a role. That would sure turn some heads this year.

source: cloud.taiwantradeshows.com.tw

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Fabric-Covered Journals

Use remnants of vintage fabric to cover handmade journals.

(Edina Van Der Wyck)

Instructions: Fabric-Covered Journals

To create these linen-covered journals, you will need a hardcover journal or notebook, preshrunk linen, needle and thread, and a length of 3/4-inch ribbon long enough to go all the way around the journal plus 12 inches extra.

Instructions:
1. Lay the open, flat journal on the fabric, allowing 1/2 inch all around for hems and about 3 inches at each side for the pocket flaps. Center the journal on the fabric and mark where the top and bottom of the covers start and finish, from end to end.

2. Cut a 1/2-inch vertical slit at each point, fold the fabric twice, and hem.

3. Make a double hem along each end of the cover. Neatly hem all around the fabric, mitering the corners.

4. Place the fabric right side up with the journal on top of it, fold over the flaps, and pin them in position. Remove the journal and sew the top and bottom of the flaps securely.

5. Turn the cover right side out and fit it on the journal. Cut a length of ribbon, fold it in half lengthwise to mark the center, and stitch it securely to the center of the spine to bind book.

(This article is from http://www.countryliving.com)

(Source: www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/fabric-covered-journals ;www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/crafty-christmas-presents-ideas#slide-21 )

France Pattern Paper Craft

There is a easy way to make your own Planner .

Material: Blank Notebook, Paper with design printed, Memo

You can choose different types of paper you like.

I chose France Pattern.

First, you have to cut paper that fit into your notebook.

Then stick  it.

Finally, you can write down and design it as you wish.