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Mr. Boddington's Nephew—Holiday Cards and Address Labels

Mr. Boddington’s Nephew

According to Rebecca Schmidt Ruebensaal, she has been a stationer her entire life. She was the only one in her second grade class with personal letterhead (it was pink and black and incorporated a hand drawn picture of a bunny). She would hand write memos with accompanying illustrations to her family. When it was time to open a stationery studio, it was as easy as a golfer knowing what to do on a Saturday morning.

Who is Mr. Boddington? What we do know about the elusive Mr. Boddington is that he was born with deepest purple (aubergine) ink on his thumbs, quite literally. His first correspondence was set from an island in the south Pacific at the age of five. And as a young adult he apprenticed with the Russian Tsar Nicholas' correspondence court. He married a stunning duchess on a small hillside in Udaipur India where he first applied silk to the back of a postcard. Mr. Boddington owns a vintage Capri fishing yacht and drinks Bombay gin and tonics while eating bread with orange marmalade. And although never confirmed, it has been said that Mr. Boddington exhibits no tolerance for haggard-looking correspondence.

IN THE PRESS:

Mr. Boddington has been featured in such smart periodicals as Town & Country, Food & Wine and NY Magazine and online in Style Me Pretty and Martha Stewart Weddings.

EVERYDAY INSPIRATION:

“Thankfully, the well is never dry when searching for inspiration. My personal favorite is from old movies. Last weekend I watched a vintage Peter Sellers flick... his character was floating about an Indian-inspired party set in Los Angeles in the early 60s (lots of gold, kaftans, shades of rose)... and immediately I had three new patterns for envelope liners. More importantly, the studio maintains a spirited group of designers and artists who are forever evolving our design with their clever ideas.”

ON PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

“Letters and invitations are civil. They remind us of a time when ladies wore red lipstick to go pick up the groceries. Everyone is in a race to make us more interconnected and productive... we want to work on keeping one foot in the past. It keeps it all balanced”

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