It's getting towards peak wrapping season but before we completely dive into Christmas I thought I'd share some wrapping paper for use all times of the year.
The first time I encountered these gift wrapping books from Pepin Press was at the MOMA bookstore in NY. I gave myself a two book limit. Now I'm slowly growing my collection of these Pepin Press books and have been adding one to my Amazon orders when I need to qualify for super saver shipping. I've seen these being sold on FAB as well but they have been more expensive there.
The books are essentially 12 unique pages of gift wrap along with a short write up (in 8 languages!) about the origins of the patterns in the that book's theme. Many of the patterns come from Pepin's 30 year old archive. The wraps are all printed on high quality papers and vary in finishes even within books. My most recent purchase included wraps on un-coated stock as well as some coated with a satin finish in the same book.
I think one of the reasons I'm drawn to gift wrap so much is because I love pattern. Gift wrapping has also been a great way to experiment with pattern mixing. I long to travel to see the textiles and patterns of the world. These books offer a nice introduction to some of those traditional patterns.