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August 7, 2016

Haute Papier

Sarah Meyer Walsh and Erin Miller are modern businesswomen with a passion for the classic details of old-school letterpress printing. In their Virginia-based studio, they create unique and fine paper goods.

The company: Haute Papier Collections, based in Arlington, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

The owners/designers: Sarah Meyer Walsh grew up near Buffalo, NY. Erin Miller is from Durham, NC. They met at American University and worked in management for a DC-based restaurant group before starting Haute Papier.

What’s popular: Personalized letterpress note and enclosure cards (starting at $65 for 25); personalized stationery (starting at $75 for 50); and personalized letterpress gift tags (starting at $58 for 25).

Other favorites: Rose and yellow gold–handed scissors ($20) to brighten your desk (pictured below).Also any design from the Silk Stationery Collection, which features letterpress stationery housed in a handmade Thai silk box (starting at $100).

Fun request: Designing custom, holiday gift wrap for The White House, using Bo & Sunny, the Obamas’ dogs as inspiration.

Claim to fame: Letterpress coasters with different themes and sayings were chosen as one of Oprah’s favorite things in 2015. A box of 100 letterpress coasters (with 25 of four different designs) is $25. The company offers more than 40 boxed sets to suit any occasion (the Lake house set is pictured above).

What’s new: Personalized Desk Pads ($80) that are 12 inches by 18 inches and come with 52 sheets for a year of list making and desk organization.

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