The days when coloring was an activity relegated to elementary school are long gone. Instead, adults of late have been coloring their pencils to nubs, and their markers are running dry. Yes, coloring books for adults are a booming business — according to Nielsen Bookscan about 12 million were sold in 2015, and that's up from about 1 million in 2014 — as adults rediscover the creative and calming powers of coloring.
Let's go fly a kite! It’s hard to resist the call of a breezy day, which begs young and old to take part in that time-honored tradition of sending a colorful, dancing kite up into the sky, supported only by the “magic” of the wind. That desire to take string, paper and frame and set it aloft has been alive for a very long time — although historians don't quite agree on just how long, or who sailed the first kite.
Behold the humble cardboard mailing tube, a practical way to send artwork, posters, blueprints, and other large pieces of paper that you don’t want to mail flat or fold. But what to do with the shipping tube once it’s reached its destination? First things first: Don’t throw that tube away. The heavy-duty cylinders are a do-it-yourselfers’ dream, and ideas for reusing them are seemingly endless — and often kid-friendly.
Welcome to our new blog — and our new site! You’ve probably noticed that we like paper — a lot. And it’s not just your everyday office paper that gets us excited, although we like that too. It’s thick paper and thin paper, linen and vellum, paper in all the colors of the rainbow and in sizes big and small.