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PaPaYa! Living Blog
PaPaYa! Studio's
The blog for PAPAYA! Original art and design house and home of the PAPAYA! brand.
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Our new Zodiac collection has finally arrived! A zodiac muse graces each of the twelve star signs and are available in two formats. 4x6 greeting cards & ready to frame art prints. The folded cards are embellished with gold details, guilded edging and a gold envelope. Star sign details are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at PAPAYA! BLOG
(TOP: Modern Birthday, BOTTOM: Rain Child) We're excited to share six new 5x7 card styles with you today! You might recognize the painting in the Modern Birthday (above, top) card from Anahata's abstract series for Brickroom (by the way those paperclips? They're gigantic! Cards are 5 in x 7 in).... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at PAPAYA! BLOG
We're excited to share our newest lookbook, Forest Flower. (photos by Kala Noel @kalanoel) Want to dig in? Check out our lookbooks, galleries, social media portals, and our flagship boutique, PAPAYA! Living Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at PAPAYA! BLOG
We couldn't more more excited to announce that our Luxe Totes are now back in stock! We're also thrilled to have included four gorgeous new styles! We've also just added six lovely new styles of Accessory Pouches. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at PAPAYA! BLOG
We're so excited to share this interview with Smart Creative Women- an excellent resource for women in the business of creativity. Anahata talks about the beginnings of PAPAYA!, her creative process, and shares her experiences in a creative industry for the last 10 years. Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at PAPAYA! BLOG
Photos by Lindsey Bolling See the complete Starlet Lookbook here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at PAPAYA! BLOG
Spring has sprung and the PAPAYA! shop is in full bloom! Six new Large and Small Accessory to choose? See them all here! Top: Tulum Sun Large Accessory Pouch, Tulum Sun Small Accessory Pouch Bottom: Answers Large Accessory Pouch, Answers Small Accessory Pouch. Best Mom Accessory Pouch Accessory pouches... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at PAPAYA! BLOG
We're very lucky here at PAPAYA! to be able to answer to our creative impulses. Sometimes that means an overwhelming surge of creativity and an endless supply of ideas. We've designed our new Pocket Planners to be there when inspiration strikes. At 3.3" x 4.9" they fit nicely in your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at PAPAYA! BLOG
Our new File Folders and Lovely Legal Pads have arrived. We have designed these artful office necessities with your creative soul in mind. We love what we do and we want you to, too! Full color artwork graces these beauties inside and out, front and back. Choose your favorites from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at PAPAYA! BLOG
The new Market Shoppers are here, the new Market Shoppers are here! I am looking forward to spotting these lovelies breezing thru our local shops and farmers market. Mine is loaded with art supplies and headed to my figure drawing class tonight. Six new designs are all made from 95%... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at PAPAYA! BLOG
I love January in the PAPAYA! studio because it is a quiet time for reflection, creativity and organization for the year ahead. Despite having digital organizers, I always appreciate and use a paper Calendar. If you are seeking out that perfect Wall Calendar, Desk Calendar or Weekly Planner for 2014,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at PAPAYA! BLOG
We had over six inches of snow last Friday here in southern Oregon and it's definitely looking a lot like Christmas! Road closures and hazardous travel conditions kept many of us inside our houses this weekend which translated into plenty of uninterrupted time for getting cozy and decorating for the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
The holidays are definitely in full force here in the PAPAYA! office. Every day around 3 o'clock our company chef, Margaret, starts filling our noses with the smell of warm butter, dark chocolate, and toasted almonds. She's making homemade almond roca and packaging them in our sweet nested Holiday Cookie... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
With all of the beautiful wrapping papers on the market now, it can be hard to part with the odd shaped scraps at the end of the sheet. Of course scrap bins for art projects or last minute gift tags are always a good call but if you're low on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
At PAPAYA! we know a little something about creating beautiful and organized office spaces. From calendars and planners to lunch bags and inspirational wall art Here are our best bets for anyone on your list that could use a little sparkle for their desk or office. 1.Birds & Bloom 2014... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
Whether it's trade shows, buying trips, or just plain inspiration, the PAPAYA! team is always on the road. That's probably why we're always creating new travel gear to keep ourselves organized and inspired. Here's a round up of our road-tested necessities that double as lovely holiday gifts. 1. Starlet Passport... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
New slim-fit iPhone cases are now available in the PAPAYA! store! Six styles to choose from for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
It's giveaway time! One lucky winner will receive a goodie bag ($182 value!) filled with some of our favorites for back-to-school (or work) including a Luxe Tote! Here's how to enter: 1. Visit our special Back To School section and leave a comment below telling us your favorite item by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
New Coin Purses have just arrived at PAPAYA! Coin Purses are durable enough to be your every day organizer for business cards, lipsticks, or loose change. Each beauty has a colorful illustrated linings and zip closed. These little beauties are 3" x 5" are available in 10 styles. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
PAPAYA fans and staff alike have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new Mini Notebooks. Perfect for on-the-go notes, list keeping, or bursts of creativity! Mini Notebooks are 3.5" x 5.5" to easily fit in your purse, backpack or pocket. The wide variety of styles all have 32 lined... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
Check out PAPAYA'S new collection of Glitter Gift Tag Sets. 6 to a package, 32 nifty designs to choose from, perfect for any occasion. A glittery match to our Decorative Gift Bags and Glitter Paper Wrap! Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
Bobbie Thomas shared her picks for Mother's Day gift ideas this morning on the Bobbie's Buzz segment of the Today Show. Did you catch it? She recommended our Rose Large Accessory Pouch, Big Deal Phone Wallet Wristlet, and our Luggage Tags! Are you doing anything special this Mother's Day weekend? Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
The Papaya design team spent a lovely day hand painting and lettering rustic log rounds at Anahata's cozy studio. A coat of black gesso or acrylic paint to start. Then fill in details with paints, inks or crayon and voila! Sarah used a dremel wood burning tool for details with... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
Sometimes art is about allowing the materials themselves to take the lead. Using Calligraphy ink on the finest quality papers, South African artist Elsabe Milandri coaxes her medium to take beautiful form. Simple, beautiful inspiration for your Tuesday! Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG
Photography Daniel Castro / Styling Kelly Framel / Makeup Misha Shahzada / Hair Joseph Dimaggio / Set Stylist Stockton Hall / Illustration Katie Rodgers I love seeing inspiring collaborations between different industries and mediums so these photos from the Genlux spread on Katie Rodgers fantastically inspiring blog made me stop... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at PAPAYA! BLOG