Flower Power

Anni Tai, one-half of the force be­hind Peb­ble Paper De­sign, talks mod­ern fem­i­nin­ity.

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What is the story be­hind Peb­ble Paper De­sign? Shortly af­ter com­plet­ing our de­grees, we both wanted to cre­ate some­thing out of our love for sta­tionery. We took sev­eral months to plan it out step-by-step, while our In­sta­gram sup­port­ers rooted for us. What in­spired your trade­mark flo­ral and whim­si­cal prints? In to­day’s world where fash­ion is be­com­ing more min­i­mal­ist, we hope to bring the flow­ery and whim­si­cal to our cus­tomers. As we de­signed these flo­ral mo­tifs, we re­alised that flo­rals do not take on a fixed struc­ture. The in­ter­twin­ing of the leaves, buds, and stems all make up a beau­ti­ful mess. Tell us about the dig­i­tal gouache paint­ing method used to craft your sta­tion­ary sets. It is our style. Our sig­na­ture de­signs mimic gouache paint­ing in a way, but done dig­i­tally with a de­sign soft­ware, in­stead. It’s not only whim­si­cal, fun, and beau­ti­ful, but also truly ver­sa­tile. The only limit to these de­signs is the imag­i­na­tion. What makes a good sta­tionery set, and why is it im­por­tant? It lies in the user ex­pe­ri­ence; inks that al­low your writ­ing to run smoothly across the pages, thick pages so full of qual­ity your writ­ing won’t feather or bleed, light­weight so you can carry them around con­ve­niently, and beau­ti­ful cov­ers that re­side with your per­sona and in­spire you to cre­ate more. It is a form of creative ex­pres­sion that peo­ple share; it is all about im­prov­ing a per­son’s mood while they use it. How does your Ori­en­tal col­lec­tion re­flect the pos­i­tive, warm, and sweet vibe of Peb­ble Paper De­sign? Our choices of colours, strokes of brushes, shapes of flo­rals, were all ded­i­cated to cre­ate a har­mo­nious feel­ing. That’s why you don’t see de­signs with op­pos­ing colour com­bi­na­tions or flo­rals that are sharp-edged. Who is the real-life Peb­ble Paper De­sign woman? She has dreams and pas­sion, and works with as­tute de­ter­mi­na­tion to make it all come true, us­ing note­books and plan­ners to de­velop plans—the old­fash­ioned way. She’s also creative, quirky, and charm­ing. Is there a rare flower that is per­fect for your next de­sign? A black rose! It would be a fun chal­lenge to find a way to present it. I see the fu­ture de­signs cap­tur­ing its el­e­gant essence but still em­body­ing our core of sweet fem­i­nin­ity. www.peb­blepa­perde­sign.com

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