phm studio spaces: papered together

studio_full copy

krista stout
paperedtogether letterpress

Where in your home/apartment/city is your studio located?
my studio is a converted detached garage, right out back next to the chicken coop. it's far enough from the house to feel like I'm away, but close enough to work with my crazy schedule (i.e. printing at 4am). I started paperedtogether in our basement, so I've really moved up in the world.

What equipment/tools do you use?
chandler & price 8 x 12 letterpress
craftsman superior tabletop letterpress


Do you have an inspiration board, and can you tell us what is inspiring you now?
I keep meaning to start one, but I honestly don't have time to do much other than design, print, and fill orders. I have three kids and another job, so I have a really, really long list of things I want to do one day (like finally starting an inspiration board!). I am always inspired by plants, birds & animals, seasonal changes, my children, old books, junk, etc.


How do you create best (e.g. do you listen to music while you create and if so what?)
I can never sit still & always need a few things going at once. I'm always listening to NPR, a cheesy movie in the background, &/or music (right now: laura viers, greg brown, rilo kiley, beirut, feist, vampire weekend).


List (3) of your favorite artists:
hmm... I feel I barely have any contact with the outside world :) let me think...

amy rice
moontree letterpress
andy goldsworthy

If yours isn't, what would be your perfect studio?

the magical conversion from garage to studio is really recent, and my biggest wish is that I had extra time to breathe some life into the place. It's pretty bare-bones. It could definitely use more natural light, a serious heater & a lovely wood floor. As for equipment, I wouldn't say no to a Vandercook!


Jan Halvarson


Fiona Cartolina said...

what a beautiful studio with such classic, elegant printing equipment and furniture. Just lovely!
Lucky girl!

Unknown said...

Great studio!! Love all the old wood pieces. Really beautiful. Thank you for sharing!


Felicia said...

What a delightful workspace. So inspirational.

Rare Earth Jewelry said...

What a lovely Studio. That Chandler & Price press is wonderful. For years I sold old printing and letterpress memorabilia. This post brings back fond memories.

Unknown said...

stunning! what a beautiful space.

baba's second design said...

Very inspiring...she really HAS moved up in the world (smile). I love that she multitasks - children, another job and a letterpress studio...swoon!

PonyBoy Press said...

On of my favorite Etsy shops. So nice to know she struggles with a full time job and not enough time, too! The studio is beautiful!

mosey handmade said...

now that is a studio to drool over!
lovely photos and findings1!!

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

so inspiring!