I just finished a dream custom order – five guest books for Cabot Cheese!
In case you’re new here, I love cheese. Seriously. I.love.cheese. I’m sure you can imagine my complete and total bliss when I was contacted by Cabot.
The guest books were gifts for retiring employees. These folks had ties to the farming community, so we chose a Vermont-made paper by Richard Langdell. The paper includes hay from his neighbor’s farm. It’s pretty damn fabulous.
The paper was paired with a lovely Japanese bookcloth.
I had to carve out space in the covers for insets – each book was going to include a card with hand-written calligraphy.
Did I mention that this order had to be completed in a week? DONE.
Here’s a closeup of the inset – it’s hard to see, but it’s there!
When I bought that hay paper, I had no idea what I’d do with it. All I knew is that I liked it and that was good enough for me.
I guess that this is just more validation for my belief that neither logic nor intent is necessary when buying paper.