I’m supposed to be shopping for others right now and not myself. Unfortunately, there’s no ignoring the 20th anniversary sale that’s around the corner at Hiromi Paper.
Hiromi Paper carries a wonderful variety of Japanese papers and bookcloths. Starting on December 1st and running through December 20th, the sale offers 20% off your entire order, with a $10 minimum purchase (definitely doable). This offer is good for orders made at their retail store in Santa Monica or those made by phone or Email. Some items on their website are already listed at 50% off.
I’ve been meaning to order their World Cloth sample book for a while now, so December seems like a good time to go for it. They carry many of the same bookcloths as Hollanders, but the prices are lower (even before getting 20% off).
I’ve long admired the fruit and vegetable papyrus from Germany, which I find both intriguing and bizarre. I’m particularly fond of the blood orange and kiwi papers. They also carry paperwood, a thin veneer of real wood that comes in 7 varieties. The bird’s eye maple is really tempting.
Has anyone ever used the papyrus or paperwood? I’m curious about their workability (easy to glue, does it crack when bent, etc.).
What I really want to know is if the varieties of papyrus taste different from one another…