Merchants - General Goods
Decoupage from good old New York. His foundation is vintage inspired motifs on glass. His partnership with Astier de Villate is very beautiful but make sure you look at his web sight which has much more to offer, from stationery to Hugo Guinness.
Cult Japanese paper based products. The paper is mixed with a recycled fibre called Naoron, using polyester fibers from recycled plastic bottles and textile waste products. Contemporary Japanese craft.
Beautiful reprints of neglected fiction and non fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers. Titles that are neither too serious nor too commercial. I love the “fabric” endpaper and the matching bookmark. Good reads that are also beautiful.
Merchant and Mills
These guys popped onto the scene with some beautiful haberdashery items (scissors/pins and so on) all tastefully packaged but this is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. Carolyn and Roderick have a stunning shop in Rye and it is home to a full range of fabrics, accoutrements and all the assistance you could need to make your own garments or decorations.
I know I am supposed to worship Moleskine but they have become a little too commercial and too widely available. Field notes were designed by Aaron Draplin in the US and are based on the history of American farmers making field notes although it appears there was no one definitive “notebook”. Look at the archive here, it’s wonderful field notes archive.