At Cartolina we design beautiful, environmentally responsible, paper products and gifts. Sourcing from our massive archive of rare, vintage imagery we create one of a kind designs for stationery, giftware and more. Our curiously unique designs are licensed across a multitude of other categories including home furnishings, housewares and textiles.
Our cards can be found in beautiful boutiques around the world including Anthropologie, Liberty of London and Harrods. Our stationery is sold in the gift stores of some of the most iconic art institutions in the world including the Smithsonian, the Victoria & Albert Museum and The British Museum.
Fiona Richards is the creative director at Cartolina.
"I grew up in my grandparents 300 year old house in Scotland. It was filled to the brim with strange and curious momentos from their lives as textile dealers in old world India. My grandfather collected artifacts from his travels and brought them all home to display around the house...paintings, books, rugs, silver and silk. Teak trunks held glorious silk gowns and jewelry that my grandma wore on the long ocean trip to Calcutta. My grandfather was an avid photographer and our family photographs were a strange collection of elephant riding scenes and pith helmet-wearing portraits in palm treed bungalow courtyards."
"I have a need to actively interact with vintage design - not just collect it and display it - it's a way for me to share it with others. Antique engravings, block prints and ephemera, combined with contemporary colours and hand drawn type - this is Cartolina!"