I got a package the other day that struck me for its simplicity. A round hangtag (granted, one that had been punched with a star punch), bright twine and a band of paper, which only works if the exposed sides of the box are presentable are all you need to have on hand for any […]


I’ve never been one for gift wrap, but leave it to the Japanese to make me reconsider presentation. Furoshiki, the art of wrapping parcels and gifts in decorative cloth, is so practical and thoughtful I couldn’t help but be wooed. It’s sweet to wrap up baby gifts in these gift-from-a-stork-style bundles, and makes whatever little […]


My sister- and brother-in-law always have the most clever packaging. Even something as simple as brightly colored tissue with a stamped name tag, Japanese tape, and pastry string makes for a perfect little package.

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