Pìccolo Field Trip Day 2: Mr. Boddington’s Studio


Yes­ter­day, we braved the crowds in Mid­town Man­hat­tan to vis­it Mr. Boddington’s Stu­dio, a lux­u­ry sta­tion­ary and paper goods shop. They cre­ate cus­tom wed­ding invi­ta­tions, greet­ing cards, recipe cards, wrap­ping paper, and more! It was great see­ing their space, which func­tion as a design space, meet­ing space, and a stor­age space, too. Lisa and I were very grate­ful that Jessie took the time to talk to us about the devel­op­ment of their small busi­ness.

Some of their work. All images via Mr. Boddington’s web­site.

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The thing that impressed me about Mr. Boddington’s Stu­dio is their voice. It’s cheeky and fun, from the back sto­ry of the fic­ti­tious Mr. Bod­ding­ton him­self to the tone of the copy on their paper prod­ucts. It’s all quirky with a high atten­tion to detail and beau­ti­ful­ly designed. Hav­ing the fig­ure­head of Mr. Bod­ding­ton helps guide their projects to feel­ing with­in the same fam­i­ly, no mat­ter what prod­ucts they pro­duce.