important news about our gift shop

As some of you may know, in addition to the Modern Printed Matter gift shop I've been juggling a wholesale greeting card business, freelance graphic design jobs, and online store (not to mention being a full-time mom). Phew, that sounds like a lot! So, in order to free up more time to focus on my stationery design business and family, I’m handing over the reins of the gift store to Muse. Elizabeth is excited to expand her jewelry store to include special occasion items such as baby and wedding gifts, and we’re excited for her! Modern Printed Matter will maintain a presence with our card and paper products at the shop until the end of February, and then Muse will be taking over the store entirely with lots of fun new gift items!

In order make room for Muse’s new inventory that is on its way here, we have many items that are 50% or more off! Shop now before it’s all gone! We reopen after the holidays on Tues, Jan 4th.

Although I am sad to be leaving Warren, I am excited to move my studio/office back to my home in Bristol where I will have the flexibility I need to be a mom and a business owner. I will still be available for custom design and invitation projects, so let’s be in touch! MPM paper products can always be found at shops locally and around the country as well as online at modernprintedmatter.com. Thanks so much for all of your support for the past two and half years!


black friday special!

Spend $50 today and receive a 2011 Desk Calendar FREE with your purchase (a $16 value)! Give it as a gift or keep it for yourself (we won't tell). Offer is good online or in store. We'll be opening at 11 and staying open late for the Warren Holiday Festival this evening, so stop in!


shade designs for comfortex

I recently licensed a few of my designs to Comfortex (a leading manufacturer of custom window treatments) for use in their Persona line. You can choose a design, color, shade fabric, size, etc. and create a shade(s) perfect for you. How fun is that?! Click here to find a dealer near you.


new for fall

Thanks to everyone that came by the store on Sunday! For those of you that couldn't make it to the Walkabout, come by when you can and checkout our many new items for fall: hand printed hats, hand knit scarves and scarflettes, designer bags, modern graphic T's, + more!

Shown above: screen printed messenger bag by appetite, hand knit scarflette by trishafern, and organic cotton screen printed shirt by dinah coops


calendar finished!

i'm FINALLY finished designing my 2011 calendar. it's off to the press, and ships in about a week. phew...that took forever!


warren walkabout 2010

Mark your calendars - next Sunday, Oct 17th is the annual Warren Walkabout! Modern Printed Matter and Muse will be open all day with some exciting sales!


sneak peek 2011 calendar

I'm a bit behind schedule on releasing my annual desk calendar, but it will be released soon I promise! It's really hard to balance my time with this new mom and business owner gig I have going! For those that have been emailing me asking about it, I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of what I've been working on. For three years I designed my calendar with the color constraints of screen printing it by hand (2008, 2009, 2010). Although I loved the simplicity of the silhouettes, I really want to do something different this year. So, I've decided to go with full color offset printing. I'm so excited about the freedom this allows me to have in designing it. It will be a combination of scenes and nature silhouettes layered over each other (created from my own photography). Since today is Oct 1st, I thought this would be an appropriate preview image.

poppytalk handmade

I'm part of the fall Poppytalk Handmade online market, and Jan has put together a beautiful lookbook for fall (my cards are featured on page 28). Check it out:



marybeth aka mmsomewhere is a self proclaimed vagabond. she travels the world taking cool photos and making things with them. i discovered her recently when she was the featured seller on etsy. i was lucky enough to catch her before she headed over seas. Come by the shop and checkout our colorful selection of her wallets and passport sleeves!


VOTE for us + store GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate our merge with MUSE, we're giving away an awesome prize to one lucky customer! Shop at the store between May 1-8 and earn a raffle ticket for every $25 you spend. On Sat, May 8th we'll be having an in store cupcake party to announce the winner! We are giving away $200 in store gift certificates and other surprise prizes.

This is the last week for voting for the "Best of RI." We'd truly appreciate it if you would take a couple of minutes and VOTE for us. Enter "MODERN PRINTED MATTER & MUSE" under "best locally owned gift store." Voting closes April 30th, so vote soon!


the merge

As all of my friends with children have told me, time has flown by at warp speed since having a baby. Three months have passed and a lot has happened at Modern Printed Matter. We've joined forces with Muse, a local jewelry shop. Muse's owner, Elizabeth, had a baby girl last year and we thought it would be fun and easier to share a store space (& the hours). Muse moved into our space in January and it's been a success! Muse carries a selection of beautiful handcrafted jewelry from independent designers across America. Stop by and check out the new setup. We hope to see you soon!