Blackwater & Sons Custom “Diamant” Return Address Label – Rubber Stamp with Inkpad ($75 on the time of publication)
Blackwater & Sons custom return-address labels are an ode to a bygone age in penmanship. Mimicking conventional Spencerian script, the stamped label dominates the nook of an envelope, a triangular backyard of thrives, curlicues, and serifs. Are they excessive? Assuredly. For somebody who has a deep-seated love for traditional stationery, it’s a chic method to mark your letters and packages with no need to take out a fountain pen (and even to learn to use one). It’s a present that’s joyously over-the-top, and who is aware of—possibly it’ll even get of us again within the behavior of writing letters to folks they care about. Simply be sure the recipient isn’t planning on transferring anytime quickly before you purchase it. Have in mind these are made to order, so plan for 3 weeks between ordering and receiving (though the store goals to get the stamp to you faster). And when you assume $75 is a bit wealthy, you should buy simply the digital file (about $30), which arrives sooner and might be printed straight on envelopes or some other stationery of selection.
—Tim Barribeau, editor