A Light-Filled New England Art Studio

Born and raised in Rome, Angela Liguori first apprenticed in the book arts in a studio in Bologna, where she learned the traditional style of bookbinding while simultaneously completing a university degree in Renaissance art history. Today, this multi-talented designer can be found dreaming up new wonders in her sunlit studio in Brookline, MA. Studio Carta specializes in custom-made stationery, invitations, and hand-bound, limited edition books, as well as cotton ribbon imported directly from Italy. (Angela is the exclusive importer and the only US source for these high-quality ribbons.) Here’s a look at her inspiring workspace.

Photography by Justine Hand (except where noted).

Above: A treasure trove of trimmings welcomes visitors to Angela’s light-filled studio.

Above: Packages of antique stamps, which Angela uses for her handmade books and cards, sit next to a vintage press from 1928 (coincidentally, the same year that Angela’s father was born).

Above: Available in myriad widths, hues, patterns and weaves, Angela’s ribbon selection is so vast it’s literally floor-to-ceiling.

Above: One of Angela’s passions, pins from Merchant Mills and elsewhere are frequently featured in Angela’s packaging and projects.

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Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Nice.Thanks for sharing

Kathleen Cazander

It looks like such a happy creative space.

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey2 years ago

Cute shop. I don't know I would dare make a business of it, though.

Christine W.
Christine W.2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Care member
Care member2 years ago

nice, thanks

Sophie le Roux
Sophie le Roux2 years ago

One fortunate soul who is living her dream. Lots of blessings and light.

Kate S.
Kate S.2 years ago


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Natasha Salgado
Natasha Salgado2 years ago

Very nice. Tons of light and very clean and fresh looking. Thanks for sharing.

Lauren Weinstock
Lauren Weinstock2 years ago

All that light!