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A Light-Filled New England Art Studio

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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4:52AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

Nice.Thanks for sharing

2:38PM PST on Feb 3, 2013

It looks like such a happy creative space.

2:09AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

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

6:37AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

6:40PM PST on Jan 28, 2013

nice, thanks

7:59AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

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

1:06AM PST on Jan 28, 2013


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8:53AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

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

8:43AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

All that light!

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