“My challenge is to make people dream and give them the desire to write again, to reconnect with themselves by writing on paper about their journey and experiences when traveling. Also my mission is to reconnect them with their loved ones by writing cards,” explains Paulette Chheav, creator of Wanderlust Paperie (Facebook: Wanderlust Paperie), a new range of eco-friendly stationery that includes notebooks, note cards and postcards.
Wanderlust was inspired by her desire to reconnect with her Cambodian roots and her search for identity. The images in the first collection are taken by Paulette. She hopes to bring in contributors for her next line, and depict her journey through Southeast Asia, witnessing the intermingling between East and West and a convergence with people around the world beyond familiar culture and customs. “While traveling I usually like to have a notebook to write down all the places I’d like to visit, where to eat, main attractions, directions and phone numbers. I draw maps as my sense of direction is terrible,” she says.
All the pages in the notebooks are made with 100 percent recycled Kraft paper, giving it a brown, vintage texture, while the covers are made with Shiro Echo recycled paper produced from 100 percent post-consumer recycled waste. Postcards and notecards are made with Crush, a new range of eco-friendly paper with a distinctive flecked texture and appearance made with fruits and nuts residues. Wanderlust Paperie can be found at Ginkgo Concept Store (254, De Tham, D1), Kokois Cafe (24 Thao Dien, D2), The Mach House (75 Pasteur, D1) and Work Saigon (267/2 Dien Bien Phu, D3).