Here at Paper Chase, we love a good mix of color and pattern. So it comes as no surprise that we would be fans of designer Justina Blakeney. Her signature style has spawned a loyal following among design aficionados and just about anyone who appreciates a bohemian aesthetic. We knew her work would make for beautiful paper goods — so we teamed up with the New York Times bestselling author to create two signature notebooks, each featuring her distinct, hand-drawn patterns. Photography by Katrina Dickson
What’s on your desk?
A lamp in the shape of a cactus, pens and watercolors, a hamsa, clay beads, Rose Quartz and pyrite, pictures of my daughter and nieces, way too many sticky notes
Fill in the blank: "I don't show up at a meeting without _________.
My game face on
What's on your reading list?
In the Company of Women (Grace Bonney), Textiles of the Wiener Werkstatte, 1910 - 1932 (Angela Volker)
Constantly craving... / Don't see the appeal of...
travel / crowds
I'm early for... / I'm late for…
Breakfast / gym
______ is worth the wait / I have no patience for _____
the right partner / bigotry
I'm picky about... / Not so picky about….
My company / weekends
I'm getting better at... / I'm getting worse at...
Saying no / saying yes
Describe your personal aesthetic in three words:
Colorful, patternful, jungalicious
What’s the motto/life philosophy/advice you live by?
If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing (Nigerian Proverb)
The paper product I can’t live without is ____ and I use it to _____.
Sticky notes, keep me sane
Branding is __________.
Because of my experience doing __________, I tend to pay more attention than most people do to __________.
branding and marketing / messaging and storytelling
Describe a typical day at work:
the thing I love most about my job is that everyday is drastically different
What is the best professional lesson you’ve ever learned?
if it aint broke don't fix it.
What are the most exciting developments in your industry?
that design is becoming less elitist. Design and the design industry are being democratized by the internet.
What do you love about what your company brings to its clients?
I love that people say that my designs bring happiness into their homes and make them feel more creative and free.
When do you feel like you’re at your best?
Under pressure when I've had enough sleep the night before.
Format: 5x8 inches
Material: Eggshell paper, approximately 100 pages per notebook
Style: Fruit/Flower or Feline or the set of 2