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Swoon - February 2017

Swoon February 2017

We Love Books, as is no suprise to you!

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17th Annual Studio Sale

17th Annual Studio Sale

The center table is brimming with studio sale loveliness!!

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Winter 2016 Class Schedule!

Winter Class Schedule

Our Winter Class Schedule is Here!

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Gift Chicago, Studio Sale, Holiday Hours

all case-bound books will be 15% off for the weekend

It's n-e-a-r-l-y December and we're excited to announce the goings on at Bari Zaki Studio & Shop this month.

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Swoon - October

Swoon - October

We're swooning over this weeks' bookbinding project! And last weeks' bookbinding project...

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Celebrating Hawthorn

The Shakespeare Garden

We've been buzzing all summer about the space at the south end of our makers row, and on October 8th Hawthorne Home celebrates their official opening.

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Swoon - August

The Shakespeare Garden

We were thinking the other day… that we'd like to share with you, every so often, things that make us swoon!

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Fall Class Schedule, Yay!

Register for Fall Classes at Bari Zaki Studio

We think on a hot & steamy august afternoon, it's a good time to announce our Autumn Classes.

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Calligraphy Classes Are Here!

Becka and Julie

Classes taught by Julie Wildman and Becka Bravo are forming now. Sign up today!

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Classes at Bari Zaki Studio

Emily Franklin

Beginning in October, I will have a lovely bunch of workshops available in Bookbinding, Calligraphy, Color Pencil, & Paper Cutting.

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The Studio of My Dreams {06.15.2015}

My New Studio

For many moons I would joke about wanting enough room in my studio for a couch and a toaster… I wanted more light, more open-ness, and then a little area to make a proper cup of tea… priorities, you know :)

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The Provenance of my Passion for Paper

The Provenance of my Passion for Paper

My Family was in the printing business. My dad regularly brought home paper in various forms; stacks of paper, scraps of paper, pads of paper, & assorted printed samples. This was my FAVOURITE part of the day. There was never a shortage of paper to write on…but there was always a desire for more.

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My Desk

My Desk

My life revolves around my desk…it's the first place I go to in the morning, the first place I go to when I come home. I find it endlessly satisfying to be at my desk.

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My Desk & My Mom {11.17.2013}

My Desk & My Mom

This post is about my mom, Pepper, who passed away in May of this year.

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My Desk – Behind-the-scenes postal assembly {11.08.2011}

My Desk 1

I am in the midst of assembling invitations for my 10th Annual Studio Sale!

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Betsy

Betsy

Betsy and I met recently through Greer Chicago. We both agree that Greer is one of the best destinations for the latest in papery products, beautiful pens and pencils. We connected instantaneously!

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Hannah & Layla

Easy

Hannah & Layla are my nieces. They are 16 and 13 years young. Here's what they have to say about their desks.

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Christine

Christine

Christine's desk is a solid oak, circa 1930's schoolteacher's desk & weighs in at approximately 400 lbs, without it's contents.

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Alyson

Alyson

Alyson lives in Napa. I was lucky enough to be in San Francisco recently and drove up to be with her for one very short & sweet afternoon.

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Moss

Moss 1

Chris is the owner of Moss. I've known about Moss for several years and had only experienced it once in that time. Then this past holiday season (Christmas that is), I happened to be in Forest Park, and so I stepped in for what I thought was going to be a quick peek.

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