If you just love paper and good illustration this shop is for you!
Rzeczownik is a place of “tiny pleasures”. This is how the owners describe their business. So far it has been operating only on the Internet. However, recently Ela Jezierska and Kinga Rodziewicz have opened a physical shop on Hoża Street 59. You can finally touch all these paper treasures, check sizes, colours of the illustrations, texture and smell the scent of paper. Rzeczownik’s fans are not discouraged by its location. To get there you have to use an intercom which rings all the time.
It is surprising how much one can fit into this small box. The girls love books, thus in their offer they just simply couldn’t resign from publications. They both studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Toruń but they met later in a company which distributed books. Hence this passion.
They have been recommending themselves paper novelties for a very long time. Even now when they sit next to each other they tend to send new inspirations.
Selection is the most difficult part of this job. There are objects made by their favourite American company Rifle Paper, but you can find also Polish artists and brands, for example, Dawid Ryski or Papierniczeni. There are cards, stationery (yes, people still do it!), notebooks, calendars, original wrapping papers. And lots of stationary related stuff: glues, tapes, paper clips, fountain and ball-point pens, porcelain cups and even toothbrushes in various patterns.
So as not to get lost in this abundance of beautiful objects Rzeczownik recommends categories: wedding, for kids, mothers, dads, for the beginning of a calendar or school year. On what kind of paper write a love letter, where to look for some culinary and garden inspirations, what to give to a calligraphy enthusiast.
“We recommend what we both would like to have,” says Kinga Rodziewicz. We work with the best producers, we choose works made by the most interesting artists. We value quality.
Rzeczownik, Hoża St 59/1, www.rzeczownik.com
Photos: Kasia Rękawek/ materials by Rzeczownik