[uhp-steyt fan-see] - adjective

1. not exorbitant or extravagent by city standards, however in a rural setting (like upstate new york) it is in fact, quite fancy.

2. a wonderful blog dedicated to art, design and other things that are indeed upstate fancy.




gifts for book lovers
THIS BOOK belongs to

I loved going to the library when I was younger. I was always bad at returning books on time though. I often had to ride my bike to the library with my pockets full of pennies to pay the late fines. Now I find myself buying books to create my own personal library instead of having to return these precious gems to the vault. Which, of course, is why i love the ex libris kits by hachalon. There are currently 4 designs available which are illustrated by Avital Manor. Each kit comes with a rubber stamp, stamp pad, printed stickers and booklet all packaged in a wooden box. Mark your books as your own and then lend them out to friends to enjoy. These would make a great gift for the book lovers on your list.


gifts for book lovers
ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS to hold up your books

These bookends from auroraleehales are stunning. Each one of her bookends have an original illustration from the artists and are made of solid wood, to keep your books from toppling over. I really like the simplicity of these ink and pen illustrations and the line work is just wonderful. These little guys look great on their own, but look even better in a set, after all the books on the other side of your stack might start getting jealous if it’s not on their side. I for one, hate when my books start to fight, so i picked myself up a hand and a foot bookend, I can’t wait till they get here.