The internet is amazing. Duh, right? Bear with us for a minute…
As sticker lovers, the world wide web (wow, we’re sounding about 100 years old now) helps us find inspiration, get free stickers online, and connect with other sticker lovers! This is especially exciting for penpals. Connections that once relied on limited degrees of separation, are now being made instantly across the world.
We’re kicking off 2016 with an exciting collaboration. We’ve been crushing on the Instagram feed of @xinning_ for some time and are always excited to see how she’s using her Pipsticks.
Xinning Mah is a student and lives in Malaysia. We love her color combinations, styling, and the playfulness in her work. You’ll be able to see her stuff here on the blog, and you can also check out her feed for inspiration on jounaling and snail mail. A quick Q&A with Xinning below…
How do you come up with new designs and ideas?
I start by selecting the stickers I want to use and I work to create a new theme or style from them.
Is there a special place that inspires you?
My local bookstore.
If you could spend a day with anyone who would it be and why?
Anna Rifle Bond from Rifle Paper & Co. She’s one of my favourite illustrators.
What’s your favorite food?
Nasi Bojari, (a Malaysian dish of deep fried chicken, spicy shrimp and tri colored coconut rice) and my grandmother’s cooking.