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Tallu-lah’s Tale

What’s a girl to do when she’s on vacation and happens on brilliant inspiration? If you’re Danielle Spinetta, you grab a stylish notepad from your stylish handbag (you’d never be without either), think up some prototypes, and send it to production. Done.

Danielle is that rare artistic person who has great design savvy and business savvy all in the same head. She appreciates both a beautifully executed letterpress card and a beautifully executed logistics spreadsheet. She always gets it done, on time, and with such meticulously chic style, she could create a company around it.

That’s just what she did in 2002. Her simply sophisticated Tallu-lah greeting cards, letterpressed on exquisite Italian papers, were an instant hit (because she planned it that way). You can find Tallu-lah gracing…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 19
  • Joined November 18, 2007

Favorite materials

letterpress, ink, paper

About

Tallu-lah’s Tale

What’s a girl to do when she’s on vacation and happens on brilliant inspiration? If you’re Danielle Spinetta, you grab a stylish notepad from your stylish handbag (you’d never be without either), think up some prototypes, and send it to production. Done.

Danielle is that rare artistic person who has great design savvy and business savvy all in the same head. She appreciates both a beautifully executed letterpress card and a beautifully executed logistics spreadsheet. She always gets it done, on time, and with such meticulously chic style, she could create a company around it.

That’s just what she did in 2002. Her simply sophisticated Tallu-lah greeting cards, letterpressed on exquisite Italian papers, were an instant hit (because she planned it that way). You can find Tallu-lah gracing tasteful boutiques across the country. In addition, Tallu-lah designs exclusive collections for Wedding Paper Divas and TinyPrints.

Before starting Tallu-lah, Danielle refined her keen business sense as Manager of both multi-million dollar Gap Inc. stores and Store Communications for Old Navy. She followed her paper obsession to Union Street Papery in San Francisco as the store’s manager, where she polished her retail and wholesale expertise more handily than most girls polish their nails. While she pursues her passion with Tallu-lah, she also works as an event planner in San Francisco with Samantha Smith Productions, because she found a few extra hours in the day. Danielle lives in Napa Valley California, a beautiful grape growing area overflowing with vineyards, tasting rooms, tourists and good karma.


Tallu-lah’s Tips

Have at least one business idea every day before breakfast.

Send at least one thank you note every day before dinner.

Work like you’ll need a chic cocktail afterward.

Where there are two or more people, it’s an event.

Tell it like it is (you can take the girl out of New York, but . . .) with a polite, sweet smile.

Look for inspiration every day—especially in blogs and magazines. And if you can’t find it there, go on vacation.


How We Work

What makes Tallu-lah so beautifully different from other stationery companies? It’s our creative approach to doing business. We bring together the best designers and let them do what they do best. We worry about the rest. We don’t let the business side of things get in the way of creativity.

Danielle collaborates with designers to create amazing stationery—little pieces of sendable art. They do the designing. Then Tallu-lah takes care of business. That way, designers don’t have to put out any capital to print, sell, ship, advertise, or run a business. And they can still get their work out into the world while making some moolah. At the same time, Tallu-lah can offer a wide range of designs that appeal to different tastes (all of them stylish, of course). And because they’re curated with Danielle’s designer sensibility and obsession with detail, every single piece that comes from Tallu-lah is beautiful, unique, and impeccably made.

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