11 posts categorized "Food and Drink"


Fête Paradiso: A Dreamy Parisian Carnival in NYC


Currently on Governor's Island in New York City, Fête Paradiso is a festival of vintage French carnival rides. I spent a relaxing day there eating crepes, listening to the accordian player, riding the meticulously restored carousel, and simply marveling at the charming scene...New Yorkers, you've got till September 29th before this traveling carnival moves on! Don't miss out!

But even if you're not local, you can still share a dreamy cityscape by sending one of Galison's Writer's Notecards (pictured above). Or stop by our website for many more Paris and New York products! C'est magnifique!

Post by Emily, Jr. Art Director/Sr. Designer 


Be My Valentine

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Galison and Mudpuppy might not have the standard diamonds and chocolates that are given on Valentine’s Day each year, but if you use your imagination we come pretty close.

Stationery can make a romantic gift or be the perfect complement for that “something special”:

Add some Cupcake Gift Notes to go with a real double chocolate cupcake you picked up from the bakery!

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Or try your hand at making cappuccino pie, from Galison’s Javalicious Portfolio Notes, for your sweetheart.

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And our new Wine Notes Journal would be the perfect pairing with a bottle of Pinot Noir!

Wine notesI’d be your Valentine if these were in my future!




Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!


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Yay, it’s Very Hungry Caterpillar Day again!

Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” was published on March, 20th 1969 and for the last four years, March 20th has been celebrated as Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!

We’re pretty sure you can see how much we love “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” here at Mudpuppy!

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Eating our way through apples, oranges, pears and plums seems like an appropriate celebration. With a cupcake and ice cream cone thrown in of course!

Are you going to do anything special to celebrate Very Hungry Caterpillar Day?

We hope everyone has a Happy Very Hungry Caterpillar Day today!







It’s a cold, rainy day here in New York City. So why not take a trip to Paris; in our minds, and through our stomachs!

Jillian Phillips has illustrated some of our Galison Paris products, like the Book of Labels and Mini Sticky Notes,

29379_5_main 29157_6_boxand the, oh so creative, Marian of Sweetopia made those beautiful designs into cookies!

Who knew you could take stationery and make it edible? And the cookies are so beautiful that we almost wouldn’t want to eat them…..almost!

Thanks to Jillian and Marian, both very talented and a great team. It was a much needed trip to Paris and great inspiration!



(all photos taken by and courtesy of Marian at Sweetopia)


Galison/Mudpuppy Holiday Party


The annual Galison/Mudpuppy holiday party took place last week.

We celebrated the approaching holiday season with a get together at our New York offices. Everyone chipped in and brought a dish to share. And there was a little champagne, and, the ever festive, egg nog too!


The office had a blast taking a little break and enjoying the creations brought in, to kick off the season.

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Happy Holidays from the Galison/Mudpuppy family to yours!



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