Pen & Paper House

Mompreneur: Tiana

Business: Pen & Paper House

Profile Picture_PPHHello, I am Tiana Chellaram and I am a Mum of two with a baby on the way.  I have a business degree from Georgetown University, and have worked at several fashion houses including LVMH and Chanel.  Having had an adventurous life in Africa, Europe, India, the Middle East, and now Hong Kong, my love for letter writing started very young, as it was my way of staying connected despite all my travels.

As an expat moving around the globe, I’ve always believed in the etiquette of the written word. Receiving a letter is much more heartwarming than a text message or email, which just doesn’t quite say it like a handwritten note.  A personally written correspondence card arriving at your doorstep can be the most touching and comforting of moments in a new city, especially when it is beautifully presented.

That’s why I started Pen & Paper House in November of 2016: to provide you with exquisite bespoke paper to match the sentiment of your words.  My imaginative little girls bring out the creative side of me, and I take a lot of my design inspiration from my children’s ideas, my background in fashion, and my love for art and travel.  When my girls started learning to write I noticed they would always draw and decorate their paper, which inspired me to create stationery personalized to their individual styles.  After that, handwriting practice became a breeze!

As a gift for someone special, as your personal set, for pen pals, and for your little ones, we hope our stationery will convert you into stationery addicts just like us!!

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Mompreneur: Annie
Business: Anniegurumi

Annie is a mum who crochets toys and other things as a side business. Anniegurumi is a play on words – amigurumi is the Japanese art of making crocheted dolls. So Annie adapted the word to fit her name as she is the creator of her crocheted dolls!

Annie makes dolls as well as patterns for people to buy and make the designs themselves. She mainly runs Anniegurimi so she can be a stay-at-home mother for her son. Annie started crocheting to make gifts for friends and then their friends asked and so on. Her husband and friends encouraged her to open a shop so others can purchase her creations. Annie opened an Etsy shop and participated in Handmade Hong Kong as well as Etsy Made Local in Hong Kong.

Annie loves what she does and finds crafting incredibly relaxing and helps with her anxiety. It has brought her a lot of happiness and she loves seeing people smile from seeing her dolls.

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Anthea Cooper

Mompreneur: Anthea

Business: Anthea Cooper

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Anthea is a jewellery designer and has two gorgeous children; Jordan aged 4 and Sienna, 22 months. They are the love of her life and up until recently she was a full time stay at home Mum. Although she loves her kids more than anything, she needed to follow her work dream too.

Anthea always had a passion for drawing, taking up art and graphics in high school. While living in Manila and when Jordan was 8 months old she did a part-time jewellery design course and loved it! 2 years later they were in Hong Kong and she fell pregnant with Sienna. During this time Anthea started working on a collection and attended all the jewellery fairs!

“Jewellery is a great way to show people what you are about; it makes an outfit so much more personal. I grew up with my Mum always wearing jewellery and I do too. Anthea Cooper was created not only for my love of jewellery but other inspiring women following their passions; I decided to follow mine too. I hope I can inspire you too.”

Anthea Cooper jewellery is designed for the confident woman who appreciate’s travel and nature,  making the most of everything life has to offer. Her inspiration comes from nature and her Indian background which you will find is the essence of all her pieces. When you wear Anthea Cooper it will be a reminder of the natural beauty around us and what you have within you.

Please check out her first range to the public and most likely her signature style, Floral Escape.

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