Felix Doolittle at the NSS
Some 10 years ago at the National Stationery Show, we “discovered” Felix Fu – aka Felix Doolittle. Discovered is probably the wrong word to use, as Mr. Fu was already well known among artists for producing elegant yet playful designs for custom stationery and wedding invitations. It was a great surprise to re-discover Mr. Fu and his stunning Felix Doolittle line at this year’s National Stationery Show.
When we first met him,there was very little commercial about Mr. Fu and I suspect that he hasn’t changed much. When we were first introduced, he was creating custom designs for a limited number of clients. I still fondly recall a beautiful box of stationery consisting of 3 unique but compatible designs featuring a fox at the bottom of the card and a matching motif on the envelope flap. Our last box was sold to a Greenwich family that lived on Fox Lane. How appropriate.
Mr. Fu is back in full force selling his delightful motif stationery and paper products through a recently launched Felix Doolittle website. Found below is a cute recipe card and recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
I had a lengthy conversation with Mr. Fu and several family representatives of his company on how to encourage the distribution of his great designs through brick and mortar retailers. Clearly, this is something he is thinking about and I am hopeful that in the very near future we will be able to develop a strategy to make his beautiful work available to a wider audience. I can assure you, the internet doesn’t do his product justice.
Richard W. May
Therese Saint Clair
PS. I am pleased to announce that the Fox motif will soon make a reappearance.