Best Mother's Day Cards -Time Out New York
Upscale Dec 08
What new dad doesn't want to show off to his gorgeous daughter? This great onesie by Catfish Greetings lets you do just that. Made from 100% organic cotton that has been combed for extra softness, this onesie will pamper your baby while letting the world know how devoted you are to her, and how devoted she will no doubt one day be in return. I love the hip modern graphic which adds to the sweetness of the shirt without being too corny. The combination of pink and brown is definitely eye-catching. -Posted by Greta
1000 Handmade Greeting Cards by Laura Mcfadden with Deborah Baskin
New York Mag
This petite greeting card shop offers relief from sappy Hallmark sentiments and over-the-hill jokes. Neat rows of artistic hand-printed cards from a slew of independent presses span the store's pale blue walls, like Flaunt's mulberry paper collages, eco-friendly letterpress designs from Two Piglets, and Mudlark's floral boxed sets. The store's namesake Cat Fish line features the widest variety, printed with minute, hand-glittered illustrations by co-owner Loi Luc, a former graphic designer. The two narrow aisles can become congested around Mother's Day and the holiday season, when shoppers fresh from the street's row of boutiques congregate, but most days the crowds ebb quickly as buyers pop in and out on their way to baby showers and birthday dinners. The store also stocks last-minute gifts, like Luc's illustrated organic cotton onesies for infants, Mary Jane patterned baby socks from Trumpette, and colorful journals.
Greetings etc. Nov/Dec 2008
Wearing it well
A growing number of stationery companies are extending their lines with greeted apparel that complements their paper offerings-providing retailers with an opportunity to reach more customers and to reap more sales.
Stuff We Love: Hip Gifts Under $25
Here's a gift anybody will like: The Eggling is made of porous ceramic and contains a seed pack that grows into a plant -- just tap the top of the egg to remove it, add water and watch it grow. You can get an Eggling that grows herbs like basil or mint, or an Eggling that grows flowers -- like a petunia or a mum. The cleverest use of the humble egg since Mork and Mindy, it's a little dose of greenery for the desktop, the windowsill or the kitchen table, and it's only $10. Available at CatfishGreetings.com, or visit Eggling.com for stores.
New York's 50+ Best Little Shops
By Ranjani Gopalarathinam
Cat Fish Greetings specializes in greeting card and invitation designs created with special textured paper. The store has a catalog of the simple, contemporary designs it offers. If you have a sense of humor about special occasions, this is a great place to find some stationery or greeting card. The combination of ink-on-paper with a three dimensional blending of fine papers and objects make the cards tactile and fun. Cat Fish also sells great Japanese and technology-inspired gifts like desk accessories, albums and more.
Shecky's Best in NYC
BEST CARD SHARKS 2006: Had enough of the goofy baby and cat pictures that seem to decorate every greeting card on the market? Get personal with Cat Fish Greetings’ adorable but tasteful handmade cards. With details that range from letterpress to cut-outs, these simply stylish cards toast every occasion, including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, “just because,” party invites, and more; cards are in the $3-and-up range. The Girlie Shirley line boasts the cheerful Shirley stick-figure character, adorned with a felt dress and dimensional greeting ($4.50). And because people seldom appreciate cards unless there’s a gift with them (or money inside), the store also sells fun office accessories (cat-shaped mouse pads, an Elvis tape dispenser) and cute-as-a-button baby toys and clothing. Stationery and custom invites are also on offer
Beauty News NYC by Stacey Cervellino
"Every street has its star, and indomix and Cat fish are tied in my book. They both combine innovation with a lighthearted approach to design. Cat fish has been around for about a year-they started as a wholesale greeting card company, designing their own greeting cards. Their store features the Cat fish line along with other innovative designers.
The hand-made cards are fun and mod,with delicate detailing and for the most part-blank inside-an answer to your "I'm a minimalist and I can't find anything in this cheesy Hallmark store"prayers. They run $5 and up.
Cat Fish also carries stationery box sets with pop art and mod stylings, journals, hula girl address books, retro coasters, hand made gift wrap, and Keekababy.com-infant tees and bodysuits that say things like my pumpkin, sweet pea, honey bunny, cupcake. They come in ready to mail boxes all for $22.
Detail and craftsmanship combined with Loi Luc and Danny Mei, Cat Fish's fantastic owners ensure success for this unique store."
Life section, front page Thursday, June 2, 2005 www.gazette.com
"Good news for the chopstick-challenged diner: You no longer have to send your regrets when friends invite you to an Asian bistro. Danny Mei, who owns Cat Fish, a New York City gift boutique, has come to the rescue with a line of chopsticks that look like long clothespins.The colorful, 9-inch-long utensils pinch food so you can get it to your mouth without mishap. A little wire gizmo keeps the sticks snuggly together, performing the chore that often escapes non-nimble fingers. In other words, no more dropping stir-fried veggies down the front of your new white shirt...."
By Carol McGraw
"Here's a fun, effective solution for anyone stumped by chopsticks-not to mention for the little sushi eaters in training. Nine inches long and fastened at the top with a wire so they can't go flying apart, these Clothespin Chopsticks make saving face at the table an open-and-shut deal. Available in six colors. To order: www.catfishgreetings.com "
Volume 7, Number 1
"Spring is the season of renewal. No one would agree more than these vendors, who are meeting consumer demand with expansions, renovations and moves. A darling addition to the indie boutiques on Mulberry Street, Cat Fish Greetings (catfishgreetings.com) offers its own line of handmade wedding invitations, Luv Birds, as well as traditional stationers such as Elegant Reflections and Celebrations."
Winter 2004 Holiday Issue
"Your friends call you Little Miss Sunshine, so why not show it with cheerful thanks? The "Blu Collection" is printed on heavy stock with a hint of sparkle in the center of the flower. $3.00 per card, catfishgreetings.com"
The New York Times 2004