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Custom Portfolios for Creatives

Clamshell Feature for Designers, Architects, & Photographers Whether you are a seasoned professional or a student entering the workforce, the best way to feature your body of work is with a presentation piece made especially to house it. Why is a custom portfolio right for you? In this day and age the packaging is just as […]

Heirloom Photo Presentation Box

A Personal, Timeless Gift We were recently asked to build an incredible keepsake for a former First Lady. What an honor. Our client wanted to collect photos of the First Lady’s experiences around the world, and preserve them in an archival, handmade album. Since the photos were going to be large and many, we ultimately […]

Clamshell Boxes

Clamshell boxes (sometimes known as Solander cases) are book-form cases traditionally used to store precious books, manuscripts, maps, and are often used by archivists and libraries. Our clamshell boxes provide a stunning display element for your albums and books, and also protect their contents from dirt, dust, and light. We make them in all of […]

What about boxes?

When we think about bookbinding, the first thing we think about is often books. But handmade boxes are a wonderful treasure  in their own right. One of our favorite structures, the Clamshell Box, has been used historically to preserve or present documents or photographs. Here at HSS we’ve created clamshells for a variety of purposes. […]