Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.  Steve Jobs

Paper Crave

“Okay, guys, I think I’ve pretty much finalized my National Stationery Show booth list. I’ve checked it twice, à la Santa Claus… My list this year is 121 booths large, and instead of going alphabetically like I’ve done in past years, I’ve laid this year’s list out by booth number. I figure that this will […]

Too Blessed To Be Stressed

“Another cyber encounter! I met Bernee via Twitter and am so glad I did! I love her simple designs … both in stationery and her inspirational prints!” March 2010 by Tracie TCJ Photography

Slice of Style

“Images and words of inspiration, while always in vogue, seem to be more popular than ever. We can thank the economy for that and Bernee Lee for this wonderful Positive Dose series. These pairs of prints lift the spirits in more ways than one, as their cheery messages are accompanied by smart and sophisticated design.”


“@Sternengarten schickte mir einen Link auf den Artikel bylee ruler notebooks, über den ich auf den Hersteller byleedesign aufmerksam wurde. Im Shop schreibt die Firma über sich selbst: […] Eco? We are a green business. Our products are not only acid free, recycled, biodegradeable with a low carbon footprint but are multi-purposedly designed with a […]

Compos Sui: Master of Himself

“Black and white notebooks by byleedesign…Vade mecum means “go with me”: an essential item you carry when you’re out and about in the world. These items are functional, but they also give the world glimpses into your personality and tastes. So the question is: what do you want to say?”  Etsy by Carrie McBride, Family […]


  “Cheers for pretty utility. These notebooks from Oakland, CA-based Bylee Design double as envelope and ruler guides. Always on the hunt for half dozen the tape measures that seem to hide themselves at my desk, I especially love the ruler journal featuring inches on one side and millimeters on the other.”  Home by Sunset […]

Design* Sponge

“I’ve been nervously jotting down notes for my IDSA speech tonight and I think I’ve gone through more notebooks than is reasonable for one person. so maybe it’s time to pick up some new ones. At the top of my list would be these cute black and white ruler notebooks from bylee. Each notebook has […]

East Bay Express

“Good stationery is surprisingly hard to find: All too often, it’s either greeting-card-aisle generic, overly formal, or hit-you-over-the head design-y. Enter Oakland-based bylee, a design and brand-strategy firm with a side business in creating cards and other paper products that manage to be modern-looking and design-forward without being cutesy.” – Ellen Cushing, Easy Bay Express