Locally hand-made soap and beautifully designed patterned paper. These are without a doubt two of my favorite things. I bought some for me and some for friends at the Soap and Paper Factory booth at the Grand Central Station Holiday Market this past December. Beautifully designed products are a pleasure to use, and these soaps are no exception. I almost hate to unwrap them. When I do use the soaps — instead of just gazing admiringly at their packaging — I will be saving the paper to paste in my idea books for inspiration. They make candles, creams, and scents too. You can find them online at soapandpaperfactory.com. You’ll be glad you did!