Valentine’s Cards from UK Illustrators and Designers

About this time every year I’ll talk profess my hatred of Valentine’s day and then still do a post on it… The thing is, I know I’m in the minority, and i think it’s good to have an excuse to champion some independent UK companies/illustrators/designers. I thought the best way to do this would be… Read more »

Review: Mossery Planner 2017

I’m feeling a little paper-overwhelmed at the moment (as in, I have more than I can possibly ever use), but like any good addict when Malaysian brand Mossery got in touch asking if I’d like to try their 2017 planner notebook, I couldn’t say no! I’ve always been curious about this brand, as I’ve seen… Read more »

January Favourites @ The Stationer

I don’t want to make ATS all about The Stationer, because that’s just not that interesting for you guys. And I hope you will have seen that since I started The Stationer I have kept up my normal kind of content. One thing that I thought would be nice to do though is to do… Read more »

My Bungu Box: Japanese stationery subscription

I first heard from Kuv just under a year ago when she made some suggestions for my stationery shop map in Japan, where she lives (after growing up in the UK). This was really useful as my map where fairly low on Japanese spots, which, given that it’s the stationery capital of the world, seems a… Read more »

Review: Archer Pencils by Baron Fig

Baron Fig are best known for their notebooks, starting with an incredibly successful Kickstarter for The Confident, back in 2013. Since then, they have extended their range of notebooks, released several special edition items, and some writing instruments. The latest of their writing instruments is The Archer pencil. The first thing that struck me was the packaging…. Read more »

VIDEO: 6 Months of Moustache Stationery

After being such a slow blogger over the last few months, I ended up with 6 (SIX!) Moustache Stationery boxes stacked up, ready to review. Rather than do either 1 massive blog post, or several similar ones, I thought I’d make a quick video about the contents of the boxes. The thing that’s interesting about… Read more »

3 Years in Stationery

As I said last year, this isn’t a new year’s resolutions post, it’s just that 2nd January happens to be ATS’s birthday and it’s always nice to reflect on one’s achievements isn’t it. To be honest, when I was planning this post in my head I was going to start by saying: I HAVE BEEN… Read more »

Book Review: Stationery Fever

Stationery Fever: From Paper Clips to Pencils and Everything in Between. Written by John Z. Komurki, edited by Angela Nicoletti and Luca Bendandi. Published by Prestel. I think if I’m 100% honest, my main emotion about this book is jealousy. I feel like I almost could have created this, had I put my mind to… Read more »

The Stationer – I’ve finally done it!

The eagled-eyed among you may have noticed a new menu item on my home page – it says: SHOP! Yes, my friends, after declaring almost a year ago that I was going to do this, I am now finally launching The Stationer. I hope you like it! You may know that this year hasn’t been… Read more »

A few nice things…

It’s been a little while since I shared some nice things from around the internet, so here’s some cool stuff I’ve seen recently: Comp. This Kickstarter is a new, modern take on the American classic Composition notebook. It’s only got 3 days to go and has already reached it’s goal, but it looks pretty good to me… Read more »