Posts Categorized: Notebooks and Diaries

How do you use your notebooks?

Until a few days ago, I’d never really thought about this before, but I noticed I have a very definite way in which I use notebooks. I’m going to name it the Mullet technique, i.e. business in the front, party in the back. When I say party though, I kind of just mean messy… I… Read more »

Pensée Sticky Note Roll

A colleague left something on my desk last week with a note on it and I practically chased her down the corridor to find out what this amazing post-it thing was! She showed me, and told me she got it in Paris, so of course I saw that as a challenge to get my hands… Read more »

Rifle Paper Co.’s New Website

Pretty dreamy isn’t it? I love the redesign and going on the site is very dangerous as I want EVERYTHING! How that they even made a boring old legal pad look desirable?! I just a quick look look through the new pages and these are my top picks: This last one is mainly because I’m… Read more »

WANT LIST: Smythson Pocket Notebook

I’m starting a new series, the WANT LIST. My problem at the moment is that I keep buying all the stationery things I want, rather than just covet them. So in the interest of not being bankrupt, I will be posting about lovely things I have seen but don’t necessarily NEED to own. So, my… Read more »

palomino blackwing pencils

Shop Visit: Pedlars

A couple of weeks ago, I FINALLY got myself over to Pedlars, just off Portobello Road. I’ve been meaning to head over for ages, as they seem to be one of the few places that stock Blackwing pencils. I can’t recommend the shop highly enough really, it’s great looking and the staff are really friendly… Read more »

New York Stationery Shop Crawl

Most people probably do a bar crawl if they go to New York for the first time. Not me, I did a stationery store crawl. I didn’t see as many as I would’ve liked to, as we had limited time, but here’s what I did see: Greenwich Letterpress Greenwich Letterpress is a lovely little store… Read more »

ACE Hotel NYC

Sorry I’ve been quiet for a few days, my amazing boyfriend took me to New York for a surprise weekend! As you would imagine, as soon as I arrived I started my research on the best stationery shops in NYC. I did  a few shop (or should I stay store) visits, as well a fruitful… Read more »

Hobonichi Planner 2014: Update

As my Hobonichi Planner 2014 post has been one of my most popular posts to date, and we are now, well, THIS much through the year I thought it was time for an update. Now, I would absolutely love to be decorating my Hobonichi as brilliantly as these guys, but I just don’t have time (I wish… Read more »

The School of Life: Mood Notebooks

A friend was showing me the sights in Stoke Newington a couple of weeks ago and we wandered into a really sweet shop called Search & Rescue. It has loads of great stuff, but of course I was drawn straight to the stationery section. I was looking for a present for my soon-to-be-qualified-as-a-teacher best friend,… Read more »

Knitter’s Notebook

This little beauty arrived yesterday! It’s a knitter’s notebook, £10 by True Brit Knits. I saw it the other day on The Well Appointed Desk (thanks!) and had to order one. I really like the simplicity of the foil on the front and here’s what’s on the inside: The inside cover has a knitting glossary, and… Read more »