Posts Categorized: Other stuff…

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 »

Insights on Insights-X

Friday and Saturday before last, I went on a stationery adventure! I headed over to Nuremberg, Germany to attend the Insights-X stationery trade show. I hadn’t heard of the show before they got in touch with me, but it ran for the first time last year and as part of their 2nd year, they were… Read more »

Book Review: Cut It Out! by Poppy Chancellor

A few weeks ago I went to TWO celebrations to mark the launch of Poppy Chancellor‘s incredible new book, Cut It Out! I went to the launch party, where we celebrated with Prosecco and Vicky’s Donuts (so good!), and then the next morning I was up bright and early to head over to Penguin’s HQ… Read more »

Grief, and the importance of writing stuff down

Just over two weeks ago, I lost my mum. It was a massive shock and at the moment it feels like I’ll never quite get over this. I know that time is a healer but at the moment it feels pretty tough, especially for my dad who has been by her side for the past… Read more »

Paper Home by Esther Thorpe

A few weeks ago I was really excited to be invited to an origami workshop with Esther Thorpe, in celebration of the launch of her new book, Paper Home. I’ve been a fan of Origami Est via Instagram for ages, constantly amazed at the things she makes with paper… The workshop was at Quill London, the stationery… Read more »

Fred & Bell Stickers

Seeing people you know from the blogging community starting up their own thing is so exciting AND inspiring, and it’s even better when it’s something I can blog about! And so, here is Fred & Bell, created by Leanne Beale who blogs at This Little Space of Mine. I know Leanne from having “met her” on… Read more »

Pencil Shaving Flowers by Haruka Misawa

A photo posted by Haruka Misawa (@misawadesigninstitute) on Mar 5, 2016 at 5:57am PST Via Colossal, I saw these beautiful paper sculptures by Japanese designer Haruka Misawa. You can read about the idea behind it here, but essentially she noticed when sharpening pencils that the shavings resembled flowers and decided to try and reconstruct this… Read more »

Christian Faur: Portraits from Crayons

Just a very quick one from me today. I saw this very cool video and thought I’d share. Christian Faur packs crayons into boxes to create images, as if each crayon nib (or end) is one pixel. Pretty amazing, right? You can find out more about his crayon work here, and get some insight into his… Read more »

Boring Conference

On Saturday I went to Boring Conference. The concept for the conference is that if you take ‘boring’ subjects and talk about them in enough detail, they’re actually quite interesting! And often funny. In their own words: “The Boring Conference is a one-day celebration of the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked; subjects… Read more »