Posts Categorized: Pencils

CARAN d’ACHE Swiss Wood Pencil Review

I’ve heard a lot about Swiss wood but hadn’t got my hands on one until it came in one of my Moustache Stationery subscription boxes. As usual, I’m going to point out at this point (no pun intended) that I’m not the best reviewer and if you want something more thorough, you can check out… Read more »

Sharpeners Galore! Topcolor Sharpeners

My mum randomly sent me a link to the Topcolors Sharpeners a while back and I’ve been meaning to put an order in and post about it for ages. Last week I remembered to put in a order and I’m so glad I did. It’s basically got all the sharpeners you could ever want, and… Read more »

Wait… M&S do Stationery?!

I found out via Forks & Brushes‘ post last week that M&S do stationery! I knew they did cards and griftwrap etc. but it managed to pass me buy thus far that they do a full range of desktop and paper stuff. It does feature some slightly twee and girly stuff, as you might imagine,… Read more »

Shop Visit + Haul: Choosing Keeping

Choosing Keeping is located on East London’s (famous for its flower market) Columbia Road. It’s been around a few years but until a couple of weeks ago, I somehow hadn’t made it inside (probably because I’m usually on Columbia Road during the flower market and it’s so hectic that I just get my flowers and… Read more »

Moustache Stationery Subscription Box

There are a few stationery subscriptions services about but they tend to be fairly girly/cutesy, so there’s definitely space in the market for a more unisex version out there and I think Moustache Stationery may just have nailed it. They were kind enough to send me their first box to review, so here’s what was… Read more »

The Secret Life of The Pencil

Via Its Nice That, I saw that a really interesting exhibition will be happening in London later this month, called The Secret Life of The Pencil. Alex Hammond and Mike Tinney have taken super detailed photos of the graphite tools used by some famous and important individuals. I don’t know whether I can put it… Read more »

What I actually use every day + the decoy pen pot

First off, please forgive this rubbish photo – definitely not up to my usual standard but let me explain why… Yesterday I was sitting at my desk at work, and started to think about how, when I have SO MUCH amazing stationery at home, I really only use the bare basics at work. I thought… Read more »

Treats from Yasumi + Zebra Mildliners

A few weeks ago, the lovely Yasumi from Stranger London/Worship Blues sent me the most amazing package! Included in it were a some gorgeous Portuguese pencils (look at that packaging!), some Mildliners (which I’ve been wanting to try for aaaaages) and most generously of all, this incredible pencil case/pen wrap which she made herself from denim… Read more »

Harry’s Old Colouring Pencils

My boyfriend studied design at university and we recently re-found his coloured sketching pencils from our uni days. I thought they looked pretty cool so I’d share a few pictures: I love that they’re all different lengths, and all in the wrong order. I love that some colours have been used so much that there… Read more »

Crayola Fashion at Bloomingdale’s

How incredibly cool are these?!?!?! I saw this on Colossal and had to share as it combines 2 of my top favourite things; stationery and fashion. Bloomingdale’s in New York commissioned several designers to create fashion pieces out of Crayola crayons. This is my favourite (I’m obsessed with collars): See more designs and read all… Read more »