Posts Categorized: Pencils

Stationery Organised Neatly: One Year

  Strictly speaking my first blog anniversary was on the 2nd, but I’ve only now had a chance to do this…. I wanted to do a Stationery Organised Neatly with everything I’ve collected over the last year. Ok, this isn’t EVERYTHING, but about 90%. I won’t even begin to start listing what’s above but it’s… Read more »

Shop Visit: Luiban Papeterie, Berlin

This was one of the shops I was looking forward to visiting the most in Berlin, and it didn’t disappoint. Located in the Mitte area, Luiban Papeterie is a neat and quiet shop with a great selection of stationery. My favourite thing in the shop was this brilliant way of displaying envelopes (left). It’s a… Read more »

Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers

In what is going to be my final Christmas gift guide of the year, I’m looking at stocking fillers. Everything below is under £10. No. 1: Neon Colour Block Pencils, £1.90 each from Hopscotch. These paint dipped pencils are really on trend in their fluro colours; yellow, orange & pink. Love! No. 2: Letterpress Postcards,… Read more »

Perfetto Pencils by Louise Fili

These are one of those things that I bought safe in the knowledge that I absolutely did not need, but I HAD to have. I am obsessed with the packaging, almost to the point that the functionality of the pencils wouldn’t have mattered to me (but don’t worry, they’re great too). These pencils and their… Read more »

Video Review: Pedlars Signet 100 Pencils

I’m trying out video reviewing for the first time (and am slightly nervous about it), and have chosen the lovely Signet 100 pencils by Pedlars. Take a look below: What do you think (I already know it’s too long…)? Let me know below!  

Christmas Gift Guide: Stationery Sets

It kind of pains me to be doing anything Christmas related before December 1st, but I suppose one has to be organised… There’s too much out there to fit in one post so I’ll be doing a few over the next few weeks. I’m going to do 3 (I think); one on gift sets, one of… Read more »

Shop Visit: Au Petit Bonheur la Chance, Paris

OH. MY. GOD. If you like vintage stationery, Au Petit Bonheur la Chance is pretty much the best place in the world. It’s stacked floor to ceiling with vintage homewares and stationery and is BRILLIANT. This is going to be a bit of a picture-heavy post, because in writing this I’m finding it hard to describe… Read more »

Josh King: Speed Drawing

I stumbled upon Josh King the other day and discovered he is brilliant, and hilarious. He did a project called Speed Drawing, in which he turned matches into pencils because, as he simply states, “They reduce hesitation and increase danger when drawing.” So there you go. Very silly, but it tickled me. Also, you should… Read more »

Shop Visit: Delfonics, Paris

The next shop I visited on my trip to Paris was Delfonics. It’s a Japanese company who have several stores in Japan and then one in Paris, in the mall beneath the Louvre. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t let me take pictures inside the shop, but luckily it’s got a big glass front! It’s a really lovely… Read more »

Review: Palomino Blackwing Pearl

I hadn’t come across anywhere selling singles of the Palomino Blackwing Pearl pencil before going to the new National Theatre Bookshop, and I didn’t want to buy a 12 pack so I hadn’t tried it… Until now! The Blackwing Pearl was made to sit between the 2 previous models, so firmer than the original Blackwing… Read more »