Posts Categorized: Pens and Ink

On Fountain Pens…

Stationery community, I feel I have to get something off my chest. It’s a bit controversial, and I might end up with some enemies from saying this but… I don’t really *get* the whole fountain pen thing. Don’t get me wrong, I like reading other people’s reviews of them and I like listening to Brad… Read more »

Kickstarter: Cursive Logic

I can’t decide if it’s because I’m paying attention to it now (since deciding to try and improve my handwriting), or whether it really is everywhere, but handwriting, calligraphy and cursive really seem to be having a resurgence! The guys at Cursive Logic recently got in touch to tell me about their kickstarter campaign. They… Read more »

A Great Art Deco Poster

Just a quick one today today this BRILLIANT Art Deco poster: It’s from William W. Crouse: The Art Deco Poster (Published by Thames & Hudson), and I saw it on It’s Nice That. Gold Starry is a French fountain pen brand from the early 20th century. I think that strap line translates as “The Pen That… Read more »

Betty Etiquette Calligraphy Workshop

I was lucky enough to be invited to go to a Betty Etiquette calligraphy workshop this weekend. As I mentioned last week, I’ve been wanting to improve my handwriting so this was perfect timing! Off I went to Battersea on Sunday morning to be greeted with tea and pastries galore, a beautifully laid table (is… Read more »

Happy National Handwriting Day!

In case you don’t know, it’s National Handwriting Day today! I’ve been thinking about my handwriting a lot lately… I don’t really like it. It’s fine, but it’s nothing special and I’d like to improve. I always find myself envious when I see other bloggers beautiful handwriting (especially Azizah at Gourmet Pens). When I was… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Stationery Organised Neatly: Neon

This time, my Stationery Organised Neatly has a Neon/Fluorescent theme. Nice and bright. Items clockwise from top left: Bear Highlighters, £3 for set of five, Paperchase Caran D’Ache Couleurs Fluos Pencils, £3.50 each, Harrods (as featured in Caran D’Ache Couleurs Fluos Pencils) Faber-Castell Sleeve Eraser MT washi tape, £2.75, Present & Correct Faber-Castell Sleeve single hole sharpener… Read more »

London Design Week Picks: Ajoto

The last of my London Design Week picks is the Ajoto Pen, which I saw at Design Junction. It’s a roller ball pen that comes in several finishes, my favourite being the matte black, and the brass. They were originally funded on Kickstarter in 2013, but now sell through their website. They really are beautifully… Read more »