Posts Categorized: Pens and Ink

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 »

London Design Week Picks: Pulp

As promised, today I’m focussing on one of my favourite discoveries of Design Junction, which was Pulp. I kind of can’t believe I’ve never heard of them before as they do such great stuff! Their signature product are big memo pads that also double up a desk tidy: The pads all feature paper with different… Read more »

Stationery Picks of London Design Week

This year London Design Week unfortunately clashed with an incredibly busy work week for me so I didn’t get to see as much as I’d’ve liked… But I did get to see a few things I’d like to share. First off, these rad pencil sharpeners from The Wish List exhibition at the V&A: The concept… Read more »

An old pen I’m not sure what to do with…

On a drive back from Shropshire this weekend, we ended up stopping off at a little village for lunch. The village were having a summer fair and there were stalls of bits and bobs all out in the street. We were in a bit of a hurry but I just had time to find this… Read more »

Stationery Tatts

Like me, you’re probably pretty into stationery. Perhaps enough to thinking about getting a pen or pencil tattoo? But you’re still not 100% sure and you’d like to test the water? Well, I’ve got JUST the thing for you! These temporary tattoos are by Tattly who, in their words, are a “temporary tattoo store for… Read more »

Hermès Nautilus Pen

I’ve been squirrelling away, getting my new blog ready to go,  but have just squeezed in time to share this Hermès Nautilus Pen, which I saw on Dezeen. Hermès have teamed up with Japanese pen gurus, Pilot and Australian designer Marc Newson to launch the first item in their upcoming stationery line. It’s a capless, retractable fountain… Read more »

Review: Mark’s Inc. Tous Les Jours ballpoint pen

I was recently buying a couple of things from Bureau Direct and needed to add something else to my basket for free shipping so I thought I’d get a wild card item… I chose the Tous Les Jours ballpoint pen by Mark’s Inc.  It’s a very lightweight 0.5mm ballpoint pen. It’s USP comes in that… Read more »

Pencil Pot Desk

I found my boyfriend’s old portfolio the other day and came across this picture. It was for a job years ago designing the office of Innocent smoothies and he was coming up with ideas for cool desks. There were other fun designs like a connect 4 desk partition but obviously this was my favourite. Anyway,… Read more »

Review: Sharpie Metallics

As a “grown up”, I don’t have many reasons to buy metallic felt tips, but I actually needed something to write on black card with, and when I saw that Sharpie had metallic range, I though they could be just the thing! You can get a pack for a few pounds, so it’s not too… Read more »