Posts Categorized: Reviews

Review: Archer Pencils by Baron Fig

Baron Fig are best known for their notebooks, starting with an incredibly successful Kickstarter for The Confident, back in 2013. Since then, they have extended their range of notebooks, released several special edition items, and some writing instruments. The latest of their writing instruments is The Archer pencil. The first thing that struck me was the packaging…. Read more »

Book Review: Stationery Fever

Stationery Fever: From Paper Clips to Pencils and Everything in Between. Written by John Z. Komurki, edited by Angela Nicoletti and Luca Bendandi. Published by Prestel. I think if I’m 100% honest, my main emotion about this book is jealousy. I feel like I almost could have created this, had I put my mind to… 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 »

The Dreamday Pattern Journal

The Dreamday Pattern Journals have been sat on my desk for a little while, as I haven’t had much time to blog lately. As some of you know, I’ve been working on a different project, which has meant lots of time sat at my desk, mulling things over (and freaking out a little bit). During… Read more »

Book Review: Nib & Ink

A couple of weekends ago, I managed to actually sit down for two afternoons in a row and work my way through Nib & Ink, Chiara Perano’s modern calligraphy book. You may have seen Chiara’s work before through her company, Lamplighter London. I should preface this review by saying using the book wasn’t my introduction to… Read more »

Moustache Stationery: Bullet Journaling

I’m a bit late on this one but I still wanted to share April’s Moustache Stationery box because it was a really good one! The first thing that struck me was the new packaging, with these stationery graphics that I think are on point. The content was focussed on giving you everything you need to… Read more »

Diamine Orange: Mini Review

This is my second experience of a Diamine ink. You can see my review of the Beethoven dark green here. The orange is another shade that I got in my Wick & Hide ink sample package. It’s also my first ever orange fountain pen ink. I wouldn’t normally go for an orange, it’s just not… Read more »

PAPERGANG!

I recently featured some Ohh Deer products, if you remember. They then offered to send me one of their new subscription boxes. It’s called Papergang, it costs a tenner (£9.95 to be precise) and is delivered once a month. They popped in this cute postcard with my box, which whilst I found mildly amusing, my… Read more »

A curious pen…

Last month’s Moustache Stationery box was on the theme of sustainability, and within it was one really interesting item: a bamboo calligraphy pen, the likes of which I’ve never seen before. Apologies, these photos aren’t up to my normal standards but this was un unplanned shoot! I was just sitting at my desk looking through… Read more »

Stationery “staples”: Bic & Staedtler

The folks at National Stationery Week sent me a bag of goodies, including brands like Bic and Staedtler, which I consider to be office supply/stationery cupboard staples (no pun intended). These aren’t my normal bag – I’m a bit picky about my stationery choices, I like items that have been thoughtfully designed and aren’t necessarily… Read more »