Posts Categorized: Reviews

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 »

Fountain Pentel Review

The Fountain Pentel is a funny little pen. It’s not quite like anything else I’ve used. It’s got a fibre nib but it’s shaped more like a fountain pen. The Pentel website contradicts itself a bit as it puts it in the “plastic/fibre pens” category but describes it as the “Original ‘delta’-shaped nib fountain pen”…. Read more »