Mark’s W Note Sticky Roll

I don’t think I’ve disliked anything I’ve tried by Japanese brand Mark’s. They don’t seem to be super well known but they consistently make great products. I especially like their ballpoint pens. When Bureau Direct sent me the Diamine Shimmer Samples recently, they also through in a W-Note set. It seems like Mark’s often re-invent… Read more »

Moustache Stationery: Palomino

I realise it’s only been a few weeks since I posted about the last Moustache Stationery box, but I’m trying to get back in sync, so forgive the doubling up. Anyway, this one is worth seeing. I actually said “NO WAY” out loud when I opened this box! It has a whole box of Blackwing… Read more »

Is this really a Magic Pen?

Well, in a word: No. But you probably already knew that. I mean, it’s just a felt tip. A very good one mind, but I just wanted to clear that up before you read this whole post and get to the end wondering what the magic is about. This pen is pretty similar to the… Read more »

Sparrow + Wolf Goodies (and giveaway!)

When I first started blogging, Sparrow + Wolf was one of the first links I put in my “good stationery” bookmarks folder so I was very excited when Cherie got in touch to see if I’d like to feature some of their products AND do a giveaway for you guys! My introduction to them was their… Read more »

Bureau Direct October Haul: Diamine Shimmer Inks!

Along with everyone else, I’ve been very curious to try out the Diamine Shimmer Inks, and Bureau Direct (check out their fancy new website) have made this happen! Their resident ink expert (inkpert? inxpert?) Mishka was kind enough to send me a few samples from the new range, so yesterday I had a play! And… Read more »

Youse Vintage Stationery Haul

I did a post about Youse when they first launched at the beginning of this year. They have a selection of new, vintage and original stationery, as well as art prints. Basically, it’s a very cool site and you should check it out. I hadn’t actually bought anything from there until a few weeks ago… Read more »

Bic Biro and Razor Advert

This is an oldie, but a goodie. It’s from 2008 but I hadn’t come across it until now. This is a print advert from Bic (published in The Netherlands), in which they advertise two of the products they’re most know for in a really clever way! On page 3, a picture of a man which… Read more »

Fabriano Journal Notebook

I work in Covent Garden, where the Fabriano Boutique is and occasionally pop in on a lunch break to have a look around, although I’m yet to actually try anything from there. When notebook manufacturers/distributors Nuco (who make all the Nu range) got in touch to see if I’d like to try any of their ranges,… Read more »

Moustache Stationery: Made in America

On my life theme at the moment of being just a bit behind on everything… Here’s last month’s Moustache Stationery box! The theme was “Made in America”, which fits nicely as this was the first time the boxes are being shipped from the U.S. (previously they were sent from the U.K.). This is probably a… Read more »

Meticulous Ink Hand Lettering Workshop @ Snowden Flood

London Design Festival slightly passed me by this year. It’s a real shame as there’s usually so many incredible and inspiring things to see, and so much stationery! Unfortunately it coincided with a really busy work week for me so I didn’t get to go along to any of the shows. I did however manage… Read more »