Carol Maxwell is the designer behind the gorgeous Max Made Me Do It cards. You can see her story here. Here’s her stationery set-up: Tell me about how you use stationery in your day to day life? Lists, list, lists! I could not survive without writing lists, so whenever I sit down to work the… Read more »

Shop Visit: R.S.V.P. Berlin

I recently made a trip to Berlin to visit a friend, and of course do a stationery shop tour! The first shop I visited was R.S.V.P. in Mitte. It’s a tiny store but really cleverly designed with loads of neat shelves, floor to ceiling. It’s also VERY neat, which I appreciate greatly. They stock loads… Read more »

Video Review: Pedlars Signet 100 Pencils

I’m trying out video reviewing for the first time (and am slightly nervous about it), and have chosen the lovely Signet 100 pencils by Pedlars. Take a look below: What do you think (I already know it’s too long…)? Let me know below!  

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 »

Shop Visit: Au Petit Bonheur la Chance, Paris

OH. MY. GOD. If you like vintage stationery, Au Petit Bonheur la Chance is pretty much the best place in the world. It’s stacked floor to ceiling with vintage homewares and stationery and is BRILLIANT. This is going to be a bit of a picture-heavy post, because in writing this I’m finding it hard to describe… Read more »

NEW BRAND FIND: Studio Sarah

I say new… But I’ve been well aware of Studio Sarah’s gorgeous stationery for some time now, via Instagram. They recently got in touch to let me know that they’ve launched their new online shop, which you can check out here. I think my favourite thing about Studio Sarah is that although they have fairly simple… Read more »

Stationery Organised Neatly: Autumn

This month’s Stationery Organised Neatly has an autumnal theme, with some leaves I picked up in Berlin this weekend. Items as follows: Vintage Wooden Set Square (from Au Petit Bonheur la Chance, Paris) Red Le Pen by Marvy Uchida, $1.69 each Koh-I-Noor Magic Eraser (bought from eBay) Rhodia Mini Cahier Notebook, £0.99 from Bureau Direct Tout… Read more »

Adventures in Stationery: Book Review

Hi, my name is Tessa and I am the SLOWEST READER ON THE PLANET. Ok, maybe not, but that’s the only excuse I can think of to justify the fact that I’ve had this book for 2 months and have only just finished it… Also, I haven’t written a book review since school so apologies… Read more »

Shop Visit: Merci, Paris

The next of my Paris shop visits is Merci. It’s a kind of super cool mini-department store I suppose; with clothing, homewares, stationery and a bookshop/cafe. It was a bit of a fleeting visit, and so I didn’t get to buy anything but it’s definitely somewhere I’d recommend visiting as it has a lovely collection,… Read more »


I’m starting a new series! It’s called ‘What’s In Your Pencil Case?’ and once a month I’ll be asking artists/designers/bloggers/cool people about the stationery tools that allow them to make their work. I’ll also be asking each person to provide a picture, in any form, of their pencil case/desk. First up, I’m super excited to… Read more »