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 »

Review: Kaweco Sport Skyline in Mint

I don’t think I’ve really used a fountain pen since school. I’m not sure why, I’ve just never really felt like I HAD to get one. I think a lot of my stationery choices are design led, and to be honest, I think fountain pens often look quite dated and “luxury” and just not very me. That… Read more »

My last birthday present and a reason to visit Paris

This is my last birthday present I’ll be writing about – promise! (this year anyway…) This time from my friend Annie who found a couple of items for me when she went to Paris. Apologies in advance for the photos – a thunderstorm rolled in just as I set up so the lighting is terrible!… Read more »

A Proper Pencil Sharpener

Yet ANOTHER birthday present I’m afraid (I might even have one more to post about…), this time from my boyfriend, Harry. He got me a Boston 200 desktop sharpener from the 70s. It’s not the prettiest of items, but there’s something I really like about it. It’s totally just made to be fit for purpose,… Read more »

Mini MUJI Haul

I popped into MUJI on Thursday without any intention of buying stationery. I was queuing up to pay for my pyjamas and before I knew it I was paying for a load of stationery too (they cleverly put the stationery right in front of the till)… Here’s what I got: B5 Lined Notepad, £1.25, Lined… Read more »

Smythson Pocket Notebook: Want list no more

Well, my want list series is proving as a bit of a gift list! I received a late birthday present from my boyfriend’s lovely parents. It arrived in the post like this: Which opened to this: A beautiful Smythson Pocket Notebook, with a lambskin cover, à la my recent WANT LIST post. It’s pretty lovely… Read more »

How do you use your notebooks?

Until a few days ago, I’d never really thought about this before, but I noticed I have a very definite way in which I use notebooks. I’m going to name it the Mullet technique, i.e. business in the front, party in the back. When I say party though, I kind of just mean messy… I… Read more »

WANT LIST: Tanner Goods Pencils

So, I know I probably seem a bit pencil obsessed at the moment, but I saw these yesterday and couldn’t help but add them to the want list. I really like Tanner Goods as a brand. My boyfriend discovered them a year or two ago (starting a small obsession with anything made in Portland, Oregon),… Read more »