Review: Le Pen by Marvy Uchida

As mentioned in this post (it didn’t stay a wanted item for very long), I came across Le Pen in the US and managed to order some from eBay. They actually arrived really quickly. I got two, four packs; one was the “primary” set – 2 black, 1 blue, 1 red, and the other was… Read more »

1940s Parsons Desk Calendar

It was my birthday on Friday, and a few of my lovely friends went down the same route with presents and I ended up with several amazing vintage stationery pieces. I wanted to share these items with you, and I’m starting with this Parsons Desk Calendar which Ashley bought me. Here it is in all… Read more »

Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika

I saw this on dezeen the other day and I just had to share it. Tuomas Markunpoika has made vases by gluing pencils together into blocks and then turning the blocks on a lathe to create the vase shape. This video explains it slightly better than I do though: [vimeo http://vimeo.com/97725899] Pretty amazing eh? I… Read more »

Pensée Sticky Note Roll

A colleague left something on my desk last week with a note on it and I practically chased her down the corridor to find out what this amazing post-it thing was! She showed me, and told me she got it in Paris, so of course I saw that as a challenge to get my hands… Read more »

WANT LIST: Le Pen

When we were in NYC I remember being handed one of these pens to sign for the bill in a restaurant. I’d never heard of it before and made a mental note. It’s a simple design but it wrote really well and had a very fine tip (I do like a fine tip). I only… Read more »

Rifle Paper Co.’s New Website

Pretty dreamy isn’t it? I love the redesign and going on the site is very dangerous as I want EVERYTHING! How that they even made a boring old legal pad look desirable?! I just a quick look look through the new pages and these are my top picks: This last one is mainly because I’m… Read more »

Great Ideas #2: MUJI Erasable Pen

So here’s one of my pencil case staples, MUJI’s erasable Pen, £2.50: As you can see, it’s 0.5mm. And the rubber is in the tip of the lid. How does it work? Nobody knows… Ok, that’s a lie. According to MUJI’s website: “The frictional heat generated by the eraser at the end of the pen… Read more »

New Brand Find: Lovely Pigeon

I think the first time I saw Lovely Pigeon‘s notebooks was in Smug, but I didn’t know who they were by. It was only once I discovered their Instagram that I found out what their name is, and that the Scottish company make lots of lovely stuff! Their trademark look is copper foil in geometric… Read more »

WANT LIST: Smythson Pocket Notebook

I’m starting a new series, the WANT LIST. My problem at the moment is that I keep buying all the stationery things I want, rather than just covet them. So in the interest of not being bankrupt, I will be posting about lovely things I have seen but don’t necessarily NEED to own. So, my… Read more »

carpenter's pencil

Carpenter’s Pencil

I was doing a Fred Aldous order the other day and I saw this carpenter’s pencil and felt compelled to order it, even though I’m not exactly a carpenter and have no real use for it. It was only 77p so I popped it in my basket. As it turned out, the day it arrived,… Read more »