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 »

palomino blackwing pencils

Shop Visit: Pedlars

A couple of weeks ago, I FINALLY got myself over to Pedlars, just off Portobello Road. I’ve been meaning to head over for ages, as they seem to be one of the few places that stock Blackwing pencils. I can’t recommend the shop highly enough really, it’s great looking and the staff are really friendly… Read more »

Flea Market Finds #3: Wooden & Brass Extension Rule

The last item I bought from Williamsburg Flea Market was this wooden and brass extension rule, which I got for $4. There were quite a few of these in the market, so they can’t be that rare, but this was the only one I saw with a brass inlay, and I really liked that detail…. Read more »

Flea Market Finds #2: NFL Pencils by Faber Castell

I got these NFL Team Pencils by Faber Castell at Williamsburg flea market for $7. Now, in case you’re not American or a sports fan, just to clarify, NFL is the National Football League (American football that is, not PROPER football). As with the dip pens, I’m not sure when they’re from, but judging by… Read more »

Flea Market Finds #1: Antique Advertising Dip Pens

I got these 2 for $4! All the guy said was that they were OLD. They’re wooden advertising dip pens and I haven’t had much luck finding out when they’re from. I reckon maybe 1920s or 30s. The captions are brilliant: Hotel Morgan Only Fireproof Hotel In The City Morgantown, W. VA. Ask For Butter-Nut… Read more »

Williamsburg Flea Market

Last NYC post for a while I promise!! But before I shut up about my trip, I just wanted to share my  visit to the Williamsburg Flea Market. On our last day we got the subway over to Brooklyn, specifically Williamsburg, and wandered around the shops, before having brunch cocktails at The Bedford, and tipsily… Read more »

New York Stationery Shop Crawl

Most people probably do a bar crawl if they go to New York for the first time. Not me, I did a stationery store crawl. I didn’t see as many as I would’ve liked to, as we had limited time, but here’s what I did see: Greenwich Letterpress Greenwich Letterpress is a lovely little store… Read more »

Anthropologie presents: TAPED

On Saturday in New York, after wandering over the High Line, we thought we have a quick look around Chelsea market, and what did I find in the Anthropologie store, but a whole MT Tape extravaganza! They had carts full of amazing washi tape throughout the shop. The whole of the downstairs of the shop… Read more »

ACE Hotel NYC

Sorry I’ve been quiet for a few days, my amazing boyfriend took me to New York for a surprise weekend! As you would imagine, as soon as I arrived I started my research on the best stationery shops in NYC. I did  a few shop (or should I stay store) visits, as well a fruitful… Read more »