Boring Conference

On Saturday I went to Boring Conference. The concept for the conference is that if you take ‘boring’ subjects and talk about them in enough detail, they’re actually quite interesting! And often funny. In their own words: “The Boring Conference is a one-day celebration of the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked; subjects… Read more »

A curious pen…

Last month’s Moustache Stationery box was on the theme of sustainability, and within it was one really interesting item: a bamboo calligraphy pen, the likes of which I’ve never seen before. Apologies, these photos aren’t up to my normal standards but this was un unplanned shoot! I was just sitting at my desk looking through… Read more »

Diamine Beethoven Ink Review

What better way to end National Stationery Week than with an ink review. The guys at Wick & Hide got in touch with me recently to tell me about their ink sampling service. You can either buy a set of samples from a certain brand, e.g. Diamine, J.Herbin or they have a monthly ink sampling… Read more »

London Stationery Show 2016

Reader, I failed! On Monday I said I’d blog every day this week and I only got as far as Wednesday. This week (like all my weeks it seems) ended up being super busy and I’m writing this from a hotel room in Scotland before going to a wedding. I may not have blogged very… Read more »

Stationery “staples”: Bic & Staedtler

The folks at National Stationery Week sent me a bag of goodies, including brands like Bic and Staedtler, which I consider to be office supply/stationery cupboard staples (no pun intended). These aren’t my normal bag – I’m a bit picky about my stationery choices, I like items that have been thoughtfully designed and aren’t necessarily… Read more »

Stationery Organised Neatly: Teal & Blush

It’s day 2 of stationery week and I’m back with one of my favourite kinds of posts… A Stationery Organised Neatly! With all the blossom on the trees in London I nabbed a little twig’s worth on my way home and thought it would make a good inspiration for a new S.O.N. Not a lot… Read more »

Happy Stationery Week 2016!!

Hi guys, It’s National Stationery Week 2016 – hooray! Forgive me for re-using my image from last year but there’s not much opportunity to share it and I still love this picture! Plus, I don’t have time to do another! I just thought I’d check in to let you know what is going on and… Read more »

Stationery Stop Motion

Just wanted to share this super cute stationery-themed stop motion animation today which I found on It’s Nice That. Called A Small Escape, the short film is about a pair of scissors that comes alive and together with its stationery comrades makes a bid for freedom. It’s by David Sandell and won the best animated… Read more »

New Video: My Favourite Greetings Cards

Just a heads up that I got a new video up this afternoon… It’s a quick one about some of my favourite greetings cards at the moment. Feel free to watch/like/subscribe! Brands/Stores mentioned: Lonetree MeriMeri Quill London Jot Paper Co (on ATS) How Marbled Paper Is Made Gold Teeth Brooklyn CW Pencils TAAB London Rifle paper… Read more »

How Marbled Paper Is Made

Guys, I cannot recommend enough taking 12 minutes and 52 seconds to watch this video! It’s a mini documentary about Cockerell Marbling and was made in 1970 by Bedfordshire County Council. I love everything about it, from the clipped voice of the narrator, to the music – even the Bedfordshire County Council logo is spot… Read more »