Posts Tagged: Japan

An Origami Wardrobe

I’m a little bit obsessed with origami paper. The neat little squares have always appealed to me, even as a kid. Not even the origami itself necessarily, just the paper. I thought this set I saw in Muji in New York was particularly pretty. If memory serves correct it was $5.95. I adore the traditional… Read more »

Hobonichi 2016

As you may know, I’ve used the Hobonichi Techo for the last 2 years. In fact I don’t think I would have started this blog if I hadn’t got my first one in 2014. I’ve really enjoyed using them but I just don’t think I use them to their full potential. I’m not super artistic… Read more »

Is this really a Magic Pen?

Well, in a word: No. But you probably already knew that. I mean, it’s just a felt tip. A very good one mind, but I just wanted to clear that up before you read this whole post and get to the end wondering what the magic is about. This pen is pretty similar to the… Read more »

Shop Visit + Haul: Choosing Keeping

Choosing Keeping is located on East London’s (famous for its flower market) Columbia Road. It’s been around a few years but until a couple of weeks ago, I somehow hadn’t made it inside (probably because I’m usually on Columbia Road during the flower market and it’s so hectic that I just get my flowers and… Read more »

Bureau Direct June Haul Part 1: Clips Ahoy!

As soon as I saw both of these sets of clips in Bureau Direct’s Stationery Wednesday newsletter a couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to choose them for my June haul. Both are Japanese, and both are very useful. How cute are these?! And very functional too. The OHTO Smile Slide Clippers are… Read more »

Treats from Yasumi + Zebra Mildliners

A few weeks ago, the lovely Yasumi from Stranger London/Worship Blues sent me the most amazing package! Included in it were a some gorgeous Portuguese pencils (look at that packaging!), some Mildliners (which I’ve been wanting to try for aaaaages) and most generously of all, this incredible pencil case/pen wrap which she made herself from denim… Read more »

Review: Mark’s Inc. Tous Les Jours ballpoint pen

I was recently buying a couple of things from Bureau Direct and needed to add something else to my basket for free shipping so I thought I’d get a wild card item… I chose the Tous Les Jours ballpoint pen by Mark’s Inc.  It’s a very lightweight 0.5mm ballpoint pen. It’s USP comes in that… 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 »

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 »

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 »