• A Guide to Rotring Mechanical Pencils

    For the Rotring newbie it isn’t easy choosing a writing instrument from their large collection. They all look the same, and prices vary from the very affordable to the much more premium. The answer is in their different features. A mechanical pencil needs
    to be just right for the purpose you have in mind so take a look at our handy comparison table below to see which will be your ideal Rotring mechanical pencil. Range Push button lead mechanism Eraser Full metal construction Retractable…
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  • For the Love of Fountain Pens

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    Fountain pens have been experiencing a revival in recent years. There’s so many reasons for this, but mostly it’s attributed to people wanting to break away from the sometimes oppressive nature of our digital world. To get back to basics with pen and
    paper. The nature of the fountain pen lends itself perfectly to this; the history and grandeur, the idealised notion of a handwritten message, the feel of the nib gliding across the paper. We’ve highlighted our reasons why fountain pens are fab…
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  • Why I Write

    Writing is a very personal thing. Whether you write professionally, or as a hobby or just once in a blue moon. Whether you write to find some sanity in a hectic world, to organise, or to communicate with your loved ones. Whether you love or hate your handwriting.
    Whether you have a favourite pen, a favourite ink colour, a favourite journal, or a favourite spot to set pen to paper and write. It’s all unique to you. Every October 20th, the National Day of Writing celebrates the joys of writing in…
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  • Product Care Guide

    It’s important to know how to take care of your pens and leather accessories so that they last as long as possible. A premium quality product can be a lifetime companion and can even be passed down to your children as an heirloom. Superior finishes
    and materials can require specialist care to ensure they stay looking their best, so we’ve made a product care guide and outlined how to keep your writing instruments and accessories looking as good as possible. When cleaning, take your time and…
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  • The History of Greetings Cards

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    Did you know that there’s such a thing as World Card Making Day?! It’s on October 7th and reminds us to remove ourselves from the commerciality of shop bought, mass produced cards. Whether it is to celebrate a birthday, Christmas or mark any other
    occasion of note, the best way to show you’re thinking of the recipient is to make your own card. In celebration of such a thoughtful event, we decided to delve a little deeper into how the humble greetings card became such a staple of our modern…
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  • From Catwalk to Stationery Drawer

    This fall season has been dominated by bold designs and colours, highlighted by the stunning shows at the recently finished London Fashion Week. Stay on fleek with AW17 must-have trends; keeping your stationery collection as up-to-date as your wardrobe. Space
    Age Designer: On|Off Presents... Designer: Paula Knorr Evoking thoughts of space travel and industrial chic, metallic hues adds a space age feel to your stationery collection. Running through many designers’ AW17 collections in…
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  • Doodle Challenge

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    In support of this year’s National Doodle Day and to help raise awareness for a good cause, we’ve challenged our staff to doodle. How is this a challenge you ask? Well, we gave them 1 min, no preparation time and had a video camera trained on them
    at all times. No time for thinking, just doodle! Here’s the results: Our engraver, Aneta, was the first to take on the challenge. She chose to use a Kaweco AL Sport Push Pencil. We asked her what she drew and how she found the challenge: "I drew…
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  • Bullet Journaling For Beginners - Hints & Tips

    In part one of our Bullet Journaling for Beginners series, we showed you an overview of what Bullet Journaling is and how to get started. Now in Part 2, we've got some handy hints & tips from some bloggers and BuJo enthusiasts. Hear how they got started
    and why this system is more than just another planner. My Life in a Bullet's August Calendar Spread Why use a bullet journal? Cristina from MyLifeinaBullet talks about why she got started: "I started using planners when I went off to college…I…
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  • Make Your Snail Mail Beautiful

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    Hand written letters are something extraordinary. Picking up your favourite pen, choosing ink and paper, then sitting down to scribe a side (or 5) to someone close to your heart. They brighten your day to receive them and can be a stress reliever to write.
    You’re likely to write about things you would never think of, if you were typing or texting. Make your snail mail beautiful by following these fun ideas. STAMPS So you’ve got to add a stamp or your snail mail isn’t going anywhere! But don’t…
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  • Bullet Journaling For Beginners

    One of the newest products to our shelves, the Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal is a firm favourite of ours already. It’s because Bullet Journaling is different. Its unique system encourages brevity and creativity in every entry. You may have heard
    about Bullet Journaling when you’ve been browsing all your favourite stationery websites. Or seen the gorgeous spreads Bullet Journalers post to Twitter and Instagram. But it’s not exactly clear what it entails. “So what is a Bullet Journal?”…
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