Monthly Archives: January 2015

  • Letters Still Have A Place in Our Hearts

    “News and gossip, the sticks and straws out of which the old letter writer made his nest, have been snatched away. The wireless and the telephone have intervened” – Virginia Woolfe Fears of new media leaving traditional practices by the wayside
    have been a long debated topic, particularly when it comes to how we communicate with one-another. As you can see, Virginia Woolfe expressed concerns that the likes of the telephone looked to do-away with putting pen to paper. We hear many arguments…
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  • How to Write a Diary

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    Keeping a diary or journal is an ancient tradition dating back to 10th century Japan, and has been common practice for many acclaimed creative individuals. Oscar Wilde, the 19th century playwright and novelist, once said: “I never travel without
    my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train”. It seems Wilde was wise, as there is increasing evidence suggesting that keeping a diary has a positive impact on your well-being. From reflecting on emotions to kicking…
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  • Behind the Scenes at Parker

    Parker pens have established a leading reputation for top quality and design. From writing notes at school to taking exams at university, most of us have fond memories of our ‘trusty’ Parker. We take a visual look behind the scenes, at the incredible
    amount of detail that goes into making one of their pens. The Concept With any new pen, the first stage for Parker is the conceptual design; is it technically innovative? Does it aesthetically stand out? Does it respond to consumer demand? Technical…
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