Monthly Archives: May 2016

  • We Visit our Italian Calligraphy Factory

    Image courtsey of of www.oknavara.it First impressions of our feather quill dip pens are “Ye Old-Wolde” traditional England (think Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare). It is therefore quite surprising to know it is all made in Trecate, a little
    village outside of Milan. During our recent visit, we discovered a small workshop where everything was finished by hand, and we wanted to share these pictures with you.  The factory was established about 60 years ago by Franca’s father (Franca…
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  • The Nation’s Stationery Obsession Revealed

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    Colette Mellor The UK loves their stationery, it’s official! We can’t get enough of our pens, journals, ringbinders, post it notes, paperclips and much more. With brands and premium stationers reporting continual rise in sales (statistics reported
    by the Guardian here), and a trend towards traditional craft, we thought it was high time to get under the skin of our obsession. We launched a nationwide competition during April 2016, asking stationery lovers to complete the sentence “I love…
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  • Winner of our "I Love Stationery Because..." Competition

    With nearly 100 entries into our "I love stationery because......." competition, it took much deliberation to decide a winner. We received poems, photos of stationery collections arranged into shapes, recollections of childhood memories and much more. And
    so, without further ado, our winner is Andrea Hewitt from Rainham, Essex. We felt her answer encapsulated the childhood nostalgia we have for stationery, and the pure enjoyment and wonder of stationery shopping. "I Love Stationery Because...........it’s…
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