Stationery Addicts

Like pens, pencils and paper? Then you'll love this section of our blog!
  • 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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  • The History of Greetings Cards

    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

    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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  • Luxury Luggage

    Travel season is upon us and you’ll be jetting off soon. Whether you’re on a luxury budget and heading to the most exclusive of resorts or you just want everyone to think you are, you’ll want your travel stationery collection to exude the air of opulence. We’ve
    selected our favourite pens and accessories to match the luxury lifestyle and give your holidays an extra touch of extravagance. Visconti Travel Inkwell Always have your favourite ink on hand, no matter how far you travel from civilisation.…
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  • Jazz Up Your Journal

    Summer is officially here and we’re thinking about our holidays and logging them for future reflection. A journal is the perfect way to keep track of everything you’ve done and keep it safe to remember forever. Whether you’re off somewhere hot, staying
    at home, or starting a journal for any other reason, you’ll want yours to really stand out. It’ll be easier to scan back through if you’ve made a feature of the pages and probably much more interesting too, but it can be hard to get those…
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  • Colours of Summer

    This season the runway was awash with earthy shades and vibrant hues, and we know you'll want to keep your stationery collection bang up to date. Earlier this year we showcased Spring 2017s runway highlights including nudes, monochromes and seasonal
    brights. Now that summer is here, we thought a selection of natural colour tones was more in keeping, so we've searched our shelves to bring you our top picks to match this seasons styles perfectly. We've also thrown in some pastel pink goodies as…
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