Stationery Addicts

Like pens, pencils and paper? Then you'll love this section of our blog!
  • Once Upon a Time... A Pen Heaven Fairy Tale

    Help us write a magical fairy tale and make all our dreams come true... We've written the first line. Now we want you to help us finish the story. Pen Heaven Fairy Tale - Line One: "Once Upon a Time, there was a magical pen..." Each day during the
    competition period we'll release the previous line of our story through our Twitter page. Handwrite the next line and send us your photo for a chance to win. This competition runs between Thursday 15th Feb – Sunday 25th Feb. Keep watching for those…
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  • Ideas for the Diary Nervous

    Yet another January has drawn to a close and as always the tattered remains of many a New Years Resolution lays by the wayside. For those of you whom wanted to start a diary or journal, but struggled with the execution, the time, the challenge of
    being insightful (despite the fact the journal is only for you to read and re-read), worry not. We’ve come up with some sure fire ways to help you get stuck in and make journaling a habit that will last a lifetime. Choosing a format There’s a few…
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  • Sundae Brights

    With the coming season all about colour – the more the better in fact – it’s hard to miss the clashing, crashing brashness of Spring/Summer 2018’s signature looks. Energetic paint-box brights take centre stage and ice-cream inspired hues follow
    high on the list of go-to colours for the season. Paired with a few sumptuous darker colours and delicate lights, Spring/Summer 2018’s stylish colours are sure to catch your eye. Match your stationery collection perfectly with this seasons must…
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  • How Stationery Obsessed Are You?

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    Take our quick quiz and see how stationery obsessed you are. Are you a stationery addict or just a lover of good stationery? Does you collection overflow from drawers
    and pen pots or do you just have a few well chosen pieces? Please comment your points - we'd love to hear how you scored! And why you're so stationery obsessed! …
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  • Handcrafted: Yard-O-Led

    In our digital age, we strive for a simpler life. We yearn for the old ways and value the skills of previous generations and trained craftsman. We appreciate those who use their expertise to create. Through ‘handcrafted’, we aim to celebrate some of
    our smaller suppliers. Those who have been following time tested traditions and methods to create some of the individual and unique pieces we stock. In this series of blogs, we’ll focus on a brand per blog to highlight their manufacturing processes.…
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  • Journal v Diary

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    As the new year approaches many will be purchasing a new diary or journal for planning 2018. Both are great for being organised and keeping a log of what’s happened in your life, but journals and diaries work in very different ways. We’ve outlined
    the key features of each and how they can work, so you can decide which will be best for keeping you on track whatever your goals. JOURNALS A journal is essentially a notebook. It can have any paper type; plain, lined, dotted, squared, etc; and gives…
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  • 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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  • 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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