• Top 5: Products for Students

    For those of you starting out in college or university, or even returning after the summer break, it’s important to have the right tools to do the job. Having a great selection of stationery can ensure boosted productivity, and help keep you motivated
    all through the year. Here’s our top picks: Parker Jotter Trio Looking for a great value set which will meet all your writing needs? Look no further than the Parker Jotter Trio Set. With a ballpoint pen in blue, gel ink pen in red and a mechanical…
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  • Proper Pen Storage

    We’re often asked how to use a pen and ensure it’s in top condition, but what about how to keep it at its best when not in use? Read on to find our top tips on pen storage. Gravity is not your friend When stored for any length of time, gravity takes
    hold of the ink in your pen and pulls it around. This can cause all manner of issues. If you store your pen tip down, you’re opening yourself up to leakages. With a fountain pen this can also cause nib blockages when ink dries in the nib and feed. If…
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  • When Size Matters: A guide to Pelikan pen sizes

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    Pelikan creates beautiful pens from hand turned resin with dedicated craftsmanship and subtle details which make each writing instrument an individual work of art. Pelikan uses letters and numbers to distinguish their pens writing types and sizes across
    ranges. This makes it hard to know what pen will be right for you without a lot of extra research. To help the Pelikan newcomer, we’ve tried to get down to the core of the issue and show the Pelikan ranges in all their glory. Writing Type The letter…
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  • The Draw of the Great Outdoors

    With summer upon us, the sun is shining and if you’re anything like us you can feel the great outdoors calling. Getting outside for any reason is therapeutic, but nothing quite beats taking inspiration from the natural world and getting outdoors to draw. We’ve
    got some top tips on what you’ll need to successfully create art in the wilderness, be it urban or otherwise. PLAN AHEAD Knowing what you’re planning on drawing, what style or medium you'll use and where you’re doing it is the first…
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  • Our Stationery Obsessed Friends

    Recently we asked our customers just how stationery obsessed they were through a fun quiz. The higher their score the more stationery obsessed they were. We found out that all of you are a bit stationery crazy with a whopping average score of 138 out of
    197!! We selected a few of our highest scorers and asked them more about their stationery habits. Let’s meet the stationery nuts: Alejandro (@mchpncl) Score: 169 Amanda Fleet (@amanda_fleet1) Score: 197 Declan W (@gastrowandering) Score:…
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  • Royal Vows - How To Make Your Wedding Regal

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    For many people, their wedding day is the biggest day of their life. The day they commit themselves to their true love and bind themselves together forever. Making your special day stand out can be daunting, but with a little flair and some well-chosen
    stationery, you’ll have the wedding day of your dreams. For planning Planning the big day is a job no one envies. Take the stress out of your hectic schedule and wedding planning with these beautiful pieces. Moleskine Passions -…
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  • Easter Colour Egg-stravaganza

    Easter is a time for celebration. Rejoicing new life and rebirth as Spring starts to take hold. Colour is everywhere. From the bright shining foils covering chocolates, to the flowers of all colours popping up in gardens and woodlands. So celebrate in
    the colours of the season as we've brought the brights to the fore and we chase away those lingering winter blues... Reminiscent of those foil wrapped eggs everyone loves, metallic hues are great for an instant addition of pizazz to your stationery…
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  • Around the World in 80 Pens (or close enough...)

    Ever wanted to know where your favourite pen brand hails from? Or wanted to know how they got started? We've devised this fun interactive map for you to try. With a marker showing the current HQ (or original location for global brands), you can zoom in
    and out, finding out more about where the brands we stock found their beginnings, how they came to be and see where all the pen and journal making powerhouses reside. The blue markers show journal and notebook brands while the red markers show pen…
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  • Once Upon a Time... A Pen Heaven Fairy Tale

    Help us write a magical fairy tale and make all our dreams come true... We wrote the first line and you helped us finish the story. Each day we released the previous line of our story through our Twitter and Facebook pages and asked you to handwrite
    the next line and send us your photo for a chance to win. Here's how the story came out: Pen Heaven Fairy Tale - Line One: "Once Upon a Time, there was a magical pen..." Pen Heaven Fairy Tale - Line Two: "...and anyone blessed to use it would NEVER,…
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  • Ideas for the Diary Nervous

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    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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