• Harmonising Your Home Office

    If you’ve ever felt the sudden urge to meticulously organise your desk draws as a deadline approaches, you’ll understand how maintaining a neat and tidy workplace can boost your productivity and reduce distractions. While many organisations have
    a ‘clear desk policy’ for this very reason, if you’re working from home it can be tempting to regard your workspace as a private place, and quickly let things slide. It doesn’t matter if your home office is a portion of a communal table, or…
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  • A Birdseye View of Pelikan

    Recently we went on a tour of the Pelikan factory and museum in Hanover, Germany. Having learnt so many interesting facts about their brand history and heritage we thought it’d be rude not to share! Pelikan History Pelikan originally started life
    as a water colour and ink specialist. Founded by Carl Hornemann in Hanover, Germany, in April 1838, the factory quickly became renowned for its inks. Günther Wagner came to work for Carl Hornemann as a chemist and workshop manager in 1863 where he…
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  • Best Budget Buys

    A good pen shouldn’t have to break the bank. Whether your bank account is looking sparse after the festive season or you’re saving up for something big, being on a budget doesn’t mean you should miss out on some top quality stationery. When you’re
    searching for a pen that writes well, you’ll want to be looking for a number of things. There’s the smoothness of the writing; be it from nib or tip, you’ll want a clean, consistent line of ink flowing from your pen. There’s the craftsmanship…
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  • Meditation, Meditation, Meditation

    Our modern world is complex. Constantly on the go, modern life pushes you further, harder, faster, with little given back; it can be easy to forget yourself. That’s why it’s so important to step back and take some time to recharge your batteries. Unplug
    from your digital devices and switch off from the world at large. For thousands of years, people have been turning to meditation to do just this. What is meditation? Meditation is an exercise which aims to improve attention and awareness. There…
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  • Autumnal Vibes

    Autumn is under way and the nights are drawing in. With the key colour trends from Autumn/Winter 2018/2019 matching the wash of colour outdoors, we’ve brought you our favourite pieces to match the season, from warm earth tones to subtle natural hues. Lexon
    Scribalu Brown Rollerball Desk Pen & Stand This metallic brown rollerball pen and stand set will bring modernist design to your desk. Sleek and minimalist it’s the perfect way to always have a pen on hand for signing important…
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  • Handcrafted: Bomo Art

    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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  • 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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