You may remember from my Baron Fig review that I'm burning through notebooks at a prodigious pace while I get up to speed at my new job. Well, my latest notebook is one of the slim styles from UK-based Say Nice Things. TL;DR? I'm enjoying it. Unlike the Baron Fig, it's got an elastic closure, … Continue reading Saying nice things about Say Nice Things
Update: sold pens marked with strikethrough below. I have more than 20 pens. Some I couldn't imagine life without. Some are very functional, or play a specific role. Some are sentimental. Others, if I'm honest, may be beautiful or great writers, but spend more time sat in my pen rack than inked up. When I've … Continue reading Thinning the herd (in other words, FOR SALE)
In my part of the world, we're not blessed with any "proper" stationers. It's just the usual Paperchase and Smiths, selling the odd Lamy, Parker and a Kaweco or two if you're lucky. In the more up-market stores like John Lewis, you'll find some Cross pens and Watermans for graduation gifts. None of the staff … Continue reading Support your local pen shop!
If you're not versed in the ins and outs of Japanese fountain pens (where have you been, living under a rock?!), there are three main brands: Pilot, Sailor, and Platinum. Pilot's perhaps the best known as a fountain pen manufacturer in the west, due to its Vanishing Point, but each has a pedigree of producing … Continue reading A love letter to the Platinum 3776
"What do you do?" "Uh... we make personalised stationery" I first spotted Personalised Stationery (a Ronseal company name, that, if ever I saw one) on Instagram. I thought what it was posting looked really interesting — not just the stationery-related stuff, but some lovely automobilia too, for those of you who might be interested. And … Continue reading Review: hand-made notebooks by Personalised-Stationery.co.uk