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White Calligraphy Pens from Manuscript

I have always admired fine calligraphy. The sort written on vellum or parchment with lovely illustrations entwined around the initial capital letter further illuminated with gold leaf. Probably because these early books were the first to be treasured. Sadly my attempts at writing anything so fine have always ended in a spidery ink blot, not… Continue reading White Calligraphy Pens from Manuscript

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Interview with Alex Woolf

When I was invited to write about a favourite stationery item, I was stumped. I love stationery in the general sense. I relish the feel and smell of it, especially when brand new, but I couldn’t think of a particular item that I could call a favourite. I hunted around my desk to see if anything there sparked a particular affection. I… Continue reading Interview with Alex Woolf

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Star Wars – the best character in a notebook

Anita and I saw so many great things at the London Stationery Show. We were like a pair of dogs in the forest, not knowing which stand to sniff next. Some exhibitors were selling practicality – Pilot and Lamy had row upon row of pens. Others were selling the stationery lifestyle with matching To Do… Continue reading Star Wars – the best character in a notebook

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May the 4th be with you

To celebrate Star Wars Day, I am going to show you a selection of Star Wars stationery we saw at the London Stationery Show. There were several stalls displaying licensed Star War goods.  The first we came across was Pyramid International. They showed us several different Star Wars items including a Chewbacca notebook and a… Continue reading May the 4th be with you