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Interview with Menna van Praag

I’m the very grateful owner of a Mont Blanc fountain pen, bought by my husband for my 30th birthday. It cost a small fortune and every time I write with it I feel incredibly blessed. I’m also fiercely protective, since the Mont Blanc adapts to its owner’s hand and if anyone else writes with it… Continue reading Interview with Menna van Praag

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Il Papiro – The Landmark of Paper Lovers

The lovely people at Il Papiro kindly sent us at Papers Pens Poets some information about their history and their products. Il Papiro and its hand decorated papers, were created in 1976 in Florence, Italy, by Francesco Giannini and Gianni Parenti, two, at the time, young men with a strong passion for Florentine crafts. It was… Continue reading Il Papiro – The Landmark of Paper Lovers

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Kiki K in Covent Garden

As part or our recent stationery tour of London, Anita and I popped into Kiki K in Covent Garden, the cool Swedish stationery retailer. This was a new experience for both of us. Kiki K was founded by Kristina Karlsson when she went looking for stationery and organisation solutions for her own home office and didn’t… Continue reading Kiki K in Covent Garden

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London Graphic Centre

As part of our stationery tour of London, Anita and I visited the flagship branch of the London Graphic Centre in Covent Garden. Strictly speaking the London Graphic Centre isn’t a stationery shop. It is an emporium for artists and graphic designers, but there is still plenty of things to thrill a couple of stationery addicts… Continue reading London Graphic Centre

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London Stationery Shop Trail – Il Papiro

As part of our London stationery trail we visited Il Papiro, the idyllic stationery shop in the heart of Covent Garden. When I walked into the shop, I was instantly reminded of Ollivanders™, the wand shop in Diagon Alley™ from the Harry Potter™ movies. There were shelves laden with an assortment of notebooks, diaries, cards, boxes and photo albums all… Continue reading London Stationery Shop Trail – Il Papiro