Ugh, I just love fresh magazines. There's something so pleasurable in familiarising yourself with the contents in each new edition - getting to witness crisp, glossy (or matte) pages turn grubby under your finger tips. The filthier they get, the greater the testimony to good reading. As you may have seen in one of my previous posts, I … Continue reading Top 3 Magazines You Should be Reading
I work in a paper shop. "Work". I'm paid to talk to people about stationery, pretty gift wrap, Filofaxes and, currently, Christmas decorations. Dream job? Probably. Being just a temporary Sales Assistant for the Christmas period, I'm aware my time within Paperchase is limited. This is yet to impact on my enthusiasm for spending in-store, however, and it's not just notebooks … Continue reading A New Type of Imprint: The Art of the Magazine
There are only a few instances when I will answer my phone whilst in the toilets, one of them most certainly being to hear the feedback from a recent job application to my favourite shop, Paperchase. This blog entry is a little stranger than usual. For ten minutes, allow yourself to forget the factual nature of the magazine articles … Continue reading A job, you say?
Welcome to this week's Stationery Sunday It's here. Finally. My to-do lists are being perfected. My clothes are being thrown over the back of my chair. Most importantly, my bag is being packed. You now have three guesses to find out what's the first to go in it. Going back to school/university is synonymous with one thing in … Continue reading Stationery Sunday: goes back to University
Welcome to this week's Stationery Sunday! This week I'll be looking at the cosiest, most colourful, most inspiring, and definitely the most productive, desk spaces available to drool over on the world wide web, carefully selecting the best components of each to decipher what really is the ULTIMATE space for creativity. As some of you … Continue reading Stationery Sunday: the ULTIMATE dream desk
This morning I was delighted to find that all of my stationery shopping had arrived on the same day. It was like Christmas, my birthday... Any good celebration you can think of, today was it. There was a stationery party happening in my kitchen (of one). And so, each day this week I will be … Continue reading REVIEW: the ICONIC A6 Monthly Planner from The Journal Shop
This article was a guest blog posted on Moon Child's blog. For details on how to contribute yourself, follow the links at the foot of this piece. There are many ways in which I feel I am different – and not in the obnoxious sense, before I begin. Back in high school when I turned … Continue reading YOUniversity Living – a guest blog for ‘Moon Child’
There’s a line of thought that enters the student mind each year when one is faced with the prospect of paying for those lengthy, greatly unanticipated reading lists in place of a crate of beer. The words “how much will this cost?” and “no chance!” generally tend to enter my mind when pasting each helpfully listed … Continue reading Stationery Sunday: Upsizing old books to maximise your social life
Exploring the possibilities of the plain, brown paper notebook.
Do you know what I love? Pens. Oh, and neatly arranged ones at that. I like variety in my writing so much that to achieve the style I want whilst note taking, I carry myself from my computer screen and into the depths of a string bound notebook, embossed with a typewriter on the front. … Continue reading The Stationery Swooner’s beginner guide