Welcome to yet another Stationery Sunday! Calligraphy is the art of decorative hand lettering. It's a skill many of us don't possess naturally, myself included, but those who can master it can potentially make a lot of money doing everything from writing peoples' wedding invitations to making personalised gift tags and quotes to be displayed … Continue reading STATIONERY SUNDAY: from Calligraphy novice to pro
I love the sales, but I'll admit: I only love a certain kind of sale. None of this scrapping for a reduced cashmere jumper - no, no. I like things - notebooks, and gadgets, and reduced satchels, and watches. Clothing is what your trusted family get for Christmas to last the year; things are … Continue reading Stationery Sunday: Paperchase Christmas SALE haul
I woke up on Sunday morning to the smell of birthday candles. My boyfriend, who turned 21 on Sunday, sat on the edge of the bed and reminded me of something fantastic: "That Etsy made local fair is today. It's about 15 minutes away from the house." I toiled with keeping my response to an 'oh, cool' … Continue reading The Etsy Made Local Event in Glasgow
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?
Here is another article which was published in Scotcampus Magazine this October, looking at the best coffee houses to cosy up in and get some serious work done this winter in Scotland. You can read the entire magazine here. In this age of portability – with devices as powerful as desktop computers and as small as mobile phones … Continue reading Scotcampus Magazine Article: Scotland’s Best Coffices
Welcome to this week's Stationery Sunday I have a confession to make: I've not been myself lately. Whilst university coursework, editing commitments and social events have all intensified in workload and frequency, I've found myself putting off a lot of things due to stress. I tend to be the type of person who looks at … Continue reading Stationery Sunday: just WHAT IS a Bullet Journal?
Typography; is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing, letter-spacing, and adjusting the space within letters pairs. ~ Bing Typography is just wonderful. From the wet spiralled ink - carefully, delicately, specifically ringed … Continue reading Let’s talk about TYPOGRAPHY
Welcome to this week's Stationery Sunday Ah, yes. My favourite time of the week has arrived. I once hated Sunday's you know. They were too reminiscent of joyful Friday/Saturday events and I generally spent them planning for the week ahead with antagonising misery for they everyday norm. Not anymore; not since starting this blog. … Continue reading Stationery Sunday: CASS ART Student Day
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