From Me to You

From Me To You

Next year the charity donations from the sale of our subscription boxes will be going to From Me To You, a charity which helps and encourages people to write to friends or family members who are suffering from cancer. They also accept letters from companies and individuals who  don’t necessarily know a cancer patient but…

Fabriano stationery subscription box contents

Fabriano

Ciao bella! Our October subscription box theme was a change to our usual format and instead comprised items from a single producer – Fabriano. This Italian brand has an impressive pedigree, having existed since the 13th century with Michelangelo, no less, as one of their admirers. Famous for the quality of their art papers for both professional…

Black & White

We went mono for our September 2017 stationery box. I’ve been wanting to include Leuchtturm1917 products in our boxes for some time and this was the perfect opportunity. As with all their books, the paper is extremely good quality and plays nicely with fountain pens. An extra pen loop is always useful and if our subscribers…

Muji pens

Stationary stationery

For many, the noun ‘stationery’ is one of those tricky spelling-bee words, that trips people up when confused with the adjective ‘stationary’. But where does the word stationery come from? While writing on paper has been around since Ancient Egypt, the term ‘stationery’ can be be traced back to medieval England, when in the 13-14th…

Retro stationery

Retro

The August 2017 Retro stationery collection included products from the UK, Holland, France and the USA; we like to bring our customers products from around the world. Rhodia has a superb reputation for the quality of the paper used in their notebooks and journals, and the Heritage collection is no exception. The fact that it’s…

Parallel Lines stationery

Parallel Lines

Stripes and chevrons! The main event in this collection is a gorgeous A5 notebook from French company Atelier 225 featuring a screen printed chevron patterned cover and 120 sheets of removable plain paper. The cover has a beautiful tactile finish to it… and if you look at it for too long it just might make…

Made in Germany stationery collection

Made in Germany

Or “Hergestellt in Deutschland” if you prefer. I first discovered Bindewerk when I found some of their journals and patterned envelopes in Domestic Science in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. This independent bookbindery in southern Germany produces true artisan products, and it is important to the owners that they are the ones who produce the things they sell, and to…

Letterpress

Letterpress

Stationery connoisseurs know that letterpress printing is the original machine based printing method, but today it forms only a small niche produced by highly skilled artisans. However, for those who are not familiar with it here is brief introduction. Letterpress traces its roots back to Gutenberg, where machine presses were used to ‘relief print’ or…