'Introducing' stationery collection

Introducing…

For our August 2020 subscription box we focussed on stationery from brands with which our subscribers might not be so familiar… Archie’s Calligraphy notebooksArtur Rzepka began his business by producing specialist sheets of paper for calligraphers, but has since expanded his range to include notebooks and stunning leather notebook covers. The A5 notebooks in this…

Spotlight Stationery "The Colour Wheel" collection

The Colour Wheel

Primary colours and all the ones in between. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve painted a colour wheel over the years, so this July 2020 subscription collection certainly brought back happy memories of paint-and-paper based messy fun! We started with two products from Cavallini. First, a set of three pocket notebooks, each with…

Venetian Mornings

“A Venetian morning is alight with marvels”. Our July 202 collection was inspired by the notebook we selected; a beautiful journal from PaperBlanks called “Venetian Mornings”. The stunning cover design captures some of the splendid daybreak palette of the ancient city, inspired by a Venetian binding for a Renaissance-era book containing two treatises on colours. The…

Stay write at Home stationery subscription box

Stay Write at Home

For May 2020 we collaborated with our friends at Collins Debden on their #StayWriteAtHome campaign promoting mindful journalling as a benefit to mental wellbeing. There’s lots to love about this Collins Edges Rainbow journal, and the rainbow page edge printing is one of our favourite features and we know our subscribers loved it too. We…

Mindful Journaling

Learning how to mindful journal with Collins

During May we’ve been collaborating with Collins on their #StayWriteAtHome campaign which is promoting mindful journalling as a benefit to mental wellbeing. We invited their marketing manager, Richard Sloan, wrote a blog post explaining their reasons for the campaign. Over to Richard: “This week (18th-24th May) marks Mental Health Awareness Week. And with the current…

Marble stationery subscription box

Marble

Marble, marbled paper… and granite! We might be just a tiny bit biased, but we think this is one of the most gorgeous stationery collections we’ve ever put together… The stunning marbled cover of the Charfleet Book Bindery notebook is just beautiful and has a wonderfully tactile finish. A mixture of lined, dot grid and…

"Dots" stationery subscription box

Dots

Our very first subscription box theme back in January 2016 was “Circles, Dots & Spheres” so we decided to (partly) duplicate that for our fifty first collection. This really is a big brand box. We started with two B6 dot grid notebooks, one from Leuchtturm1917, always a favourite brand with our subscribers; they’re a very…

"Gold" stationery subscription box

Gold

Gold is the traditional gift for a fiftieth anniversary, so what better theme could there possibly be for our fiftieth stationery subscription box? We’ve featured several Castelli notebooks over the years, and chose one of their “Wabi Sabi” designs for this collection. Wabi Sabi is the Japanese philosophy of accepting imperfections and making the most…

50 Spotlight Stationery subscription boxes

Our 50th subscription box!

Back in January 2016 when Rob and I were packing the subscription boxes for our first month, two things struck me; one,  folding flat-packed cardboard cartons takes FOR EVER and two, how lonely our single file copy looked on its shelf. Today, that box – bottom left, “Spots, Circles & Spheres” theme – has 49…