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…

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…

Spotlight Stationery at the Cheltenham College Christmas Fair

Spotlight on the road!

Along with our sister business, Stationery & Art, we’ll be selling our gorgeous stationery at several gift markets in the run up to Christmas, so if you’d like to come along and say hello and solve all your Christmas present problems! Where to find us: 22nd November, 7.30 – 9.30pmLadies Pamper EveningThe Holiday Inn, Barnwood,…

Retro wooden pencil box

Who is JB Cutter?

When I saw this retro wooden pencil box in a vintage market in Gloucestershire, I couldn’t believe my luck; I’d been looking for one for a long time! I used to have a pencil box just like this when I was very young so it immediately brought back a lot of memories. They were quite…

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…

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…