It’s stationery, Jim, but not as we know it.
What is it about stationery in tins? I first saw these Cavallini pencils in Scriptum, a very fine stationery emporium in Oxford which you really should visit if you get the chance. For over 25 years Cavallini has been producing the highest quality of gift and stationery products, drawing inspiration from the Cavallini archives.
From 19th century anatomical charts to mid-century travel guides, from maps to botanical plates, the collection spans hundreds of years and preserves a vast variety of both everyday ephemera and rare, iconic images.
The obvious theme to give us the excuse to include these pencils in one of our boxes was “Space”, but what to include with them?
Another producer that’s been on my radar for some time now, mainly through social media, is Darkstar Collection. Craig produces lovely pocket notebooks, and larger ones too, from his base in Wales. He kindly sent me some samples and they were the perfect fit for this theme (and the box!)
With the addition of a Diplomat 0Gravity pen (always useful if you happen to find yourself on the International Space Station…) and a star patterned roll of washi tape, the collection was complete.
This particular stationery set was a big hit with our subscribers, and I mean BIG! It has sold out completely but you can still subscribe in time for our next box… go on, indulge your passion for stationery!