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All week I’ve been banging on about how lovely stationery is, and I’m not about to go back on that… BUT it’s not just about pretty notebooks and paperclips. So, with some lovely but also very practical stationery from Flying Tiger (F.K.A Tiger), let’s chat about how to stay organised. You’ll thank me for these on Monday… Multi-master A lot of people say that multi tasking is actually bad for productivity, but I guess it depends on...

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Stationery doesn’t have to be standard. Every notebook is unique because every stationery user/lover is different. No two pages of notes/doodles are the same, so why settle for the same when you can do something different? Ok, enough riddles: I’m talking about some stationery personalisation. You can easily turn a notebook into a piece of art with just a few stickers, even those who like a more minimal approach. It sounds simple, but it’s SO effective...

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Last year I confessed something that probably made stationery addicts everywhere gasp in horror (dramatic, much?). 2016 was the first time I heard about National Stationery Week being a real thing. Maybe this is you right now!? ha But anyway, yes, it is ‘a thing’ and the 2017 stationery hype is in full swing as I post this – in fact TODAY is World Stationery Day. I hope you’ve been geeking out over pencils with no shame?...

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What’s the best way to good karma during National Stationery Week? (No, this isn’t a joke btw) Well yes, you could selflessly hand out free stationery to make people smile. But if like me, you’re not one to part with stationery easily, you’ll be glad to hear that there’s another way! Sure there’s lots of great stationery to indulge in on the high street, but what about supporting some creatives and small businesses? We all KNOW that...

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Sometimes it’s easy to forget, but our desks are more than just a space. They’re the home of our productivity, creativity and most importantly, our stationery. If you didn’t already know, today is the first day of National Stationery Week (the best week of the year, obvs!) and to celebrate I’ve teamed up with Paperchase to show my desk some love. It’s time for challenge Desk Refresh! I’m always popping into the flagship store on Tottenham Court Road, and with...

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After attending Pulse back in May, I’d already added it’s sister fair Top Drawer to my calendar (although it’s not open to the public: press & trade only). I pencilled it in for the Monday, but then In The Window invited me to join them for a screenprinting workshop with Daniel Heath on the Sunday, so I moved a few things around. I can always make time for screenprinting! I met with Emma and Fab,...

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Papergang from Ohh Deer is the latest craze: a subscription of stationery to feed your habit every month! Over the past 3 months I have been enjoying the novelty of stationery being delivered to my door and have filmed a Youtube video or three of the unboxing process – and if you haven’t watched them, WHY aren’t you subscribed to my Youtube channel!? There are a few other creative bloggers who are also making unboxing videos...

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It’s not often that I find myself at press events really, but with a new flat to deck out I decided to hop west and visit Olympia in Kensington for Pulse London, a 3 day show for all things lifestyle, home ware and gifting. Was it worth travelling like 20 stops on the tube? Let me tell/show you: The main reason I had travelled across half of London, was for one of the discussion panels...

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It’s amazing how far word of mouth can travel – to the other side of the world in fact! Last year my friend (Hi Christie) brought me a present back from her travels to Australia; a white letter N. I noticed it was from a brand called Typo, and after a bit of a google I found out that it was a cool brand selling design lead gifts and stationery. I followed them on social media...

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Last week I was so thrilled to be invited to the Bloggers event at Paperchase. It’s no secret that I’m a massive fan of everything creative/stationery, so I was really excited to get a sneak peek of the new collections. Walking into the room full of new products, I was happy to see some familiar faces (Uli of Found Some Paper) and some new ones (Tessa from All Things Stationery). The Paperchase design team were...

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Waving goodbye to Summer and welcoming Autumn, there’s lots of  ‘back to school’/’back to Uni’ talk. Now, I know I’m a bit past all of that now I’ve graduated BUT any excuse to look at nice stationery things, right? So here’s a few things I would be popping in my basket… 1. Paperchase Polka dot notebook | 2. HAY storage boxes | 3. Present & Correct mini clipboard | 4. HAY Striped Feather Pen | 5. HAY...

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Working in a design studio, you see all kinds of things arrive; paper, wood flooring, metals, tiles and more. When a parcel from All Colour Envelopes arrived in the studio, I didn’t expect it to cause such a stir. I’m used to Graphic Designers geeking out about stationery, but everyone was so excited by the shiny, glittery and bright colours. This is one for all of you stationery nerds out there… Ahhh – how much do...

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Yesterday Mitch Goldstein (who if you have twitter and don’t follow, you need to NOW) tweeted this video and I just wanted to share it with you because it made me smile: FYI, I’m a Graphic Designer. Apparently it’s a ‘cool’ job? We’re so creative and mysterious – who even knows what we do all day? Menus and logos and things like that. Pamphlets and DJ flyers. Logos, stationery and soap. Letterheads and logotypes. We’re...

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With Christmas drawing closer, the pressure of buying that ‘perfect’ gift is on. As I mentioned, I’m not really into Christmas (although I’ve been feeling a lot more festive compared to previous years) but as a Graphic Designer one thing I do like looking at and thinking about is the detailing. The wrapping paper, ribbons, tags, cards – all the things that make boxes look pretty! So when Hobbycraft asked me if I wanted to...

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Whether you’re just starting or  have nearly finished a degree, there are items which all creative students need in their toolbox. When your student loan only stretches so far buying the right items is important, and after graduating in Graphic Design last year I’ve got a bit of experience when it comes to stationery shopping. I know it can be a little overwhelming, so when Ryman chose me as their August Blog Party winner, I...

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