Upgrade Your Fountain Pen
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by Gemma Plumbridge
4y ago
There are few things in life that truly surpass the joy of writing with a fountain pen. The feel of the nib as it glides across the page. The way the pen itself makes you slow down and consider your words more carefully. More than any other tool, it is a trusted friend that can accompany you for years, if not a lifetime. If you’re already a fountain pen fan, then you may think it’s time to upgrade your fountain pen. Both aesthetically, and in terms of usability, there is huge variety out there, with something for every taste, style and budget. But watch out, some additions can be costly. Go Fo ..read more
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Soothing Stationery For Relaxing Writing
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by Gemma Plumbridge
5y ago
Imagine yourself sitting in the shade by a gorgeous villa, looking out to sea. The endless horizon reminds you of the first line on a clean, crisp page in a brand new notebook. You take a sip of an excellent wine, remove the lid from your favourite pen, and start to write… We don’t know about you, but amidst the daily grind, we often find our mind drifting to a ‘happy place’ where we have the time, energy and inclination to sit down and write that novel we’ve been dreaming about. Even if you’re not in the South of France right now, the relaxing benefits of writing still apply. Who hasn’t cons ..read more
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Sustainable Stationery: Going Plastic Free
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by Gemma Plumbridge
5y ago
How to ditch disposables to save the world Saying no to plastic carrier bags and water bottles might be an adjustment, but if you’re like most people, you’re probably happily making steps to make your lifestyle more sustainable where you can. However, there might be one small but significant part of your sustainability journey that you haven’t considered...your stationery. The Bic Crystal - probably the most famous plastic pen in the world - was invented in 1950. Since then, they’ve reportedly sold 57 pens a second, meaning that there are over 100 billion of them in the world. How many of thes ..read more
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Backpackers Best
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by Gemma Plumbridge
5y ago
If you love to travel, you’ll know how important it is to document your memories for posterity. From writing postcards home to tell loved ones about what you’ve seen, to jotting in a gorgeous travel journal you’ll treasure forever, the right stationery can be one of the best souvenirs you’ll buy...before you’ve even left! We already shared a few of our favourite luxury travel essentials, but being on a budget is no reason to miss out. Whether you’re waving your teenager off to a hostel, or exploring somewhere new and exciting on your own, here’s our list of backpacking essentials (no backpacki ..read more
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From Me To You: Tackling Cancer One Handwritten Letter at a Time
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by Gemma Plumbridge
5y ago
There are few things in life as valuable as a handwritten letter. Whether you’re sending or receiving, a personal note written in the unique script of a friend or loved one is something to be treasured. Even if your scrawl is more ‘scribble’ than ‘scribe’, taking the time to put pen to paper can be an incredibly meaningful gesture. There’s a good reason so many people hang on to their old love letters. Although email is arguably more efficient, a letter provides so much more than its content. After all, it is a physical representation of the time and effort that you spent composing and posting ..read more
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Anywhere, Anytime: 5 Freelancer Essentials
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by Gemma Plumbridge
5y ago
There are around 5 million freelancers in the UK, meaning that more than 15% of us are now self-employed. As any freelancer knows, taking control of your own business can be both liberating and terrifying, so it’s worth putting together a tool-kit that makes you feel productive, prepared, and ready to tackle each day. When you’re the face of your own operation, you might naturally find yourself paying more attention to your “personal brand”. From your clothes, to your workspace, to your stationery, what you choose to use says a lot about the product that you’re trying to sell. While working in ..read more
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A Pen To Remember: Buying an Heirloom
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by Gemma Plumbridge
5y ago
We live in a disposable culture. Most of what we own - from clothes to coffee cups - lasts weeks or years, not generations. When it comes to writing, if you want to leave a mark that lasts a lifetime and beyond, it might be time to think about putting aside those cheap plastic biros and investing in a family heirloom. Anyone who is lucky enough to have received one knows that a stylish pen is a treasured gift. It sits at a lower price point than a watch or silverware, but serves a similar function: inviting the recipient to associate positive memories with its use, and serving as a special, t ..read more
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Spring Into Summer Colours
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by Gemma Plumbridge
5y ago
The sun is out, the skies are blue, and it’s almost summer again. From fun-filled beach days to long, relaxing evenings with friends, there’s plenty to look forward to...not least this season’s dazzling colour trends. Inspired by London Fashion Week, we’ve uncovered the top statement shades to keep an eye out for this year. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, or a little something to get you through the final few days of winter, these pieces will add an irresistible pop of colour to your stationery wardrobe. Sure, we’re yet to see *biro-chic* on the runway, but why not lead the glamour p ..read more
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