Of books, paper, maps & other wonders

Paper Poetry ‘Welcome Home’ garland

Paper Poetry 'Welcome Home' garland

I first discovered the Paper Poetry garlands and paper letters last year in Vienna. Although I liked very much these colourful and shiny letters, I had no use for it at the time. (I’m trying to avoid compulsive stationery purchases that have no direct purpose – not easy.) So I moved on, hoping some day I’ll have a good occasion to display some lovely letters at home!

That day came earlier this year, when a « Welcome Home » was all I needed. After searching quickly for messaged garlands, here I was again face to face with Paper Poetry. I couldn’t say no this time, bought it on perlesandco.com (they have a .co.uk website too). Didn’t take long before I received it. (more…)

A piece(s) of paper – Notebook

I’ve spent a day in Bangkok some time ago, and while strolling its super modern department stores, I found these notebooks by the brand A piece(s) of paper. I was attracted by the beautiful architectural design and the fact that is was seemingly Japanese.

 

A piece(s) of paper notebook

 

It is in fact from Thailand. Founded in 2013, they make eco-friendly stationery products. They first started selling a reusable wrapping paper. With a perforated line that you can tear, you don’t rip the paper off and you can then reuse it for other purposes.

What I also liked about these A piece(s) of notebooks I saw is that, for the same model, you can choose which kind of paper you get – lined, with a dotted grid or blank. Thus you don’t have to choose between the design and the kind of paper you want!

A good surprise in Bangkok!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/apiecesofpaper/

A Paper Hunt in Tokyo

I recently went to Japan, to Tokyo this time. And there, I’ve been hunting for nice stationery or paper-related shops and places. Here are the nice addresses I found. You’ll find why I liked it below, district by district, and you can see where it is in the city thanks to a map, working with what3words addresses (starting with “///”). Hope you’ll like it!
 
A Paper Hunt in Tokyo
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Secret Santa notebook: Alibabette

Secret Santa notebook Alibabette

 

Each year at work, at the time of Christmas, we celebrate with a Secret Santa.

I guess it’s getting known that I love stationery!… Last year I got a beautiful Paperblanks planner. This year a got a lovely notebook, from the French brand Alibabette. Its cover is inspired by Chinese and Japanese patterns from the early 20th century. It reminds me of delicate lacquer boxes, it’s really nice!

Thank you, dear colleague who had this good idea!

o(*^▽^*)o

A gift guide for map lovers

A gift guide for map lovers by Wapapum

It’s been a while I started this list of map-related products that could be nice gifts, and I was like “who cares if it’s not the Xmas season?”… Well, time has passed and it’s only now that I’m able to publish this article, so here it is!

Are you looking for a gift for that dear one who loves map? Here are some examples of articles they could like!

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Dream & Do notebook

Dream & Do Navucko notebook

How convenient!!

I was thinking today I should start a new notebook to write down my crazy dreams… And here I find the perfect one while tidying my place!

I tend to have so many notebooks that I sometimes forget about the ones I bought. They just wait to be discovered, some day, lying on my busy shelves. And surprise! I rediscover them… <3

I bought this one in Koln in a pop-store and it comes from the German brand Navucko. I love its catchy foiled sentence, the typography and the overall simplicity of it.
Now let’s go dream a bit to have something to write in it!

 

A selection of orange stationery

An orange stationery selection

Whether you prefer A Clockwork Orange or Orange is the new black, well, it’s all about orange stationery today!

In the last few months I’ve been surrounded by orange stationery. I made this selection to answer all your cravings for anything orange (but mostly stationery, books and maps!). It features some of my favourite stationery brands and publishers, so I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do! (more…)

A paper walk in Vienna

As I spent a few days in Vienna for the first time, I was delighted to find lots of nice shops and bars. The city has a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. It exudes a sense of cool, and design is everywhere – at least in its 6th and 7th districts, where I spent most of my time. For the paper lovers you are, here is a selection of shops (= books and stationery) that I came across in the trendy Neubau district, that I’d like to share with you. Hope you’ll enjoy this walk as much as I did!

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Honeycomb notebook by Paperways

Honeycomb mini notebook by Paperways

Some days ago a very dear friend gave me, to my surprise, an old analog camera: an Olympus OM10. Her mother had found it unused and forgotten in the ceiling while emptying the family house. I’m not familiar with analogue photography, but recently I heard a photographer saying he started with analogue photography by recording all the pictures he took in a notebook he kept with him at all times. To keep track of the settings and conditions when he took the pictures, and improve on it. I decided to do the same.

After cleaning and charging a brand new film in the camera (let’s hope it still work), I took my collection of notebooks (it’s getting big!): time to select a notebook! *** Excitement!!!***

I needed a very small and handy notebook, not too soft because it will travel a lot, not too heavy because I will have to carry, etc. And there I found it: a Paperways mini notebook with honeycombed patterned paper. It’s small and original, exactly what I needed!

 

 

Paperways honeycomb notebook

 

And if you’re into cute Korean stationery like me, you’ll find a selection of Korean stationery here.