A good thing when switching to a new job is that it gives you a good reason to start fresh with brand new stationery. Here is how I came to discover two more premium stationery brands (and got myself ready for a new job):
Has it ever happened to you to be deeeeep in a book and suddenly, you realize you might have actually read that book before? Well, I thought that would never happen to me and surprisingly I experienced this recently with the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov.
I love maps and traveling is always a good reason to grab some nice looking maps and go explore. I’ve recently been to New York City and here’s the selection of New York travel maps I used to (re)discover the city:
I’ve been collecting notebooks for a while now, and last time I checked my collection, I realized I had a nice share of black and white notebooks. Shopped from all over the world, blank or ruled, often made from recycled paper, here’s a selection of my preferred notebooks in simple black and white.
On this blog, you can find paper addresses in Vienna, Tokyo or Bristol. Quite funnily, I never took the time to share my paper addresses in Paris, where I’ve been living for ten years now (my! Time flies!). It’s time to make things right. This is in no way a “best-of” list. It’s simply the […]
I have a lot of notebooks, but only a few have the chance to get actually used for real. Among them, even less were deemed exceptional and memorable. Here’s the best of the notebooks I have tested and approved so far.
I visited Bristol a few month ago, and I LOVED it (and the good weather must have help a bit). It’s lively, it’s modern, it’s green: it’s enchanting. I have a thing for harbour cities, Victorian docks and wharves, and Bristol add it all. The old streets, small independent shops and quiet mansions from the […]
From the beginning of this blog (3 years ago last month!), I’ve always wanted to talk about Papier Tigre, but I never found the right words. Now is the time! Papier Tigre is a French stationery brand. They started with eco-friendly notebooks, made out of recycled paper right here in Paris. With bright colours and […]
Paper crushes can happen. I was strolling along the stationery department in Le Bon Marché (one of my favourite address for paper stuff in Paris), checking new brands I didn’t know about. After I had a look at everything, proud of not having bought anything (did I mentioned how many notebooks I have at home?), […]
How I like the excitement of writing the first words in a new notebook! I’ve got this new project I’m working on, and I started using this beautiful Nanuk notebook for it. It has a red binding on the spine, cream-coloured paper, a red grid inside and on the cover as well and… it comes […]
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’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. It is in fact from Thailand. Founded in 2013, they make […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I celebrated my birthday this summer and, thanks to this blog, my friends are well aware that I’m fond of stationery! As a result, I received some nice notebooks as gifts recently:
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
London is one of the cities I keep coming back to, let’s say once a year. Every time I’m reminded how much I love the city, its bricks, its aerial train tracks, its bacon and of course, its bookshops. I have this kind or ritual where I visit my favourite bookshops, one after the other, […]