Saturday, 29 November 2014

Bureau Direct : Browsing The Catalogue

As I have previously purchased stationery items from Bureau Direct, I now receive their mini-catalogue through the post. It's a slim little thing - only 22 pages - but highlights some of their best sellers, new lines and gift ideas. It's also great to have a book to flick through rather than getting lost on a website with so much choice.

I am totally loving the Castelli 'Edge' Bundle which comes in a choice of five colours and includes an A5 lined notebook with coloured edged paper, matching elastic closing strap, page marker and pen loop. It also comes with a Lamy Tipo rollerball pen in a complimentary colour. 

Castelli, notebook, pen,

Bureau Direct have also recently started stocking the ever-popular washi tape. Their MT Tape comes in a variety of unusual patterns and colours. They also have a Pinterest board dedicated to creative way to use it.

MT Tape, washi tape,

Finally if you like city-themed stationery then you'll absolutely need some of the Paperways Mini City notes and notebooks

paperways, notes, notebooks,

Each page has a website search suggestion to help you find the items easily and they have also included information about their #StationeryWednesday newsletter which has a 10% discount code on the first Wednesday of each month.  Find Bureau Direct on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Doodle Inspiration : Cats

I've been attempting to get creative over the last few months and I've discovered that I have a real love of doodling. It's a great way to completely switch off from the online world and I have to say that my head is a lot better for it.

I guess it was inevitable that cat's would be my doodle subject of choice...

Cat doodle

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Friday, 28 November 2014

Smiggle - Cool Stationery Store Alert


In my opinion, there simply aren't enough cool stationery stores on the highstreet but thanks to Aussie store Smiggle, that's about to change.

Following a successful roll out on the other side of the world they are looking at UK domination with plans for 200 new stores over the next year!

Smiggle really is an assault on your senses. Packed from top to bottom with fun, Japanese inspired, fashion-forward stationery that's perfectly colour co-ordinated in a way that makes you drool.

Smiggle stationery

Smiggle rubbers

Smiggle markers

The store really does have something for everyone. I left with a pencil case, a gel pen set, the three cute rubbers (pictured above), three new pencil sharpeners (in three different colours) and three cute pencils with unicorn rubber toppers. lets face it, everyone needs a pink unicorn pencil in their life. 

You can find Smiggle on Facebook and Twitter and you can find your local Smiggle store here.

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