You don’t have to be a stationery addict to be drawn to an item of stationery. More than a functional piece to have as part of your writing kit, I’m sure you agree with me that stationery is also a fashion accessory.
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Stationery designs tend to follow the catwalks but did you know that stationery has also inspired designs on the catwalk too? 3Ms Post-It Notes made a fashion statement in collaboration with London-based fashion label Fyodor Golan at London Fashion Week last year. Part of the Never Just A Little collection was inspired by the colours and shapes of Post-it products. How cool is that! Stationery is never boring. 🙂
One collection I’m loving this Spring is Country from *Voyage Maison. Their website says:
“Voyage has built a reputation worldwide with innovative and stylish designs for the interiors market. Our boundless energy, creative focus and expertise allow us to reinvent ourselves each season. We create considered and beautifully designed cushions, accessories and furniture for your home. Each piece is individually designed using natural fibres such as cotton, linen, wool and silk.”
The notebooks and organisers are sublime!
Stationery Subscription Boxes
There’s one trend that looks as if it’s here to stay and that’s the stationery subscription box. If you’re a regular blog reader you’ll know that I love the monthly themed Sherbetbox from Claire Keay’s Sherbet Lane. Claire has a fabulous Facebook group where there is lots of interaction (and a weekly giveaway) and in the shop you’ll find items for sale from the subscription boxes too.
Claire Keay designs her own illustrations so everything is unique. There’s no doubt that Sherbet Lane is an exciting place to shop online.
(pssst Claire is hosting a National Stationery Week giveaway of 3 months membership to the SherbetBox Club. Winner to be drawn 7pm BST 29th April so get entering!).
Search Google (or your preferred search engine) and you’ll find other companies offering stationery subscription boxes and if you search on social media you’ll get to hear what others are saying about them too.
Browsing through the Stationery Matters Spring/Summer magazine one product stood out for me. With biodegradable materials and the environment very much a priority today, if you’re looking for a pencil, you can’t go wrong with a Treewise Pencils. Made from 100% recycled newspapers, the facts on their website state:
- To make wooden pencils, forests the size of 90 tennis courts are cut down every minute to supply wood.
- Many pencil manufactures use wood taken from the rain forest.
- Deforestation is a major cause of many negative enviromental changes.
- Recycling 12.5 feet stack of newspapers saves a 20 foot pine tree.
The only downside is they don’t seem to be readily available to purchase. I’ve found a seller on Ebay but places like Amazon are out of stock. Treewise Pencils have a stand at the National Stationery Show this year so hopefully they’ll be available from more stockists.
If you’re considering reducing your carbon footprint, *Pukka Pad have a recycled range (yes, another favourite brand of mine and not just because they’re local). You don’t have to compromise on quality and still buy at a reasonable price.
I’m loving these bold designs too. What do you think?
The Royal Wedding
With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding due to take place on 19th May in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle I think all things ‘London’ will be on trend this year. I’ve no doubt visitors will come from far and wide, lining the procession route through Windsor and will want to take home a memento (of course they might not be stationery addicts like us!). I can’t think of anything better than stationery that says ‘London.’ 🙂
Reasonable prices … and having tried out their stationery I can guarantee top quality.
What other products do you think will be popular this year in relation to the royal wedding? The flowers in Meghan’s bouquet perhaps?
I’ve seen the popularity of hand lettering rise over the past couple of years and it just feels natural to pair that with inspirational quotes and use on front covers of notebooks and journals.
Browsing on the *Etsy store, I found some gorgeous notebooks such as this one from The Seashack Designs:
And still in the Etsy store, my favourite quote on the cover of a notebook from Literary Emporium:
Another trend which I think will continue to be popular.
Do you have a favourite brand?
I must admit if it looks good at a reasonable price I’ll buy it although I am pretty loyal to my favourites.
Happy Stationery Hoarding 🙂
Check out my Etsy shop, Parkview Creative, for handcrafted crochet gifts.
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This week is National Stationery Week (23rd – 29th April).
“The aim of National Stationery Week has always been to celebrate writing by hand, to get people all over the world talking about and sharing details of their favourite stationery products and retailers, and of course, for everyone to send more letters and cards.”
A couple of years ago, I wrote about the importance of writing. Since then Bullet Journals have grabbed the nation’s interest and for the last quarter in 2017 Google searches increased for ‘leather notebook’ by 25% and ‘personalised notebook’ by 64%. Surely not a coincidence.
Remember I mentioned Voyage Maison earlier? I have The ‘Spring Flight’ notebook from the Country collection and a sparkly pen (Enchanted Garden brand) up for grabs for one of my lucky blog readers:
Size H21.5 x W15.5 cm
Also up for grabs is this gorgeous ‘Shoot for the Moon’ project planner notebook from Sherbet Lane.
A5 wire bound notebook, 120gsm paper, 50 pages.
The Shoot for the Moon planner has pages to fill in your goals, pages to break your goal down into manageable stages, dotted grid pages to keep notes and inspirational quotes. Isn’t it gorgeous!
Last but not least! is this bold and fun 3 journal pack (brand George Stanley) and pen (Robert Frederick):
Each notebook has 48 lined pages and measures 15.2cm x 20.3cm.