I first heard about Anand Prakash a few years ago when I read a footnote in a review of Indian fountain pens; the note was very complimentary and talked about how old blueprints had been saved and recycled into notebook covers and the like. I was intrigued by this and took a trip to the website and sure enough there were the blueprint notebooks and a whole host of other wonderful things. I purchased a few items as gifts and was very impressed and then this year I ordered quite a few things and decided to review them. Continue reading “Stationery by Anand Prakash”
On the 28th February ’20 I decided, on my way in to work, to take a small detour and visit a Primark store; assuming, correctly, that it would be quiet first thing in the morning and I could look around in peace. What this normally amounts to is me buying far more than I expected; and that’s exactly what happened. Continue reading “The Great Harry Potter Haul”
I’ve been looking at the Toolbox for, at least, a couple of years and because of the price it’s always been one of those things I’ve been glad went out of stock quite quickly and thereby saving me from the horrors of procrastination. Continue reading “Classiky Desktop Toolbox”
I was lucky enough to be one of the last people whose orders were shipped by Bureau Direct before they closed their doors. My last order with them was a small one; I ordered five Papelote Pen Holders. If I’d had an inkling of what was to come I would have ordered more, a lot more as these excellent note book straps are hard to come by; even Papelote don’t sell them separately you can only buy them with a notebook or similar.
Continue reading “Papelote Pen Holder / Notebook Strap”
The first thing I should say is that this notebook cover was given to me by Laura at Esplanade London, following a recent review of her double pen sleeve, with no expectation other than I should use it and enjoy it. In return for her kindness I am writing this review. Continue reading “The Esplanade London A5 Harris Tweed Notebook Cover”
Before I go on to talk about the pen holder, I think I should tell you how I came across it.
I was reading some posts on Fountain Pen Network (FPN) and one of the members, OCArt, had posted that he had seen this pen holder on a French site, Stylo-Plume.org. This peaked my curiosity and I decided to investigate a little further; with the help of Google Translate I was able to follow the trail back to Tradisign and explore the site. Continue reading “Tradisign Leather Pen Holder”