The number of products being made from recycled materials is growing all the time but it’s not often you find something made from discarded take away drink cups. In fact, many people still believe that these cups cannot be recycled; how wrong can you be because today’s review is a sketch book made using the CupCylcling technology of James Cropper. Continue reading “Made From Coffee Cups, Seabright’s A4 Landscape CupCycling™ ECO Sketchbook”
As a person with an ink collection that could politely be described as ‘substantial’ you wouldn’t think that there would be much on the market that I would want to add to it. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – November ’20 – Diamine Red Dragon”
We live in a world where you would be hard pressed to find a material that has not been used to create part or all of a fountain pen and design is only limited by the imagination. And over forty years ago the imagination of Haruo Umeda (aka Mr Fountain Pen) created the Platinum 3776 Gathered and since its creation it has stood out as a truly unique fountain pen; if it wasn’t most of us would probably never have heard of it. Continue reading “A most unusual fountain pen, the Platinum 3776 Gathered “
With Hallowe’en fast approaching its pumpkin time again and therefore it is rather fitting that this month’s ink is the wonderful orange ink, Pumpkin Patch by Ferris Wheel Press. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – October ’20 – Pumpkin Patch By Ferris Wheel Press”
About a week or so ago I was in my local Muji and I had found nothing new when, as I was leaving, I looked up and spotted some very neatly stacked boxes. Continue reading “Boxes By Muji”
Choosing Keeping is an independent stationery store at 21 Tower Street not far from Covent Garden who sell some of the most wonderful stationery you can imagine; and for a long time, they have been on my list of places to visit. So far, though, I have only managed to visit them online and I do this every so often to see what is new and indulge in a little window shopping and it was on one of these visits that I came across their own brand inks.
As you all know I am a big Harry Potter fan; I love the books and the movies and as a result of this I tend to collect some of the merchandise; so I have a house scarf, many many notebooks and I’ve just ordered my tarot cards from KookieAndRookie, go take a look the cards are awesome.
Once upon a time Muji decided to make a nylon cosmetic brush case and shortly after that I went into a Muji store and thought “Wow, that could make a good pen case”; and a few minutes later I left the store and with two cases and some other ‘very necessary’ stationery purchases.
Scotch Brown is an unusual name for a brown ink as Scottish whisky varies widely in colour from shades of light golden honey to dark amber giving the ink maker quite a range of colours to work with, and as you can see from the main picture this ink is definitely a chocolate brown and not a whisky brown. Continue reading “Monteverde Scotch Brown Ink”
As this time of year is ‘back to school’ time I thought this month I would choose a school (or work) appropriate ink but still one with a bit of a difference. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – September ’20 – Mabie Todd’s Magpie Blue/Black”