Recommendations, Reflections

Stationery Fetish

Chatting with Tori about the merits of a simple Book Journal has reminded me just what a stationery fetish I could have if I just had the disposable income to put towards it.  And the storage space to keep it.

In my comments I made mention of one of my favourite stores – Prints.  I discovered this store way back in the early 2000s on a visit to Singapore.  Sadly it’s current website is terrible.  It takes ages to load in this instantaneous download era and the result when you open it does not do justice to the physical store that I loved to visit.  There is just something about rows of beautiful, colourful designs on notebook covers, diaries, photograph albums, sketchpads and address books.
It draws me in.

Rather like books in the library in fact.   Rows of enticing spines and covers calling out to be read, instead of calling out to be written in.  Hmm.  I wonder if the two predilections go together?

Calling all book nuts….
Are you a stationery lover too?  Do you find yourself wandering the aisles in your local bookstore or stationers just to admire the writing paper sets? Even though you haven’t lifted a pen in traditional letter-writing anger since you discovered email?
Are you brought to a standstill by a window display of colourful paper products that would have felled a small forest?

Inquiring minds would like to know.

Anyway, if you are, I thought I would share a couple of online stores that share my love of the pulped tree.

First up we have Notemaker.   All things paper, writing and organisation as you will see from the listing at the bottom of the home page.  A great place just to thumb through.

Then for paper fiends there is The Japanese Paper Place.  What wonderful designs and colours. Who wouldn’t want reusable paper balloon animals for their kid’s party?

Or for more traditional occasions you can always find a local retailer of Crane stationery.  We used a notecard design of theirs for our wedding gift thank you cards, purchased at this lovely Auckland store.

If you have any favourites you would like to share, please leave me a comment.  I’m always interested in finding new websites to ogle and waste spend time browsing through.

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