How to store your pen collection

How to store your pen collection

Storing your pens correctly can prevent a variety of problems, such as pens drying out or unwanted ink stains and marks on fabric. The good news is, it is easy to store pens in a manner that will facilitate long life and minimal issues — however, the perfect storage solution…
A beginner’s guide to rollerball pens

A beginner’s guide to rollerball pens

If you’re new to rollerball pens, the chances are you’ve seen them online or on shelves in-store and may have assumed they’re the same as ballpoint pens as they look so alike. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the world of rollerball pens — explaining what they are, how…
The best writing tools for left-handed people

The best writing tools for left-handed people

With 10 per cent of the world’s population being left-handed, it’s about time the world acknowledged that one in 10 people write with their left hand and designed all objects with this fact in mind. If you are left-handed, you might find you have some issues using certain writing tools…
Five ways to sharpen a pencil

Five ways to sharpen a pencil

You might be reading this and thinking, ‘surely there’s only one way to sharpen a pencil?’ — in which case, prepare for your eyes to be opened to a whole new world! Otherwise, the chances are you are reading this because you know there are various ways to sharpen a…
Meet the brand: Tombow

Meet the brand: Tombow

Tombow was founded back in 1913 in Japan by 28-year-old entrepreneur Harunosuke Ogawa. Originally manufacturing pencils only, the company has since branched out and now manufactures many of the world’s favourite art, design, school and office stationery products. Each Tombow product is a blend of beauty, function and precision, and…
Back to school: stationery essentials

Back to school: stationery essentials

Shopping for school stationery is one of the great joys of a new academic year. In this article we’ll take a look at our back to school stationery shopping list to make sure you have all the essentials when your first lesson begins – not forgetting the best school pens,…
How to use a fountain pen for calligraphy

How to use a fountain pen for calligraphy

Fountain pen calligraphy has been a popular pastime for generations but in recent years, it’s seen a resurgence just like fountain pens have. It’s an activity that requires focus and concentration, and while getting it perfect can be frustrating at times, it’s also relaxing and yields a decorative result. A…
A beginner’s guide to eco-friendly stationery

A beginner’s guide to eco-friendly stationery

Eco-friendly stationery is a broad category that encompasses recycled and sustainable stationery, along with zero-waste gifts like eco-friendly notebooks that can be fully recycled once they have been used. The term applies to all kinds of green stationery, from eco-friendly pens and pencils, to recycled notebooks and ethical stationery gifts…