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Started by rainwoman on Feb 26, 2017 4:00:17 PM
Papyrophilia - let's get stationary about stationery

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170120-why-paper-is-the-real-killer-app

For those who get giddy palpitations when perusing stationery possibilities.

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rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:01:17 (#1 of 328)

No fist-fights about moleskines vs Leuchtturm1917, please.

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:02:44 (#2 of 328)

A recent weekend break led to a pleasurable hour lost in this wondrous outlet: http://www.bartrums.co.uk/ (the shop, not the website).

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:03:31 (#3 of 328)

https://www.bureaudirect.co.uk/

This site has had more of my money than I'd like to admit.

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:03:56 (#4 of 328)

And this one: https://www.cultpens.com/

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:04:21 (#5 of 328)

<goes for a lie down just from thinking about it>

Gotout - 26 Feb 2017 16:05:05 (#6 of 328)

I bought a brand new 2017 Filofax a couple of weeks ago in a tabletop sale. Still boxed for £3.50, couldn't believe my luck!

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:34:41 (#7 of 328)

Ooh! What colour?

Gotout - 26 Feb 2017 16:37:50 (#8 of 328)

Black (my favourite colour) I'd been looking for a cheap set of inserts for my old non Filofax organiser and this turned up!





I'd forgotten how thick they are when they are new!

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 16:51:13 (#9 of 328)

Sounds good. I have a clipbook - suits my toddler scrawl across various pages a little better.

Gotout - 26 Feb 2017 16:58:59 (#10 of 328)

I've just looked on the official site , it would have been £31! No way would I have paid anything like that!

rainwoman - 26 Feb 2017 17:11:28 (#11 of 328)

Bargain!

Gotout - 26 Feb 2017 17:16:27 (#12 of 328)

Now I have to transcribe my clutter to the new organiser. The old one is about 10 years old but still in good condition, I can't bear to throw it away so I suspect I will have two organisers!

RosyLovelady - 26 Feb 2017 18:24:36 (#13 of 328)

I got a snazzy filofax type thingy in the Smythson sale in about 1990 and I still haven't written anything in it.

pranzingfrogg - 26 Feb 2017 20:21:09 (#14 of 328)

I buy A4 page to a day diaries a month or so into the year when stationers are selling them off cheaply. With Over 300 A4 pages plus notes they're the ideal size for writing my unpublished* novels.

*Deservedly so, I should add.

fenderstrat - 26 Feb 2017 20:26:01 (#15 of 328)

Ive a liking for using A3 pads of artists paper to plan documents or courses. This also gives me an excuse to use my lovely faber castell pencil crayons, all 120 or so of them, in their smashing tin.

Pentecost - 26 Feb 2017 20:27:44 (#16 of 328)

I still have a drawer full of foolscap my Dad bequeathed me 15 years ago. It only really gets an outing when I set the pub Quiz and I can get rid of it as answer paper.

moto748 - 26 Feb 2017 20:58:39 (#17 of 328)

This also gives me an excuse to use my lovely faber castell pencil crayons, all 120 or so of them, in their smashing tin.

Funny, I always thought of you as older than that. fender...

fenderstrat - 26 Feb 2017 21:01:09 (#18 of 328)

Heh. Perfectly respectable medium, though.

invicta - 26 Feb 2017 21:15:18 (#19 of 328)

Cult Pens is a nice site but it does show that nobody is making the pens I like any more... I do wish someone would make a pen with a plastic tip, 0.5-0.6mm line, which isn't a Berol or a Fineliner. Berol are a splendid company but their design shout "infant school" not Business environment, and I wreck Fineliners (always have, due to restricted control of my right hand). The only other way to get a decent writing pen is to use an old-school Fountain Pen (Parker Vector with Blue/Black Quink, ftw), but there's always the risk that the darn thing will leak.

I am also trying to remember the brand of posh crayons/drawing pencils my kids used at the Turner Gallery in Margate. Never seen jewel colour ones before; my daughter made some lovely seascapes with them. German, I think....

Gotout - 26 Feb 2017 21:21:59 (#20 of 328)

Is a uni-ball eye fine no good invicta? I used to use one of those when I needed some neat work and I really liked them.

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