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Stuart's Notebooks

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

(This article was originally published on stuartlennon.com) Mike Hurley and Federico Viticci, two of my favourite podcasters, are fans of #the multi-pad lifestyle. I believe the phrase may have been coined on Cortex, a show that Mike does with CGP Grey, but don't quote me on that. I live the multi-pad lifestyle too. They, of course, are talking about iPads. I’m talking about pads. Paper ones. You know, like notebooks. I use a lot of notebooks. Let me give you an insight. 1. I carry a pocket notebook and a writing instrument everywhere. When I wake, it is beside my...

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Handwritten letters

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

There's something quite magical about receiving a handwritten letter or card, and there's a school of thought that says it's just as good for the writer as it is for the recipient. So go on, what are you waiting for? Show someone just how much they mean to you by penning them a letter they can treasure. It is InCoWriMo after all.

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South West Pen Show

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

"All right my lover?" The Bristol accent is warm and smiley. Well, it is if you were born and bred there, like I was. "It's gurt smart, right." Clare had nursed us down the snowy roads from Andover to our second appearance at the South West Pen Show, on the outskirts of Bristol. Seasoned veterans that we are, we hadn't arrived early, nor with five times too much stuff. Setup took fifteen minutes, and we took full advantage of the "exhibitors limitless coffee before ten" option. I couldn't tell you how many people came through the doors, but the 'rush'...

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Pebble dash dots

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

This handy pocket notebook (in the standard 90 x 140mm size) is made from the near-legendary substance known to fountain pen obsessives as Tomoe River paper.

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My Top Ten Stationery Podcasts

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

"Remember to make the past, the present in the future. This was 1857" So ends every episode of 1857, a podcast that I record with TJ Cosgrove each week. It's a conversation between a film-making, millennial, pencil-guy and a blog-writing, middle-aged, notebook-guy. A bit niche, I'll grant you. Still, if you are reading this post, there's a decent chance that you enjoy the analogue, so give it a listen. In no particular order, here are ten of my favourite stationery podcasts. The Pen Addict The Granddaddy The Erasable Podcast Get your graphite on RSVP The whole gamut of stationery Take Note Witty Fountain Pen Companion European...

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