I'm a chocolate addict, so a chocolate bar is never far away. I'm not often without my phone either, which is bad I know. And my diary - I had to have at least one stationery related item in here, and this one represents my constant quest (and ultimate failure) to become more organised.
Mechanical. I like the precision of it.
I love real ink in fountain pens, but on a practical level I more often use ballpoint. I'm on the hunt for a more interesting pen though so if anyone knows any good ones, let me know!
Screen. Sadly I spend most of my time behind a screen! But I always have a notebook to hand to jot down my to-do list
Japan has some great stuff, but I'm going to go for a slightly different option: Denmark. I was lucky enough to visit Copenhagen a couple of times last year and they have some gorgeous stationery thanks to companies like Hay and Karotek. It has a very clean, minimal feel in keeping with the Scandi design aesthetic.
I have a particular interest in wedding stationery, partly because I'm in the depths of wedding planning myself, but mostly because it's one of only occasions where you will get a gorgeous range of stationery designed just for you. Oh So Beautiful Paper is a gorgeous American blog that started featuring wedding invitations but has grown to cover all manner of gorgeous things in the world of stationery.
Well, I don't really have one, other than an untidy pencil pot on my desk at home. However, the things I loving at the moment include:
- Sakura Pigma Micron pens. I think these are technically drawing pens, but I use them for everything. They come in a range of colours and thicknesses, they never bleed into paper and contain a lovely flow of waterproof and fade-proof ink (not that I'm often writing stuff that needs to be remembered for all eternity, but it's nice to know that if I spill my drink on my notebook, I might have a chance of reading what I had written down!)
- Letraset Promarker pens.. again, bit of an odd choice in that it's a drawing pen and I can't really draw. These are used a lot by illustrators and add nice washes of colour to the page. I quite often use them to doodle, underline and draw boxes round things.
- I'm a lover of all things metallic at the moment, as you might notice in the picture. I've picked up a great little rose gold pen case and pen in Ted Baker recently
- And finally, my Aladdin Sane badge I picked up at the 'David Bowie Is...' exhibition at the V&A a couple of years ago. If I had a pencil case it would be pinned to it, but it has been pinned to my backpack for the past few weeks to remember the endless creativity that he had :)