Welcome to our 'Little Black Book'

by Stuart Lennon

This new page is where we share links to our friends.

Those friends might be suppliers or bloggers. They might even be competitors. I know what you are thinking, "he's lost the plot."

Here's the thing. We all share something. The love of analogue.

That love comes in all sorts of forms and variations, and painful though it is, I have come to realise that all of you are seeing other people. (I hope you are picturing me in tears.)

I'm kidding of course. Here we carry all sort of goodies, not just notebooks; but we can never hope to carry everything. There are some great stores out there on the internet. There. I have said it.

Please feel free to chip in with recommendations or comments. I want this space to be somewhere we can all find useful links - me included!

We will be updating the page at least weekly, possibly more frequently at the start, so keep popping by.

First up - some podcasts.

Now, if you are anything like me, you are vaguely aware of the term 'podcast' but have no real concept of how to find them. Simplest way is to follow the links below, or search for them on iTunes. I subscribe to these and listen to them on my way to and from the office.

1. The Erasable Podcast

Ostensibly focused on the pencil, this is always lively, fun and wide-ranging.

2. The Pen Addict

Born of the blog of the same name, by Brad Dowdy. This is centred on pens, and hosted by Brad from Nock Co and podcaster pro, Myke Hurley of Relay FM, in London.

3. Dot Grid

Andy Welfle (also on Erasable, above) and Will Fanguy. Back after an extended break, this show looks both at analogue and digital tools. It's a bit more freeform than the two above, but interesting and fun.

...Just one more thing

As far as I am aware, stationery is never discussed on the following podcast, but it is brilliant. My friend Amanda Fleet put me on to it. Whether you like films or not, you'll like this. Also available on some old-fashioned thing called Radio 5 too. ;-)

Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

Kermode and Mayo