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Darkstar Collection - Review

Posted by Bold Apps on

After her comprehensive review of the Papio notebooks, I asked Amanda to review another of our British offerings, Darkstar. The below is an edited version. You can find the full review at Amanda's excellent blog. Darkstar Collection - Review So, where do these notebooks sit on the "Pretty-Functional" grid? I don't find them especially 'pretty' but they do have an understated class to them. The cover is a matte black and the only branding on the cover is a small, satin-finish black star on the front. Inside, the first page has the same information as the banding. Cover First page...

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Week 3 Report

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Look at these! The pocket ones are dinky - fitting comfortably in a man's shirt pocket. The memo size is one of our new collection, Dan's "Big Pockets". Let me explain. Dan and I were discussing over a coffee whether 'Pocket Notebooks' could sell larger books. "Big Pockets." He shrugged. Life can, and perhaps should be, simple. Also making their debut this week were Playtype. Everything you might expect from Danish design. Simple, well-executed and cool. I haven't tested the Silvine yet, but I can vouch for the Playtype: Fountain pen friendly. My Kaweco Brass Sport (also available on the...

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Week 2 in the saddle

Posted by Bold Apps on

It seems only yesterday that I was writing a post about my first week; and here we are at the end of my second. The shelves are fuller now, with a wide range of Field Notes books and accessories leading the way. Rhodia has made its first appearance, with the pocket version of the famous Webbie. Oh that paper... There are a few writing instruments on the site now too. The synergy between notebooks and writing implements is obvious. I have started with my 'Every Day Carry' - a rough, tough and macho Brass Kaweco Sport and some of its...

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Papio Press Review - by Amanda Fleet

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Last week we started stocking a range of notebooks by Papio Press. I asked my friend and writing mentor, Dr Amanda Fleet, to review them. Amanda is in some ways, the reason that I'm here. She awoke my dormant interest in all things stationery a year or so ago. She has a superb blog over at http://paperpensink.blogspot.co.uk on all things stationery and planning. A published author, Amanda also blogs at http://amandafleet.co.uk (Her thriller, 'The Wrong Kind of Clouds', is a great read!) The review below was originally published on 'Paperpensink'. Amanda doesn't do things by halves... Enjoy!! Stuart. Tigers by Papio Press...

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The new boy's first week

Posted by Bold Apps on

What does this button do? Never, ever, has that question led to something good. Thus far, anything that I have broken, I have managed to fix again. There is now a delivery charge on UK orders of less than £13.50. On smaller orders, the postman was the only one making any money. Naturally, it's easily avoided, just put another pack in the basket. :-) Apart from not trying to break anything, this week has been all about ordering stock. Tony and Dan have been finishing off the last of the January subscription boxes, and the last ones will be going...

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