Stationery Organised Neatly: Brown & Brass

Here’s the second in my Stationery Organised Neatly series, and this time I’m looking at Brown & Brass.

Brown and Brass Stationery

Items from top left:

Previous posts in this series:
Stationery Organised Neatly: Turquoise

 

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My last birthday present and a reason to visit Paris

This is my last birthday present I’ll be writing about – promise! (this year anyway…)

This time from my friend Annie who found a couple of items for me when she went to Paris. Apologies in advance for the photos – a thunderstorm rolled in just as I set up so the lighting is terrible!

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I’ve seen these pens “Color On You” pens from Korean brand LiveWork before, and although they look great (the different colours they come in are listed on the packaging above – not sure about the one called “mayonnaise” though…), I’ve never been that interested as they just seem like a normal ballpoint pen. However, after writing with it, I absolutely love it!P1040702
I assumed that a 0.7mm would be really thick but this has a pleasingly thin line and feels really nice to write with.

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It’s by Papier Tigre, who I now am totally in love with… It’s a great geometric design – I’m not sure if it’s a French things but I noticed that Season Paper Collection also leave a blank space on the front of cards, to allow you to write “Happy Birthday” or ‘Congrats!” or whatever the occasion on them. Which is a nice idea.  I really like to logo on the envelope too.
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Papier Tigre have a shop in Paris. I have been to France probably at least 20 times but have somehow still never been to Paris!

This shop gives me even more reason to make it happen! Now, excuse me while I go and look at Eurostar tickets…

David Meowie and other cat puns…

I finally got round to going to Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium a couple of weeks ago, and when I was there I picked up this BRILLIANT card:

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It’s by Mister Peebles, and is £3. The owner of Lady Dinah’s mentioned that they had spoken to the company about doing a whole series of cat related pun/singers cards, and my boyfriend and I couldn’t help but come up with a few (terrible) suggestions…

  • PAWl Weller
  • CAT Stevens (even though he’s changed his name to Yusuf Islam now…)
  • PUSSY CAT Dolls
  • CATrina and The Waves
  • Super FURRy Animals

Can you think of any more???

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…

The week before last, my boyfriend and I  drove down for a few days in Cornwall, where we stayed in a Yurt. The weather was amazing, and it was pretty much the perfect holiday, full of seriously idyllic things like making dough and cooking pizza in the wood fired oven on the camp site, whilst watching the sunset…

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Me and said pizza and oven…

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Cycling through rural Cornwall

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Our home for the week

We also did one night in a hotel in Penzance before hitting the road back to London. Penzance is a funny ol’ place. It seemed to have one road with lovely old pubs and great shops and restaurants, and then a slightly grotty high street. But I did find a great independent stationers on that high street, and some cards in the window caught my eye. They were beautiful designs and we thought they summed up our holiday pretty well – so of course, I had to buy some. They’re by Kate Broughton. I knew I recognised the name and it was only later that I remembered that I had bought some of her nail art transfers a couple of years ago. seaside Deckchair card, £2.50. This one represents all the time we spent on Cornwall’s gorgeous beaches. This is part of the Summer Cards series. seaside3Oystercatcher card, £2.50. This one doesn’t represent anything necessarily, but I just really liked it. This is part of the Coastal Bird Cards series.  seaside2 Bicycle card, £2.50. And this one represents our bike ride from Mawgan Porth to Padstow (turns out Cornwall is a lot hillier than we realised…). This one is also in the Summer Cards series. You should check out her stuff, she has some REALLY lovely cards – including a vegetable series, with seeds attached, and a bird series with bird seed attached.

Rifle Paper Co.’s New Website

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Pretty dreamy isn’t it? I love the redesign and going on the site is very dangerous as I want EVERYTHING! How that they even made a boring old legal pad look desirable?!

I just a quick look look through the new pages and these are my top picks:

Certificate of Awesome $4.50

Passport notebook, set of two, $10

Legal Notepad, $8

City Toile Wrapping Paper, 3 sheets, $8.50

I Pine For You Card, $4.50

This last one is mainly because I’m currently in the middle of a fairly intense addiction to Pineapple…

Anyway, nice one Rifle Paper Co! As usual, all your stuff is GORGEOUS.

New Brand Find: Lovely Pigeon

I think the first time I saw Lovely Pigeon‘s notebooks was in Smug, but I didn’t know who they were by. It was only once I discovered their Instagram that I found out what their name is, and that the Scottish company make lots of lovely stuff!

Their trademark look is copper foil in geometric shapes:



The notebooks are £4.



And the cards are £2. Pretty nice eh?

Also, I feel strangely like I absolutely NEED this copper tape:

Which is £4.50.

They also have jewellery, screenprints and some really nice vintage homewares on sale on their site.

I’ll be watching this brand closely!

National Theatre Bookshop Haul

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What’s in this crumbled bag, I hear you ask… Well, the other day I was wasting time on the Southbank before meeting some friends and I thought I’d pop into the new National Theatre Bookshop. What I didn’t know however is that they have some AMAZING stationery! So of course I couldn’t help myself and this is what I came out with:

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La Crayon Aimant, £3, Tout Simplement

Really like the packaging on this one. It’s a pencil with a magnetic end! Having recently renovated a house, this could have really come in handy, like this, for example:

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Next up:

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Brass Double Sharpener, £5.50, Carta Pura

I’m VERY excited about this one. Such a classic, quality product. It’s almost too nice to use.  And from the same brand:

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Black Rubber, £2, Carta Pura

This one doesn’t photograph so well, but everything’s cooler in matte black right? Even a rubber.

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Brass Template Bookmark Alphabet, £13.50, Midori

I love Midori stuff, and have often looked at their brass rulers online but thought they were a little expensive. I hadn’t seen this bookmark/template before though (I suppose you could also use it as a ruler if you didn’t need measurements…) and I’m a lot more tempted to buy when it’s right in front of me!

Grafika cards, @.80 each, Nineteen 73

Grafika cards, @2.80 each, Nineteen 73

Really like the graphics on this range (they look a lot better in real life…). In fact they had a lot of great cards in the shop but I limited myself to 2 on this visit.

So yeah, I’ll definitely be going back, but maybe after my next payday…