I will be celebrating with lots of stationery related posts, as usual, so keep your eyes peeled!


New website find: Ohh Dear

Hello! Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet for a couple of weeks. It all got a bit busy, and then I was on holiday, skiing in the French Alps.

Anyway, now I’m home, and back on it!

The other day, a friend tweeted a link to this website (thanks Gav, if you read this!) and having had a look, it’s got some GREAT stuff! It’s ohhdeer.com and it’s a collective of illustrators who sell their products. The good thing is that all the illustrators get a  cut of the sales, which I would imagine isn’t always the case in bigger companies.

Here are some of my favourites:


Needless to say, I’ve just put a big order in.

Now, do excuse me while I investigate their accessories section (they have collar clips with cats on them, enough said)…


Skull n Cross Phones

Ok, that doesn’t *quite* work, but I’m trying to illustrate is how brilliant these iPhone shaped notebooks are from Paperscreen, which I originally saw on Ed Jelley.

Such a good idea. Very geeky, but I think it would look very satisfying on my desk! Would also be great if they provided an elastic so you could hold your phone and notebook together in your bag.

And if this wasn’t cool enough, there’s also this guy:

There’s a certain man in my life who’d go nuts for this…

Pilot Pen Set… Help!

Am I going mental?! I have such a vivid memory of a Pilot Pen Set that my best friend got for Christmas when we were younger… Maybe 10 or, so this is mid ’90s. I was SO jealous. It was an assorted set that had every pilot pen you could possibly dream about… or at least it felt like it at the time. Anyway, I thought, this would be a good one to write a post on; see what was in the sets, if they still exist etc…

HOWEVER, I can’t find any record of such a thing of the internet anywhere! And I’m quite good a googling. I’m so baffled. I though it was “a thing”. Maybe I made it up… My boyfriend says he remembers them too, but I’m not sure if he’s just humouring me.

So reader, does anyone else know what I’m talking about? Did anyone ever have one? Worth a shot I suppose…