Back to the 90s with a Tele-index and a rad pencil case

Sorry I was a little quiet last week, I’ve just got back from my best friend’s hen do (I think that’s a bachelorette party for those of you in the US/canada) in Marrakech. It was AMAZING, but the planning for that got in the way of blogging towards the end of last week.

Anyway, I’m back and ready to show off some more birthday presents, this time from one of my oldest friends, Diane. She really came up trumps with some 90s vibes stationery. Starting off with a “Tele-info Index”. It looks like this:

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Pretty old school eh? You slide the guide button to the letter you require, then push the button at the bottom and it pops up to (hopefully) reveal your contacts.

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It’s by Esposti and is an updated version of the 80s/90s Teledex, as it has space for Name, Number and E-mail address. To be honest, I’m not really sure that I would ever bother writing down people’s numbers and email addresses as I use iPhone/MacBook and everything is synced up, but I DO keep meaning to write down people’s home addresses, and this might be a good place for this as I don’t actually have a proper address book.

Next up, is this super dreamy pencil case:
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It has a hard case with a magnet fastening, and inside has compartments for all your bits – including a pocket which is the perfect size for a Field Notes! It was made by Flying Eagle China, but I can’t really find any info about them (anyone?). There are a few others of these pencils cases floating around online and people are saying they are 1980s, so I’ll go with that.

I’ve filled it with some of my favourite items:diane4
Thanks Diane – you’re the best!

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Kitty Clips

A quick one today – an H&M (of all places!) find:

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I’m not 100% sure what I’ll use them for – I guess they’re just glorified paperclips really. I could make some mini clipboard postcard frames maybe… Anyway, they’re only £1.99 for 6, which I think it pretty good. I got them in the Covent Garden store last week so you should still be able to find them.

And here’s a close up – pretty cute!

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Meow x

‘TACHE CARDS

How great are these!

“THE GENTLEMAN” MUSTACHE CARD by Doo Daa Studios

“THE HOW DO YOU DO” MUSTACHE CARD by Doo Daa Studios

“THE WILD CARD” MUSTACHE CARD by Doo Daa Studios

And my favourite:

“THE SPIFFY” MUSTACHE CARD by Doo Daa Studios

Doo Daa Studios are based in Brooklyn, NY and I think their Moustache cards are prettttty fun! They’re a tad pricey at $5.50 each, but they do do a set of 8 for £8.

Grid lines (you know you want it…)

I LOVE GRID LINES! I don’t know why as I hate maths, but they do seem to be an obsession of mine. I think it comes from when I had a a grid note pad at uni and used to spend lectures doodling in the squares. Anyway, since then, I never went back!

Here’s prime example of me using grid lines; this morning I have been drawing a pattern to knit in baby hat:

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