Today I am having a look at a pretty notebook designed by Scottish Company - Gorjuss. Their stationary products such as Notebooks are available to buy at the Santoro London online store.
Above is one of many designs that the A5 Stitched-Spine notebooks come in. I chose to buy this one because I love cats. It is a very slim notebook (60 pages of 80 gsm paper) with lines and plain pages (with the “Gorjuss Girl” on each page).
Notebook and Pen set were a gift from colleague’s at work. Just basic biro and lined notebook, but definitely fun and pretty to look at.
My colleague who was in Australia (the one I bought the Wanderlust Journal for (review)) brought me back my own notebook. A novelty Kangaroo one much to my delight:
See more photos on my flickr.
Dear fellow paper enthusiast,
I write to you from the far reaches of the internet to remind you are about the great stocking filler and fall-back Christmas gift that died out somewhere back in the 90s: the note-writing gift set.
Recently I’ve found that people end up using all sorts of scraps of paper for their correspondence – anything from torn up envelopes to the back of receipts. At best people use file paper or printer paper for what should be a professional letter. Professionalism aside, I believe there is nothing more personal and satisfying as a handwritten letter –in many ways, a perfect gift, and guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face.
Recently I’ve been voicing a campaign among friends to bring writing back, and I think it is something everyone should do to. How am I doing this?
- By writing letters to others to encourage them to send letters back;
- Returning to giving proper birthday cards (instead of dropping them a wall message on facebook);
- Using Old-fashioned Christmas cards; and
- giving out writing related presents in the hope that others will pick up on my enthusiasm.
The recent blog post from Tiger Pens: Letter writing shouldn’t vanish really hit home and it has made me even more determined to include a few paper related gifts in this years presents.
One thing I don’t understand is that it is not like there is no great writing kits out there, there is plenty of amazing stationery to make anyone drool.
Waterstone’s Social Stationery Collection!!
Between this and the likes of the cute and cheap Rosehip notebooks (and note sets) I think my Christmas shopping plans are almost complete. For more inspiration gift wise check out: Boo Vake’s Paper gift guide which looks pretty fantastic.(I hope to put together my own gift guide list at some point over the next week, so keep a look out for that).
Pass on the inspiration yourself and get letter writing back on the map even if it is just within your circle of friends – after all it means more excuses for you to write more letters yourself.
guest post by illegible handwriting:
While browsing in town today I came across an address book brought to us by Padblocks (you know the company the produces the cubed notepaper with animal designs down the sides).
(Photo from PadBlock’s Website)
The address book claims to be different because it is an everlasting address book (you have stickers to replace old addresses without messing up the book and can add in more pages) although if you ask me that takes all the fun out of shopping for a new address book.
That said it is still a neat idea because I’m always crossing things out – as students, my friends and I often relocate every year and I’m constantly having to re-assess where to send the next birthday card too. That said, these problems that the everlasting book solves can be solved by other means – a) electronic means and b) buying blank stickers of your own to use in an existing address book and c) asking friends and family. My current address book is terribly out of date.
Definitely a contender in my hunt for a new address book. Loving the look of the lavender one (£8.49 Online).