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If You’re In To Beautiful Things You Should Visit Quill

If you’re partial to a wander through the historic streets of central or easterly London, you might have spied a white-fronted shop with large Georgian windows boasting a host of inviting displays. Equal parts paper trove and luxe boutique, Quill is a stationery store like no other. Founded in 2012, the shop has grown into a well-loved purveyor of gorgeous products created by independent designer/makers and studios and a hub of creativity, hosting workshops and events. Today having made a decisive mark on London’s creative and commercial scenes with workshops and bespoke services, Quill proudly stocks its own goods as…

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Papergang: The Ultimate Stationery Subscription Box

If you’re a fan of beautiful stationery and haven’t yet heard of Papergang, it’s time to listen up. Last year, my friends at Ohh Deer improved the world of subscription boxes tenfold by introducing their own letterbox treat service offering stand-out stationery and unique collaborations in limited edition boxes, each and every month. This month’s box is an absolute beauty. So, what is Papergang? The Papergang box is a bundle of stationery goodies created and selected by Ohh Deer and their team of talented designers, including illustrator and Bitchin’ Bugs author Amy Lesko. Each month, a different box full of specially-designed bits and…

INTERVIEW: Founder of Type and Story Niccy Iseman

Niccy Iseman is the founder of Type and Story, a contemporary paper goods brand inspired by storytelling. Niccy launched the small independent business earlier this year and since then, its first collection has received a wonderfully positive response from creatives everywhere. Each collection in Type & Story’s offering is based on a different theme. It’s inaugural range, released for SS17, explored the lost art of sign-painting and showcased the calligraphic shapes found in old bespoke signs across beautiful products like jotters, prints and notecards. A talented designer by trade, I caught up with Niccy to find out what it’s like…

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Make Your Stationery Special With Papier

It’s no secret that I really love stationery. Writing letters, thank you notes and making weekly plans on paper always seems more satisfying than doing it on a phone. I also really love receiving cards, printed invitations and postcards; I’m not dropping hints, I just really think those things are special. My new friends at Papier know plenty about stationery, creating beautiful sets that always catch my eye. Papier not only collaborate with talented and well-known designers to create limited edition collections, they also offer a bespoke service, meaning you can personalise any set to suit your tastes and interests. Founded in London in 2015, Papier are…

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BRAND TO KNOW: Ola Studio

Whether you’re seeking out a card for somebody special or a beautiful notebook for all your beautiful ideas, head straight for Ola Studio. An independent paper goods brand specialising in traditional, quality manufacturing, Ola’s lovely aesthetic and considered approach has helped it to stand out from the crowd. Founded by creative Katy Goutefangea in 2014, Ola Studio is a hot label in the world of stationery, primarily because it takes a painstakingly precise and considered approach to creating each collection. Working only with local manufacturers and using time-honoured methods. Katy’s background as a studio printmaker and bookbinder, along with a deep…

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INTERVIEW: Laura + Tom of Jolly Edition

Jolly Edition is a illustration studio and stationery emporium founded by Laura Shema and Tom Hart. After getting married in 2011 the creative couple launched their business, flitting between the UK and US and eventually settling in Baltimore to occupy a beautiful world of watercolour, print and paper, taking their excellent creations to the next level. 2015 is a big year for Laura and Tom, having relaunched Jolly Edition and upped their game, they’re focussing not just on bespoke wedding stationery, but on quality illustration and design as a whole. I caught up with them to find out more about running a creative family…