Stationery lovers ... psst, over here to share your suppliers.

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I need some new suppliers to support my habit. Where, other than Paperchase and Artbox, can I get notebooks, sticky notes and other supplies that will make you sigh with contentment? I need a fix ...

Ohwhatwitcheryisthis Mon 21-Oct-13 08:36:34

yes-see my previous post. there are ballpoints, rollerballs, fudes and most importantly fountain pen ink-cartridges and bottled including some gawgus french stuff that is scented. when i learn to do links properly will show you. but google cultpens. for pen porn

Alwayscheerful Mon 21-Oct-13 07:07:15

I have spent several hours perusing purple inks, I would like a "liberty" purple, can someone advise please?

3bunnies Mon 21-Oct-13 06:43:46

How could I have missed this thread all these years. <strokes laminator and looks longingly on amazon at frixion pens for dd1's spy party - though not mixing the two>

Ohwhatwitcheryisthis Mon 21-Oct-13 06:36:01

my habit is pens. My dealer is cultpens. (Sorry on phone cant link) For the poster who needs a smooth write they do a ballpoint to called a slider which is amazing. free postage over a tenner and next day delivery. They also have other stationery related crack stuff. But the fountain pens. ooooooooooooooogrin

greewenfe Mon 21-Oct-13 02:29:52

Paperchase recently opened a shop in my town centre. I have never before seen such heavenly goods. Every week I am torn between gorgeous stationery or feeding the family.

DoYourKegels Fri 18-Oct-13 17:30:03

Just marking. Coming back later. smile.

temple22 Thu 20-Jun-13 14:41:54

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PKTidy1 Mon 03-Jun-13 14:38:18

The Pen & Ink Co do lovely illustrated stationery like correspondence cards. I went to a wedding recently and they had also designed all the wedding stationery www.the-pen-and-ink.co.uk

BN3MUM Wed 17-Apr-13 15:52:05

A friend told me about this thread, I can't believe there are so many stationery lovers! I recently got married to a stationer whose family have been doing it since 1863 www.wstraker.co.uk so loving stationery is very much a necessity!
If you like design and stationery I can recommend this site for nice designs etc www.lovelystationery.com we took some inspiration for our wedding invites from here.

JackieZ Wed 29-Aug-12 14:12:21

TK Maxx are pretty good for random stationery bits, but because of this randomness, you never see the same thing in two different stores. I've bought lovely craft sets in there in the past, for half the price of somewhere like Hobbycraft!

Shesparkles Tue 21-Aug-12 16:51:41

Just resurrecting this thread to say that I got a great 18 month diary fom TK Maxx last week.....soft pink leather covers and proper paper pages, not the kind you usually get in diaries that you could spit pas through! I may have had a bit of a frenzy buying lovely pens from all the back to school stuff that's on the go just now....

ariadneoliver Thu 29-Mar-12 18:04:34

Looks like I killed the thread, but I felt I should report that I nearly had to be helped away from TK Maxx today. I restrained myself and bought only a Designers' Guild pencil case with four colourful pencils in and a Designers Guild notebook with a cut out front and lovely liner. Fortunately they are both packaged so they can be saved for Christmas presents. Possibly.

ariadneoliver Mon 26-Mar-12 20:52:35

This thread has inspired me to make more use of my (too many) fountain pens. Does anyone have any recommendations for brands of inks, I can get up to two. I was thinking maybe purple or brown or maybe red/pink.

Fenouille Sun 25-Mar-12 21:28:42

I have just spent more money than I care to admit on pens - how did I never know about cult pens before? Luckily most of the websites linked don't deliver overseas.

My local stationery fix comes from here, they have a lovely display case full of the most fabulous pens. I'm so happy I'm not alone in my obsession.

ariadneoliver Sun 25-Mar-12 17:07:55

Those paperblanks books are gorgeous. Maybe in a past life I was a monk who copied out the Bible on vellum. Can you imagine spending all day in peace and quiet scribing with beautiful inks and top quality materials.

Oh dear god, Darrowby ... i feel I may be cured. I LOVE the designs of some of those books ... <feels better>

DarrowbyEightFive Sun 25-Mar-12 12:46:05

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Paperblanks collection, which I drool over. This year I have the Safavid design as a dayplanner. They are just stunningly beautiful objects. I often just open mine for the hell of it - they feel wonderful too. The Book of Kells journal also looks cool.

On the inside front cover is printed: This dayplanner is very important to me. If you find it please can you phone me (or something like that, as I have the German version). Isn't that sweet? And it gives public holidays from all the major world religions, which is so considerate.

ThePinkPussycat Sun 25-Mar-12 11:51:26

TBH I don't know what the feathers will be for, hence the term inspirational (meaning I don't know what I'm doing yet!) But the 1st world war thing of handing white feathers out suggests itself - only obviously these ones would be handed out for positive attributes. Or people may select their own feathers. Or I might not use them.

ariadneoliver Sun 25-Mar-12 11:13:25

That's worrying travail, have you called NHS direct? grin

Dear Collective, I feel that i must confess as my conscience won't let me continue without being truthful. I cannot explain my behaviour and I know it is abhorrent, I am going to sign up for support groups.

I went into Paperchase and came out without having bought anything.

<wails>

ariadneoliver Sun 25-Mar-12 09:24:20

I can see using the other things, but what are the feathers for?

ThePinkPussycat Sun 25-Mar-12 00:32:41

I must report an absolutely lovely time in my local Ryman's this afternoon, which included a very interesting discussion on Richard Dawkins and evolution with the shop assistant - we are both fans of Dawkins and had a very interesting exhange of information.

And he was very helpful when I needed him to be, but did not hover! I have a workshop to plan, and got ordinary but inspirational stationery.

A pad of Quadrille ruled A4
A pack of 3 reporter's notebooks
10 black Bic biros
I pack 5"x3" index cards, ruled
4 matt cardboard ring binders - one red, one blue, one green, one yellow
1 shiny ring binder, finely striped horizontally in shades of orange, blue and white
350 spot sickers in 5 different colours
90 shiny star stickers in 5 different colours including gold
7 gram small feathers individually dyed in about 8 colours (oh dear, now I'm going to have to count them blush)
and a packet of about 50 teeny-weeny little clothes pegs

This, for me, is stationery heaven grin.

ChippingInNeedsCoffee Sat 24-Mar-12 23:57:58

Ariandne - thanks smile (boring reason for deletion!!)

I once (very briefly) considered being a Phoenix rep - but it was really only to justify buying lots of stationery!! [grn]

PS and I promise I don't work for them grin

I saw some of this stuff on a stall at a fair today and thought of you lot, take a look! Typografika

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