Few things make my heart beat faster than good stationery. Why, I’m not sure. Let’s be real people, half of it just sits on my desk looking nice rather than actually serving a purpose but in such cases I hold fast to the saying ‘a thing of beauty is a joy forever’ (and a notebook will always get used at some point).
Friends, the new stationery collection by & Other Stories really is a thing of beauty. Practical yet still just pretty enough, it stays true to the store’s aesthetic yet contains enough different pieces to satisfy a range of tastes. Whether you prefer primary colours and Par Avion stripes or a softer, painterly style of blush pink and pale green watercolours and marbling, there’s something for everyone I reckon. There’s even some black, gold and grey for the monochrome-lovers. Actually, I’ll be honest, I just want it all. So when it came to curating my carefully selected ‘edit’ of favourite pieces from the range, I found myself saving the entire lot to a folder on my laptop. Hmm, discerning eh!?
But I had a word with myself and managed to narrow it down a bit so here’s what’s on my wish list. A word to the wise: if you see something you really like, I say grab it now as some of these pieces are selling out online already. I’m already a bit gutted I didn’t buy the beautiful be-ribboned portfolio and those eminently instagrammable bird scissors (now both sold out). Maybe we can track them down in-store if we’re lucky?
Needless to say, this store is fast turning into my favourite and my best!