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Our stationery brands

Blackwing

American pencil brand producing superb pencils from American cedar and Japanese graphite with stylish replaceable erasers. Blackwing pencils were originally introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company in the 1930s. Their cult following included John Steinbeck and Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes characters.

Calepino

This company derived its name from 'Calepin' - the French for notebook. It was founded in Nantes in 2011. We stock some of their products including a replica of the famous first retractable ballpoint.

Castelli

Italian made stationery based in Bergamo in Lombardy. A firm favourite of ours, it is a family run business producing superb quality and stylish notebooks. 

Cavellini 

An American brand founded in 1989, Cavallini has been producing the highest quality gift and stationery products, drawing inspiration from the Cavallini archives that include mid-century travel guides, maps, botanical plates, everyday ephemera and rare iconic images. 

Charfleet

Book binding is a rather specialised craft for sewing and assembling pages  into books. Charflleet Bindery, based in UK, have kept the tradition going and produce some luxurious and quality products for the discerning stationery aficianado. 

Chase & Wonder 

Founded in 2010, Chase & Wonder is one of the new breed of small artisan stationers. We met them at the London Stationery Show and just love their art deco range.

Clairefontaine

World renowned for the brilliance and quality of its paper, this long established (1858) French company from Alsace produces a huge range of notebooks and stationery items from its own paper mills. 

Conklin

Founded in 1898 in Teledo Ohio, USA, Conklin makes a range of quality pens inspired form the golden age of pen manufacture . The Conklin Crescent was a favourite of Mark Twain. 

Darkstar

Artisan producer from the UK whose notebooks have a unique and distinctive styling

Derwent

From the home of pencil making, the Derwent brand produces all manner of artist materials close to the original discovery of Charcoal at Borrowdale in the UK Lake district.  We have a growing range of their products suitable artists of every ability.

Dingbats

From the Lebanon, this venerable , family run business has been producing paper products for over 200 years. They are very proud of their Eco-friendly notebooks which are vegetable based and completely bio degradable.

Diplomat

Made in Germany, Diplomat writing instruments have been manufactured using traditional methods of craftsmanship since 1922. The pens are of exceptional quality throughout the range at very affordable prices.

Faber Castell

 Chances are that most of us used their products at some time. Renowned the world over for the technical precision of their products. 

Ferrari 

Yes you can own a Ferrari! We have a small range of official Ferrari merchandise pens and pencils  - a great gift for petrol heads of all ages! 

Goodeehoo

 The company's product vision "Trends to turn heads"' - like the Owl. As the Welsh for Owl is Gwdihw , it is pronounced Goodeehoo. 

Kikkerland 

A US gift, gadget and stationery brand known for their inventive and humorous products. We have a number of funky pencils and retro pens from their range.

Koh I Noor Hardtmuth

Founded by Joseph Hardmuth in 1790, and known for patenting the first pencil lead made from graphite and Kaolin. It is a Czech brand named after the Koh-i-noor diamond. We sell a wide range of their stationery and artistic products.

Legami 

Italian gift and stationery brand with a distinct contemporary style. 

Maker's Cabinet

The 2019 Stationery show's winning entry - the innovative Hovel pencil plane was everyon'e favourite

Mobius + Ruppert

Famed for its pencil sharpeners, this German company based in Erlangen has been producing a range of products since 1922. The Brass range are particularly impressive and just ooze quality engineering. 

Mitsubishi 

The famous Japanese ‘Mitsubishi Pencil Company’ produces a wide range writing products, and we have small range of their pencils. 

Monteverde

From the USA, the famous Monteverde range have a truly characteristic look and feel. Their pens are an amalgam of quality European resins and state-of-the-art ink technologies. Take a  look at their innovative designs and inks to see what we mean.

Museums & Galleries

Museums & Galleries specialise in taking images from famous galleries and museums and reproducing artwork onto Notebooks, cards nada various other stationery items. All images are licensed and we have selected examples from their vast range.

Napkin Forever

Italian firm that produces a remarkable pen (or is a pencil?). The ‘writing tool’ creates its mark by oxidation, resulting from contact between tip and paper. The mark left is very particular; it seems like a pencil but it cannot be erased like a pen, and this makes it a writing tool unique in the world. Moreover, their products have a real Italian design panache. 

Nolki

Nolki is a design brand based in London that was established in 2017. The Design philosophy is bold and eye-catching. Definitely for those who love their design to be out of the ordinary.

Ohto

OHTO is a Japanese pen manufacturing company, established in 1929 as a manufacturer of dyes and ink. In 1949, the company became a pen manufacturer after they produced the world's first ball point pen with a chrome ball. This was also Japan's first ballpoint pen. We are starting with their gel pens and mechanical pencils.

Paperblanks

A Canadian company founded in Vancouver in 1992. Their stationery notebooks are developed with a variety of museums, galleries, estates and individual artisans. 

Paper-Oh

This Canadian brand is a relatively recent newcomer to the stationery scene. The paper is up there with the very best, the design covers are bold and their book binding is particularly innovative. 

Pentel

Japanese company with worldwide distribution. Pentel products are high quality and affordable and perfect for writing , drawing and sketching

Poach My Lobster

Artisan designer : Unique and very stylish notebooks 

Rapesco 

A leading European office supply business. We stock some of their fabulous staplers.

Rhodia 

French stationery brand Rhodia produces notebooks and notepads that have serious devotees among artists, designers and writers. They even have some rather famous fans, like Francis Ford Copolla and fashion guru Paul Smith. The distinct orange covers have been notable since the 1930’s. Why is it so good? Well the reason is that the paper is amazing. In the standard range, it’s 80 gsm, smooth and silky. It’s also fountain pen friendly, which really means you can write with anything your heart desires without feathering and bleed-through. 

Schneider

Founded in 1938 in Germany, Schhneider's philosophy focuses on writing instruments with control technology and free ink and producing the an environmentally friendly writing range.

Silvine Originals

British design classic from Motley in the Yorkshire dales. Well known for school exercise books, Silvine has expanded its range and we offer a small select sample of this iconic brand. 

Stabilo 

A German family run business with a cult status is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of writing instruments. Germany quality and implementing ground breaking innovative designs in to each and every pen. We particularly like their very smooth rollerballs. 

Start Bay

A UK brand from Devon who specialise in making covers for notebooks using full grain, vegetable tanned leather. The covers are handmade on the south Devon coast and this is where the name is derived.

Stifflexible

These Italian notebooks are unlike any others: they have a hard but flexible cover with vibrant designs. The products are made in Italy and date back to 1953 when Angelo Mazzuoli produced notepads and address books with the Mazzuoli typography. Today his son Giuliano Mazzuoli and grandsons continue the family tradition. Take a look at our range of eye-catching styles!

Ticonderoga 

A US pencil company whose products were a firm favourite of children's author Roald Dahl. He had them shipped over from the US, and sharpened six of them each day before he started writing.

Tombow 

Japanese manufacture of writing products. We stock a small range of their pencils. 

Troika

Troika is a world leader in contemporary gifts. Troika’s range is made of high grade materials with impeccable finish….. and they are great fun. 

Whitelines

This company was founded in 2006 by three friends in Stockholm. They developed a completely new kind of writing paper which, through its remarkable clarity, could support everyone’s writing, drawing and thinking. We have already shipped their notebooks around the world.   

Zebra

The company produces a wide range of pens, pencils, and highlighters . The founder of Zebra, Mr. Ishikawa, came up with the name after opening a dictionary from the back and looking through words beginning with Z. We sell a number of their products including their amazing telescopic pen.