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Brands

Stationery brands - A selection of our range

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. 

CAVALLINI 

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. 

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. 

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.

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! 

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.

LEGAMI 

Italian gift and stationery brand with a distinct contemporary style. 

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; their products have 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. 

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. 

ORIGINAL CROWN MILL 

A classic brand in the world of stationery. Dating from 1870 when Frédéric Pelletier opened a factory for writing paper and envelopes in Brussels; he insisted on using a specific paper from the Royal Mill - a laid paper which was an authentic copy of the original handmade paper dating back to 1478.  We have a wide vary of product from this iconic brand. 

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. 

RHODIA 

A very famous 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. 

SILVINE

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 particle like their very smooth rollerballs. 

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 provocative 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. 

WORTHER

This brand is quite distinctive. Founded in 1965 by Gerhard Wörther in Germany, the company has been producing exceptional mechanical pencils and writing instruments,  It is said that Wörther work by the mantra of attaching great importance to the design and quality of their products, and each product is manufactured in house.  

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. 

Artist and Accessory brands 

BOMBATA 

High fashion Italian brand making quality cases and backpacks for laptops, pencil cases and pouches for cosmetics etc.

KOH I NOOR

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. 

TROIKA 

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

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 soouth Devon coast and this is where the name is derived.  

RAPESCO 

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