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Friday, May 17, 2024

Review: Vaimo11 Stapler 11th Anniversary Set

 


As an office worker, my office stationery has to be practical and easy to use. 
I've been using the Vaimo11 stapler for many years, and it is my favourite stapler ever. 

1. It's sleek, one of the best looking staplers ever. 
2. It's easy to refill (remember staplers that would snap at your fingers when you tried to refill?) 
3. It can staple up to 40 sheets of paper, perfect for those never ending reports.
4. It uses no.11 stamples, solid and never fails. 

I haven't needed to replace my white Vaimo11 stapler in all this time that I've owned it, but I came across the 11th Anniversary set on sale and decided to pick it up. 


The Anniversary set is a collaboration with a Japanese paper brand, Box & Needle
It comes in 3 colour ways, but I only came across the green x grey variant so that's what I purchased.

It includes a DIY box in a pattern designed by Aoi Huber, a stapler inspired by the pattern's colour scheme and staples. 


I love the theme of the box, the green and grey of the stapler is so fresh and the colours all compliment each other. 
The box is easy to assemble, there's instructions on the back of the packaging but it's pre cut and pre scored so all you have to do it fold and staple!
 


The stapler and staples fit perfectly into the box, such a cute desk accessory. 

If you come across the set, I highly recommend it. 
But if the colour isn't for you and you need a stapler, the Vaimo11 comes in many colours, I recommend you pick this as your trusty office stapler. 



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Friday, May 10, 2024

Review: Tombow MONO One Refillable Eraser Limited edition Mineral Color collection

Japanese stationery brand TOMBOW has launched a limited edition comprising 4 of their best selling stationery series. Collaboration of 4 brands: MONO, Campus, Dr.Grip, and HI-TEC-C COLETO!

Touted as stationery that gives you a calming feeling. They are available in 4 "mineral colors" inspired by nature; Shell Beige, Pistachio Green, Sheer Purple, Sorbet Blue & Apricot Pink

Picked up the MONO one "Holder Eraser" in Apricot Pink.
According to the official website, it is pink like a fruit bathed in sunlight.
External dimensions: diameter 15mm x length 75mm
Phthalate-free eraser

The holder adds strength to the high erasing power unique to mono erasers and features an elastomer grip that is non-slip by providing a firm grip.

The medium-fine 6.7mm diameter eraser can smoothly erase a single letter from an A-lined or B-lined notebook. It is also refillable [ Replacement eraser : ER-SSM ]

The small size makes it easy to fit inside a small pen case. 
What do you think?
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Friday, May 3, 2024

Review: Daiso Marker Sticky Notes Roll

 





I love a highlighter, I always need something to help me point out important text and information. 

I've used everything from a highlighter, to rulers that have a neon yellow window, to various tapes but this marker sticky notes tape by Daiso is really interesting. 

It's probably one of the few ways to highlight text that is not permanent, that I've seen anyway. 

I picked up 2 colours, Dusty Rose and Lavender Haze, very pretty pastels. 
Each roll is 6mm wide by 5m long and material is polypropylene. 


I think the colours are great, they really stand out and are not too jarring to look at. 
However, the opacity leaves something to be desired. The text turns out more cloudy and less defined, layering the tape deepens the colour but makes the clarity situation worse. 

Overall, I think this a good product, the non-permanent use outweighs it's weaknesses.
This would be useful for library books or for books that you might want to sell later on, i.e textbooks. 

What do you think? Is this a product you might be interested in? 

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Friday, April 26, 2024

Friday, April 19, 2024

Review: PILOT Juice Up 04 Classic Glossy Color 6 Color Set

Here at TN5C we are a big fan of black ink pens with a tinge of color! Previously we reviewed Sakura Craypas Ballsign iD and PENTEL Black Colors Collection 
Today we will be talking about these~
PILOT Juice Up 04 Classic Glossy Color 6 Color Set

Details: 
Nib: 0.4mm (ultra fine) Also available in 0.5mm nib
Ink type: water-based pigment gel ink
According to the official website, Juice up pens use a newly developed synergy chip and new pigment gel ink to achieve a smooth writing experience despite its thin nib. 

Colors available: 
CGB (Classic Glossy Black)
CGR (Classic Glossy Red)
CGL (Classic Glossy Blue)
CGG (Classic Glossy Green)
CGV (Classic Glossy Violet)
CGBN (Classic Glossy Brown)

Swatches

Recently I have come to like thin nib pens and this 0.4mm nib is perfect for writing in small details and drawing illustrations. However, the ink colors though dark are not as dark as the options from PENTEL or Sakura.
What do you think? 



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Friday, April 5, 2024

Review: Pilot Frixion Waai Ballpen Set

 


I'm always on the hunt for coloured pens. 
The colours on this set from Pilot's frixion line looked good. 

It's called Waai, it's the stylish version of the frixion line and the pen colours have romantic names to match. 


The set has 8 colours, each pen is 0.5mm. 
The colours are black, velvet red, turqouise, sand beige, dry peach, cheek pink, chilly blue and mini gray.


The colours are really pretty. If you don't want to buy a set, I recommend getting sand beige, chilly blue and mini gray. 

The design of the pen is very stylish and if you're looking for a certain aesthetic, these will fit into your collection well. 


When it comes to the writing, frixion is a very consistent good quality pen. 
The erasing feature is second to none.

So if you love frixion and always wanted a more stylish version, the Waai line is for you. 

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Review: MUJI A5 loose leaf paper polypropylene cover

A while ago whilst reviewing the eric×kleid loose leaf diary A5 I briefly mentioned using the loose leaf notebook cover from CAMPUS [Kokuyo Smart Ring Binder]. Today I'm here to talk about an alternative loose leaf paper cover.

MUJI A5 Loose Leaf paper polypropylene cover[Pictured here with the Kokuyo Campus smart ring binder]

Usage instructions
The main difference between the one from MUJI and the one from Kokuyo is their capacity.

MUJI A5 Loose Leaf paper polypropylene cover : 40 sheets
Kokuyo Campus Smart Ring Binder : 25 sheets

This is due to the size of their spine.
Note that the one from MUJI is a frosted plastic whilst the one from Kokuyo is more of a clear plastic.
So if you are conflicted about which to buy, consider how many pages you intend to insert.

And of course, should you need even more capacity, you can consider the A5 slim binder notebook from Campus. Despite its name, you can insert up to 65 sheets of paper.

Do you like using loose leaf paper? Will you be giving one of these covers a try?

Tell us what you think!




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Friday, March 29, 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024

Review: Leuchtturm1917 Drehgriffel ballpoint pen

 


I recently went on a trip and picked up this pen by Leuchtterm1917. 

I've used their notebooks (great for bullet journalling) but I don't think I've purchased their pens before. 


I picked up the Drehgriffel Nr. 1 in the beautiful colour, Rising Sun. 

The Drehgriffel Nr.1 is a retractable ballpoint pen, it's 13cm long, with blue ink as a default and it's made from aluminium and brass. 

The design was inspired by an original 1920 design.

To retract the ballpoint end, there's a twist mechanism at the top of the pen. The action is smooth and because of the materials used, it feels very nice. 

By the way, it also comes in a pencil version


I think this pen was beautifully presented. 
The colour is amazing and the twist mechanism feels expensive, it also feels nice to grip. 

This would be a great ballpen for your bag, to take with your documents and even just something to keep on your table. 

The only thing I would change is the ink colour, I would change it to a black but it's a beautiful pen and if you're a fan of Leuchtturm, you'll love this. 


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Friday, March 15, 2024

Review: eric×kleid loose leaf diary A5

Stationery brand Kleid has collaborated with eric to produce a loose leaf diary for 2024.

Eric is an eraser stamp artist and illustrator who started in 2007.
Their works are popular and notably features a world full of small nostalgic everyday things.
There are two types available: kraft paper and cream paper.
The kraft paper used is an ethical material containing over 40% recycled paper. Durable and easy-to-write kraft paper, which is also used for envelopes, creates a stylish finish just by writing on it. The cream paper is the same paper used for books. It is flexible, easy to turn, and has a soft color that is easy on the eyes.

Here, we have chosen the cream paper edition.
Size: 210 x 148mm
Paper: 32 sheets
Made in Japan

Specifications
- 2024/2025 annual calendar
- Annual schedule (2023.12 - 2025.1)
- Monthly schedule (2023.12 - 2025.1)
- Notebook (2mm grid)
- A5/20 holes
Since it is a collaboration between eric and Kleid Diary, each page is filled with their signature whimsical illustrations.
Even the notebook grid pages have a faint border of illustrations.


I have opted to use it with the Campus A5, 20 rings slim binder.

The transparent clear rings fit perfectly with the minimalist design of the diary pages.

The paper is smooth to write on and does not bleed through. Personally I also like the navy print as compared to a typical black. This is because since I generally use a black pen, it stands out more against the navy print. In addition, navy and cream is one of my favorite color combinations.

What do you think?








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Friday, March 8, 2024

Review: Ukanmuri Clip by Sun-Star

 


A quick review this week. 

Study stationery definitely deserves it's own category. 
The designs that come out are completely different from the usual stationery. 

Part practical, part aesthetic and part ergonomic. 
Like this Ukanmuri page holder clip by Bandai Namco. 

It's use is pretty straightforward. 
Hold open textbooks, recipe books, music scores, notebooks, basically any book for easy reference 


First up, it comes in a very pleasing pastel colour, which would fit into any study inspo instagram post. 
Then it's made a of a nice soft plastic, no hard edges, which means it's easy to hold and it doesn't crease any pages, because that can be pretty frustrating. 
The clip's grip is pretty strong too, so even the most firm of book spines can be tamed. 

Finally, the unique U shape means that important content won't be blocked. 


Simple and straightforward, this is an essential stationery item. 
 I now need it in several other colours! 

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Review: Mildliner Brush x Ocha Collab

 


We’ve reviewed mildliner on this blog before but I have to tell you about this set! 

This is a collab by mildliner and Ocha, an illustrator.



Each set comes with 3 brush mildliners, a template and examples of how to use the template. 
You will need an fine ink pen or marker to complete the illustrations as per the examples.=

There are also birds and marine life templates but I of course, chose the cat set. 


The drawings are incredibly cute and easy to replicate with the template. 
It was also fun to play around with the template and try different variations 

The brush colours were perfect and worked well together too. 

If you like the style of the drawings and have always wanted to pick up some brush mildliners, this is a great set to get. 

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Friday, February 23, 2024