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Friday, March 25, 2016

Fiveday : 5 markers we love

Colour always adds the special something in an otherwise dreary journal entry (sometimes you just cant make a note on a dentist appointment interesting). With the massive range of coloured markers out there, where does one start?

Here are our top 5.

1. COPIC Sketch Marker

2. Pure Color C-land

3. Akashiya Sai

4. Ace Wan Brush

5. Zig Clean Color Real Brush

Has your favourite made the list?

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Fiveday: 5 Pencil Cases we think you absolutely need in your life

As frequent travellers, putting together a kit and packing it in our luggage is essential. 
I've rounded up our 5 favourite ways of carrying pens and other odds and ends around. 

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1500.0"] 1. Kokuyo Neo Critz 1. Kokuyo Neo Critz [/caption]

A pen stand and case in one, absolutely genius I say. The Neo Critz comes in a variety of colours and collaboration designs. It comes with 2 zips and a small pocket so loose items don't get lost. Just unzip it, fold down the flaps and pick up a pen. As a bonus, these make fantastic makeup brush holders. 

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1500.0"] 2. Sun-star DELDE 2. Sun-star DELDE [/caption]

The DELDE is one I recently discovered, it's also a pen stand and case in one but instead of fold down flaps, you pull the tabs of the top of the case down over it's bottom half. It takes up less table space but stores more pens. It's becoming a firm favourite but as it's quite new, the colour selection is a bit limited.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1500.0"] 3. Kipling 100 Pens & 50 Pens 3. Kipling 100 Pens & 50 Pens [/caption]

Cult item alert! I only discovered this last year but this is incredibly popular with stationery bloggers (don't believe me? Try a Youtube or Google search). I like how spacious and organised this is, it holds A LOT of pens with space for other compact stationery and the best part, it holds up very well when you throw it in a suitcase with other stuff. Also comes in a smaller version called the 50 Pens. 

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1500.0"] 4. Lihit Lab Pen Case 4. Lihit Lab Pen Case [/caption]

The Lihit Lab Pen Case looks like a smaller version of the 100 Pens. It's compact, has compartments for 3 different sets of pens and you can slot in other small items. Perfect for toting around everyday. 

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1500.0"] 5. Kokuyo Pen Tray C2 5. Kokuyo Pen Tray C2 [/caption]

The Kokuyo Pen Tray holds the least out of all the pen case on this list, but I reckon it's the most amazing way to hold pens. It starts out looking like a normal case but it opens out into a tray that shows off all the cute stationery I own. Also stores phone accessories and makeup. It's extremely compact size makes it suitable for purses and small bags. I really like this moomin print too, a touch of colour never hurt anyone. 

I hope this list has been helpful, if you know of any pencil cases we should check out, leave us a comment below. 

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Fiveday : 5 Brush Pens we love

Brush pens are all the rage over here at the TN5C headquarters. Its a lot more fun than the conventional marker for adding a fun quirky bold dimension to your lettering and let’s face it, they make even the worst handwriting look good.

Here are our top 5.

1. Pentel Sign Pen

2. Pilot Fude-Makase Color Brush Pen

3. Copic Gasen Fude Pen

4. Sailor Fude Nagomi Brush Pen

5. Tombow Fudenonsuke Brush Pen


Do you love brush pens too? Has your favourite made the list?

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