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Friday, December 13, 2019

Review: Kitta 24 Pocket File


 I've reviewed the Kitta previously and recently discovered a range of accessories including folders and boxes. 

I purchased the 24 pocket folder, in 1 of 2 designs. 


The kitta tape holders fit in a normal trading card file but this folder is different. 

Instead of pockets, each kitta sits in an open sleeve, with 2 pieces of plastic that hold the kitta in place. 


This means easy access to your tape and easy organisation. 

The sleeves hold the tape in place, I've not had any issues with Kitta falling out of the folder. 

I recommend purchasing the bigger folder, I've only used less than half the slots, so there's space to fill! 


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Friday, December 6, 2019

REVIEW : DAISO Coordi range Masking Tape


We are back with more from DAISO's Coordi Stationery range. If you haven't heard about them, you can check out our original post on them here! This time we are going to review the masking tapes.

There are four designs so far.


There are two which feature more muted gray tones. One of them is all about favorite shops. I forsee myself using that a lot XD~~ 

The other two are brighter colors with one of them printed with time management charts.

Personally I really really love wide tapes like these and to be able to get them for just 100yen each is such a bargain! I find memo papers add to much bulk to my journal at times so its nice to be able to add these color sections instead. The colors are all the ones i like as well so it has really worked out for me!!

What about you ? Have you tried them yet?
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Friday, November 29, 2019

December Printable 2019

Here we come to the last printable for 2019 and whether its snowing at your end of the world, we hope you will like our winter holiday theme!

Do tag us at #TN5Cprintable if you can! We love seeing your creations!


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A big thank you to each and everyone of you for your support this year and here at TN5C we wish you and all loved ones the very best this holiday season.



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Friday, November 22, 2019

Review: Keep A Notebook stamp collecter's notebook


Keep A Notebook is an indie stationery brand from Taiwan.
Their main product line are notebooks in 2 sizes:
 A5 slim that is similar to the Traveler's notebook inserts and Handy, which is a smaller size and I think is unique to the brand. 

I didn't find the normal inserts too interesting but the stamp collector's notebook piqued my interest. 

I bought it in the handy size as I thought it would be better for travel.


There are 3 important elements to this notebook. 

1. The cover, which tucks into a little overhang at the top of the notebook, keeping it securely closed in transit. It also acts as a base when stamping, which you place under the following 2 elements. 

2. The paper (above) that separates each stamped sheet. It is translucent, almost like wax paper and prevents both transfer and smudging. 


3. The stamping paper, grid paper that is smooth and thick enough to prevent ink bleed. 


In action!


The print is so sharp, the grid lines are subtle. 
Overall, great for archiving. 

I've brought it on a few trips and the notebook travels well. 
If you're a stamp collector, you should definitely pick this up. 

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Friday, November 15, 2019

REVIEW : Kuretake ZIG Clean Color Dot

Following the success of PLAYCOLOR DOT, Kuretake ZIG has launched their very own version. 
The Clean Color Dot.

For now there are 12 colors available. 

Each pen is double ended. One end is a 0.5mm pen and the other is the "dot" end. This is where this differs from playcolor's version as well. The dot end of this pen is spongy/soft allowing one to adjust the size of the dot drawn depending on how much pressure one applies as they use it.

The possibilities are endless. Here is a layout I made using just one of the markers. I used it for calligraphy, dots for the to do list and even to draw a picture at the bottom corner!

Have you tried these?
What do you think of it?
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Friday, November 8, 2019

Hightide Flagship Store in Fukuoka


When you go to Fukuoka, one of the must visits is the Hightide flagship store. 

Hightide is a Japanese brand known for a wide range of products, from stationery to interior goods. 

Outdoors goods, diaries, bags, keychains, pouches, pens, t shirts, the list of items go on. 
The flagship not only carries their full range, they also have a small selection of curated goods from overseas brands. 


The nearest train station is Yakuin, however, because it is in a small laneway, a bit of walking is required. 



I adore these Hightide boxes and storage items and the store had every colour, including the new transparent range. 



Every corner of the store requires proper inspection. There was tools, accessories and cute collaboration designed stationery. Deciding what to buy was incredibly difficult. 


If you need a break, there's even a cafe. 
Seating is available outside. 


Overall we had an enjoyable visit, our shopping bags are proof of that. 

Have you visited? What is your favourite hightide item? 




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Friday, November 1, 2019

REVIEW : Mindwave Recording Marker Sticky Notes range


Sometimes its hard to journal if there is limited time and I find myself putting it off. However by doing so, I also forget whatever it was that i had wanted to write. To help with this, stationery brand Mindwave has launched a range of sticky notes 'Recording Markers'


I picked up the one for 'MONEY'. As the name indicates, its all to do with savings. There are 5 styles of sticky notes [one extra large and 4 small ones]

They make journaling so much quicker and more colorful immediately [even if i am writing about how much money i am spending XD]

What do you think of these sticky notes? Have you tried them?

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Review: Giotto Turbo Glitter Pastel Pens


Giotto is a brand I had not seen before. 
A quick internet search tells me that it is an Italian brand aimed at children.

I spotted these glitter pastel pens on sale at paperchase and decided to try it out. 

This set is described as special glitter pens in 8 different colours with ventilated lids, ultra resistant nibs and safe water-based inks that can be washed out of most fabrics. 


With a pen tip of 2.8mm, it's not a pen one uses for detailed work. 
It feels like a typical felt tip when writing, the ink is pigmented and there is a lot of glitter.


You can't really tell from the picture but the glitter looks quite shiny in real life and the only downside is that it does get all over the place after a while. 

Great for kids, great for journaling. 2 shiny thumbs up!
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Friday, October 4, 2019

Review: Paperchase 3 in 1 Pen


I was in London for work recently and of course I had to pick up some stationery. 

If you remember Borders' bookstores, Paperchase should be familiar.
I used to spend all my pocket money on things from Paperchase, everything was super cute. 

I picked up a few things this time, one of which was a 3 in 1 pen. 

Pen, highlighter and sticky flag dispenser.  

It comes in 2 colours, a pink highlighter/black ink/pink flags and yellow highlighter/blue pen/yellow flags. 



The pen is pretty standard, regular ballpoint and writes well even with the additional weight from the sticky flag dispenser. 


The highlighter is really nice.
It is very neon, very bright, perfect for making your notes pop!


The sticky flag dispenser is on the highlighter's cap and is super handy. 
I'm not sure if it's refillable but the cover comes off easily making it super convenient.

Overall, I feel this is a great tool for studying and also if you only have space for 1 pen. 

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

October 2019 Printable

Minimalistic.
Monotone.
Monochromatic.


Call it what you want but it can never go wrong!
And that's what this month's printable is all about!!


Here at TN5C, we really love this color scheme!


It can never go wrong!
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Do tag us if you use our printable! We would love to hear what you think!



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Friday, September 20, 2019

Review : DAISO Korea Masking Sticker

Here at TN5C we love Daiso! And since Korea's Daiso carries items different to that of Japan, we had to drop in for a look!
Amongst the things we bought were these Masking Stickers!
They cost 2000won each [about USD$2]. Do note that not all items in Korea's DAISO are the same price so please check the price tag before purchasing!

Each set comes with 2 rolls of tape. One roll of faces + a roll of outfits for you to mix and match to create your own original sticker character.


There are 6 different faces and 6 different outfits. The sticker is made out of masking tape and peels off easily.
They are quite reminiscent of the Japanese masking tape brand BANDE and a cute addition to anyone's masking tape collection!

Have you tried these? OR what do you recommend from DAISO in Korea?




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Friday, September 13, 2019

Review: Kitaboshi Pencil (pencil for grown ups)


First up, this is not a new product on the market but it's new to me. 
I only noticed it at my local stationery store recently. 

It's the kitaboshi (northstar) pencil, also known as a grown up's pencil. 


It comes in packaging with a more mature design, aimed towards adults, and includes a pencil, lead and a container with a sharpener lid. 


It reminds me of a drafting pencil because the lead is thick unlike the thin pieces of pencil lead that you would find for a mechanical pencil. 

 The lead doesn't snap easily and is easy to sharpened although I worry about losing the sharpener container. 


I reckon this is a great pencil if you like mechanical pencils but don't like the typical thin pieces of lead. It's really smooth and the product design is really minimalistic, it reminds me of Muji!

Writing with it is a joy, it is smooth and pigmented. 
However, I do think the blackwing pencil is smoother.
If that is your favourite pencil, this might seem like a step back. 

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