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Friday, April 26, 2019

May 2019 Printable

Hello May! We're almost halfway through with the year, where did the time go?
We're always into constellations and galaxies so we hope you'll enjoy May's printable.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Travel Folder Part One : Set Up

One of our favorite ways to chronicle our travels is to save ephemeral we encounter each day. However sometimes it can be hard to remember what day we collected each item. To help with that, I've begun using a travel folder and today's blog post will be about how I have set mine up!

 To start, here is the folder I have used. Its about A6 size with 12 sections inside. 
To personalize it, I have used a gold transfer sticker on it as a decoration.

I have also added numbers to each pocket tab by using my trusty labeler. 

Each pocket will be used for each day of the trip but I have also included some items which I find useful to bring along on trips.  
These include
1. sticky memo paper
2. small stickers
4. grid paper for writing daily thoughts/snippets
5. Sticker Release Paper for stickers/labels I collect along the way (Buy Here)
6. Pen 

To see it in action, do look out for Part 2 where I will show you how I used it on a trip! 

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Review: Daiso Korea Calligraphy Pens

We really enjoy reviewing Daiso Japan stationery, they've always got a great selection of items for a great price. 
But did you know Daiso Korea is slightly different from Daiso Japan?

They carry a similar range but with variations. They also have their own specific to Daiso Korea product lines and the prices are not fixed though it is within a reasonable range. 

We went to Seoul recently and picked up a lot of cool stationery so there might a few posts like this. 

What did I pick up? Calligraphy pens. 

It comes in 3 different sets of varying colours and the pens are dual tip. One side is a 3mm brush pen, the other is a 2.2mm flat tip marker. 

Each pen has a 'whiteman' brand and states that it is archival quality, water based, odorless and xylene free. 

It is also made in Korea and each set costs 2000won which is roughly USD1.80, a really good price for 4 pens I have to say. 

The first set includes a black, a blue, a red and a green. Colours that remind you on a typical school or office environment. 

The second set includes a bright green, bright orange, bright yellow that is almost highlighter-like and a bright pink. A very summery neon set. 

The final set consists of a light blue, a purple, a muted orange and a muted pink. 

Out of the 3 sets, this is my favourite. I feel the colours are more unique, the muted orange really speaks to me. 

In terms of use, the brush is shorter than a Tombow brush pen but just as flexible. 
I'm no lettering specialist but I could create the same type of lettering as I would with a Tombow brush pen. Which would make this a good choice for a beginner but don't quote me on that. 

The flat tip is not something I'm used to but I found it easy to use as well. 

The ink runs thru the pen well and the colour is sharp and beautiful. 
It is indeed odorless as stated as well. 

Overall, the pens are great value for money. If you're into brush pens, I recommend you pick these up if you're near a Daiso in Korea! 

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Review: Typo Cable Tidy

Happy Friday! It's another Typo review. This time I picked up the cable tidy. 

You must be thinking that's weird, that's obviously a tech item, why is it on a stationery blog?
However, if you look carefully at the packaging, it claims to also be a pen loop. 

That's genius. So I bought it! 

The cable tidy is made of silicone and uses magnets to secure things. 
It comes in few designs including marble and a stone print. 

The recommended uses for the cable tidy are cable tidy, pen loop, earphone organiser and paper clip. 

It works really well as a cable tidy! 

As a pen loop, it worked a lot better than I thought it would.
It stayed even when I placed the notebook in my bag and brought it around. 

You can even use it on the back cover so the loop is discreet. 

However, because it's magnetic, it would probably not be effective on a hardcover notebook.

So in conclusion, if you're looking for a nicely designed pen loop/cable tidy, this is worth picking up. 

Hope you found this review useful. 

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