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Friday, February 24, 2023

Friday, February 17, 2023

Review: Sanby Nicoma Stamp


Something a bit different today. 

I picked up this interesting stamp. 
It's a Nicoma stamp by Sanby 

The premise of the Nicoma stamp is that you can use it on a memo, a small letter, but hiding part of the illustration, you're giving the receiver a surprise! 

I picked this illustration of a girl with ramen hair, how cute! 

The stamp inked and stamped well. 

I wrote my message. 

and surprise! It's hair not ramen. 

How cute is this? 

Check out their other designs here.

What do you think? Is it cute? Quirky? Would you buy one? 

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Friday, February 10, 2023

Review: MIDORI 2023 MD Calendar Weekly

We are a month into 2023 and I have been using my new diary calendar from Midori. So I figured it was a good time to post a review!
MIDORI 2023 MD Calendar Weekly

Weekly View

You are able to stand it up for easy viewing.

Includes memo pages

As you would expect, every page is made with MIDORI's signature MD paper which we here at TN5C are HUGE fans of. It writes smoothly and does not allow pen ink to bleed through.

What do you think? Would you try it out?

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Friday, February 3, 2023

Review: Made of Tomorrow Notepad


Usually we blog about things we've purchased ourselves but today, I wanted to talk about this notepad I received as a gift. 

It's by a New Zealand brand called 'Made of Tomorrow', they make functional homewares and stationery and it's all made in New Zealand.

The notepad is a part of their paper goods lineup, it's 19 x 9cm, gold foil embossed cover and has 52 pages of 120gsm paper.

Having a look at their website, you can get it monogrammed too! 

Opening the notepad up, you get this page with their sustainability information. 
The illustrations are cute and I appreciated that it's made with recycled materials! 

Also good to note is that the notepads have no plastic laminate coating and 100% recyclable. 

The 52 pages are 1/2 blank and 1/2 lined which I feel is pretty unique.
I like lined sometimes, blank sometimes so it suits my use pretty well. 

I also think it's great the paper is 120gsm, oftentimes you get notebooks that have paper that is way too thin. 

The 120gsm here works well with the sign and brush pens as well as regular pens, no bleed and it's pretty smooth. It's no midori paper but I think it's better than most other notepads I've tried. 

If you're in New Zealand and happen to see this brand, you should check it out! 

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