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Friday, April 28, 2023

Friday, April 21, 2023

Review: Kutsuwa Culicule x Mizutama Cafe Color Pencils

Stationery brand Kutsuwa has collaborated with Japanese illustrator Mizutama to produce a limited edition collection of their colored pencils Culicule line.

There are 6 different sets in all and I have picked up the CAFE theme to try.

Each set includes three different colors.
There is no need to use a pencil sharpener as it dispenses the core just by rotating the top of the pencil. And since the core is stored inside the pen shell, it is small enough to fit in a pencil case.


Because it does not bleed or show through, it can be used for marking textbooks and decorating notebooks and notebooks.
I have always been a fan of the Culicule line so the cute illustrations on the packaging enhance them even more! A must have if you are fan of either or both the pencils and illustrator!

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Friday, April 14, 2023

Decorating Muji Paper Clips


Muji makes great basics, from furniture, to food, to stationery, everything can be customised to your own style and taste. 

The stationery range has a lot of good things to customise, like these paper clips. 

Each pack of paper clips comes in a pack of 5 and each clip can hold up to 5 sheets of paper. 
The clips are made of paper, which is important for our purposes. 

1. Pen/Marker

This is the most basic and easiest way to customise, the downside is there is a little bit of bleed on the paper material of the paper clip but it's not terrible. 
Use a sign/brush pen for a bit of flourish. 

2. Sticker Labels

To be able to reuse the clip, use labels to customise your paper clip. 

3. Printed labels 

If you don't like looking at your own handwriting, like me, print the labels or use sticker paper. 

4. Washi Tape

A combination of the above methods and a good way to use up washi tape. 
If you collect washi tape, you know what I mean!

5. Cute stickers

I found these cute stickers in Daiso and it's such a simple and cute way to add to the paperclip. 

Here's what it looks like in my notebook!

What do you think? What is your favourite way to customise the paper clip? 

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Friday, April 7, 2023

Review: DAISO Precision Design Knife

Here at TN5C we are always on the lookout for new compact stationery. So when DAISO put out a Precision Design Knife, you know we had to try it out!
At first glance it looks like a common pen or even a pen shaped paper cutter.

However upon closer inspection, you will see the tip of the "pen" is unlike any other.
Yes there is a really small blade at the end of the tip!

There is a small learning curve to using it [especially if you are left handed like myself] but once you have mastered it, it is surprisingly useful! It cuts well and like its namesake, it really does do a better job of cutting fine details compared to other pen knives.

The compact design also makes it easy to transport. As a matter of fact, it will fit in a small pen case without any problems.
What do you think? Have you tried this?

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