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Friday, June 30, 2023

Friday, June 23, 2023

Review : PILOT Dr.Grip CL Playborder Mechanical Pencil + Acrylic Pen Stand Limited My Hero Academia Collaboration

Anime collaborations with stationery are popular in Japan and one of the latest is the PILOT X My Hero Academia Collaboration.

I picked up this particular limited edition set.

There are 5 types available in all.

Each set has an acrylic stand as well as a Dr.Grip CL Playborder Mechanical Pencil.

The mechanical pencil uses 0.5mm lead and is the same as the usual Dr.Grip pencils featuring a drawing of the character from the anime and in his color scheme.

And here is the acrylic stand

With a stationery related twist:
Yes, there is a holder for your mechanical pencil!

This set was a little expensive [typical of anime goods] but it is quite interesting with the pen holder feature.
What do you think?
Would you purchase something like this?

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Friday, June 16, 2023

Review: Sun-Star Make Mark Highlighter


It's another highlighter review. 

I picked up this pretty one from Sun-star's Make Mark,  nuance color marker.  

It’s a cute beige colour and the pen shape is square and flat with different angled surfaces to ensure good grip. 

It’s pretty simple but the entire range is pretty with it’s soft looks and feminine colours. 

The colour glides on easily and dries fast, it also works well over or under different pens. 

Overall, a really good highlighter. 
If you like the colour, definitely one to pick up. 

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Friday, June 9, 2023

Review : DAISO Premium Notebook Series

Recently, Japanese store DAISO has been mentioned a lot on SNS because of their premium notebook series. Needless to say, we simply had to check it out for ourselves as well!

Here is what we got
The series has quite a big lineup.
There is 5mm grid, 5mm dot and 5mm lined and plain versions in 2 sizes A6 and B6.

This series is MADE IN JAPAN with a cover reminiscent of the expensive Japanese notebook brand NOBLE. The paper used is smooth to touch and slightly yellow.

We did a ink test on the paper using several different pens.
As you can see below, other than the copic pen and oil marker, the rest do not seep through the paper at all!
What do you think?
Have you tried this series?
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Friday, June 2, 2023

Review: Velos Bulldog Clip/Hook


The Velos Clip/Hook is technically a homeware item but I did find it in a stationery store, so I think it counts. 
Plus it looks like a bulldog clip. 

A bulldog clip with a hook on one end. 
This is a very convenient piece of kit to have. 

You can use it vertically or horizontally. 

There are many examples of uses such as for your umbrella, keys, and even outdoors. 
Also included are rubber strips you can place on the clips to protect the surface you're clipping on to. 

I bought the Medium and slim Medium size. 
The difference is mainly in the hook size but both carry similar amounts of weight. 

However, after using it for awhile, I would recommend buying the L size, the M size can only be used on surfaces 10mm and below, which rules out use on surfaces like tabletops and shelves. 

Overall, it's a very practical item. If you are really into stationery, this will fit well into your home. 

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