Regular visitors to the shop will know that I am normally dressed head to toe in black. My rationale for this is that then I blend in and let the beautiful colours in the shop shine through. Lately though quite a number of navy blue items have been added to my wardrobe. I find it an elegant colour and navy stationery is most certainly elegant. Below is a selection of navy blue items we have in store.
1. Leuchtturm1917 journals. 2. Globe Trotter roller ball pen. 3. Leuchtturm1917 pen loop. 4. Campo Marzio pen holder. 5. Clairefontaine leather pencil cases. 6. Spool of Divine Twine. 7. Lamy bottled ink in blueblack. 8. J. Herbin Anniversary ink in Ocean Bleu Ocean. 9. Lamy Safari mechanical pencil. 10. Lamy Safari ballpoint pen. 11. Lamy Safari rollerball pen. 12. Lamy Safari fountain pen.
If you asked what the most popular colour in the shop is, turquoise would definitely be near the top of the list. Turquoise ink is certainly in the top five of the 30 J.Herbin colours. Of the four College City roller ball/fountain pen colours turquoise is the absolute winner and in the Ogami stone paper notebook range the turquoise gives the black a run for it’s money as the favourite. My pick of items below – the leather pencil case. Such a gorgeous shade of turquoise. I love the Leuchtturm journals too!
1. Leuchtturm1917 Jott books, A4, A5 & A6 2. Vision fountain pen 3. J.Herbin bottled ink 4. J.Herbin ink cartridges 5. College City roller ball 6. Leuchtturm1917 journals 7. Tricolour ballpoint pen 8. Pen loop 9. Leather pencil case
Possibly my second favourite colour – green. Available in so many shades. Lime would be my pick but the more muted tones of these products we have in store is rather lovely.
1 & 2. Clairefontaine leather pencil cases 3. Fringe jounral 4. Campus fountain pen 5. J. Herbin ink cartridges 6. Vision fountain pen 7 & 8. Clairefontaine journals 9. Piccolo pen
I think if you asked any retailer they would tell you that yellow is not generally a colour that sells well. Certain items we have in yellow are quite popular however. The yellow Lamy Safari pens and mechanical pencils fly out the door. They are a shade of yellow much like a Ferrari – perhaps that’s the appeal! Yellow tags and matching Divine Twine are also regularly purchased.
Van Gogh said, “How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.” Let’s hope this brings the sun out.
1. Modo ball point pen 2. Baretto ball point pen 3. J Herbin ink cartridges 4. J Herbin bottled ink 5. Clairefontaine Linicolor pencil case 6. Clairefontaine Linicolor pencil case 7. Keel’s Simple Diary 8. tags & twine 9. Clairefontaine Linicolor notebooks 10. Lamy Safari roller ball pen 11. Lamy Safari ball point pen 12. Lamy Safari mechanical pencil
According to Color : Messages and Meanings by Leatrice Eiseman for Pantone orange is fun, whimsical, childlike, happy, glowing, hot, energising, active, gregarious, friendly, good natured, expansive spontaneous, optimistic, communicative, jovial, socialable, self-assured, persuasive, animated, loud, raucous and frivolous. Personally I am not that fond of orange the fruit, even less of orange juice. When it comes to orange the colour, I don’t dislike it but it is a telling sign that I could count the things I own that are orange on one hand! We have some beautiful orange products in the shop though!!
1. Campo Marzio note pads 2. Divine Twine 3. J.Herbin bottled ink in Orange Indien 4. J.Herbin ink cartridges in Orange Indien 5. Vision fountain pen 6. Calirefontaine Linicolor pencil case 7. Campo Marzio leather letter opener 8. Coloured envelopes 9. Modo ball point pen 10. Baretto ball point pen 11. MasterPlan diary
It will be no surprise to those of you who know me that the first of our “On the desk in … ” colour series features red. Red is my favourite colour and many a red product arriving at the shop makes it way home with me!
1 – inkwell & blotter from a Campo Marzio calligraphy set. 2 – set of ten tags and twine. 3 – gift bags. 4 – wooden nib holder in red. 5 – Arles refillable journal from Castelli. 6 – leather pencil case. 7 – Lamy ABC fountain pen. 8 – pen loop from Leuchtturm1917. 9 – Lamy bottled ink. 10 – journals from Quo Vadis. 11 – combination stylus & ballpoint pen from Online.