5 Tips for Simple Recipe Scrapbooking

5 Tips for Simple Recipe Scrapbooking

Whether we collect recipes to actually one day cook the food that is featured, or simply because we like to look at the pictures, we all eventually run into the very real problem of limited shelf space for our cookbooks. When this happens, you have to make the very tough choice of retiring a few old favorites to make room for new tomes, or in my case, getting rid of my stack of old Gourmet magazines... 

February 08, 2024
Tags: how-to
Tombow MONO100 Wooden Pencils

A Beginner’s Guide to Wooden Pencils

In our increasingly digital world, wood pencils are the ultimate analog tool. The grainy appearance of the lines, the smell of the wood, the sound of the lead scratching against the paper, appealing to almost all of our senses at once. They are uncomplicated–no mechanisms, no refills, just wood and graphite. 
March 09, 2023
The Benefits of Hand Writing

The Benefits of Hand Writing

Writing by hand has numerous benefits that can improve various aspects of our lives. From cognitive development to emotional well-being, the simple act of writing with a pen and paper can have a significant impact.

February 10, 2023
12 Genius Design Features in Stationery Worth A Closer Look

12 Genius Design Features in Stationery Worth A Closer Look

Japanese stationery has a cult following around the world. Its reputation for quality and innovation is well-deserved as top stationery companies constantly work to improve common, everyday items. We are here to celebrate some of those innovations by looking at a dozen genius designs in stationery. 

September 27, 2021
What's So Great About Zebra Mildliner?

What's So Great About Zebra Mildliner?

Since their arrival in the US in 2018, Zebra Mildliner has taken the stationery world by storm. Once a niche imported item, now you can find them at any stationery store from boutique to national chain. This level of notoriety is pretty impressive for a pen once thought of as just a tool for studying. But what’s so great about these highlighters anyway? Let’s take a look at the features that set Zebra Mildliner apart from its competition. 
June 11, 2021
Letter Writing Ideas

What to Write When Writing Letters

You’re convinced of the benefits of hand-writing letters. You’re motivated to send letters to everyone you don’t see on a regular basis. And you’ve even amassed a small collection of stationery sets in anticipation of all the letters you’re going to write. You get your favorite pen, a cup of tea, you sit down, and...blank. You have no idea what to write. This was me about once a week...
May 17, 2021
Why Stationery Makes the Best Valentine's Day Gifts

Why Stationery Makes the Best Valentine's Day Gifts

I love a small gift-giving occasion. Not Christmas because there are too many presents to get, and it is always a little stressful. And not necessarily birthdays because there's sometimes pressure to get the perfect gift. But an occasion like Valentine's day where the bar is set lower (you can always fall back on candy and flowers), that's where I shine. 
January 30, 2021
Tags: gifting
5 Steps for Building a Stationery Gift Set

5 Steps for Building a Stationery Gift Set for Absolutely Anyone

Shopping for someone else can be tricky. You want the gift to be thoughtful and personalized, and also practical, but still fun. Well, stationery gifts can be all of those things, if you do it right. And we have a few simple rules and tips for putting together the best stationery gift sets for any recipient. 
October 29, 2020
Tags: gifting how-to
A Primer on Ink: How to Choose the Best Writing Pen

A Primer on Ink: How to Choose the Best Writing Pen

When we buy a pen, we often give little thought to the type of ink inside, and how that affects our writing. Well, it turns out there are just a few key factors that can help you make an informed decision the next time you’re shopping in the stationery aisle for a new pen. Let’s take a deep dive into ink, shall we? 
October 22, 2020
Bullet Journaling Supplies | Ink & Lead Blog

Our Favorite Bullet Journaling Supplies

If there’s a journaler in your life, you know that they likely have an insatiable appetite for stationery. As journaling has evolved from the ‘Dear Diary’ days of simply writing your thoughts down on paper to what seems like a boundless medium for self-expression, journalers are looking for new ways to do everything from organizing their thoughts, to planning their lives, creating their art, and...simply writing their thoughts down on paper. This means trying out new notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, stickers, stamps, and you get the point.

October 08, 2020