• stationery

    Leuchtturm1917 120gsm Notebook Review

    I’ve been a fan of the Leuchtturm1917 notebooks for a while now. I couldn’t even tell you how many I’ve used over the years. So when I found out Leuchtturm was releasing a new version of their notebook with thicker, 120gsm paper I knew I had to try it.  I love my Leuchtturm notebooks for bullet journaling, but I also like to use regular notebooks as a sketchbook. Where I can do drafts of my calligraphy and work out ideas. When I found out about this new Leuchtturm1917 notebook, with thicker paper, I thought I could maybe use it as a sketchbook. But, as much as I love it, it…

  • bullet journal

    5 Hand Lettering Styles For Your Bullet Journal

    Today I want to share some hand lettering styles to use in your bullet journal. I love decorating my bullet journal with hand lettering. I find it a great way to practise my hand lettering as well as something fun to look at. I’ve tried to come up with some styles of hand lettering rather than specific fonts. I think this should give you far more flexibility with how you choose to letter in your bullet journal.  But first I just want to share some info on my favourite art supplies and a wee typography lesson which will help you get better at hand lettering.  5 Hand Lettering Styles For…

  • art & design

    What I Keep In My Bag For Art School

    A long time ago I decided that at some point during my university education I would share a what’s in my bag type post. I know how cliched these types of posts have become but I wanted to do it. Just based on reading a few other similar posts I think what I take with me to university is quite different compared to other students. I’m not saying this in an oh I’m so special sort of way. But art students have different needs compared to English or science students so I thought it would be interesting to share what I keep in my bag for art school.  If things…

  • stationery

    Are Muji Pens Overrated? A Gel Pen Comparison

    I haven’t properly been in the blogosphere for a while. One of the interesting things which happened during my time away was how the stationery/ studyblr community collectively moved away from the Muji gel pens as a ‘must-have’ stationery item. The funny thing is that my personal opinion on the Muji pens hasn’t changed all that much. So today I want to do a gel pen comparison with a few other brands to see just how good the Muji gel pens are.  Are Muji Pens Overrated? A Gel Pen Comparison The Problem With Muji Gel Pens I’ve mentioned the Muji pens a few times in the past and I’ve always…

  • stationery

    My Favourite Brush Pens For Bullet Journaling

    When I’m not writing about notebooks I spend my time working as a graphic designer. Over the last few years, I have specialised a little more and now most of the work I do is lettering and calligraphy. These are two skills that take a lot of practice, one of the ways I practice is by decorating my bullet journal with small pieces of lettering. Incidentally, if you want to see more of my lettering work you can head over to my design Instagram.  Choosing the right pen for brush lettering is a personal thing. It depends on the type of lettering you do. A pen like the Tombow Dual…