The Paper Kind

Creative living.

  • Are Hogwarts Acceptance Letters Historically Accurate?

    Are Hogwarts Acceptance Letters Historically Accurate?

    Something which has never quite made sense about the Harry Potter universe is their rejection of muggle technology. JK Rowling makes it quite clear that Arthur Weasley is seen as an odd-ball because of his interest in all things muggle. In fact, the Wizarding World seems to be stuck in the Middle Ages in several […]

  • Troublemaker Fountain Pen Inks | Test & Review

    Troublemaker Fountain Pen Inks | Test & Review

    I love finding new inks to try with my calligraphy and recently I came across Troublemaker. A small brand which specialiises in fountain pen inks. These inks come in some lovely vibrant colours and they also make what I would refer to as “special” inks. These combine multiple pigments to create an iridescent effect on […]

  • Leuchtturm1917 Drehgriffel Mechanical Pencil Review

    Leuchtturm1917 Drehgriffel Mechanical Pencil Review

    I am a fan of mechanical pencils, sounds like a silly thing to say but it’s true. As a calligrapher, I spend most of my time creating art on paper. But that doesn’t mean I spend all my time writing with a dip pen. I admire the people who can create beautiful calligraphy straight out […]

  • How To Decorate Your Bullet Journal

    How To Decorate Your Bullet Journal

    I changed how I use my bullet journal this year. It feels mad to say it, but my bullet journal was getting me down last year. So in 2022, I decided to change the way I used my bullet journal. It was going to be a place I could decorate and be creative with no […]

  • How I Use Notion To Stay Organised

    How I Use Notion To Stay Organised

    I was a little late to the Notion bandwagon when I started using it last year. It was a little tricky to get started but I watched many YouTube videos and figured it out. I have to admit I find it useful for keeping certain documents organised. So today I want to share how I […]

  • Craeft by Alexander Langlands (and Calligraphy)

    Craeft by Alexander Langlands (and Calligraphy)

    One of the most interesting classes I took at university was run by the fine art department. This class was about looking at spaces, the outcome was to be a response to a specific space. I ended up making a lantern which told the story of a witch trial which took place very close to […]

  • 5 Hand Lettering Styles For Your 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 […]

  • What I Keep In My Bag For Art School

    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 […]

  • 3 Productivity Apps Which Help Me Get Stuff Done

    3 Productivity Apps Which Help Me Get Stuff Done

    A little while ago I read an article about the cult of productivity. It talked about how being productive as a way to keep doing more can be bad for your health. Instead, you want to be productive to spend less time on work. This is something that resonated with me. I’m constantly looking for […]

  • Are Muji Pens Overrated? A Gel Pen Comparison

    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 […]