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...

Paper vs Digital: Which writing system is best?

I graduated from university in 2021 and in my final year I chose to work on projects which would help me the most in the future. As such I chose to write my dissertation on handwriting. I’m now working as a freelance calligrapher so having the chance to combine research with practical knowledge was a fantastic opportunity. My dissertation specifically looked at handwriting and assessed the...

Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal Notebook Review

I am extremely late to the party with this review. Today I want to talk about the Leuchtturm bullet journal. This is the original “official” bullet journal notebook made from a collaboration between Ryder Caroll and Leuchtturm. Since writing this post Leuchtturm has released a new updated version of the Bullet Journal notebook.  I originally bought this notebook in the before-times...

My Lockdown Year At University

It’s been so long since I wrote a blog post I’m not quite sure how to start this. So hi. My name is Emma. I write about stationery and notebooks and various other related bits. The last post I shared was back in September of 2020. I had just made the transition from my old domain name to this: The Paper Kind.  Side note: can I just say how much I love the new name for my website. I’m...

How I Organised My Laptop For 2022

2022 is upon us and as we say goodbye to 2021 I also had to say goodbye to my time at university. However, in the last 6 months, I’ve started some new exciting projects (such as an Etsy shop!). All these changes have made me realise I need to get my digital life in order. So today I want to share how I have organised my laptop.  I know this post is going up at the beginning of a new year...