Many thanks to Spotlight Stationery for once again sponsoring Pens! Paper! Pencils! this month. Spotlight Stationery are a UK-based company that will send you a subscription box every month (or every two months if you prefer). With every box they make a donation to National Star, a charity working with young people with disabilities and acquired brain injuries, and they also go out of their way to promote young illustrators by including a selection of postcards featuring their work.
Impressed as I was with Spotlight Stationery’s first subscription box, this month’s takes it to a whole new level. There’a a Tombow Airpress pen, a pressurised ballpoint that works upside down and on wet paper. Koh-I-Noor are represented by a groovy little clutch pencil, an eraser (that reminds me of when I was little) and a magic green-coloured pencil. There’s a set of Crown Mill envelopes and coloured notelets, a cat-themed pocket notebook and a Castelli hardcover pocket notebook that features a built in pen (which takes D1 refills).
This selection combines quirkiness, quality and variety. It’s quite wonderful.
If this has whetted your appetite then head over to now and use the special code PPP15 to get 15% off your first box.