SPONSOR: Pocket Notebooks7 August 2016
Thank you very much to Pocket Notebooks for sponsoring Pens! Paper! Pencils! again this month. They have an excellent range of notebooks available, many of which aren’t easily found anywhere else in the UK. On top of that, they have monthly subscriptions of varying sizes. They’ve also really gone all-in on the wonderful Hobonichi Techo – read on for details about the 2017 edition – and are frequently the only UK source of many interesting brands.
In the age of smartphones, social media and all-things digital, it’s easy to forget the power of good, old-fashioned pen and paper.
Here at Pocket Notebooks we are passionate about stationery and a romantic for traditional, analog writing supplies, it’s part of our makeup, where others are pushing pixels we are scribing in our Field Notes.
We pride ourselves on being a little different at Pocket Notebooks. Where other stationers are happy to branch out and supply a variety of different products we are quite content focusing solely on Pocket Notebooks. Some may say narrow minded, we say focusing on our passion which are Pocket Notebooks whilst doing one thing fantastic, and making sure we enjoy ourselves along the way!
We have grand plans for our journey and will start by being the only supplier that allows you to mix and match your notebooks from different suppliers and collections as well as our exciting monthly subscription service where you will receive a box delivered to your door containing a collection of Pocket Notebooks that will vary month on month.
So put down your smartphone and pull out a Notebook. Write a note about something you would normally take a picture of. Notice what words you use to describe it. Jot down your thoughts hurriedly or meaningfully. Underline certain words really hard. Doodle something.
Over the past 12 months we have been on a great journey with Pocket Notebooks where we have discovered the world that is Hobonichi. Since selling the Techo we have learnt, first hand, of the demand to have access to some of the finest Hobonichi Accessories.
We created Hobonichi Accessories to not only become the go-to marketplace for all your accessory needs but because we are suckers for Japanese stationery and accessories and aim to use this site to feed our own addiction.
We find our inspiration for our products by involving ourselves and engaging with the Stationery and Hobonichi communities that post on Facebook groups, share their photos on Instagram and craft their products on Etsy. This allows us to be at the forefront of providing the latest trends but more importantly to import them from Japan to make sure you save on both shipping and custom charges.
Our focus at the beginning of August will switch to stocking Hobonichi 2017 planners. We have an early email list that you can add your details to, meaning you’ll get notified first when they become available to buy. Simply add your email address to this list.
We are hoping to have them in stock by mid-September.