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Thoughts on a Fresh Fall Start (+ a Back to School Giveaway)

Fall is my favourite time of the year. Spring is also nice, it’s stretching again after a long winter’s hibernation, but there is nothing quite like fall. It’s fresh and the air smells clean and crisp and you can feel the wind in your hair. Everything is great about fall, the leaves, the weather, the back to school excitement. I even love fall colours! Brown! Diamine Ochre and Ancient Copper, Kiowa Pecan, Lie de The, Oku-Yama, Alt-Goldgrun.

You can get hot apple cider and savour every sip as the weather gets chillier. People are returning to the city after their long summer vacations and cottage stays, and everything is bustling again.

Every year, Jon and I talk about driving up to Kingston and seeing some of that fall foliage and reliving the old memories, walking by the lake, and maybe this will be the year!
Did you know? When Jon and I were in school and he was “wooing” me, he made a kite out of old shirts from both of us cut up and hand-stitched together, not following one manual of instruction on kite-building. After it was all put together, we brought it down to the lake to see it fly! Unfortunately, it was unable to take flight… 

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Notebooks and Pencils! New in Store

To fully round out our offerings for stationery lovers, we now have a good selection of paper. When we first started looking, we wanted to specialize in products that were high quality, had great design and were a little harder to find, but of course, we also wanted to carry the classics that we all keep coming back to.

Now available are:

Rhodia Paper
Quo Vadis Habana Notebooks
Leuchtturm1917 Notebooks

and
Palomino Blackwing Pencils

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Rhodia Lined Notepad

Rhodia paper is the classic, smooth, great-quality paper for writing, doodling, note-taking, etc. We’re starting out with the pads in orange and black and various sizes and rulings, and Web notebooks, in orange only – black has been backordered. A lot of our own ink and pen “testing”/doodling is on these pads.
Notepads: 80gsm paper
Webnotebooks: 90gsm paper

 

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Quo Vadis Habana Lined Notebook


Quo Vadis Habana
notebook paper is actually from the same company as Rhodia, which explains a lot of their own following. For work or journalling, with pencil or fountain pen, Habanas have super smooth paper in a classic black hard or soft cover.
Notebooks: 85gsm paper.

 

 

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Leuchtturm1917 Grey Linen Pocket Notebook


Leuchtturm1917
is another great paper company. Their notebooks have a lot of unique features, such as their numbered pages and table of contents, as well as the standard inner pocket and elastic closure. We’ve got the black in hard and softcover, pocket and A5. As well, one of my personal favourites is their grey linen notebooks – a great texture.
Notebooks: 80gsm paper.

 

 

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Palomino Blackwing Pencil

We couldn’t be more excited for our first pencil product to be the legendary Palomino Blackwings. We have the matte black Blackwing and the grey Blackwing 602. Their iconic design and ultra-smooth lead are truly an experience – “half the pressure, twice the speed.”
Available in 3-packs or 12-packs.

 

 

As always, please let us know if there are any specific products you’re looking for, either from companies we’re already stocking or companies you think we should stock.

Looking ahead, we’re hoping to get a few more product lines up over the next two weeks, including: Lamy, Field Notes, J. Herbin, G. Lalo.