TRAIT, Toulouse - stationery shops we love
TRAIT: Stationery Shops We Love
My Favourite Stationery Shop in Toulouse Tucked around the corner from the main shopping street in Toulouse is TRAIT, a shop that knows its stationery and just as importantly, it knows how…
2020 diaries - our top list
Top 10 – The Ten Best 2020 Diaries
See what we recommend as the best 2020 diaries you can get for next year. Despite their predicted demise at the hands of phone calendars, diaries have survived and thrived. For those…
cadburys creme egg - a design classic?
Creme Egg: A Design Classic
The Creme Egg divides people like little else: some absolutely love them, some hate them with a passion. But regardless of how you feel about that sticky fondant filling with its six…
make your own ink
Ink Out Of Thin Air: Make Your Own Ink
To be more accurate, this is ink made from air pollution, specifically dirty diesel fumes from a vehicle. Back in 2012 on a trip to India, MIT scientist Anirudh Sharma noticed a…
recycling plastic codes
Q&A: What are the plastic codes?
Know your plastic resin codes - they make a difference Look on the bottom of almost all plastic packaging and you should see a plastic resin code - usually a number inside…
recycling - what are the plastic codes?
Q&A: How can I recycle more?
Plastic washed up on Dungeness Beach We are all used to recycling these days and most of us diligently wash out food trays and juice cartons ready for our council collection. But…
maps are better than GPS - ordnance survey ign michelin
Are paper maps are better than GPS?
Maps have served us well but in the age of smartphones their days are numbered. Surely? So why is it then that many people will argue that maps are better than GPS…
How to set up for café working?
Q&A: How to be organised for cafe working?
What goes into our portable office? Introduction As has been mentioned already we have no dedicated office space. With our new business we have decided to keep our costs down by working…
How to create a virtual office business
Q&A: How to create a virtual office business
How we can work from anywhere Background A question - if technology can't be used to improve your lot then what is the point of it? And if it can improve things,…
cafe working - fulham broadway market hall
Our Top 5 Cafe Working Locations
How we work on the go Since the turn of the year we have led an itinerant lifestyle. Opting to keep costs down to the bare minimum, we spend little on anything…
the novelty automation - london
A Trip To Novelty Automation, London
A museum with a difference What is the Novelty Automation? Some years back we used to visit the mad amusement arcade on Southwold Pier with its home-built machines. Never having been a…
Cycling around the M25 - map
Cycling Around The M25
Or why do we attempt the frankly pointless? This is a website supposedly dedicated to stationery and all things around that, so why an article all about cycling around the M25? Well…
mail train at the postal museum london
The Mail Train At The Postal Museum, London
I recently visited the Postal Museum in London to ride the Mail Train. A great place to visit if you are keen on trains or discovering bits of hidden London. Or both.…

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