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Welcome to The Nanosphere. Where we collect everything that is good in the world and share it. With a focus on stationery but where we will also dip our toes in the wider world. Enjoy.

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map themed stationery
Top 10 Map Themed Stationery Items To Buy
Everyone seems to love maps so I have pulled together the best of the best map themed stationery items available now. What is it about a map that gives us such pleasure?…
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.…
Q&A: Can you use fountain pen ink for a tattoo?
Ink me up Some time ago I was thinking about ink and wondering if it would be possible to use a fountain pen ink for a tattoo, specifically J Herbin’s Stormy Grey…
Blackwing Volume 10 – Limited Edition Now Released
The latest limited edition Blackwing pencil is now out. It is the Volume 10, so called because it celebrates the origins of investigative journalism and the 10 days journalist Nellie Bly spent…

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