My 2021 Analogue System

My 2021 Analogue System

I try to do this post every year, a look at what notebooks and planners I’m going to be using in the year ahead: it’s an incentive to actually sort myself out before the new year begins, something I spend the tail end of fall and the beginning of winter ruminating over, so hopefully I’ve come to some final decisions.
January 16, 2021 — Liz Chan
Currently Inked During Winter Lockdown

Currently Inked During Winter Lockdown

New inks into freshly washed pens!

January 13, 2021 — Liz Chan
Chicken’s Corner: Cost of Living

Chicken’s Corner: Cost of Living

Two horrifying things have happened recently.
January 09, 2021 — Liz Chan
Pilot Inks: Black, Blue-Black and Blue

Pilot Inks: Black, Blue-Black and Blue

We have been running a stationery shop now for going on eight years and in that amount of time, we’ve always contemplated why we carry Iroshizuku inks but not the standard Pilot inks, and for some reason, we never took action on these ponderings. It was one of life’s great mysteries.

January 06, 2021 — Liz Chan
Staff Appreciation

Staff Appreciation

I am squeezing things tight, as I have a few other things that I would’ve ideally liked to have published before the year end, balls crashing down around me, but of course I could not let the year go without a staff appreciation post.

December 30, 2020 — Liz Chan
Journaling Topics on Looking Back

Journaling Topics on Looking Back

Here are a few journaling topics, should you feel so inclined. It has been an unusual Christmas season to wrap up an unusual year.

 

December 29, 2020 — Liz Chan
TWSBI Rose Gold

TWSBI Rose Gold

The TWSBI rose golds—580 Smoke Rose Gold and Mini White Rose Gold—released this year are beauties.

December 27, 2020 — Liz Chan
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

We did not get a Christmas tree for the shop for the first time ever. It was both because trees were expensive this year, and also because it seemed a bit pathetic with no customers in the shop. It has been a hairy year.

 

December 25, 2020 — Liz Chan
Stickers

Stickers

There’s not much to say about these things. They’re sticky. They’re sort of vague which makes them perfect for sticking on things without having too much rhyme or reason. Family calendars, lunchbox notes, journaling or planners, snail mail. Here are a few photos of them. You can find them on the website here. I’m enjoying the satisfying pile of them on my desk as I peel off one here or there for putting into my notebooks.

December 16, 2020 — Liz Chan
Blackwing Volume 6: The Small Business Pencil

Blackwing Volume 6: The Small Business Pencil

The latest Blackwing Volumes has arrived! Volume 6 is the Small Business pencil. We are here for it. Two colours of pencils, inspired by the neon lights of shop signs. Soft graphite, and a matte finish. What a great Final volumes edition of the year.

December 14, 2020 — Liz Chan