Chicken’s Corner: Contemplating Life

Chicken’s Corner: Contemplating Life

I now have two cats who relax in very different ways. 
November 24, 2021 — Liz Chan
Cosmo Air Light Notebook

Cosmo Air Light Notebook

The new Cosmo Note notebook is fairly new to our shop, and is of particular note because it’s made from the new Cosmo Air Light paper, from Yamamoto in Japan. Cosmo Air Light (also available in loose leaf A4) paper is extremely fountain pen friendly, super smooth and luxurious. In comparison to Tomoe River Paper, it is thicker, heavier, naturally more opaque and less resistant to ghosting (because Tomoe River paper is so thin).

November 20, 2021 — Liz Chan
Happy Fountain Pen Day

Happy Fountain Pen Day

The first Friday in November is Fountain Pen Day, which is a day to celebrate our favourite desk supplies. If you missed it, perhaps you can celebrate on your own, today, or whenever you like, a little private fountain pen celebration. I celebrated by posting on Instagram.

November 18, 2021 — Liz Chan
Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards

We’ve received some boxes of Christmas cards in, and already they are making their way out. Some of them are classics in the shop, and others are new, and we are also expecting new orders of Christmas cards to come in.

November 15, 2021 — Liz Chan
Kyo No Oto Shimmer Inks: Ryukuyuiro and Ruriiro

Kyo No Oto Shimmer Inks: Ryukuyuiro and Ruriiro

Some time ago Kyo No Oto released some special edition shimmer inks, a blue one named Ruriiro and a green one named Ryokuyuiro.

November 12, 2021 — Liz Chan
Reopening the Main Shop

Reopening the Main Shop

I found these photos from some time ago now, months! A surprise to no one but me, when I stumbled across these photos, that I would’ve made plans to share them on the blog but they got lost in the swamp of blurry photos of the cats.

November 07, 2021 — Liz Chan
New Stalogy Notebooks

New Stalogy Notebooks

We got in a big shipment of Stalogy, restocking the classics, and along with it their new items, which makes it feel like we are swimming in excellent notebooks.
October 29, 2021 — Liz Chan
Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

We went to the pumpkin patch! While I continue to languish under oppressiveness of all the things that you’re supposed to do as a parent, all the experiences and opportunities you’re supposed to provide your children with, in a state of exhaustion I thought we’d forgo this year’s trip and focus instead on rallying all of my energies in preparation for going out to get a Christmas tree. We’d run out of weekends, days, before Halloween, and I had assumed the children would forget. Ha ha ha! The turkey hacks. I had suggested going to the supermarket and picking out extra special pumpkins, but the suggestion was not taken well.

October 25, 2021 — Liz Chan
Jibun Techo Planners

Jibun Techo Planners

Jibun Techo planners are here, if in a somewhat haphazard manner and with basically zero fanfare. Planner season is really an all-encompassing life stage.
October 18, 2021 — Liz Chan
Reading with the Second Shop Cat

Reading with the Second Shop Cat

Naomi, almost 4, is slowly creeping into early chapter books being read aloud to her, which is somewhat easier passage now that the ground has already been broken with Caleb. 
October 16, 2021 — Liz Chan