One of my favourite ever things is stationery.
I like buying it, I like looking at it, I like arranging it nicely on my desk and taking pictures of it. I even like looking at it online, as an emergency measure, if there is no real life stationery in the vicinity. I follow loads of stationery accounts on Instagram, all of which are full of lovely pretty pens, neatly arranged rulers, and other such delights. If you want to follow some too, here are six of my favourites:
Quill do really pretty personalised stationery and run workshops in London. I popped into their shop a few weeks ago and it was intimidatingly perfect – tranquil minimalism interspersed with inkwells and, of course, quills. Their Instagram has exactly the same vibe, and I love it.
Present and Correct
I also went to visit Present & Correct recently, (it was a sort of stationery crawl – like a pub crawl, but with pens not pints), and spent a while in there looking at the vintage style rubbers and thick, padded notebooks. I would happily accept anything from their shop as a gift, just for reference, even if it was just a teeny tiny Pyrex beaker to put staples in.
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The Big Daddy of stationery, this is an account everyone needs to follow. Paperchase online has a lot of stuff that isn’t in the shops, and their Instagram account gives a sneaky peek, with everything from pink doughnut phone cases to watermelon travel cups. What I particularly love about the Paperchase Instagram account is that you feel like it could be a bit crap, but it definitely isn’t. Top marks.
Ohh Deer is not only cute, but funny too, and their Instagram highlights some of their best and most adorable products. They also have a subscription service – Papergang – where you can sign up to receive a selection of stationery every month for about £10 a go. I do this. Obviously.
This card is me:
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All the way from Sweden ,with two shops in Covent Garden, Kikki k features Swedish design inspiration as well as stationery, gifts and organisation solutions. I especially like their things with the little cats on them, and their pretty teapot selection. I made the mistake of going in here with Bee and came out roughly £50 lighter.
Lark + Raven
Lark + Raven is an Instagram stationery account full of crazy colours guaranteed to make your day. They have loads of cheeky and chic paper goods, patterns and pillows that would look lovely in any house. Stationery heaven.
Do you have any favourite Instagram stationery accounts?
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