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Quotations to Inspire Your Work Day

By on February 20, 2017 in Fun, Office Life, Office Workers with 0 Comments
Quotations to Inspire Your Work Day

Feeling bored in the office today? Cheer yourself up with this selection of quotes on the subject of work: “If a train station is where the train stops, what’s a workstation?” – Anonymous “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours” – Jerome K Jerome, English humourist. “Work […]

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Are You a Meanderthal? More Office Lingo

By on February 16, 2017 in Fun, Office Jargon, Office Workers with 0 Comments
Are You a Meanderthal? More Office Lingo

Do you have a multi-slacker in your office (a person who does lots of unproductive things all at the same time, such as chatting to a friend on the phone while instant messaging and watching YouTube)? If so, perhaps they should be uninstalled (fired)? Here’s some of the latest office lingo so that all of […]

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I am your printer. I have become self-aware. Run!!

I am your printer. I have become self-aware. Run!!

Someone in Texas had a shock when their brand-new printer printed out a message, “I am your printer. I have become self-aware. Run!!” The anonymous individual was so spooked they apparently threw their new acquisition out with the garbage- yet of course, it was a practical joke. The prankster was 18 year-old Blake Messick from […]

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China Conquers Ballpoint Pens

By on February 1, 2017 in Pens & Pencils with 0 Comments
China Conquers Ballpoint Pens

China has finally triumphed after a long, elusive quest to produce a ballpoint pen under its own steam. The rapidly developing nation has spent years trying to master the complex technology of manufacturing delicate ballpoint tips. But despite making 80% of the world’s ballpoint pens – a staggering 38 billion per year – it didn’t […]

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New Logo, Same Paperstone

By on January 16, 2017 in Paperstone Company News with 2 Comments
New Logo, Same Paperstone

For the first time in 12 years, we’ve given our logo a refresh. We’d all grown very fond of the old logo but had to admit that in recent years it looked a bit dated. So we enlisted the help of Design Everything and they came up with a design that we think looks fresher, more […]

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Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Ever

By on January 10, 2017 in Office Supplies, Office Workers with 0 Comments
Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Ever

Would you like 2017 to be your most productive year ever? Here are some tips for sharpening your creative mind and keeping focused on your top goals. Spend a few hours brainstorming every area of your life and identifying your priorities for work, leisure, relationships, finance and so on. To do this effectively, shut yourself […]

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Dalton Ghetti’s Miniscule Pencil Lead Sculptures

By on December 27, 2016 in Art, Pencils & Accessories with 0 Comments
Dalton Ghetti’s Miniscule Pencil Lead Sculptures

Do you get frustrated when you try to sharpen your pencil and then end up breaking the graphite? Most people who like to draw have had this experience a few times. That’s why the work of Dalton Ghetti is so amazing: he carves tiny mini-sculptures using the tips of graphite pencils – and even though […]

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Masking Tape Saves Kiwi Egg

By on December 20, 2016 in Sticky Tapes with 0 Comments
Masking Tape Saves Kiwi Egg

Masking tape has been put to an imaginative use to save the life of a baby bird. And not just a run-of-the-mill bird, but the iconic kiwi! Animal husbandry “eggspert” Claire Travers came up with the conservation hack after someone found a badly damaged kiwi egg and took it to the Rainbow Springs Nature Park […]

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Artist Carves Tiny Sculptures out of Pencil Lead

By on December 12, 2016 in Art, Fun, Pencils & Accessories with 0 Comments
Artist Carves Tiny Sculptures out of Pencil Lead

When is a pencil not a pencil? When it’s a train on rails of course! Nebraska-based artist Cindy Chinn carved the wood and graphite of a yellow pencil to create an amazing miniscule sculpture of a train and railway track. Since then she has created a name for herself as a talented miniature sculptor by […]

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Pencil Head – Writing Implements and Hair-Dos

By on December 2, 2016 in Fun, Pens & Pencils with 0 Comments
Pencil Head – Writing Implements and Hair-Dos

Where do you keep your writing implements? In your desk drawer, maybe, or a pencil case? Perhaps you keep a pencil just above your ear for easy access. You may be surprised to know that some people keep their pens and pencils in their hair! Pictured here is an American nurse who calls herself Evil […]

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