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5 reasons why stationery is the solution to your shopping dilemmas

5 reasons why stationery is the solution to your shopping dilemmas

Looking for last-minute present ideas for Christmas? If you’re flying by the seat of your pants and trying to beat Santa and Rudolph to the post, why not look for some special stationery for friends and family? Here are 5 reasons why stationery is the solution to your shopping dilemmas: There are a lot of […]

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Historical Paper Facts

By on February 16, 2017 in History of Office Supplies, Paper with 0 Comments
Historical Paper Facts

Paper is such an everyday item, we don’t stop to think about its history. But here are a few interesting paper-related facts: In AD751, it was recorded that two Chinese papermakers were seized as prisoners-of-war during a conflict between Arab and Chinese armies known as the Battle of Talas. The papermakers were allegedly forced to […]

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When All Is Shred and Done – A Guide To What Not To Shred

When All Is Shred and Done – A Guide To What Not To Shred

Why not clear the decks at home and shred all that old paperwork you’ve been hanging on to “just in case”? It’s great to have the extra space, and a tidy uncluttered house has a calming effect on the mind. So which documents are important to keep, and what can safely go into the shredder? […]

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Are We Moving Towards the Paperless Office?

By on February 10, 2015 in Office Life, Office Supplies, Paper with 0 Comments
Are We Moving Towards the Paperless Office?

It might be a digital age, but there’s still a lot of paper floating around in the world – around 400 million metric tons of it are produced globally every year. So in 2015, how far are we away from the paperless office? The answer is that most businesses are nowhere near managing without paper. […]

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November Is National Novel Writing Month

By on October 17, 2014 in Paper, Pens & Pencils with 0 Comments
November Is National Novel Writing Month

There’s a theory that we all have at least one novel within us. Put this idea to the test by signing up for National Novel Writing Month in November. You can find out if you’re a budding Henry James or Charlotte Bronte in this exciting literary challenge- and it’s completely free to take part. The […]

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1843: The World’s First Commercial Christmas Card

By on December 19, 2012 in Paper with 0 Comments
1843: The World’s First Commercial Christmas Card

This Christmas card, illustrated by John Calcott Horsley, had a print run of 1,000 in 1843 and was sold commercially for 6d, making it somewhat of a luxury item. The card, depicting a celebratory scene involving both children and alcohol, drew some disapprobation from the Temperance Movement. Nevertheless, makers of Christmas cards took advantage of […]

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Paper in the Digital World

By on September 18, 2012 in Paper, Pens & Pencils with 0 Comments
Paper in the Digital World

Far from computers displacing pen and Paper, producing and reading hard copy text serves a function that a PC or Mac can’t replicate. This is the jist of a recent New York Times article, ‘In Defense of the Power of Paper’, which surveys the views of experts on the matter. For productivity expert David Allen, […]

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From Office to Toilet

By on September 15, 2012 in Paper with 0 Comments

Watch with awe and suitable reverence for the Japanese as this machine turns office Paper into toilet roll.

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Calling Cards for the Concrete Jungle

By on August 27, 2012 in Paper with 0 Comments
Calling Cards for the Concrete Jungle

Employees of French creative agency Murmure can wow their prospective clients with these concrete business cards. The cards come with their own miniature shipping pallettes. “Playing with the notion of scales, Murmure created a set of business cards made of concrete. This material, so characteristic of our environment, was enhanced by using the smallest and […]

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Paperless Text in Analogue

By on August 25, 2012 in Paper, Pens & Pencils with 0 Comments
Paperless Text in Analogue

In an age when text is both ubiquitous and utterly ephemeral – cf. emails, Twitter and SMS messaging – artist Annie Vought seeks to reclaim the importance of the “tangible handwritten letter.” She enlarges written documents she has found, received or written herself and, with a very sharp knife and a lot of time, cuts […]

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