It’s 1st September and Autumn has made its first appearance. Hello to my favourite month. I was wondering why September is my favourite month? It’s always full of hope after the summer. It’s new beginnings, many design shows and the weather is cool, especially if we have an Indian summer.
As I launch my new project this month I’m full of hope and new beginnings. Not long until I can reveal it all.
So when I got asked to help launch ‘Styling the Seasons’, I jumped at the opportunity. Refresh, rework, re-style. The lovely Katy from Apartment Apothecary has teamed up with Charlotte from Lotts and Lots for this monthly series.
I opted to style my wooden key holder cabinet that came from a university in North London. As a designer and creative I very much believe in creative chaos. Enough to stimulate my senses but with some sort of order too. You minimalists out there (you know who you are), don’t be alarmed. There is a point to this creative clutter.
OK, as I’m leaving this post up for a week I thought it might be fun to list most of the items on show with links where you can get them. If you’re a stationery freak like me, pay attention.
From left: novelty stickers Paperchase | City Clips – London Skyline by Another Studio | Protractor Present & Correct | Marilyn Print Stanley Chow Illustration | Green clip holding print Present & Correct | Midori Brass number clips Luiban | 2013/2014 The Visionnaire Papier Tigre | Paintbrush holder Labour and Wait | Various paintbrushes Cass Arts | Winsor & Newton Cotman Aquarelles
From left: Neon rubber bands R.S.V.P | Small measuring cup Pitfield London | Inside measuring cup: round paper clips – moon clips R.S.V.P | Fine black safety pins Ray Stitch | Extra small gem paper clips Choosing Keeping | Gold pet recycled milk carton – bought many years ago | Small sample paints Abigail Ahern
From left: Midori Cotton Notebook The Journal Shop | Artefact Cards | Yellow map of Britain | Animal mailing labels Lollipop | Yellow vase bought for £1 | 4-way rubber bands (in yellow vase) Lollipop | Storage jar with copper lid Petersham Nurseries | Inside storage jar: Wallace and Sewell Ribbons Ray Stitch | Green Gorilla eraser Twenty Twentyone | Black Gorilla Safari calendar Katsumi Tamura
Left to right: Kaweco fountain pens and pencil Choosing Keeping | Miniature coloured pencils bought years ago | Staplers with coloured staples bought years ago in Gemany | Chinese stapless stapler Manufactum | Midori MD Notebook The Journal Shop | Felt numbers on notebook La Droguerie | Travel Winsor & Newton Coleman watercolour set Cornelissen
From left: Novelty stickers | Bicycle clips and Number paper clips bought years ago | Gold number stickers Present & Correct | Red stickers – inside diary of Moleskine | Fox string holder Volpe and Volpe | East of India No.4 office clips bought years ago
Phew, I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted now. I hope you enjoy browsing and maybe a little shopping. Apart from Paperchase, who I don’t rate much these days, everyone else is firmly in my black book and I enjoy supporting them wholeheartedly.
There will be no post on Thursday. I see you back here next Monday. Have a fantastic first week of September.