I hope you’re enjoying the Summer.
Last Summer East…West…Everywhere made me aware of Hobonichi Techo’s 2018 Advance Notice.
Well, this year there’s the Hobonichi Techo 2019 Preview Festival – and it started today. What a nice start for August.
My July also came to a nice end: our family was lucky enough to spend a few days in Northern Italy (to celebrate a special occasion). We were near Lake Garda and it was really beautiful. There were lots of Germans and Austrians in that area. I am not surprised. It’s not that far to drive from Austria or Southern Germany. There was of course also some stationery to see, which I want to share with you.
Once I ordered Cotoletta di Pollo. It came with fries which were served on a reproduction of an old British newspaper.
Did you spot it? Let’s do a close-up.
There’s fountain pen advertising in the corner. Richt click and open in a new tab to see how much you can save on a Fleet Pen ;^P
In Verona, I also came across a shop selling posh fountain pens. I love the Pelikan sign outside the shop.
You might know that Staedtler’s Noris is my favourite. I was happy to see this Noris stand in Malcesine.
In that shop, they also sold other, nice stationery.
I couldn’t resist and brought these items back from my trip: Turkish paper clips, Italian paper and German/Chinese pencils. I have covered Lyra’s Temagraph in the past, but now I also have one in 3B 8^D.
In a Pizzeria I managed to see a calendar hanging from the wall, much like the ones shown in the past. The one I saw seemed to be from the tax authority (I think). Stationery-filled holidays are even better than normal holidays 8^)