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Work has kept me very busy which explains the lack of new blog posts in the last weeks.



Just to show that I’m still alive here’s a quick blog post with some small points I want to raise.

M&G pens in the local post office
M&G pens in the local post office

I have mentioned M&G several times in the past, but all my M&G pens so far were bought in China. They seem to work on getting a bigger presence outside China and I have now spotted their pens in my local post office. I wonder whether this is the time where we’ll start to see more and more Chinese stationery brands in the West.


I’ve seen this IKEA pencil soft toy during a recent trip to the Swedish furniture retailer.

IKEA soft toy pencil
IKEA soft toy pencil

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook

Erasable ballpoint pens have been around since the 1970s [1]see and there are numerous reports how these type of pens work – you can for example get erased content back by freezing the notebook. Well, this notebook adds a new idea to the mix.

Stationery Fever

Thanks to Gunther I found out about the new Stationery Fever book. The German version: Schreibwaren has already been released. The UK version will be released on 3rd October and the US version will be released on 8th November.

The German cover of the Stationery Fever book
The German cover of the Stationery Fever book

It looks as if this book contains some very exciting content.

I believe that the use of the cover of the book in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.