The London Parchment is a blog dedicated to stationery and its everyday beauty. I scribble, draw, doodle, note and jot my way through life using stationery from all over the world. Many of these items cost a couple of pounds but the enjoyment I get from using them is immeasurable. My favourite things? Field Notes notebooks, Pilot Kakunos, HB and F grade woodcased pencils, thin washi tapes, 0.38mm gel pens, Pentel Aquash water brushes, fine-nib fountain pens and Pilot Iroshizuku inks.

The Cartography of the Field Notes “Coastal” Edition

How great is the new Field Notes Coastal edition? Seeing the science of geography and stationery come together is really exciting for me, because I am a geographer in real life. Bryan Bedell of Field Notes gave me a little bit of insight into the design process for this lovely edition, too.

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That Time I Visited CW Pencil Enterprise

My trip to North America in January presented an opportunity to visit New York City, and I couldn’t say no. Amongst other things, I spent a wonderful hour perusing pencils in Caroline Weaver’s lovely new space on Orchard Street.

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Viarco 1951 Super Desenho Pencil Review

It’s been a while since I actually reviewed something on The London Parchment! I’m back to basics today reviewing the Viarco 1951 Super Desenho pencil, part of Viarco’s Vintage Collection.

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Lush Dive, Oslo

Last year, I spent time working in Oslo, Norway. When I had a few hours to myself, I popped into Lush Dive, a highly recommended stationery store in Grünerløkka, a very walkable and interesting part of the city.

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Travel Carry for a North American January

I’ve been working in North America for most of January (Washington DC, New York and Vancouver to be exact) doing a variety of things – attending a conference, meetings and fieldwork. A few weeks away means a fairly substantive travel carry. Here’s what’s in my pencilcase for this chilly trip.

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Pens

Pilot Elabo Soft Medium Nib with Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-budo ink
Zebra Sarasa Clip 0.5mm Vintage – Red Black
Tombow Playcolor 2 Double-sided Marker in Porcelain Green
Muji Gel Pen 0.38mm in Black

Pencils

Caran d’Ache Natura HB
Palomino Blackwing 530

Paper

Field Notes – Dry Transfer
Soumkine Dotted A5 Slim Notebook (Turquoise)
Midori 019 Travelers Notebook Free Weekly Diary Refill
Baron Fig Light Gray Dot Grid Confidant with Baron Fig Guardian leather cover
Hobonichi Techo

Other Things

Midori XS Glue Tape
Hinodewashi Matomaru-kun long eraser
KUM Masterpiece sharpener
Field Notes 2018 Calendar insert

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