8 Feb 2013

my stationery staples

Firstly, thank you for all of the kind comments in yesterday's post. I'm overwhelmed by all of your kind comments on there, and on Twitter too and this is why I blog - to meet all you lovely people :-) Anyway, onto today's post.

Through the two and a half years' of writing this blog, I have had numerous comments and questions (on Twitter and through e-mail too) asking me where I got x, y or z. That is why there is this blogpost and in it, I will show you what pens, paper, stickers, sticky notes, etc. that I use and also where I got them from.


For the past six years, this has been my staple pen. The Muji gel. I also use Muji Erasable pens but these gels will always be my favourite (along with the next pen I will be showing). The refills are cheap and aesthetically, they are minimalistic and so, go with any binder I choose to use.

I've since seen these gels pop up on other blogs, so it's great to see them appreciated by others too.

My second staple pen is the Pentel Energel Needletip. My mum bought me a few of these in Hong Kong in 2010 and since then, this is a pen that I have appreciated as much as the Muji gel. Both of these pens don't bleed or show-through on Filofax cotton cream paper (just in case you are wondering). The newer Muji gel ink doesn't seem to show-through on the white Filofax paper, but the older gel ink does.

Sticky Tabs

Avery are the go-to company for these bad boys but my ultimate favourite are these by Martha Stewart x Avery x Staples. These are a pretty popular choice by other Filofax and stationery bloggers too so a picture isn't necessary but the colours of them are so pretty, that I just had to include one anyway.

Sticky Notes

Clockwise from top left: Artbox, Martha Stewart x Avery x Staples (I love how sticky these are - the glue has some serious holding power), Artbox, Paperchase.


I used to get most of my stickers from Artbox but they don't do stickers by San-X - my ultimate favourite company that does cute stuff. I usually get most of my San-X stuff from Hong Kong but I've not been back since 2008. In fact, I'm hoping to go back this summer to stock up, but not that I need to... but if I'm going to be there, I might as well, right?

The stickers shown in the picture are all from the San-X company. If you hadn't already noticed, I have an affinity to ducks and bears and so these stickers are right up my street. I may be 22 years old but that doesn't mean I can't have a more juvenile side to me (just as long as it's not my attitude that is juvenile, I think that's ok, right?).

Hopefully, this will answer some of the questions that you might have. If not, leave me a comment and I will update this post in due course :)


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    1. Hehe thank you :-) glad you enjoyed it x

  2. I gave my Muji pens some serious love after seeing them on your blog a while ago and they are seriously the best in my opinion :D <3

    1. I love how minimalistic and chic they are. I wouldn't be embarrassed to pull one of those out of my handbag to write on :-) x

  3. I saw you posted many times about your MUJI pens! I love them too❤ however I didn't know that they have refills! I'm in germany, and I didn't see refills for these MUJI pens in any MUJI shops in germany (we have only 3 shops...) I'm wondering, where did you buy the refills?

    1. I got the refills from the UK online store. I know they also sell these in Hong Kong but I'm not sure about Germany. Can you order online? Cos I think that would be the best place if you can't get them instore x

  4. I wouldn't consider it juvenile to love stickers, more like you have a fun and carefree side. :-)

    1. That's a good way of putting it! :-) Will have to remember this for the future hehe x