As of late, I’ve been knee-deep in the throes of a multiple creative projects — plenty of things to write about next week! But for now, I thought I’d share some snaps of a recent acquisition: a delicious new stationery/office supply magazine from Japan!
I picked this guy up at my local Kinokuniya Store here in SF. And you know how — sometimes — when you buy Japanese magazines, there’s a little special promotional goodie inside? This particular magazine had a small pink box of D-Bros penguin paperclips wrapped inside… (I’d show you what they look like, except that I already mailed them away to someone!)
Because I completely understand Kelly Kilmer’s tape obsession, I had to include this photo for her…
And, as always — there are shop reviews. I like the fact that all of the stores included are categorized by the particular metro line that they’re close to — it’s like having a brief itinerary of stationery/office supply related things to do, all along a certain train route.
How much fun would it be to plan a day long outing, passing through different neighborhood subway stations in search of airmail envelopes and cool pencils? (do I even have to answer that???)
This magazine is well worth the $13.70 pricetag — especially when many of these uber-fancy Japanese stationery mags can run twenty or twenty five dollars. In addition to the articles mentioned above, there are some cool and easy-to-do projects which involve things like washi tape, pretty paper, and collage. The photos have provided me with endless daydreams — I’m certainly prioritizing some of these stores into my “top 10” list the next time I visit Tokyo.
I leave you with the ISBN number (978.4.584.22198.3), should you be interested in purchasing ”ステキ文具” (“Suteki Buungu”). I’ll also include a direct link to the Kinokuniya ordering page for this book — be sure to read their FAQ page! It outlines how you go about ordering an out-of-stock book from them.
Have a great weekend; I hope you have stationery filled dreams-at-night!