Merchants - General Goods

Petit Pan

Petit Pan

A beautiful eclectic collection of treats for children.. (read more)

Acme

Acme Whistles

The glory of being a specialist. The most famous whistle maker in the world based right here in Birmingham for over 135 years. Rule Brittania.

Midori

Midori

Beautiful Japanese Stationery. (choose carefully..)

Leica

Leica

THE camera brand. German precision.

Sussex Trugs

Sussex Trugs

Quintessentially English, never bettered.

Marc Vidal

Marc Vidal

Mad French pick and mix. All made (assembled) in a Parisian basement.

John Derian

John Derian

Decoupage from good old New York. His foundation is vintage inspired motifs on glass. His partnership with Astier de Villate is very beautiful but make sure you look at his web sight which has much more to offer, from stationery to Hugo Guinness.

Siwa

Siwa Japan

Cult Japanese paper based products. The paper is mixed with a recycled fibre called Naoron, using polyester fibers from recycled plastic bottles and textile waste products. Contemporary Japanese craft.

Persephone Books

Persephone Books

Beautiful reprints of neglected fiction and non fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers. Titles that are neither too serious nor too commercial. I love the “fabric” endpaper and the matching bookmark. Good reads that are also beautiful.

MMScissors

Merchant and Mills

These guys popped onto the scene with some beautiful haberdashery items (scissors/pins and so on) all tastefully packaged but this is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak. Carolyn and Roderick have a stunning shop in Rye and it is home to a full range of fabrics, accoutrements and all the assistance you could need to make your own garments or decorations.

Bakker

Bakker made with love

I first came across these guys when they had just started in Bali, they were a little disorganised but producing great stuff with passion and love.

Anne Claire Petite

Anne-Claire Petit

Often copied never bettered. High quality crochet.

Haekels

Haeckels

Brewed (so to speak) in Margate.

Penny

Penny

The original skateboard from down under.

Tannerkrolle

Tanner Krolle

Made in London since 1856.

Field Notes

Field Notes

I know I am supposed to worship Moleskine but they have become a little too commercial and too widely available. Field notes were designed by Aaron Draplin in the US and are based on the history of American farmers making field notes although it appears there was no one definitive “notebook”. Look at the archive here, it’s wonderful field notes archive.

PC21

Present and Correct

The best stationers in the world. Super Love.