Whether you’re a student studying all day ahead of exams, an aspiring writer, or simply someone keeping track of busy activities with scribbled notes, the ability to create a written record of ideas and plans is always useful to have.
When you can add a stylish look and design to this valuable commodity it is all the more reassuring. Add to this the fact that today we are living in a digital age where the solidity and physical nature of a pen and a pad comes as a charming break from the norm of smartphones and computers.
Here at Dotmaison we feel that variety and style is key to all sorts of areas of lifestyle. Stationery items are part of this too, with design houses on hand to offer a beautiful selection of luxury notepads, notebooks, pens and pencil-cases.
Take the above A5 Notebook from Yes Studio. With the wryly humourous motivational line ‘I never finish anyth’ highlighted on the cover, the book of 192 lined pages is just the thing for anyone looking to get words down onto paper. Created from fine quality paper with a striking colourful cover, the book is sure to get things done.
A very different kind of look is offered by the Arboretum A5 Notebook by Ted Baker. Presented with a beautiful cover illustrated with ornate natural foliage, the notebook is ideal for all kinds of notes, ideas, plans and writing. Elegant and perfectly produced, the notebook is the ideal option for anyone with a busy pen.
Also part of the Arbortum series from Ted Baker is the matching Arboretum Slim Ballpoint Pen. A must for anyone who bridges the gap between older forms of writing and new digital media, the pen has a touchscreen stylus to complement the traditional ball point on the opposite end. Arriving in an ornate zipped case, the pen is perfect for any sort of writing endeavour.
Another exceptional writing implement to have around you is the Keyring Mini Ballpoint Pen, Jungle Strokes Green. Designed and produced by Pretty Useful Tools, the handy pen is easy to keep to hand with the keyring loop allowing you to attach to keys or a bag.
Aside from the practical attachment of the keyring, the pen is doubly difficult to misplace due to its bold and creative brass and pink colouring. Arriving in an attractive gift box, it could make a lovely present for the mobile jotter!