There seems to be something particularly apt about having new stationary for the new year - I guess it harks back to the 'beginning of term' feel - pencil case at the ready - pens filled and pencils sharpened.
These are two of my newest additions. The single hole punch at the bottom was a completely inspired Christmas present from Holly here in the studio - she knows me so well! The stapler above is from one of my favourite stationary shops - Choosing Keeping on Columbia Road just round the corner from where we live.
I love the way they are so animated - beautiful aquatic creatures in their sea-coloured hammerite.
I also really like the packaging - the hole punch still has its original box with its lovely clean graphics. The stapler is a design from 1948 and the packaging looks little changed since then.