Arnie, the guy behind Banditapple, just sent me a message telling me that he wants more people around the world to write at least once on his Banditapple Carnets – so he is currently giving away free samples worldwide to anyone who requests them – for a $3 postage contribution.
If you want to request a sample (limited time only) please fill in this request form.
Even though I won’t be writing long blog posts I might still find the time to post links or write short blog posts.
I’ll start with some youtube videos. Watching it you might think it is an old recording (style, background music, quality), but it is a new episode (April 2013) from a series by NHK’s international broadcasting service.
You can find more information about the show at NHK World.
The UK’s first National Stationery Day took place last April. It didn’t survive long, just one day, and has been replaced by something even better: the National Stationery Week, which takes places from 22 – 28 April 2013. I thought I use this opportunity to make you aware of special promotions I’ve found.
Each day this week there’s a chance to win a £10 voucher on the Ryman website.
I didn’t see any special National Stationer Week offers on bureaudirect’s website, but they had a special offer last year (free text markers with your order), so I wouldn’t be surprised if they will add one later in the week.
I don’t remember whether they had a special offer last year, they might have, but I also didn’t see any special National Stationery Week offers at CultPens, Pure Pens and Tiger Pens, but again I wouldn’t be surprised to see something soon.
Please let me know if there are others I’ve missed.
On Monday Andrew Marr’s programme “Start the Week” will look at the dying art of handwriting. You can listen to it at 9am on 8 October 2012 on BBC Radio 4 or afterwards on the iPlayer (which tends to work abroad, too, for radio programmes).
I was just looking at the Belgian Atoma notebooks at Craft & Party Direct’s web site when I noticed that they sell the Rhodia ePure notebook covers for £1. The covers even come with a pad. I think I won’t order one as I alredy bought one at Meriful (paying much more). They also have other items on offer, like Rhodia pencils for 25p each.
Edit: Unfortunately Koralatov had a bad experience with this mail order. I haven’t ordered from them, so cannot comment. If you have ordered from them in the past, what was your experience?
I would like to thank Kent for the Munhwa Deojon you can see on the photo.