I have always been fascinated with writers and illustrators’ creations on blank paper. What intrigues me is the inner conflict and the dialogue they have with the blank page before… Read more “Typologies, Design Innovations and Creativity with Gianluca Gimini”
Side projects are important. Some are born out of the natural urge to create. Some are born out of the relentless pursuit to obtain that state of… Read more “On creative side projects”
There’s no getting around: First Day of School equals a new pencil box. You had your knee-high socks, brand new shoes, Jansport backpack, notebooks all neatly covered but the back-to-school experience wasn’t complete without knowing that your pencils and pens were boxed in a perfect, enviable pencil box.
For me it was the most important item in my backpack. I would take my time dismissing all the different pencil boxes that were presented until I found the right one.
We would stow the most mundane to most interesting bits in the safe storage of our pencil box. Chewing gums, iridescent stickers, pocket-money and sometimes even movie tickets. We would underline a layer of our pencil box with our crafts paper and then store our fun stuff beneath it.
Our pencil boxes were geared for daily life and daily rituals – sharpening pencils the night before, checking if we had the refills for our ball pens and ink cartridges for the fountain pens. Since the interiors of our pencil boxes were often marked with pencil marks, we would use the eraser to swipe them clean.
Pencil boxes came in all different shapes and types – as simple as a box with a humble lid (my favorite kind) or as elaborate and fancy as electronic toolbox or swiss army knife. Some of these fancy ones would come with a built-in sharpener, pencil erasers, rulers, scissors along with other secret compartments.
Many of you here might have noticed that the notebooks and diaries that are part of our treasury induce a sort of ritualistic care and mindful behaviour. On… Read more “List-making and note taking with Sticker Stack”
It is not as easy as it looks to find the right journal for all your practical and aesthetic needs. You could peruse through all the stationery… Read more “Handmade journals”
Parker Advertisement, August 17, 1940, Saturday Evening Post. “Everything begins with a Pencil.” Writefine Products Pvt. ltd. created their first pencil in the industrial unit, formerly known as RR industries… Read more “Stationery Vintage Ads”
2014 has been a Ferris wheel (hate roller coasters) of a year, one that has taught me so many lessons and has helped me focus on what… Read more “Happy Holidays from Blank Paper Project”