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Gucci releases stationery line

Gucci releases stationery line

By Osman Ahmed for i-D The Italian fashion house has officially launched a lifestyle collection of stationery and objects, and it’s just as whimsical as you’d imagine. Oh, the joys of shopping for stationery ahead of that back-to-school feeling in...

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Think ink

Think ink

In its most simple form, an ink is composed of pigment and solvent. The pigment gives the ink its hue, while the solvent is the vehicle that carries the colour. Pigment comes from a variety of sources with nitrogen-containing compounds, commonly known as dyes. Solvent...

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We are hosting a virtual trade show!

We are hosting a virtual trade show!

Calling all exhibitors: shop-sa, in conjunction with My Office, will be hosting a digital trade show on Wednesday 11 August 2021. The 105-year-old association of the stationery and home office products industry is hosting a virtual trade show to provide both...

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The art of writing beautifully

The art of writing beautifully

When drafting a letter or document, most of us would rather type it out and print it with our trusty printer. This way we know it’s neat and legible. But there is something so satisfying about reading a beautifully-crafted piece of writing. Each letter skilfully...

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Making a mark with art

Making a mark with art

Gail Wilson is a local artist easily recognisable by her long, bright pink hair. She is well-known in both the Johannesburg street photography and Johannesburg Heritage Foundation circles. Gail’s parents moved from Kimberley to Johannesburg when she was a child. She...

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How to create a stationery cake

How to create a stationery cake

Source: Daily Mail Stationery cakes are fast becoming the popular gifts for teachers and parents this holiday season. The very handy bundles usually include pencil case staples like felt markers, coloured pencils and pens. They can also have exciting additions...

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Messe Frankfurt South Africa acquires Hobby-X

Messe Frankfurt South Africa acquires Hobby-X

Messe Frankfurt South Africa, a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, is proud to announce the acquisition of Hobby-X, the premier event for the hobby, arts and crafts supplies sectors in South Africa. In March 2020, Hobby-X celebrated 23...

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The enduring allure of pencils

The enduring allure of pencils

By Julie Schneider for Hyperallergic  I hadn’t thought of pencils as objects to be obsessed over or really noticed at all, even though I’d found refuge in writing and drawing since childhood. My parents were teachers and pencils were just always there, like air. I...

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A stationery must-have: the sticky-note dispenser

A stationery must-have: the sticky-note dispenser

By Srishti Mitra for Yanko Designs Having some cool stationery designs on your work desk can really transform work into joy, and makes dealing with everyday tasks easier. It’s hard to keep track of the tasks we have to complete by the end of the day – meetings to...

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LEGO enters arts and crafts space with Dots

LEGO enters arts and crafts space with Dots

By Ryan Tuchow for Kids Screen The LEGO Group is building its way into the arts and crafts category with the 2D tile-based play line LEGO Dots. The new flat tiles come in various shapes and sizes and users can place them together to create 2D designs, such as facial...

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