The Urban Guide to the Countryside
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Wouldn’t you though?

3 Jan 2017

Are you resolved to be more organised in 2017? Yep, me too but first thing’s first. We’re going to need some beautiful new stationery to scribble all those to-do lists on. Procrastinating, moi?

Stationery roos beach marby & elmI started my search —because I can’t help myself — at Roo’s Beach in Porth, where I found these inspiringly perky two-tone note pads and pens to match (£9.99 and £6.99), from Japanese brand HiBi. The unicorn tape dispenser and zip-pocket exercise books may be impossible to resist too.

My other fluoro favourites come from London Letterpress stationers, Marby & Elm, whose hardback, UK-made notebooks (£25) make planning a pleasure. Their colourful pencils and days of the week pad are also sure to help keep me on track.

Stationery No.56 Willow & Stone

Left to right: stationery from No.56 and Willow & Stone

For those who like more of a vintage look, try No.56 on Chapel Street, Penzance. Printed exercise books (£3.20), charcoals and inks will get you organised the old-fashioned way.

And if you’re still emerging from the what-day-is-it-anyway Christmas fog, pick up a calendar (from £12.50) at Falmouth gifts and interiors mecca, Willow & Stone. Their pleasingly rustic storage solutions may help you get the house under control too.

Stationery ola deartome

Left to right: stationery from Ola and Dear to Me Studio

Modernists will love the clean, graphic appeal of Ola’s notebooks (£11), which will make you feel cool and efficient before you’ve even begun. Designer Katy’s abstract geometric patterns are inspired by architecture and each layflat book is crafted and stitched using traditional methods.

And finally, I can’t possibly get by without a calm-inducing desk planner (£12) from the fine paper goods folk at Dear to Me Studio. With a page for every week of the year, I’ll never miss an appointment again*. The only question is Serenity or Rose Quartz?

*This is not legally binding, particularly if you are a dentist.

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