Three Questions is a weekly feature where I chat with some of my favorite people online. Writers, artists, musicians, tech geeks - everyone is fair game. If there is someone you would like to see featured in a future Three Questions please leave a comment below.
Big thanks to Tessa from All Things Stationery for going first!
What role do analog tools such as pens, pencils, and paper play in your day to day life?
My "day job" is as an administrator at a University in London, and although it is a very computer based role, there's still plenty of room for pens and paper. I make lots of lists and take minutes in meetings so I always have a grid notebook and rollerball on the go. These aren't the most exciting of stationery items, but they are the most practical for what I do. I also take lots of pride in giving good greeting cards and wrapping presents well, so having good gift wrap is especially important to me.
What are your favorite products you are currently using?
I use a Hobonichi Techo Planner, which lives in my handbag. I use it an appointments diary, and then go back and fill in details/stick in tickets etc. if I have time. I also have a Field Notes in my bag for jotting down any ideas I have throughout the day, along with a Huckleberry Woodchuck bullet pencil. Pen-wise I usually use Muji gel pens (0.38mm if possible), and most recently I have surprised myself by often reaching for my Mark's Inc. Tous Les Jours ballpoint pen. I'm not usually a fan of ball points but this one has such a neat, fine line, that I've been really enjoying it. I also use my Kaweco Sport for my "best" writing, but I'm a bit of a fountain pen novice (sorry!).
What post are you the most proud of on your blog?
I've been enjoying my Stationery Organised Neatly series, a photography project inspired by the Things Organised Neatly Tumblr. I've been arranging my stationery by colour theme. The most recent was Brown & Brass.
And this isn't post as such, but I've recently added a page to my site where I'm trying to put together a comprehensive map of (brick and mortar) stationery stores across the world.