I was out and about this morning looking for birthday cards - Alex is 16 and Paul is 18 this week! - and tried the only shop I know with a fairly good selection. Manor is one of the few department stores in the city but I tend not to go there are as the layout is confusing and they seem to have been refurbishing for years! But today there were signs indicating the stationary department had moved upstairs and I expected to see it downsized and stuck in a corner (on the tram on the way I saw that Marks & Spencer's 'new' store has already closed down!) but it looked really good - bigger, better laid out and nice and bright.
This display really caught my eye!
Considering Caran d'Ache's factory is based in Geneva, I'm surprised they don't showcase their products better. This is the best I've seen so far. I really liked how all these pencils were displayed according to colour.
In fact, I'd really love this for my room at home! Shame I'm not a big Caran d'Ache fan though!
The new Luminance range finally selling in 'open stock'. I bought a Silver Grey and Buff Titanium to try as highlights on my brown paper (Lyra and Polychromos whites seemed a bit weak).
But this was the best - have you ever seen such a big testing pad?! Utterly irresistible -it would bring out the 5 year old in anyone!