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Wish List // 6 Places to Buy Lovely Notebooks & Notepads


Who else is a stationery addict? I have so many notebooks, but still lust after buying even more. I should actually just sit down and use the ones I have so I can occasionally treat myself to a replacement, but I always have a hard time marking their pretty pages.

Here are a few of my favourites notebooks at the moment. These wonderful designers and illustrators are inspiring me to design a few notebooks for my own products.

Notebooks by illustration and stationery company Papio Press, with foxes, bull dogs, unicorns, tigers and more

1. Notebooks by Papio Press

From foxes and bull dogs to unicorns and tigers, Papio Press have a massive range of absolutely gorgeous notebooks. I've bought from them before, and the creators behind the company are just incredibly lovely as well.

Kraft Notebooks with White Ink illustrations and Lettering by OH NO RACHIO!

2. Notebooks by OH NO RACHIO!

I love Rachel's work (I treated myself to her constellation moon phase enamel pin a little while back) and I think these kraft notebooks with white ink illustrations and lettering are really beautiful pieces.


Cat Inspired Notebooks from ilikecats

3. Cat Inspired Notebooks from ilikecats

I have a hard time not including cats somewhere in my posts. I've loved the stuff produced by Toby of ilikecats for a long time, and these notebooks are no exception.

Grand Budapest Hotel Notebook by FamilyTree

4. Grand Budapest Hotel Notebook by FamilyTree

I'm a massive Wes Anderson fan, and when The Grand Budapest Hotel came out, it felt like he had made a movie that gathered all my greatest loves together into one celluloid dream. So I would love this little notebook to carry around.


Notepads on Etsy by Quill and Fox

5. Notepads on Etsy by Quill and Fox

These quaint illustrated notepads and to-do lists from Quill and Fox come in a few different themes, from flowers and plants, to animals and this little book club version. They all evoke a welcome sense of nostalgia and a quiet softness.

Library To Do Desk Notepad by Idlewild

6. Library To Do Desk Notepad by Idlewild

One of many ways to make me lust after a product is to give a library theme. This deskplanner, with illustrations of a globe, books and indoor plants, is adorable. It’s sized to sit on your desk, and, with 52 sheets, it helps you plan the whole year out (like my vintage glasses weekly planner.)


Wish List // 6 Places to Buy Lovely Notebooks & Notepads

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Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

Hello, I'm Karen

I'm an illustrator & designer from the UK, producing my own products as well as custom illustration for clients, both big and small.

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