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The Stationery Cafe

The Stationery Cafe

By APRIL, PHYLLIS & KELLY
Sip your coffee and listen to a conversation about journaling, planners, and the latest in the stationery community!
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EP77: A Stationery Lover’s Techo Kaigi with Christiannawrites
In this episode, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery lover Christianna from @christinannawrites! Christianna is a true stationery enthusiast, always sharing her knowledge and experience with stationery items spanning stamps, stickers, paper goods, and washi tape from the Asian market, even though she is based in the US! She streams about her analog adventure on Twitch and we sat down and dissected her 2022 techo kaigi!
58:38
December 7, 2021
Happy Hour: TWSBI ECO Jade, Audrey Okeya, and Animal Crossing Uni Stylefit
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, April discusses TWSBI’s new Jade TWSBI ECO color, and Kelly gush over Sailor’s Fika collection. We also talk about a few things we’re eyeing, including Shachihata’s multi-color inkpads and Hobonichi’s new Drawer Pouch launch!
50:09
December 2, 2021
EP76: My Techo Kaigi is Better Than Yours
You’ve been waiting for this, we’re all waiting for this...the final reveal for our 2022 journals and planners lineup! In this episode, Co-hosts April from @penguinscreative, Phyllis from @misslingbloom, and Kelly from @kellyloveletters are all here to talk about what journals they are using for the coming year...a Techo Kaigi! We break down our core daily planners, as well as fun notebooks for creative projects. Also, have a happy Thanksgiving week from The Stationery Cafe! (And yes, we totally copied the same description from last year's post) 
01:24:52
November 23, 2021
Happy Hour: HappyDaya x Paperandmilk, Torreysmithstudio, and Nagasawa Umeda Sailor
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, April talks about her adventure with Happydaya x Paperandmilk holiday collaboration. Kelly shares the news about Everyday Explorers Co's new stamp sets for stationery enthusiasts. April shows off her TRAVELER'S notebook insert for Animal Crossing journaling, while Kelly shares her handmade pen roll made by Torreysmithstudio for her Kaweco collection! Stay tuned for more interesting stationery news in this week's episode. 
53:01
November 18, 2021
Happy Hour: Bungubox TIPS pen, Midori 70th Anniversary, and Dominant Industry Inks
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, Kelly and April talked about Bungubox's commemorative pen to be released during Tokyo International Pen Show, as well as a few other things April has her eyes on. We also discuss the variety of items released by Midori for their 70th anniversary! Have you grabbed a bottle of Dominant Ink for dip pens? Let us know what you think!
57:34
November 11, 2021
EP75: Exponential Growth in the Stationery Community
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative catches up with Phyllis from @misslingbloom on another stationery topic. This week, we remembered that the second anniversary of The Stationery Cafe Podcast had gone by without us noticing! Phyllis and April reminisce about our stationery adventure in Seattle, as well as reflect on some fun trends and thoughts about the stationery community! We also share updates about new stationery items we've acquired, and look forward to the coming up techo kaigi!
01:02:14
November 9, 2021
Happy Hour: EMOTT Color Pencil, Takeo Onion Skin notebook, and Mindwave Kotorimachi
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, Kelly and April discuss onion skin and super lightweight paper, and also pondered EMOTT's new color pencils! Kelly shared some happy mail she received from @moudhipaints and April talked about her current pen pouch set up! Jetpens now has Bungubox ink and we look at some more goodies from Mindwave this coming week, stay tuned! 
56:09
November 4, 2021
Happy Hour: Zebra Sarasa Nano, Journal as Altar, and Mizutama Cake Shop
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, April talks about Sarasa Nano, a new version of Zebra's popular Sarasa Clip pens, and Kelly shares her haul from Journal as Altar's shop opening. We also both shared new ways to store our big stickers and washi tapes! This week, Kelly wants to buy a Pelikan Golden Beryl and April is eyeing Mizutama and Papier Platz's new collaboration item: Cake Shop! Stay tuned for more stationery talk about inks and more!
47:13
October 28, 2021
EP74: Creating Relatable Moments Through Stickers and Art with Paperandmilk
In this episode, April from @penguinscreative chats with sticker shop owner and stationery lover Denise from @paperandmilk! Denise is a self-taught artist, baker, and stationery shop owner from San Francisco, and her whimsical character Maru the Marshmellow brings such joy and liveliness to our journal pages. We talk about her journey of discovering stationery to how she continues to design things that are both relatable and personal at the same time!
01:02:41
October 26, 2021
Happy Hour: Everyday Explorers Co Daily Practice, Niconeco Letterpress Label book, and BGM Little World
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, Kelly talks about a new stamp set from Everyday Explorers Co called Daily Practice that speaks to her love for tarot. April really wants to get a Fall edition of PLUS Mt. Fuji eraser. We also talk about our favorite items this week: Niconeco Zakkaya's Letterpress label book and Heidiroo_art Patreon reward! Listen in to hear this week's stationery chat!
44:42
October 14, 2021
EP73: Learning and Growing in the Stationery Community with Caitlin
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery enthusiast Caitlin from @caitlin.loves.stationery. You might know Caitlin through her bubbly and creative Twitch streams where she shares creative projects such as live illustrations, doodles in her Hobonichi, and putting together stationery happy mail. In this episode, Caitlin shares her journey of being an observer and becoming more integrated into the community. Please enjoy her story~
51:15
October 12, 2021
Happy Hour: BK JIYU Planner, OURS Studio 2022, and Traveler's Company x Taiwan Beer
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, April revisits the return of Pilot's Kese Lame erasable shimmering ink! Kelly and April both share a new planner they acquired, and we admire the new collection by TRAVELER'S COMPANY with Taiwan Beer. Are you a Kelly or a April when it comes to advent calendars? Because Kelly had already swatched all the colors! 
01:00:09
October 7, 2021
Happy Hour: Bungubox Sweet Potato glass pen, Field Notes Harvest Edition, and Kaweco Collector's Edition Dark Olive
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, Kelly and April talk about new things they want in the stationery world: a glass pen inspired by purple skin sweet potatoes, Archer and Olive's Fall edition release, Field Notes' cool illustrated Harvest Edition, and new Midori planner stickers! April also talks about her new sticker storing solution while Kelly shows off her Kaweco Dark Olive Collector's Edition. Don't miss out on all the fun stationery talk this week!
43:42
September 30, 2021
EP72: Exploring Ring Planners in the Japanese System Techo World
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative catches up with Phyllis from @misslingbloom on another stationery topic. At the beginning of the year, we talked about Ring Planners, and the conversation had evolved since then! In this episode we talked about different ring planners and recommended popular journaling styles in the Japanese system techo community. We also share our own ring planners and how we’re using them! We hope you enjoy this geeky conversation into the ring planner world~
01:17:11
September 28, 2021
Happy Hour: Pilot Couleur Fonce, Little Planet Paperie, and TRC Brass Ink Cartridge Case
Welcome to The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour! This week, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletter talk about the latest in the stationery community. We admired The Superior Labor's new Autumn and New Year collections, as well as Pilot's interesting dark paper notebooks: Couleur Fonce. April and Kelly both talked about sticker sheets they bought recently, as well as the storage system they had for the sticker flakes. We also look forward to upcoming seasons like Halloween and the holidays...what exciting stationery are you expecting for this winter?
50:59
September 23, 2021
Happy Hour: SF Pen Show 2021, Hobonichi Talk, and more!
The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour is back! This week, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters reminisce about their recent stationery-filled adventures! From meeting friends in the community at SF Pen Show 2021 to April's vacation in New York City, there are so many stories to recount and talk about. We also unwrap our thoughts about the Hobonichi launch and the aftermath,...guess which covers April and Kelly are getting? This is an 80-minute long special catch-up with The Stationery Cafe after our one-month break! 
01:16:30
September 16, 2021
EP71: Experiments in Analog and Science with Scientistplans
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery lover Cecilia from @scientistplans. Cecilia is from Brazil and today lives in Quebec. You might know her from Instagram...she owns a beautiful collection of analog tools, all curated along with her iconic shades of blue! In this episode, Cecilia shares her journal and planners that she uses for her work and personal life. How does a scientist incorporate analog in professional settings, and how does she find the balance to enjoy stationery in her spare time?
01:01:45
September 14, 2021
Happy Hour: Hobonichi Preview Talks, Himekuri Free, and Papershire
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, we caught up on all the Hobonichi Preview releases that came out since August 1st. April loves the whimsical spoon from Hobonichi, and Kelly is ecstatic about the Animal Crossing collab cover! We also shared a few things we like: the Delde SMAND pen case, Papershire sticker company, and Himekuri's "day free" memo! 
01:07:03
August 12, 2021
EP70: The Healing Powers of Writing and Stationery with Miraikat
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with artist and stationery enthusiast Khue from @miraikat. You may have heard Khue share her stationery knowledge and collection on our friends’ podcast Tokyo Inklings. In this episode, Khue shares how writing and penpalling started her deep dive into Japanese stationery and her life today in Tokyo. I’m excited to launch into all the planner talk with Khue, and hear her Japanese stationery adventures!
01:01:19
August 3, 2021
Happy Hour: Platinum Preppy WA, Kiroku Stained Glass PET tape, and CTFJ x Momoro
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, Kelly and April look through the new 'WA' collection from Platinum Preppy and decide which one they like the most. We talk about new shop items like Kiroku's stained glass PET tape and CTFJ x Momoro wood stamp collaboration. April shares her recent haul of Miki Tamura colored washi tape, and Kelly buys another pen. 
41:28
July 29, 2021
Happy Hour: Uni Lakit, BK Analogue bag, and Jam Studio sticker album
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, we discussed Sailor North America's new fountain pen and Mitsubishi Uniball's online craft lesson and kit called Lakit! Kelly showed off her mother's new Baum Kuchen analogue bag, and April gives an updated tour of her Olive Traveler's notebook. We also dive into the 10 inks from Colorverse 10 state ink and divide it up between themselves. Enjoy this week's stationery talk! 
51:48
July 22, 2021
EP69: Gratitude and Genuine Intentions behind Stationery with Ameruu
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with artist and stationery lover Ame aka @ameruu on Instagram! It’s so exciting to have her because she is an amazing creator with her illustration well known across the community, and we know she also has a love for all things stationery and fountain pens as well. Ame shares her journey of working at a place that sells beautifully designed stationery, as well as experiencing the nuances of craftsmanship through training with The Superior Labor. I’m excited to share her stories today!
01:02:39
July 20, 2021
Happy Hour: Bushimen Kokuyo PAL, TWSBI Swipe, and Van Dieman Inks
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, Kelly has some hot takes about TWSBI's new product: TWSBI Swipe. April shares one of the new planners coming out for 2022, and this one is quite unique and interesting! We both gave our pen and ink update and also share some things we're thinking about getting in the near future! Enjoy
56:43
July 15, 2021
Happy Hour: Zebra Blen, BGM clear stamp file, and TF Yosegi Mizuhiki charms
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week, Kelly talks about the special CLAMP anniversary Platinum fountain pens, and April shares a cool ballpoint pen she's interested in. We both had something new came in the mail, and couldn't wait to try it out! Kelly also is currently interested in Cloth and Paper inserts, and April wants the limited Traveler's Factory charms! Hope you enjoy this episode and stationery conversations!
50:15
July 8, 2021
EP68: Journaling at Your Own Pace with Twocupstravels
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery enthusiast Amanda from @twocupstravels! Amanda loves using the Traveler’s Notebook for documenting her life and has a bunch of filled to the brim refills to speak for it. She spent some time in Japan and today returned to the US. She shared with us how she utilizes different inserts for different things, and how she moves in and out of the books based on the seasons of her life. Please enjoy her story! Show notes
01:10:26
July 5, 2021
Happy Hour: Logical Anti-bacterial planner, Raymay Detecool pen case, and Kunisawa Find Smart Note
Hey, it's Happy Hour at the Stationery Cafe Podcast! April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. April found a cool new planner to consider for 2022, and also chuckled at its "anti-bacterial" properties. Kelly shares an interestingly shaped pen case by Ray May. We both have new items to show and tell this week: April shopped at A Blank Note's latest shop update, and Kelly was gifted a new notebook from Kunisawa! Stay tuned to the fun conversations this week!
40:59
July 1, 2021
Happy Hour: The Superior Labor x Jim Thompson, Blackwing Volume 64, and SAIEN washi
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. Kelly is excited about her first Sailor Virtual Ink Show experience, and April went down memory lane with The Superior Labor x Jim Thompson release. We shared some stationery that we enjoyed lately (Kelly got a washi tape about bridges). We also lament over the fact we can't join the Bungujoshi Petit event in Nagoya, but at least we can admire the exclusive items! 
52:20
June 24, 2021
EP67: Let’s do a Mid-year Techo Kaigi (Planner Meeting)
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative catches up with Phyllis from @misslingbloom on our stationery endeavors. We decided to dedicate today’s episode to a mid-year Techo Kaigi, or a planner meeting. What had worked for us, and what didn’t? What system are we retiring and what new ones are working out for our new lifestyles? We also talked about maintaining a good balance between work, life, and stationery. How do we use our journals to make our life more fun and productive? Show Notes
01:15:59
June 22, 2021
Happy Hour: Carolina in My Mind, Custom Shachihata ink pad, and Little Pencil Design
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week for something new, we talked about Papier Plume's new ink for the Triangle Pen Show and Himekuri 2022 new designs! We also both received thoughtful gifts from friends in the community. Lastly, April is pining for a new green fountain pen, and Kelly finds some more gems on etsy!
46:49
June 17, 2021
Happy Hour: London Gifties Journal with Purpose, Kaweco Art Sport, and Mindwave Kotorimachi 2
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week we admire the Kaweco Art Sport fountain pens and London Giftie's new shop update and releases. We also talked about Kelly's renewed interest in the ring-binder journal system, and April's love for Uniball brand pens. Don't miss out on Kelly's take on Cosmo Air Light paper, and April revisits Kokuyo's PERPANEP lineup! 
48:01
June 10, 2021
EP66: Creating Meaningful Connections through Letters with Paper Treats
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery shop owner Mai from @papertreatshop! Mai creates beautifully curated stationery packages that she calls paper treats, with a mission to encourage children to express their creativity. Mai is a sports journalist turned stationery shop owner, and today she is inspired by her own analog journey of writing letters throughout her life, and the meaningful connections those had built. Please enjoy her unique stationery story! Show Notes
54:22
June 8, 2021
Happy Hour: Classiky x Nishio Yuki Cat, Hamstergampoong, and Midori rulers
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week April discovered a super cute cat-themed memo sticker roll, and Kelly is coveting the new Galen Leather purple Kaweco. We both talked about the latest journal setup we're getting into (April is getting another ring binder). Oh, and April wants a new ruler while Kelly looks at a set of Tarot-themed acrylic stamps!
42:42
June 2, 2021
Happy Hour: Sailor 1911 Trinity, CY's Mont Blanc, and Meow Illustration Lily of the Valley Stamp
Welcome to the Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week we talk about Colorverse's new USA State inks and Sailor North America's new 1911 Trinity fountain pen. We also share our recent favorite things such as April's Creative Expo haul favorites, and CY's Mont Blanc fountain pen that will soon belong to Kelly! We also talk about our plans for Patreon and things to look forward to next month!
48:57
May 27, 2021
EP65: Creative Journaling and the Stationery Life with Penguinscreative
This week, the table has turned as Phyllis from @misslingbloom interviews April from @penguinscreative to deep dive into how she started out with stationery, journaling, and urban sketching. We also talked about how the podcast started and why it led to this community today. April shares her planner lineup as well as her love for cafe journaling and meeting up with stationery enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on this behind-the-scenes episode on one of the co-hosts of The Stationery Cafe! Show notes
01:06:35
May 25, 2021
Happy Hour: MUJI Mild Highlighters, Sniggle Sloth Stamps, and TRC Olive Traveler's Notebook
This week at The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. This week we went over MUJI highlighters and Benu's beautiful Talisman fountain pens. We also shared our current stationery favorites: April shows off her olive trio and Kelly shares her birthday present...a full set of astrology stamps!
43:17
May 19, 2021
EP64: Head Over Heels for Asian Stationery with Misojournals
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery lover from Italy, Barbara from @misojournals! Barbara currently lives in the UK and runs an online stationery store featuring cool analog products from Japan and Asia, heavily influenced by her own love for stationery! Her journey of Asian stationery started out with anime and mangas, then slowly took over her life as an architect. Let’s hear her story today! Show Notes
01:03:52
May 17, 2021
Happy Hour: Hanksdiary fountain pen, Stickyricesisters, and Kelly's ink journal
This week at The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the latest in the stationery community. From Hanksdiary's custom fountain pen design to Sailor's new Pro Gear designs, there is a lot of new pens to look at. We also go over Kelly's ink and fountain pen journal, as well as the sticker subscription from Stickyricesisters!
44:08
May 13, 2021
EP63: Down the Pen and Ink Rabbit Hole with Toastytreat
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with fountain pen and ink enthusiast: Arielle from @toastytreat! Arielle is a scientist, stationery lover, and indie author based out of Houston, Texas. She’s been sharing the fountain pen and ink love through weekly educational streams on Twitch for the stationery community. She also shares her favorite writing accessories and tools throughout her analog journey! Show Notes
01:09:07
May 10, 2021
Happy Hour: Oblation Olive, Yoseka Stationery, and Launching Our Patreon
It's a big week at The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour! April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters get together to talk about the cool new releases from our favorite stationery stores in the US: Yoseka Stationery and Oblation. We also gave some tips on beginner's fountain pen and which pens we started out with! In extra exciting news, we are announcing the launch of our Patreon for The Stationery Cafe. Now you can support us through patronage for more stationery content! 
51:43
May 5, 2021
EP62: Documenting Life Through Rainbows and Stickers with Jasminemarieplans
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery enthusiast Jasmine from @jasminemarieplans! Jasmine is a teacher in San Diego but also a lover of all things pink and rainbow. We love looking at her filled-to-the-brim vertical planners and her style is a mix of scrapbooking and organized lesson plans of her life! From sticker storage tips to her planner habits, we’re excited to share her journey through different systems and styles of journaling! Show Notes
01:08:59
May 4, 2021
Happy Hour: Celebrating Our 100th Episode!
We still can’t believe it’s been over 100 hours of stationery talk over here at The Stationery Cafe Podcast. To celebrate this special occasion, we round up Co-hosts April from @penguinscreative, Phyllis from @misslingbloom, and Kelly from @kellyloveletters to talk about our love for stationery. We dream up a hypothetical stationery retreat and agonize over what we would bring on this trip. We also shout out new creators, shops, and share our favorite journal in this update!
01:13:34
April 28, 2021
EP61: Low Impact Journaling and Mindful Spending
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative catches up with Phyllis from @misslingbloom on our stationery endeavors. We discuss planner updates, April’s Taiwan Creative Expo experience, and discuss ways to enjoy journaling without breaking the bank (low impact...to our wallets.) From choosing accessories and supplies from local stores to attempting DIY projects of your own—there are many ways to enjoy the stationery hobby without spending too much dough! Show Notes
58:42
April 27, 2021
Happy Hour: TWSBI Eco Lilac, Eric Endless Stamps, World Craft Masking Tapes
In this week's Happy Hour Episode of The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters sit down with a drink to chat about stationery: new things, things we own, and things we have in our shopping cart. We discuss new items like TWSBI's new Eco fountain pen in Lilac color, Sailor's 50 States Ink new ink colors, and new washi tapes from Papier Platz and World Craft! We also compared our recent favorite stationery items: April's Endless Stamps from Eric Small Things, and Kelly's stationery capsule!
41:26
April 22, 2021
EP60: Arts and Bits that Make Your Heart Sing with Kittycatcollar
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery lover Cat from @kittycatcollar! Cat is based in the UK and is a lover of all things journaling, collaging, and snail-mail! She loves exploring different kinds of arts and enjoys the creative playground her journals offer her. We explore her journaling practice and her current notebooks and stationery tools! You might have also caught one of her Twitch streams where she works on colorful and creative projects. Let’s listen to her story! Show Notes
55:17
April 19, 2021
Happy Hour: Colorverse, Tombow Mono Graph Clear, and Tabineko Postcards
In this week's Happy Hour of The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters sit down with a drink to chat about stationery: new things, things we own, and things we have in our shopping cart. This week, we talk about Tombow's new MONO graph Clear mechanical pencils, Colorverse Season 7 ink colors, as well as our recent favorite stationery items we own. As Taiwan's Creative Expo is approaching, April is excited about a bunch of new artists' creations! We also admire some Mindwave characters and gush over Sailor x Kingdom Note's new series! 
40:27
April 14, 2021
EP59: The Journey of Journal Exploration with John Rush
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with journaling enthusiast John Rush from @planningwithjohn! John dove headfirst into the planning and Traveler’s Notebook world when he bought his first TN passport in 2013, and has been creating inspiration content for fellow journal lovers since then. We talked about the different systems and styles of planners he’d tried, and how he maintains a consistent style and cultivates the journaling habit! Tune in to hear John’s story! Show notes
01:11:36
April 12, 2021
Happy Hour: Sailor 110th Anniversary, Lennon Tool Bar x Opus 88, and Paperandmilk
In this week's Happy Hour of The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters sit down with a drink to chat about stationery: new things, things we own, and things we have in our shopping cart. This week we talked about Sailor's 110th Anniversary fountain pen release, as well as Lennon Tool Bar's crowdsourcing Opus 88 fountain pen! April shares how she sets up her happy mail and haul journal in the Traveler's Notebook and Kelly shows off her new brass Kaweco Sports! 
47:37
April 7, 2021
EP58: Pens, Ephemera, and Mindfulness Journaling with Renz
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative invites fellow pen enthusiast Renz from @pen.traveller to unwrap his passion for stationery, pens, ephemera, and all things journaling. Coming from a musical background and a busy lifestyle of his University career, Renz incorporated writing into his daily mindfulness practice and how it helps him stay focused and motivated. We chat about how he discovered the stationery community and his journey of discovery with fountain pens and other writing instruments! Show Notes
01:07:57
April 5, 2021
Happy Hour: Ancora Birth Stone Fountain Pen, Sojourner Journal, and Inky Converters
In this week's Happy Hour of The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters sit down with a drink to chat about stationery: new things, things we own, and things we have in our shopping cart. In this episode, we talked about new fountain pens that we are eyeing from Sailor Japan, as well as new paintable stamp releases from Designphil! April shares her recent favorite journal cover, and Kelly talked about her latest purchase of ILMILY stencils! Definitely hop in for the fun discussion of upcoming Taiwanese new stationery items in April!
49:39
April 1, 2021
EP57: Diving into the Art of Art Journaling
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative catches up with Phyllis from @misslingbloom on our stationery endeavors. We discuss planner updates and deep dive into how to cultivate a creative attitude towards making art in your journaling routine. Of course, we had to discuss our favorite art supplies and how we use them. April recommends her favorite watercolor tools for beginners, and Phyllis shares tips and tricks to stay inspire and experiment with different styles! Show notes
01:13:33
March 29, 2021
Happy Hour: TWSBI Draco, Nakauchi Waka, and BK Travel Within Postcards
Welcome to Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe. This week, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters discuss fun things in the stationery world, including new items, something we own, and something we would like to buy. April talks about Eric Small Things new items and her new book release, and Kelly considers another fountain pen for her collection. April shares her current washi tape favorites, and Kelly shares how she's using a new Hobonichi A6 planner! 
36:10
March 24, 2021
EP56: Real and Raw Journaling with Less with Seaweedkisses
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative invites fellow journaling enthusiast Michelle from @seaweedkisses to chat about her love for notebooks, writing, and stationery. Michelle has kept notebooks all her life, but finding the traveler’s notebook and using journaling for positive affirmation helped her find purpose and meaning in other parts of her life. We discussed her favorite leather covers as well as how 2020 had given her a renewed resolution on how she approaches her journaling style. Show notes
01:11:54
March 23, 2021
Happy Hour: Sarasa Deco Shine, Maruzen Stationery Sets, and Ready to Explore Stamps
Hello, it’s Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe podcast. April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellylovesletter catch up on what's new, what they own, and what’s in their shopping cart. This week, we look at ANOTHER Sarasa's new gel pen series: Sarasa Deco Shine, Maruzen stationery sets, and Everyday Explorers Stamps! We also talk about April’s basic cafe journaling tools and one of Kelly’s favorite pens! April's eyeing Furukawashiko's new releases, and Kelly wants a stamp set from Everyday Explorers Co!
49:04
March 17, 2021
EP55: The World of Masking Tapes and Washi Art with Tokubetsumemori
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with stationery enthusiast Judy from @tokubetsumemori to share her passion for washi art! Judy grew up in the US but returned to Taiwan for school, and fell head over heels for Asian stationery including stickers, writing tools, and washi tapes. From sharing samples to participating in journal chains, Judy explains the different kinds of washi styles that go into washi art and her stationery lifestyle in Taiwan! Show Notes
01:03:08
March 16, 2021
Happy Hour: Sarasa R, Kamio Color Letter Set, and Laurel Mae Art
Welcome to Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe podcast. April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellylovesletter catch up on what's new, what they own, and stationery that they are thinking about getting. This week, we look at Sarasa's new gel pen series: Sarasa R, and how it looks compared to Uniball One! We also talk about Kamio's colorful stationery products, and fun tools and notebooks we've been enjoying! Listen to us talk about discovering new artists like Laurel Mae Art and deciding if Kelly should buy another notebook.
41:42
March 11, 2021
EP54: Journaling as a Vessel for your Experiences with Hsiao-Heng Chen
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative invites Hsiao-Heng from @hsiaohengchen to share his love for journaling and the Taiwanese stationery scene! Hsiao-Heng started his analogue journey with the Traveler’s Notebook in 2019 and really used collaging and journaling as a method to document his experiences and life stories along the way. Hsiao-Heng shares a few tips on how he collages, as well as his favorite creators in the Taiwanese community! Show notes
59:11
March 9, 2021
Happy Hour: Bungubox Dandelion, BK Analogue Bag, and TRC B-sides and Rarities
Welcome to Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe podcast. April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellylovesletter catch up on what's new, what they own, and stationery that they are thinking about getting. This week, we take a look at limited edition Sailor Pro Gear and April shares her favorite writing combo lately. We also dissect and discuss the new releases from Traveler's Company: B-sides and Rarities, a series of limited-time refill designs! Super lightweight paper, sticker release inserts, accordion-style refills...and more! 
54:40
March 4, 2021
EP53: Life Between the Pages of a Journal with Courtney Diaz
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with avid journaler, Courtney, who many of you might know as @littleravenink on Instagram and Patreon! Courtney takes creative journaling to the next level with her unique art style and whimsical monsters. She’s a paper lover and a stationery addict. She shares how her journaling journey has evolved through the years, and today inspires many others to find their own adventure through collaging, journaling, and art. Show notes
01:14:12
March 2, 2021
Happy Hour: Sunstar Zigzag Eraser, Furukawashiko Retro, and many Sailor Inks
Hey friends, it's Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe podcast. April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellylovesletter catches up on what's new, what they own, and something fun they'd love to buy in the stationery world! This week, we gush over new releases from the Furukawa paper company: new letter sets, stickers, washi tapes, and more! Kelly and April also launched into a lengthy discussion over ink decisions for an upcoming virtual ink show held by Sailor North America. In this episode, we truly nerd out! 
57:09
February 24, 2021
EP52: Journaling, Analogue, and Writing as Therapy with Aina Kristina
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with fellow stationery enthusiast Aina from @aina.kristina from Manila, Philippines! Many of you would recognize Aina’s immaculate journaling spreads and beautiful handwriting on your Instagram feed (as well as being a master enabler). Aina inhabits two worlds: one as a foreign exchange trader, and the other filled with stationery wonders like planners, fountain pens, and canvas bags. In this episode, we dive into how she got into journaling, her favorite tools and notebook systems, as well as how she incorporates journaling into her daily life. Show Notes
01:09:16
February 23, 2021
Happy Hour: Papier Platz, Mizutama Mildliners, and Schon DSGN
Tune in to Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe podcast. April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellylovesletter catches up on what's new, what's old (relatively), and something fun they'd love to buy in the stationery world this week! We look at new product releases from Papier Platz, including a Mizutama x Mildliner collaboration. We also discuss some fun pen news: Sailor North America's new ink colors, and the Tokyo Pen Shop. We also share some of our favorite things we bought!
45:34
February 18, 2021
EP51: Integrating Analogue as a Daily Routine with Angga
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with an urban designer, stationery enthusiast, and urban sketcher, Angga from @angga_sinaga from Indonesia. We talk about how the Traveler’s Notebook led to his newfound habit of documenting his life in a meaningful way, as well as the connection and friendship built through this shared hobby. Angga also shares how he utilizes these notebook systems to add to his daily work and life routine. Don’t miss out on Angga’s recommendations on his favorite tools! Show notes
01:03:14
February 15, 2021
Happy Hour: Papier Plume, LikePalitra ceramic palettes, and PLUS Whiper cream correction tape
Welcome, it's another Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe podcast.Today, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellylovesletter would like to share some cool new stationery items, such as a new color at Papier Plume's New Orleans collection, and MU Lifestyle new acrylic stamp selection. We also share some of our favorite tools like a handmade ceramic watercolor palette, and Kelly's new ink for her Lamy Al Star Vibrant Pink fountain pen. We can't help but check out some cool new shops to get cute stationery from in the market, so don't miss out on this episode! 
44:43
February 11, 2021
EP50: Thoughts on Organizing Your Ideal Stationery Desk?
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative catches up with Phyllis from @misslingbloom on our stationery endeavors. From new hauls from Yoseka Stationery to updates in our planners, we share how we’ve been using our favorite tools. In this episode, we also talk about different ways to organize and store our favorite stationery items. From lighting to aesthetics, we go through all the things you may want to consider when trying to keep track of your stationery! show notes
01:10:53
February 8, 2021
Happy Hour: Hitotoki Pop-up Stickers, Ninipie, and Octopus Fluid Pastell Inks
It’s Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe podcast. Today, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellylovesletter catches up on new things in the stationery world, our own favorite stamps and pens, as well as cool products we want to get our hands on. We discussed new pop-up stickers that can brighten up your pages, as well as new Uniball One colors for spring and summer! We also talked about the love letters from The Superior Labor and other fun items! 
52:55
February 4, 2021
EP49: Doodle and Draw Your Day with Ohaijoy
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative invites one of her creative journaling friends, Joy from @ohaijoy to share her creative journey. We were friends since discovering the Hobonichi back in 2015 together to hosting the Hobonichi Challenge every year. Joy and April both went through the many trends of the stationery community. We talked about her stationery lineup this year, her journaling routine, as well as her favorite tools to start doodling your days! Show Notes
57:41
February 1, 2021
Happy Hour: Hobonichi 2021 Spring Release
It’s Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe podcast. Today, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellylovesletter is here to bring you our live commentary about everything that is revealed for Hobonichi's 2021 spring release. From the A6 Dorami cover to new tools and accessories for this lifestyle journaling brand, we're excited to give you our Stationery Cafe take! 
50:60
January 28, 2021
EP48: Fun with Watercolor and Bullet Journaling with Jannplansthings
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative invites Jann from @jannplansthings to share her journey of bullet journaling, art, and creations in the stationery community! Jann is an architect by day, and crazy-planner-cat-lady by night. Her beautiful bullet journal spreads using watercolor had inspired many people to be more creative with their styles. We geeked out over the best watercolor supplies for journalers, as well as talked about her creative processes! Show Notes
01:13:11
January 25, 2021
Happy Hour: Ehon Note, Pelikan Ink of the Year, and Stickiiclub Hanami Collection
It’s Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe podcast. Today, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellylovesletter chats about fun stationery items this week. We admire Kokuyo’s new notebook, and Pelikan’s Ink of the Year for 2021! We also shared some planner updates of our own: Kelly’s Nolty Listy, and April’s Thinking of You Book. We also can’t help but want to try out Stickiiclub’s Hanami collection, and new inks from Tono & Lim’s!
45:50
January 21, 2021
EP47: Discovering Fountain Pens and Tokyo Inklings with CY
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with a fellow stationery podcast host: CY from Tokyo Inklings. You can follow CY’s fountain pen adventure in Tokyo, Japan through his Instagram @tokyostationpens. An avid stationery user since youth, CY translates his experience and knowledge of fountain pens, nibs, and inks through weekly episodes on the latest trends in Japan. We also dive into his journaling system and fun observations in Japan’s fountain pen community! Show Notes
01:12:43
January 18, 2021
Happy Hour: Misshoegg, Lamy Safari, Zebra Sarasa Grand LE
Tune in to The Stationery Cafe podcast Happy Hour! Join April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters to talk about fun stationery and new things this week! We discussed new Taiwanese artists, 2021 special edition colors for Lamy, and we both shared our favorite things from our collection! We also looked at some tempting new pens like the Zebra Sarasa Grand LE colors, as well as new sticker kits by Coffeemonsterzco! We also wondered what it’s like when Hobonichi will celebrate its 50th anniversary!
48:38
January 14, 2021
EP46: Make Journaling Work For You with Chelsea from Those With Words
This week at The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative invites stationery enthusiasts Chelsea from @thosewithwords to share her analogue journey in the past few years. Working a typical nine to five job, Chelsea embraces journaling after work as a hobby to capture and record all the precious moments in her life. She’s an avid user of Jibun Techo, Traveler’s Notebook, and Midori notebook, and we dive into her style and how she made those systems work for her. We also discuss tips and tricks to organize your stationery to make journaling more effortless! Show notes
01:04:13
January 11, 2021
Happy Hour: Midori Sukeru Fusen, Mindwave Kotorimachi, and Delfonics Utility Bags
It's the first Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe podcast! Join April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters to talk about fun stationery and recommended items to start off your 2021 the right (or enabling) way. We talked about some new arrivals at popular stationery stores that are tempting us dearly. We also share some reorganization tips with new drawers and Delfonics utility bags. Finally, we wrap it up with interesting stationery items in the community, such as the receipt calendar and stationery keychains!
42:45
January 7, 2021
EP45: Ringing in the New Year with Stationery
In this week’s episode of The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative reunites with Phyllis from @misslingbloom to take stock of their journaling plans for the new year 2021! Unsurprisingly, we both have some new *blings* in our stationery lineup: ring binders from Plotter and Poi and Hun! From breaking into the new planners and updating their existing systems, we have so many ideas for how we plan to use our favorite books and tools. Listen to our expectations for 2021 and ways to start on a blank page of your journal! Show notes
01:01:29
January 4, 2021
Happy Hour: April and Kelly’s 2020 Stationery Top 3s
Welcome to The Stationery Cafe. Join April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters at Happy Hour to talk about fun stationery items! As the last episode for the year 2020, we decided to do a grand stationery run down: giving you our TOP 3s for pens, fountain pens, inks, paper items, washi tape, stamps...etc. Hopefully, this list is great for bother beginners to stationery, and those who are on the deeper end like us! 
01:26:14
December 30, 2020
EP44: Creativity, Courage, and Cats with Szetoo from Stickerrific
In this week’s episode of The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with dear friend Szetoo from @stickerrific. She’s a writer, photographer, artist, and owner of Stickerrific, a stationery and art supply store in Malaysia. You might also know her as cat mom to the adorable store cats at @lukeleiachewiehan. We dive into how she first started this shop, as well as her journey and vision to cultivate a community that gets to express their stories through art and creativity with stationery tools! Show Notes
59:34
December 29, 2020
Happy Hour: Pilot ILMILY, Kyo No Oto Ink, and Pie International 100 Letterbook
Join April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters at Happy Hour to talk about fun stationery items and things we enjoyed this week! From Pilot’s new gel pen series to new color releases from Kyo-no-oto fountain pen ink, we have a lot of stationery items to catch up on. April shares how she uses her PIE international Letterbook for pen-paling and Kelly updates us on her Hobonichi Weeks!
49:49
December 24, 2020
EP43: Living in the Moment with Stationery on Twitch with Havokrose
In this week’s episode of The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative invites stationery enthusiast Miranda from @havokrose to talk about her love for stationery and how she shares it with her community on Twitch Livestream! Miranda is also the executive editor of IGN, and has an equal passion for video games as stationery, and utilizes tools like paper and fountain pen to the fullest to do both jobs! We talked about her current notebooks and favorite stationery items, as well as what streaming on Twitch is like! Show Notes
01:15:04
December 21, 2020
Happy Hour: Lennon Tool Bar Egret Paper, Appree, and SODA Clear Masking Tape
It’s Happy Hour time at The Stationery Cafe. Join April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters to talk about fun stationery items and things we enjoyed this week! We gushed about Lennon Tool Bar’s new ink and paper releases, interesting Mindwave stickers, SODA Clear masking tapes, and more! We also talked about fun activities to do during December such as making your own craft tree out of stationery, as well as Animal Crossing fun.
48:41
December 17, 2020
EP42: Bringing Sticker Love from Taiwan with Sticky Rice Sisters
In this week’s episode of The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative chats with Taiwanese sisters Koyun Fan and Kochin Fan from @stickyricesisters, an online stationery store specializing in unique stickers and cards from Taiwan! The Fan sisters are each in different countries, but maintained their love for Taiwanese stationery by realizing this online shop-based in San Francisco! We talk about nostalgic Taiwanese items, as well as how the environment cultivates our love for little things! Show Notes
56:12
December 15, 2020
Happy Hour: SAXA Poche, Hobonichi Neon Tartan Cover, and Daily Date Sticker Sheets
Welcome to The Stationery Cafe’s Happy Hour! April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters chat about their favorite stationery items this week, as well as interesting journaling prompts you can do for December and the end of 2020! We discussed the new Bullet Journal Edition 2, innovative pocket scissors, new Sailor inks, and much more! April also shares her special haul of Taiwanese illustrators’ collaboration on Daily Date stickers!
48:36
December 9, 2020
EP41: Finding Life’s System in the Chronodex with Patrick Ng
In this week’s episode of The Stationery Cafe, April from @penguinscreative sits down with the ultimate stationery enthusiast and Traveler’s Notebook user from Hong Kong, the famous Patrick Ng at @patrickng. Patrick is the founder of the Chronodex system as well as the force behind creative lifestyle customizations at Manual Factory at LOG-ON Hong Kong. We dive into Patrick’s tried and true Traveler’s Notebook systems, the tools he uses to simplify his process and make work-life more productive! You will NOT want to miss out on this tip-filled episode! Show Notes
01:33:25
December 7, 2020
Happy Hour: Linchianing Grab box, Sakuralala, and TWSBI Diamond Mini Rose Gold V2
Thanks for tuning into The Stationery Cafe’s Happy Hour! April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters are here this week to round up our favorite stationery items this week! From Lin Chia Ning’s grab box to Japanese Ikemen (hot guys) sticky memos, we share some interesting Asian stationery. During December, we also share fun things we plan for our journals and stationery set up!
50:50
December 2, 2020
EP40: How to Journal with a Holiday Spirit
This week, April from @penguinscreative and Phyllis from @misslingbloom got together to talk about their journaling plans for December. It’s the last month of 2020, and we have some new things we’re journaling about, as well as fun projects to try out this month! From gifting recommendations to setting up our December Daily inserts, don’t miss out on this festive episode on ways to use your Christmas/Holiday themed stash! Show Notes
01:02:26
November 30, 2020
Happy Hour: Round Top Washi Tape, Uniball One Limited Edition, and Papergeekco
Happy Thanksgiving from The Stationery Cafe! It’s Happy Hour and April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters are here this week to chat about our favorite stationery! We’re also bringing you some stationery news and things to look forward to, such as the fun Bungujoshi event happening in Japan, as well as special items from local stationery stores! This week we also went on a roll with washi tapes and will be sharing our favorites!
41:13
November 26, 2020
EP39: What is our 2021 Journal and Planner Lineup?
You’ve been waiting for this, we’re all waiting for this...the final reveal for our 2021 journals and planners lineup! In this episode, Co-hosts April from @penguinscreative, Phyllis from @misslingbloom, and Kelly from @kellyloveletters are all here to talk about what journals they are using for the coming year. We break down our core daily planners, as well as fun notebooks for creative projects. Want an idea of what stationery hobbyists do in their journals? Listen to this episode to find out! Show Notes
01:20:49
November 24, 2020
Happy Hour: Backpack Ink, The Superior Labor Pen Roll, and Sailor Shikiori Sound of Rain
It’s happy hour again at The Stationery Cafe! April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters are here this week to chat about our favorite stationery in the round-up this week! Our favorites include Traveler’s Company Holiday items, new pens from Sailor, and an interesting ink packaged so you can bring with you on the go! April got her William Morris Pen roll from Superior Labor in the mail, and we’re both curious to try out Tiffy’s handmade mixed media inserts for the Traveler’s Notebook!
51:25
November 18, 2020
EP38: Documenting and Watercolor via Faded Chronicle with Tiffybutter
In this week’s episode, April from @penguinscreative and Phyllis from @misslingbloom chats with fellow journaling enthusiast, Tiffy, from @tiffybutter from Canada! Tiffy is the owner of Faded Chronicle and creates beautiful Traveler’s Notebook spreads using her own custom mixed media inserts. We talked about why Tiffy journals and her styles as it developed over time. Phyllis and Tiffy also have fun stationery mom stories and tips for people who need that work-life-stationery balance! Show notes
55:53
November 17, 2020
Happy Hour: Kokuyo Bobbin, Oddloop, and Diamine Writer's Blood
Welcome to Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe! April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters are here this week to talk about our favorite stationery in the community this week! From a crowd-sourced ink to a cool new fountain pen, Kelly shares her love for writing in this episode. On the other hand, April is resisting the temptation of another Delde pouch, while recommending her favorite brass clips!
48:21
November 11, 2020
EP37: The Stationery Lifestyle Beyond Your Desk with A Blank Note
In this week’s episode, April from @penguinscreative welcomes back dear friend and stationery enthusiast, Nita, from @ablanknote to join her in a fun conversation about stationery and what it means to apply her love for stationery to her everyday life. From her travels to Japan to planning more camping trips during the pandemic, Nita incorporates her hobby of journaling into her love for nature and the great outdoors. You also don’t want to miss the breakdown of the journal lineup of a part-time owner of an online stationery store: A Blank Note. Show notes
01:07:57
November 10, 2020
Happy Hour: Inko No Hanko, Archer and Olive, and Deer Forest Studio
Join us for Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe! April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters talk about this week’s round of up stationery: something new, something we own, and something in our shopping cart. This week April shares the tools she uses to print photos for her journals, and Kelly finally got the Archer and Olive Traveler’s Notebook sized notebook! We also may or may not be filling up a cart at Deer Forest stationery, a store in Taiwan!
38:07
November 4, 2020
EP36: Make Friends Around the World Through Stationery with Esther Molina
In this week’s episode, April from @penguinscreative invites dear friend and stationery lover, Esther, from @esthermolinart to join her in a fun conversation (and a trip down memory lane) of all the fun stationery adventures that got both of them here today. Esther is a lovely person and through her passion for stationery, has opened doors to so many awesome opportunities with shops and stationery brands in Japan and in the community. Today, Esther is managing the sister brand of The Superior Labor called Wanderlust by TSL, and tells her story of how it came to be! Show notes
01:18:46
November 3, 2020
Happy Hour: Everyday Explorers Co, Bungubox Ink, and WWIINNGG
It’s Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe! April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters is bringing you another round of fun stationery items in the community: something new, something we own, and something in our shopping cart. This week Kelly talks all about inks and pens (as usual), and April introduces a new creator to follow, as well as geeking out over her new Gellyroll pens!
40:22
October 28, 2020
EP35: Exploring New Creative Journeys with Jobsjournal
In this episode, April from @penguinscreative invites journaling enthusiast Job from @jobsjournal to talk about his love for analog and how it has transformed his creative journey since graduating from school. From daily diary entries, to bullet journaling, to drawing his own illustrations – Job shares how he continues to explore new styles and ways to journal, as well as the creative habits that motivate him every day! show notes
01:10:56
October 26, 2020
Happy Hour: Baum Kuchen GRID, Thinking of You, and Rickshaw Pen Plush Coozy
In this weeks' Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters sit down to chat about fun stationery items in the community, as well as products we are excited to buy...or try to NOT buy. We're excited to try out Baum Kuchen's new Traveler's Notebook insert in collaboration with Traveler's Company, as well as another new planner from Taiwanese brand Thinking of You. We talk about our sticker collection, specifically from Happy Daya, as well as a cool pouch to store your precious fountain pens! 
50:30
October 21, 2020
EP34: Cross-Pollination and Growing your Creative Life with London Gifties
In this episode, April from @penguinscreative chats with creator Kristine from @londongifties about her journey from being a sticker maker to a virtual stationery shop owner. Kristine's style has evolved from vintage to floral over the past years and while adopting many trends and journaling themes. We dive deep into her journaling habits, her collection of notebooks, and how she uses each in her creative life! Show Notes
01:01:55
October 19, 2020
Happy Hour: OURS, Raymay Clam Pen Case, and London Gifties Journal
This week at The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters talk about our favorite stationery round-ups of the week. We share something new, something we own, and something we're interested in getting...or NOT getting. This week we look at new releases from OURS, a duo of Taiwanese illustrators and fun stationery items, as well as the 2021 Journal bundle from Yohand studio from Pinkoi. A shoutout to one of our favorite stationery store Yoseka Stationery for their grand opening, and musings about journals and diaries we probably shouldn't buy because our collection is already so big. 
35:20
October 14, 2020
EP33: Document Seasons of Your Life with Sojourner
In this episode, April from @penguinscreative invites Rowena from @retrowtures to share her journey with writing and stationery. Rowena is also the founder and designer behind the beautiful leather journal brand Sojourner. We dive into how she documents and evolves her systems based on seasons of her life, her travels, as well as her favorite tools and recommendations to start writing! Show notes
01:02:18
October 12, 2020
Happy Hour: La Dolce Vita Diary, Pentel Hybrid Dual Metallic Pens, WHO'SMING
It's Happy Hour time at The Stationery Cafe! April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters talks about their favorite stationery things this week: something new, something old, and something in their shopping carts. This week, we talk about some fun Sailor products, another planner/diary for you to consider, Pentel pens, and a cool illustrator from Taiwan to follow! We also talk about stamps for organizing your ink collection, and a planner system that fits two spiral-bound notebooks instead of one! 
44:49
October 7, 2020
EP32: The Art of Honest Journaling with April and Phyllis
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative would like to celebrate our one year anniversary of The Stationery Cafe podcast with you! We can’t believe it’s been a year, and we are immensely grateful for your support. This week, we talk about the latest updates in our stationery and journaling setups, including Phyllis’ Kyoto Traveler’s Notebook and April’s 2021 planner haul situation. We also think this is a great opportunity to reflect on common questions and insecurities we face when we journal. Tune in to hear our recommended warm and cozy planner and journalers to follow! Show notes
01:05:14
October 5, 2020
Happy Hour: Kitta Tape, Coco Fusen, and MD Diary 2021
Welcome to another episode of Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe! April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters talks about their favorite stationery things this week: something new, something old, and something in their shopping carts. This week, we dive into fun Japanese stationery like Kitta tape and Fusen. We also consider a new journal system to add to our lineup. We break down the difference between MD Diary and MD Journal Notebook...for your consideration, of course! 
50:34
September 30, 2020
EP31: Live Every Day as if You’re Traveling with Traveler’s Company
In this week’s episode, April from @penguinscreative invites special guest Yuri from @travelers_company to share her stationery and brand stories of the famous notebook we all love and use: Traveler’s Notebook. What was the inspiration behind the brand and this creative system, and how can we grow as a person when we use a Traveler’s Notebook? Yuri also shared the ideas behind Traveler’s Notebook’s 2021 theme of reading and notebook, and how most collaborations begin! Show notes
01:10:02
September 29, 2020
Happy Hour: Take-a-Note, Field Notes Letterpress of the United States, and Himekuri
Hey! it's Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe again! This week, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters recovers from an exhaustive Hobonichi Unboxing weekend, and share some stationery news in the community: New releases from Take-a-Note planner and Field Notes! We love creators who put in thoughts into the product designs and Field Note's recent release checks all the boxes! We also talk about sticker organization for both sticker sheets and sticker flakes. As for something stationery we want...? We're eyeing the Himekuri desk calendar and some beautiful ink! 
50:12
September 23, 2020
EP30: We Love Cute Things From Japan with Ayako
In this week’s episode with a stationery lover, April from @penguinscreative invites Ayako from the Japanese stationery store: Cute Things From Japan! Ayako’s stationery-filled dream started from Etsy and is operating as a cute little physical shop and online store today! We had to ask her what it’s like to own a stationery store in Japan, where people appreciate cute and beautiful stationery from all ages. She also shared many of her recent stationery-filled trips and stories! Show notes
01:21:09
September 22, 2020
Happy Hour: Ana-tomy Co, LCN Letterpress Tags, and Taccia Ukiyo-e Ink
Happy Wednesday! it's Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe! This week, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters shares some new stationery in the community: some MORE cool planners from Malaysia, a cool functional scissor from Japan, and a vintage-styled artist from Taiwan. Kelly gives us the latest in the ink world, as usual, and ponders if she needs another B6 planner from Midori.  Join us with a drink and listen to some new things in the stationery community!
36:14
September 16, 2020
EP29: Floral Collages, Notebooks, and Stationery with Paula Smith
In this week’s episode with a stationery lover, April from @penguinscreative chats with Paula from @meowpawjournals about her love for notebooks, Asian stationery, and floral washi tapes. Paula is from Chile but her stationery style is influenced by America, UK creators, and Taiwanese indie artists! Today she creates beautiful spreads in the UK, and we talked about how she keeps up with her floral collages in her many journals and notebooks! Show notes
01:04:37
September 14, 2020
Happy Hour: Nolty U365, Hobby Stationery Box Magazine, and Kokuyo Pasta
Welcome to Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe! This week, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters shares some new stationery as fall is approaching. April is always looking for new planner layouts, and she found Nolty U365 (A-day-a-page) and Brownie Techou as strong contenders. Kelly found a coveted magazine that catalogs over 2000 kinds of inks. Join us with a drink and listen to some new things in the stationery community!
47:43
September 9, 2020
EP28: The Traveler’s Notebook Stationery Journey with Andy Evers
In this week’s episode with a stationery lover, April from @penguinscreative sits down with Andy from @storiedpages to talk about how he began the journey with stationery through Traveler’s Notebook, and the slow discovery of stamps, stickers, and all the tools we love in the stationery community. With a background in fashion design, Andy shares his formula on making a great spread! There is also a lot of enabling...but we’re all experts at that now. Show notes
01:11:40
September 8, 2020
Happy Hour: Sunny Techo, Diamine Pumpkin, and Nolty PDCA
It's Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe! This week, April from @penguinscreative and Kelly from @kellyloveletters talk about some stationery they are looking forward to––New Japanese planners, inking up for Fall,  and some stationery we will NOT be buying (because we are responsible adults...). Join us with a drink and listen to some new things in the stationery community! 
43:14
September 2, 2020
EP27: Planner, Diary, and Journaling 101 with Penguins Creative
In this week’s episode, April takes on the big question of -- What planner or journal should you use to get started in the journaling world? In this solo episode, I go over all the various kinds of journals and planner systems you can consider for the next year. I also answer questions about planner peace, the analog journey, and the notebook systems that work for me in 2020! Show notes
01:17:44
September 1, 2020
Happy Hour: Amabie, Karappo Pens, and Mossery Co
Welcome to Happy Hour at The Stationery Cafe where April from @penguinscreative invites Kelly from @kellyloveletters to talk about our favorite stationery items this week! We talked about how the yokai Amabie is trending in Japan and its stationery world, wax seals, felt tip pens where you can fill with your own fountain pen inks, and some new planner brands! And finally, we can talk about what Hobonichi covers we are going to get for next year (and what we're not getting!)
42:11
August 27, 2020
EP26: 2021 Planner Angst and Taiwanese Stationery Haul
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative is back again with a summer life and journaling updates! Is Phyllis in a new system again? And what has April bought in her recent hauls? With stationery brands releasing their 2021 planner news, there is a lot to think about in regards to our journal and planner and lineup next year. Join us in this discussion as we walk through our planner plans! Show notes
01:14:57
August 24, 2020
Happy Hour: Hello Studio, Traveler's Notebook, and Kamiterior
It's Happy Hour again at The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour where April from @penguinscreative invites Kelly from @kellyloveletters to talk about our favorite stationery items this week! We share something new in the stationery world, something we own, and something in our shopping cart! This week we cover another new Taiwanese 2021 planner, Traveler's Notebooks' new PRADA collaboration, and more fun stationery!
39:38
August 20, 2020
EP25: Stationery Minimalism and Classical Journaling with Anna Mitchell
In this week’s episode with a stationery lover, April from @penguinscreative sits down with Anna from @girlandquill to discuss her love for all things classical and vintage and how she incorporates that into her stationery corners and journaling styles. We also talk about stationery minimalism and how we can use that to be more intentional about things we buy and use in our journaling habits. Don’t miss out on Anna’s recommendation of favorite organization tools for her stationery stash! Show notes
01:04:20
August 18, 2020
Happy Hour: Fleurir Lab, Roterfaden, and Maruco Art
Welcome to another episode of The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour where April from @penguinscreative invites Kelly from @kellyloveletters to talk about our favorite stationery items this week! We share something new in the stationery world, something we own, and something in our shopping cart! April shares her favorite Taiwanese brands this week and Kelly has something exciting from Japan!
42:18
August 13, 2020
EP24: TN Collage Spreads and Journaling Habits with James
In this week’s episode with a stationery lover, April from @penguinscreative invites our first male guest, James from @jxxmxsx, to talk about all things journaling! We talked about how he utilizes the journaling habit to create beautiful spreads from blank in his Traveler’s Notebooks. He also shares his collaging tips and tricks! We also discuss the importance of having a good journaling *support* friend group to cultivate this hobby and bring happiness to our lives! Show notes
01:07:14
August 11, 2020
Happy Hour: Sailor Inks, Retro Letter Sets, and Blackwing Pencils
Surprise! Welcome to The Stationery Cafe Happy Hour where April from @penguinscreative invites Kelly from @kellyloveletters to join me in a drink and talk about our favorite stationery items this week! We cover three main topics: Something new, something old, and something in our shopping cart! 
34:29
August 6, 2020
EP23: For the Love of Art with Cissy’s Art Cafe
In this week’s episode with a stationery enthusiast, April from @penguinscreative sits down with Cecile from @cissyartcafe. We talked about how her passion for art and drawing grew out of college and blossomed into a Patreon and online shop today. Cecile loves watercolor and journaling in her Traveler’s Notebook with a Hobonichi Weeks’ twist on the system. She also recommends some useful tools for drawing beginners! Show notes
01:01:08
August 4, 2020
EP22: Stationery and Handmade Watercolor with Pepperconarts
Watercolor goes hand in hand with stationery and creative collaging in the journaling community. In this week’s episode with a stationery lover, April from @penguinscreative chats with Connie from @pepperconarts about how she uses her traveler’s notebooks and other planners in her life. We also explore how Connie began the journey of handmade watercolor and how she’s sharing these creations with stationery lovers around the world! Listen to her recommended stationery items for your everyday journaling! Show notes
01:13:29
July 27, 2020
EP21: Shall We Attempt One Book July?
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative has a lot of updates for their current journaling setups! From Hobonichi Cousin Avec July book switch to starting the Yohand journal, we have a lot of exciting spread ideas! There is also a lot of news in the Stationery community: stores are slowly shipping to the US, new Kyoto Traveler's Notebook covers, Baum Kuchen's 10th-anniversary items, and a special ink dedicated to front line workers in a surgical mask color! Show notes
01:14:49
July 20, 2020
EP20: Hand Lettering and the Art of Analog with Abbey Sy
In this week’s episode with stationery enthusiasts, April from @penguinscreative chats with Abbey Sy @abbeysy about her journey of hand lettering and recording life creatively through analog! Abbey is an artist and author of many journaling and hand lettering related guide books, based in Manila, Philippines. Her classical but colorful style when it comes to hand lettering is a huge inspiration for the stationery community, especially when combined with a daily journaling practice and creative spreads! Listen to her journaling line up and favorite stationery items! Show notes
01:19:13
July 13, 2020
EP19: How to be a Snail Mail Superstar with Sara McNally
April from @penguinscreative chats with Sara McNally from @constellationco this week to talk about being a letterpress and stationery store owner in Seattle, and her obsession with all things snail mail. A fellow stationery enthusiast and a lover of letter writing, Sara transforms her emotions and personal experiences to paper, amazing greeting cards, and stationery for letter writing! Don’t miss out on our conversation and stationery recommendations! Show notes
59:51
July 7, 2020
EP18: NYC Meets Taiwanese Stationery with Yoseka Stationery
April from @penguinscreative invites Neil and Daisy from @yoseka.stationery this week to talk about opening a store in New York City, blending Taiwanese and other Asian stationery with the US market, and their favorite journaling setups! They began as a subscription service to a physical stationery experience today. We talked about our favorite stationery items, our mutual love for a good pen, cool collaborations in the store, and what it's like to be the stationery owner and expert among such a robust and fun community! Show notes
01:03:46
June 30, 2020
EP17: Traveler’s Notebooks and The Stationery Selection with Mylifemits
April from @penguinscreative chats with Mitsuko from @mylifemits this week about Japanese stationery, traveler's notebook, Hobonichi, and our love for multiple planners. Mits is an inspiration in the journaling community for her informative reviews and 'Journal With Me' videos on Youtube, and today curates an awesome selection of unique Japanese stationery for fans worldwide. We talk about our daily journal set up, balancing multiple books and covers at the same time, as well as share her recommended stationery!  Show notes
58:35
June 22, 2020
EP16: Bujo and Creative Journaling with Nicole Barlettano
April from @penguinscreative invites Nicole Barlettano from @plansthatblossom to join her in a conversation about journaling styles, bullet journaling, and her creative ventures in the stationery world. We met at Plannercon while geeking out over Hobonichi and hand lettering activities. From creating doodle-inspired spreads to hosting workshops around the country, Nicole is an amazing inspiration to the bullet journaling community. We talked about planner peace (is there even any?) and how we evolve our styles to suit our needs! Show notes
52:19
June 15, 2020
EP15: Stamps and Paper with Everyday Explorers Co
April from @penguinscreative chats with Christine Herrin from @everydayexplorersco this week about all things stamps, paper, and stationery. Christine is a graphic designer AND a stationery lover that turns her daily wins and relatable quotes into useful stamps and stickers for your journaling projects. From launching Papercon in Manila to developing planner layouts and designs, Christine shares her processes and secrets! Don't miss out on her favorite product recommendations too! Show notes
57:28
June 8, 2020
EP14: The World of Rainbowholic with Kaila
April from @penguinscreative welcomes Kaila from @rainbowholic on to the show this week to deep dive into the world of Rainbowholic. Listen to the story of how Kaila began her stationery adventure in Japan and how her patreon came to be! Listen to behind the scenes stories of her colorful videos and how she uses her journaling spreads to share her struggles and success! Don’t miss out on Kaila’s top stationery recommendations and her planner set up for the year! Show notes
01:08:34
June 2, 2020
EP13: Chicks, Hauls, and The Stationery lifestyle
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative shares their respective hauls through the month of April and May due to quarantine boredom and retail therapy. We talk about new washi tapes and new notebooks, explore new journaling setups, sticker obsessions, and the perfect outfit for a journaling session. What’s your stationery haul during stay-at-home? Show notes
01:06:16
May 26, 2020
EP12: Japanese Stationery and Fun Trackers with Kelly Henick
April from @penguinscreative is here this week with special guest Kelly Henick from @kellyloveletters to talk about her planner set up for this year  (there are six!) and her love for Japanese stationery products. Kelly shares with us fun trackers like a Traveler's Notebook dedicated to Animal Crossing, as well as recounting her Japanese adventures while discovering cool inks and stationery products along the way! Show notes
01:07:41
May 19, 2020
EP11: Snail Mail Art and Life Documenting with Cris Evans
April from @penguinscreative is here this week with special guest Cristiane Evans (Cris Evans) from @crisevans to talk about her journaling habits using the Hobonichi and documenting her life with ephemera and cute quotes from her kids. Cris is also a master of snail mail art and she and April discuss all the best tools for decorating your next snail mail worth keeping in your journals!  Show notes
01:00:03
May 11, 2020
EP10: Creative Journaling Ideas During a Pandemic
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative talks about how they are each using creative journaling as a way to de-stress from the news and COVID-19 developments. Thankfully there are still a lot of stationery ideas and projects sprouting from the stationery community, including wellness journaling rituals,  online resources, virtual meetups, and more! Come join us on these initiatives with your planners or journals!  Show notes
01:04:21
April 21, 2020
EP9: Quarantine Can't Stop Us From Stationery Shopping
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative catch up on February creative projects and all the stress shopping they've down since staying at home to flatten the curve. Learn about our favorite stores, recent hauls, and exciting spread ideas! Show notes
01:17:13
March 30, 2020
EP8: Who Else Broke Their No Spend Jan?
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative recaps all the fun releases since 2020 and share their favorite stationery news: Hobonichi Spring covers and Traveler’s Factory Kyoto launch! Show notes
01:06:24
February 3, 2020
EP7: We’re Ready for 2020, Stationery-wise
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative is back from holiday break and sprinting into 2020 with their journaling and planner setup! We also share how to break the blank page anxiety and come up with journaling related resolutions for the new year! Show notes
50:53
January 6, 2020
EP6: Give Your Friends the Gift of Stationery
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative shares how they've recovered from Black Friday shopping spree to start thinking about more intentional gift-giving ideas for the holidays. We also talk about recent projects we're doing in our planners and journals, as well as favorite shops to shop from!  Show notes
38:22
December 9, 2019
EP5: We are obsessed with Traveler’s Notebook
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative is here this week to talk about many Traveler’s Notebook related news! We also welcome special guest Kelly from @kellyloveletters to share her love for stationery and what it’s like to work at a Stationery retail store! Show notes
52:37
November 18, 2019
EP4: Our 2020 journal and planner lineup is here!
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative share what they will be using for 2020 planner/journal-wise, as well as recommend some of their favorite Patreon artists! They also discuss new stationery releases like the Traveler’s Notebook Tools series and TSL’s new ring planner cover! Show notes
46:42
November 4, 2019
EP3: How much stationery do you bring to a meetup?
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative discuss how much stationery one actually needs to bring to a journaling meetup! What are their favorite bags, totes, stationery organizers, pen cases, and more! Furthermore, there are some new stationery items you should know about! Show notes
46:05
October 21, 2019
EP2: What If You Run an Online Stationery Store?
Phyllis from @misslingbloom and April from @penguinscreative discuss changes to their podcast name, 2019 Stationery Advent calendars, and new inserts and planners to look forward to the next year. They also welcome a special guest—Nita from ablanknote.com joins them to talk about what it's like to run an online stationery store and recommends her favorite stationery items!  The Stationery Cafe on Instagram Show notes
57:56
October 14, 2019
EP1: I’m Not Using a Hobonichi This Year
Phyllis from @misslingbloom gets together with April from @penguinscreative to talk about what journal they are currently using, sticker subscriptions, new planners for 2020, stationery conferences, and drama in the journaling community. Show notes
42:47
October 6, 2019