Are Stationery Subscription Services Worth It? (Or, Why Do I Need All These Blackwings?)

Subscription services of all kinds are having their moment. Whether it be books, vinyl records, food, clothes, quirky pop culture swag, or, yes, stationery, the rise of vocal communities of internet enthusiasts has revitalized the market for the old concept of the “book of the month” or “record of the month” club. If you’re of […]

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Summer Gift Idea: House Stationery

Summer is officially here and we couldn’t be more excited. There’s nothing better than escaping the city with friends and family and it’s even better when you’re staying with them at their summer house. Summer fees in the Hamptons, no thank you. And while you may have been a hundred times before, getting a host/hostess […]

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Deals & Drops: Summer Vacation 2019 Edition

Crazy notebooks like this one from Nuuna are now in stock and available for purchase at Vanness! Yes, I continue to surf the internet for stationery during my vacation. You know you do it too. Apparently there’s a bunch of stuff coming out that I’ve missed entirely! Happy Shopping, and see you all Monday! Disclaimer: […]

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Deals & Drops: Pre-Vacation Mail Call!

Wouldn’t you know it that the day before I leave for vacation I end up with five new pens in the mail? I’m not going to ink these up until after I get back, but I’m really pleased with the overall feel and quality on these pens and can’t wait to test them out. Two […]

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Behind The Bloom

From colorful sunflowers to blossoming hydrangeas, each flower carries its own significant meaning. Below we break down which blooms are best for each occasion in your life. Our expert tip—flowers in stationery form stay fresh year round, no watering required. Peonies Gift To: A newly engaged couple Common peony meanings include romance, prosperity, good fortune, […]

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Behind The Blooms

From colorful sunflowers to blossoming hydrangeas, each flower carries its own significant meaning. Below we break down which blooms are best for each occasion in your life. Our expert tip—flowers in stationery form stay fresh year round, no watering required.   Peonies Common peony meanings include romance, prosperity, good fortune, a happy marriage, riches, honor, […]

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Paper Pairings: Rom-Com Edition

Love is patient, love is kind, love is…comedic and, in most romantic comedies, satisfyingly predictable. We took some of our most beloved classics and paired them with stationery fit for each leading lady. Steel Magnolias While this atypical romance story connects a group of Louisiana women it all starts with a wedding straight out of […]

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New Product Alert: Staples Tru Red Notebooks

Staples surprised me a couple of weeks ago by reaching out and asking whether they could send me some products to review from their “Tru Red” lineup, which ended up including two spiral-bound notebooks and an assortment of gel pens, permanent markers, and highlighters. Knowing that Staples has, in the past, been capable of sourcing […]

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