I’ve struck lucky again with my second subscription box from Spotlight Stationery.
It’s like the founders, Mary and Rob Wright, can read my mind!
Last month’s box had a Letterpress theme, which I absolutely adored, so I couldn’t wait to see what March’s box had in store for me.
I’m pleased to say that I was not disappointed.
The first thing I opened was the bright blue envelope packed with four postcards designed by young illustrators, which is a feature of each box.
One was a sketch of the Empire State Building, by Tilly Gibbs, which has gone straight on my noticeboard, as I dream of a return trip to the Big Apple on a pretty much daily basis.
Another postcard, by Victoria Ball, featured a row of buildings in Burntisland in Fife, Scotland, where we stayed for a few days during the Easter holidays last year.
This month’s theme was Double Act, inspired by a reversible notebook from Daycraft.
“We spotted this rather special Signature Duo notebook at a trade fair in Birmingham and immediately started building a theme around it,” said Mary. “Dot grid or lined paper, whichever you need.”
Not only is the notebook in my favourite colour, but it arrived just as I decided to start keeping a bullet journal. It’s a shame it didn’t arrive before shiny new Leuchhterm 1917, but I’ll definitely be keeping it to one side for future bujo use!
I’ve been keen to try a Kuretake Zig pen for a while, so I was delighted to see an Art and Graphic Twin in the box. There’s a brush on one end and a fine tip pen on the other. Perfect for my brush lettering practice!
There was also a jumbo double-ended red and green pencil from Legami to get creative with and double-coloured jumbo paperclips for colourful organising.
The final piece was a notebook from Spotlight Stationery’s own range, which can be used from either end. I love the vintage typewriter on the cover, set against a green background on one side and orange on the other.
Once again you can see the package has been carefully put together and from a business perspective, I think it’s fair to say Spotlight Stationery really knows its audience! I can’t wait to get stuck into some projects and start using the contents from the last two boxes.