I’ve always loved stationery. Back in the ’70s we collected stationery and traded them as they were rare in Manila. I think we had to buy them from PX stores (imported goods stores) or from the US.
I still collect stationery! I have boxes of them that I actually use. That’s why I still write notes. Not everything needs to be digital!
If I don’t write notes, my handwriting will be crap and I’ll have no reason to buy stationery.
On my bedside I keep a notepad and pen for ideas and to-do lists. Yes, I am old school in many ways.
National Book Store is my happy place. It’s a good thing I collaborate with them because I know their stock so well. I drop by very often to look at what’s new.
Recently I walked into Noteworthy at Greenbelt 5 and found all my favorite stationery brands in one place. I just knew it had to be an NBS store, and it is!
It carries Itoya from Tokyo, a 112-year-old brand that offers Color Chart, leather goods and office accessories in bright and happy colors, plus the Romeo line of elegant pens and dark leather goods.
Caran d’Ache has writing instruments and an assortment of pencils, pastels, fiber-tipped pens and paints for art.
Sheaffer has pens and its trademark luxury fountain pens (which you can have engraved) while Filofax offers organizers, notebooks and refills.
Other brands include ban.do
Rhodia, and more.
There’s a corner for workspace essentials such as staplers, punchers, scissors and paper clips.
You can even order personalized inked stamps.
If you can’t resist nice pens like me, then you’ll be happy that they carry an assortment that includes my favorite Sarasa Clip.
A crowd-drawer at Noteworthy is the Paper Bar which allows you to customize notebooks. Just choose a cover, page inserts, and a spine. Have it assembled. Then have your name, initials, or short message stamped on the cover.
Noteworthy is located at Level 2, Greenbelt 5 in Makati (right next to Swatch).
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