paper | color | pen


Stationery has always been special to us.
Astrid used to practice letters with a fountain pen since she was a little girl. During studies she grew into sketching and watercolor paintings, with pens, pencils, inks and pigments. Emile bought his first notebook when he was ten years old and never stopped lokking for new releases of good paper notebooks since. Astrid searched for pencils and colours eversince.

We used to search every stationery shop whatever town we visite, which is a habit still, well, now we search together.

Using pens and paper bring ideas and thoughts to life and is an expression of our identity, thinking and creativity.
The written word or drawing on paper has the power of genuineness and pureness that comes with simple tools and the respect of the moment.

So we continue to organize our thoughts during the day with a notebook and a pen. The access to good quality stationery has shaped our way of working and creating. Some of my favorites we now develop on our own.
Emile and I would love to share this with you as well.

Astrid and Emile


                                Shanghai Stationary is on the road….


Amsterdam, Museumplein


Rotterdam, Parklaan

14aprilMaker’s Market

Amsterdam, De Hallen

21aprilMuseumsmarktAmsterdam, Museumplein
28aprilDesignermarktAntwerpen, Grote Markt
2juneDutch Pen ShowUtrecht, Van der Falk Hotel, Windhondlaan
16juneMuseumsmarktAmsterdam, Museumplein
21julyKunstmarkt Rondom de RuïnekerkBergen
18augustKunstmarkt Rondom de RuïnekerkBergen
13octoberMaker’s MarketAmsterdam, De Hallen



Explain language

Paper origin – wat schrijven doet

Here you will find technical aspects about writing technics