More curious things: Letters

In issue 32, we highlighted a few of the products that caught our eyes while putting together our Letters-inspired issue. It’s always so hard to narrow down our selection that we’ve decided to share some more favourites with you.

You can rely on a Rob Ryan sentiment to bring a tear to the eye. Handy then that he’s also made a handkerchief. This beautiful two-colour screen-printed number reads, “Forever my dearest friend you shall always be” and is intended to be a gift between brides and bridesmaids. However, we reckon that your bestie will appreciate it at any time. Sniff.

‘Forever My Dearest Friend’ grey handkerchief, £35, Rob Ryan

Our Lifestyle Editor, Liz, picked out this pencil case, one of the delightful products available from Berylune, an independent store in Royal Leamington Spa. This leather case is worthy of the smartest and sharpest pencils, and even comes with four ready supplied. Meaning that you can always be quick on the draw.

Stay Sharp leather pencil pouch, £9.95, Berylune

Designer and maker Lucie Gonnord creates suede coin purses decorated with the initial of your choosing. They come in a variety of eye-catching colour combinations, each hand-cut and made to order in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. If you’re a much as a fan as we are, you’ll be pleased to hear she sells initialled bags and keyrings too.

Grey and Mustard suede coin purse, £18, English and French Confectioners

This colourful card features the wit of the brilliantly named - literally - Ashleigh Brilliant. He is known for his mastery of 17-word maximum epigrams and new company Oh Brilliant (see what they did there?) hopes to create some wider appreciation for his work. And yes, we really must have lunch together soon.

We must have courage… notecard, £2, Oh Brilliant

Who can resist a good pin? Certainly not us. So, unsurprisingly, we’re powerless in front of this pencil and envelope set. Made by City of Industry, it’s from one of our favourite stationery shops, Present & Correct, which not only supplies us with pins, notebooks and pens but also ‘essentials’ such as 1970s erasers, Russian Font Posters, and this adorable suitcase moneybox.  

Enamel stationery pin, £11, Present & Correct


We’re channelling our not-so-hidden librarian fantasies with this date stamp. No pesky fines to deal with here though. Along with the date, you can add sentiments such as ‘big day’, ‘best day ever’ and ‘on this date’, although we encourage you to use it alongside the lending card we've handily printed for you inside the cover of issue 32

Roller Date stamp by American Crafts, £5, Hobbycraft

See the rest of our product picks in our Letters-themed issue 32